Wildlife management areas
Accessible WMAs - listing of accessible WMAs with printable detail sheets
WMA finder - interactive map to help you find accessible hunting opportunities
Lac Qui Parle County - Salt Lake WMA Main Unit | North Unit
Salt Lake WMA is a 553-acre unit which surrounds Salt Lake, a 312-acre meandered lake. Salt Lake is known for its high salt content. Considered to be one third as salty as sea water. Being located on the western border of Minnesota, it some times attracts more western bird species such as avocets, Wilson's phalaropes, and occasional nesting colony of eared grebes. With the highly alkaline soils in the area, unusual grass species are also found, such as glasswort, and alkali-grass.
The deck is a wooden structure with ramp, benches and railings. It is located approximately 150' from the lake, 200' from the parking lot. The parking area is grass-gravel. The walkway is granite fines. Both the walkway and deck are considered accessible to people with disabilities.
Olmsted, Wabasha and Winona counties - Whitewater WMA
Whitewater WMA is located 100 miles southeast of the Twin Cities and 25 miles east of Rochester, Minnesota in Winona, Wabasha and Olmsted Counties. The WMA headquarters is located two miles north of Elba on State Highway 74.
A variety of outdoor enthusiasts visit the Whitewater WMA each year. Hunters seek deer, ruffed grouse, waterfowl and wild turkey and furbearers are sought by trappers. Trout fishermen ply the streams of the Whitewater River watershed. Birders, sightseers and hikers enjoy the area's beauty - particularly when the leaves turn in the fall.
An accessible duck hunting blind is located at the Whitewater WMA in Wabasha County. Blind available on a first come, first serve basis.
Olmsted County - Eastside WMA
There is an access trail to the observation platform that was designed with accessibility in mind.
The observation platform overlooks an impoundment that is a stopover for many migratory and nesting waterfowl. From the platform, one can view not only the waterfowl, but also beaver, mink and muskrats. Early morning and evening is the best time to watch wetland wildlife from the observation platform. Be prepared for mosquitoes and wear appropriate clothing.