Lacreek National Wildlife Refuge

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Lacreek National Wildlife Refuge

Address:29746 Bird Rd
Martin, SD 57551

Phone:605-685-6508
Web: www.fws.gov/lacreek
Established: 1935 as Lacreek Migratory Waterfowl Refuge.
Location:120 miles southeast of Rapid City in southwestern South Dakota.
Facilities:Visitor contact station, viewing sites, hiking trails, campground, auto tour route.
Activities:Boating, canoeing, swimming, water skiing, picnicking, camping, fishing, hunting.
Special Features:Average annual refuge production includes 80-100 trumpeter swans. Spring concentrations of 29,000 ducks and 37,000 geese are not uncommon.
Habitats: 16,410 acres of native sandhills, sub-irrigated meadows, impounded freshwater marshes, and mixed grass prairie uplands.
Access: Open during daylight hours.
Wild life: Trumpeter swans, ducks, burrowing owls, prairie dogs, mule and white-tailed deer, pheasant, and occasional whooping cranes.

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