Prairie Winds Trail

photo: A rooster pheasant flushes and glides to heavier cover on Sand Lake NWR in South Dakota. Photo by USFWS.

Length: 0.75 miles
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
Counties: Brown
Longitude: -98.30952
Latitude: 45.71088

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Description

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.

Additional Details

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

Contact Information

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.

Trail Management:
Gene Williams
Refuge Manager
USFWS, Sand Lake NWR
39650 Sand Lake Drive
Columbia , SD 57433
(605) 885-6320

 

Photos

Landscape at Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by John and Karen Hollingsworth.

Landscape at Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by John and Karen Hollingsworth.

Scenery and wildlife at Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge in South Dakota. Photo by USFWS.

Scenery and wildlife at Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge in South Dakota. Photo by USFWS.

 

A rooster pheasant flushes and glides to heavier cover on Sand Lake NWR in South Dakota. Photo by USFWS.

A rooster pheasant flushes and glides to heavier cover on Sand Lake NWR in South Dakota. Photo by USFWS.

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