Loop Trail? No
Type: Nature Trail
Allowed Uses: Dogs - On leash
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Agency: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No
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Location: Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge, In Sand Lake NWR near Heda and Houghton north of Aberdeen.
State(s): South Dakota
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The 3/4 mile Prairie Winds Trail travels throught distinctive habitat including white-tailed deer, waterfowl, wading birds and songbirds. The trail is partially accessible and includes interpretive kiosks, restrooms, parking, weather shelters, benches, and tables. The trail is of significant historical value in that it is the site of the first recorded Catholic Mass in the state of South Dakota in 1845.
Width: 46 inches.
Primary Surface: Gravel
Secondary Surface: Gravel
Average Grade: 1%
Maximum Grade: 2%
Elevation Low Point: 1,300
Elevation High Point: 1,310
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available
Year Designated: 2005
For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.
USFWS, Sand Lake NWR
39650 Sand Lake Drive
Columbia , SD 57433
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