According to the agency website: "Wickham Marsh Wildlife Management Area encompasses 862 acres along County Route 17 (The Back Road) in the Town of Chesterfield, Essex County. Land purchases for this management area commenced in 1950 with the acquisition of 176 acres from the Watson Estate and were completed in 1970 with the additions of 136 acres from Loyola Villa and 370 acres from the Mattig Corporation.
Wickham Marsh Wildlife Management Area features a wheelchair accessible trail and observation platform - see description above. A kiosk is located along the trail and one designated parking spot is reserved for people with disabilities. The parking area is located off Giddings Road (Back Rd). A 300 feet long accessible trail brings users from the parking area to the viewing platform. A Bird Conservation Area kiosk is located halfway between the parking area and the platform."