Includes 706 acres of rolling native upland and tree-lined drainages.
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Rockford Lake State Recreation Area
Area 436 acres, with a 150-acre reservoir. State park entry permit required.
Rolland Lagoon Waterfowl Production Area
76 acres upland and 53 acres of wetland.
Rulo Bluffs Preserve
Area 424 acres. This area, owned by the Nature Conservancy, is located nearly on the Kansas border, and has the most southern floral affinities of any Nebraska forest, with at least five species of oaks. There is no bird checklist yet available, but some southern wooded habitats species such as
Saline County Easement Wildlife Management Area
This site includes 15 acres of pasture and 28 acres of timber.
Samuel R. McKelvie District, Nebraska National Forest
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
Sandpiper Wildlife Management Area
Habitat includes 226 acres of wetland and 214 acres of upland with plum, willow, cottonwood and osage orange present. Purchased in 1984 by NGPC and restoration was completed in 2001 including sediment and tree removal. One of the best sites for seeing migrating shorebirds in the region, especially during late
Sandy Channel State Recreation Area
Area 133 acres. Contains 11 small lakes (old sand pits) and ponds, totaling 47 acres. Good for open-wooded habitats birds and water birds.
Schlagel Creek Wildlife Management Area
Consists of Sandhills grassland, including two miles of Schlagel Creek. No facilities for camping are present.
Summit Reservoir State Recreation Area
Area 535 acres. The 190-acre reservoir is developed for fishing. State park entry permit required.