Site Details

Martha Yarns Memorial Beach - Dickinson County

GPS Coordinates: 43.4908058042249, -95.0538396835327

Management: Private (see directions for access)

Description: A private beach lined with cabins on the east side of Big Spirit Lake.

Habitat: Sandy/rocky shoreline with occasional small areas of emergent vegetation. Mostly migratory waterfowl are viewed from this site.

Directions: On the east side of Spirit Lake in northern Dickinson Co. Take Hwy. 327 about four miles north from Orleans to 110th St. A few hundred yards further, on the left, is Martha Yarns Dr., and a sign for the beach. Property above ordinary high water mark is all privately owned. Birders should stay on the roadwhile viewing birds on the lake and not try crossing private properties to reach the beach.