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Black Hut Management Area
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Location and Access

Black Hut is located within the town of Burrillville, RI. Access can be gained along Spring Lake Road, with portions of the management area also bordering Douglas Pike and West Ironstone Road. Graveled roads exist within the area, most of which are gated to limit vehicle access. U.S.G.S. Topographic quad maps for Chepachet, RI and Uxbridge, MA cover this area.


Black Hut covers a total land area of 1548 acres. The area is composed of primarily forest land (deciduous 1158 acres, evergreen 163 acres), wetlands (171 acres), and agricultural land (18.5 acres). The DFW maintains a series of wildlife farming fields and food plots to add diversity to the area and provide food and cover for bath game and non-game species of wildlife.


Typical game mammals found within the Black Hut area include cottontail rabbits, grey squirrel, white-tailed deer, fox, raccoon, and coyote. Typical game birds include ruffed grouse, ring-necked pheasants and waterfowl. A small waterfowl marsh of approximately 3 acres is present and maintained by the DFW. Ample opportunity also exists to observe non-game mammals, birds and insects.

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