Sutherland Reservoir State Recreation Area

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 American white pelicans during mild winters. Because of the coal-burning power plant, the lake rarely freezes. During spring large flocks of snow, greater white-fronted and occasional Ross’s geese stop here. Bald eagles usually overwinter here.