Loon Lake State Wildlife Area

  • Ruffed Grouse

    Ruffed Grouse
  • American Woodcock

    American Woodcock
  • Sandhill Cranes

    Sandhill Cranes
  • Bald Eagle

    Bald Eagle

This 3,123-acre site is a good place for the novice birder. A variety of habitat including forest, wetlands and Loon Lake make this area attractive to ducks, geese, deer, ruffed grouse, woodcock, gray squirrels, black bear and furbearers are the main species of interest for hunting or wildlife viewing. A large concentration of sandhill cranes can be seen on crop fields on the west side of the property in the fall.


Located 5.5 miles north of Turtle Lake via US Hwy 63, turn left (west) on 2-3/4 & 3-3/4 Streets. Follow this road to small parking areas throughout the property.


  • On Water