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The Sand Lake Wetland Management District office is located at the headquarters of Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge. The Sand Lake Wetland Management District includes Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge, wetland and grassland easements, and approximately 45,000 acres of Waterfowl Production Areas in Brown, Spink, McPherson, Edmunds, Faulk, Campbell, Walworth, and Potter counties in South Dakota. 

Waterfowl Production Areas are lands purchased by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service with funds from the sale of Federal Duck Stamps and are established to protect and restore waterfowl habitat. Waterfowl Production Areas are open to public hunting, fishing, and trapping in accordance with state regulations. These areas are also open to wildlife observation and photography, interpretation, and environmental education. 


Sand Lake Wetland Management District offers a variety of habitats on Waterfowl Production Areas with opportunities for wildlife observation, bird watching, education, photography, hunting, trapping & fishing. 

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Rules and Policies

There are many activities to enjoy while visiting Sand Lake Wetland Management District, but to minimize disturbance to wildlife and to ensure visitor safety there are certain rules and regulations to follow while visiting.


Sand Lake Wetland Management District
C/O Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge39650 Sand Lake DriveColumbia,SD57433
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