Vermillion River WMA

       
   

Area and County

    Dakota County
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Size

1,492.79 acres

 
 
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East Unit

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Parking
East Unit

Annette Ave.
There is a parking lot at 190th St. E. and Annette Ave. at the northwest corner of the unit. The East Unit is to the southeast of the intersection, the West Unit to the northwest, Vermillion Highlands Research Recreation and WMA to the northeast, and private property to the southwest.
N44 40.407, W93 4.509

Blaine Ave.
There is a parking lot on the west side of Blaine Ave. near the middle of the unit.
N44 40.124, W93 3.328

Clayton Ave.
There is a parking lot on the west side of Clayton Ave. at the northeast corner of the unit. Vermillion River WMA is to the south of the parking lot, Vermillion Highlands Research Recreation and WMA is to the north.
N44 40.423, W93 2.108

A gated, unnamed gravel road at the southeast corner of the unit on Clayton Ave. leads west 0.4 mile to a parking lot south of the gravel pit. According to the Minnesota DNR’s map of the Vermillion River Complex, this lot can be used by visitors to the WMA.
N44 39.850, W93 2.483

West Unit

Annette Ave.
There is a parking lot on the west side of Annette Ave. at the east boundary of the WMA. The West Unit is to the west of Annette Ave, Vermillion Highlands Research Recreation and WMA is to the east.
N44 40.682, W93 4.552

County Highway 66
There is a large parking lot with a gravel surface on the north side of County Highway 66 at the south boundary of the WMA. Parking here gives access to the approximately 170 acres of the West Unit of the WMA that lies south of the Vermillion River.
N44 39.607, W93 4.950

190th St. W.
There is a parking lot on the south side of 190th St. W. Parking here gives access to the approximately 770 acres of the West Unit of the WMA that lies north of the Vermillion River.
N44 40.424, W93 5.748

 
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Hunting

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

 
Ecological Classification Province  

Eastern Broadleaf Forest Province

Ecological Classification
Section  

Minnesota & NE Iowa Morainal

Subsection(s)  

Oak Savanna

Land Type Association(s)

Coates Sand Plain

 
Native Plant Communities1 Lowland Aspen Forest
 
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Visits

3/22/2020

           

 

 

 

 

       
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Plants

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Lowland Aspen Forest WFs55a

     

 

 

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Created: 3/25/2020

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