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Big Swamp Wildlife Area


Big Swamp Wildlife Area is a 796-acre property in Buffalo County. Find it 5 Miles west of Mondovi south of Highway 10. Currently access is only available from County Highway A on the south side of the property. The property consists of upland hardwoods and marsh.

Management Objectives

Acquisition began on the property in 1956 with the goal of protecting winter cover for pheasants. The Big Swamp Wildlife Area has since grown to 796 acres in size. Management on the property is limited, as much of the acreage consists of tamarack swamp and lowlands, although there is a mix of upland hardwoods on the property. The property is surrounded by private lands so it is important that users know and respect the property boundaries.


The Big Swamp Wildlife Area offers many recreational opportunities:

  • Birding;
  • Cross-country skiing (no designated trail);
  • Hiking (no designated trail);
  • Hunting (especially noted for rabbits, squirrels and deer);
  • Trapping;
  • Wild edibles/gathering; and
  • Wildlife viewing.


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