WMA detail report

Twin Lakes WMA Reference Map

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Twin Lakes WMA

County: Kittson
Nearest Town: Karlstad
Area: 8,874 ac

Directions: From Karlstad, go 4 miles NE on SH 11.

Restrictions: The WMA contains a 1,200 acre waterfowl sanctuary. No trespass or hunting is allowed in the sanctuary during September and October. Access to the unit is good via adjacent roads adjacent. Camping is permitted at 7 signed sites.

Description: WMA is a large unit over 8,000 acres in size. Over half of the unit is wetland, along with large and small blocks of aspen timber, oak savanna with dry prairie and some cropland for foodplots. The major management is on waterfowl and big game production

Recreation opportunities include hiking, snow shoeing, cross-country skiing, berry picking, canoeing, and wildlife viewing. Water access is available at several locations adjacent to the marshes.

Distinctive wildflowers include Culver's root, northern gentian, asters, blazing stars, goldenrod, and sunflowers. Moose, sandhill cranes, sharp-tailed grouse, sharp-tailed sparrow, american bittern, short-eared owl, and yellow rail frequent the WMA.

There is a viewing platform located off Hwy 11 that overlooks the marsh that is wheelchair accessible.

At this scale, these WMA boundaries are general, and do not accurately represent the actual legal boundaries. WMA users still need to verify public lands boundaries by observing boundary signs and contacting local DNR Wildlife offices.