Visitors can take a walk on the wild side and step into the visitor center to catch a glimpse of the 15 snow geese circling over head. Many species of wildlife use the adjacent marsh and you may be lucky enough to watch large flocks of pelicans performing a fantastic feeding display.
Headquartered in Madison, South Dakota, Madison Wetland Management District includes 43,971 acresof waterfowl production areas in a 17-county area. The counties include Bon Homme, Brookings, Clay, Deuel, Hamlin, Hanson, Hutchinson, Kingsbury, Lake, Lincoln, McCook, Miner, Minnehaha, Moody, Turner, Union, and Yankton. Madison Wetland Management District's 222 Waterfowl Production Areas and 25 Lake Andes Waterfowl Production Areas provide numerous recreational opportunities to visitors every year. Wildlife-dependent recreation activities including hunting, wildlife observation, photography, environmental education and interpretation allow for public enjoyment of the WPAs while still protecting the wildlife and habitat.