Swan Lake WMA

North Star Unit

       
   

Area and County

    Nicollet County
    Southwest Minnesota
     
 

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Size

440.66 acres

 
 
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Parking

There is a parking lot with a gravel surface on the south side of County Road 62 (506th St.) near the south boundary of the unit.

N44 12.676, W94 12.039

 
Hiking Trails

There are several DNR Management Roads throughout the site.

 
Hunting

Deer, Small Game, Forest Upland Birds, Pheasants, Waterfowl, Turkey, Doves. See Hunting and Trapping Regulations (MN DNR) for details.

 
Ecological Classification Province  

Prairie Parkland Province

Ecological Classification
Section  

North Central Glaciated Plains

Subsection(s)  

Minnesota River Prairie

Land Type Association(s)

Gibbon Till Plain

Milan Alluvial Plain

 
Native Plant Communities1

Dry Hill Prairie (Southern)

Elm - Basswood - Black Ash - (Hackberry) Forest

Red Oak - Sugar Maple - Basswood - (Bitternut Hickory) Forest

Sugar Maple - Basswood - (Bitternut Hickory) Forest

 
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Links

Minnesota DNR

 
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Fishes

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Fishes and Lampreys List

 

 
Plants

One plant species with conservation status in Minnesota is found here:

 

Special concern

snow trillium (Trillium nivale)

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Plant List

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Dry Hill Prairie (Southern) UPs13d

Elm - Basswood - Black Ash - (Hackberry) Forest MHs49a

Red Oak - Sugar Maple - Basswood - (Bitternut Hickory) Forest MHs38c

Sugar Maple - Basswood - (Bitternut Hickory) Forest MHs39a

     

 

 

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Created: 3/12/2020

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