This section of forest is similar to that of the Bessey District, but is not so rich in migrants. The adjoining Merritt reservoir might also be visited for waterbirds. There is a sharp-tailed grouse blind available in spring that accommodates four people on a first-come basis. At the campground always
Consists of Sandhills grassland, including two miles of Schlagel Creek. No facilities for camping are present.
Mostly rolling prairie grasslands, with woody growth along creeks. Includes 10 hiking trails. State park entry permit required.
Area 3,020-acre reservoir, 37 acres upland. Located 2 miles south of Sutherland, State Highway 25. Ten gull species have been observed here. These include such rarities as Thayer’s, glaucous, great and lesser black-backed, and even Ross’s gull. There are often large flocks of wintering grebes, diving ducks, double-crested cormorants, and
Located 25 miles southwest of Johnstown, via county road. A Sandhills lake and surrounding grassland.