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Lightning Creek Wildlife Area

Lightning Creek Wildlife Area is a 329 acres (60 acres are state owned and the remainder are in conservation easement) located in Barron County on the west side of Almena, north of Highway 8.

The property consists of marsh and stream bottom.

Management

The property was acquired to develop a waterfowl flowage on the north side of Highway 8. That project has since been abandoned because of expense and budget cuts. The property does still have value for waterfowl, furbearers, upland game and deer.

Recreation

The Lightning Creek Wildlife Area offers many recreational opportunities.

  • Birding
  • Cross country skiing (no designated trail)
  • Hiking (no designated trail)
  • Hunting - especially noted for waterfowl
  • Trapping - especially noted for beaver, muskrats and otter
  • Wild edibles/gathering
  • Wildlife viewing
Maps

Download [PDF] a map of this property.

If you are interested in exploring this property further, you can access an interactive map.

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Last revised: Friday September 16 2016