descriptions and directions
McBreen Marsh - Dickinson County
GPS Coordinates: 43.4742244443136, -95.167350769043
Description: A mixture of restored prairie grasslands and pothole wetlands. Part of themuch larger Kettleson Hogsback Wildlife Complex. Go to that site on this website for a more complete description
Habitat: Prairie, other grasslands and wetlands. Sites hosts many grassland birds plus lots of nesting and migrating waterfowl. Also, in the 1980s a Black Rail was observed here by the DNR Waterfowl Biologist and son.
Directions: From the intersection of Iowa Highways 9 and 86, travel 3 mi. north on 86, then turn east on 120th street. Go 3/4 mi to parking lot on north side of road.
Public Hunting Area
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Important Bird Area: IBA Entry for McBreen Marsh