Freeman Lakes Waterfowl Production Area

in Seward County
520x222 Waco - Freeman Lakes - Tamora Vicinity Maps

Recent Management:  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service owns the eastern portion of the wetland, which limits our management opportunities.  It is continually plagued with dense stands of bulrush.  A remnant portion of old two-track roads and silt was removed from the wetland in 2002.  Additional silt was removed in 2003.  Access to the property is from the south but is difficult in wet conditions.  Two years of heavy grazing, following disking, set back the bulrush and allowed open areas of native plants to grow. Smartweed replaced much of the bulrush, providing food and open water for migratory waterfowl.

 

Facts About Freeman Lakes Waterfowl Production Area

Location: 1 mile west and 1.5 miles north of Utica, Nebraska

Size:  188 acres: 146 acres of wetland, 42 acres of upland

GPS: N 40.924, W -97.368

PDF Map: Freeman Lakes WPA