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Vermillion River Extensive Wildlife Habitat Area

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Vermillion River Wildlife Area

Vermillion River Extensive Wildlife Habitat Area is a 120-acre property located in Barron County. Find it by going south of Cumberland on Highway P one mile, then turn east on Highway T and follow this 4 1/4 miles. The property is southeast of the intersection of Highway T and 9th St. The Vermillion River with a cattail and sedge marsh runs through the property. Adjacent prairie grass fields are managed for waterfowl and grassland bird nesting.


The property was purchased through the Extensive Wildlife Habitat Area (EWHA) program in the 1980s. Prairie grasses were planted on the adjacent fields. These fields are periodically burned to maintain waterfowl and upland bird nesting habitat.


The Vermillion River Extensive Wildlife Habitat Area offers many recreational opportunities.

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

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: Tuesday March 24 2020