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Vermillion River Extensive Wildlife Habitat Area


Vermillion River Extensive Wildlife Habitat Area is a 120-acre property located in Barron County. Find it by going south of Cumberland on Highway P for 1 mile, then turn east on Highway T and follow this 4.25 miles. The property is southeast of the intersection of Highway T and 9th Street. The Vermillion River, with a cattail and sedge marsh, runs through the property. Adjacent prairie grass fields are managed for waterfowl and grassland bird nesting.

Management Objectives

The property was purchased through the Extensive Wildlife Habitat Area program in the 1980s. Prairie grasses were planted on the adjacent fields. These fields are periodically burned to maintain waterfowl and upland bird nesting habitat.

For more information on master planning for this and other wildlife areas around the state, visit the property planning page.


The Vermillion River Extensive Wildlife Habitat Area offers many recreational opportunities:

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


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