The district headquarters and Wings on the Prairie Discovery Center are located on County Road 17, one and a half miles east of the Highway 60 and County Road 17 intersection (McDonalds Intersection) in Windom, Minnesota. The office and visitor center are on the east side of Wolf Lake, not to be confused with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Area Office on the west side of Wolf Lake (on County Road 26). Our district covers 12 counties in southwest Minnesota (Pipestone, Rock, Murray, Nobles, Redwood, Cottonwood, Jackson, Brown, Watonwan, Martin, Faribault, and Freeborn). You can find and create maps of all the waterfowl production areas in the district with these interactive maps. Windom Wetland Management District Office:49663 County Road 17Windom, MN 56101507-831-2220WindomWMD@fws.gov
The approximately 70 waterfowl production areas spread across our district are diverse and exciting, ranging from great hunting locations to bird watching sites and nature trails. Our office headquarters and the Wings on the Prairie Discovery Center are located near the center of the district in Windom, Minnesota. At the visitor center, you can explore the nature trail, wildlife observation platforms, interpretive signs and hands-on displays.
As with any outdoor activity, please come prepared for the weather conditions. Some waterfowl production areas have parking areas, mowed trails, and interpretive information, and the visitor center at Wolf Lake Waterfowl Production Area has more conveniences. However, most Waterfowl Production Areas are unimproved natural landscapes with diverse terrain, including tallgrass prairie and low wetlands, and no facilities. Bring everything you need for the day, including sunscreen, water, insect repellant, proper footwear, etc. Remember to take home any trash.
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Windom WMD has been actively involved in the Trumpeter Swan Recovery Program, and has released captive-bred birds for over 10 years at our annual Wings on the Prairie event.