Site Details

Diamond Lake WMA - Dickinson County

GPS Coordinates: 43.4835666, -95.1863623

Management: Multiple

Description: An 1,100-acre wildlife management area centered around a shallow prairie lake.

Habitat: Lake is a 166-acre shallow wetland hosting many waterfowl, and, when water levels are low, a variety of shorebirds in migration. Uplands consist of native prairie, non-native grasslands, tree & shrub row plantings plus small native woodland on east shoreline of lake. Good mixed habitat for grassland, shrubland birds.

Directions: Diamond Lake is located just below the Minnesota border, west of Spirit Lake. From City of Spirit Lake, take IA Hwy 9 west to intersection with IA Hwy 86. Take hwy 86 north 3.5 miles to Diamond Lake public entrance road on west side of highway. OR, from Milford take US Hwy 71 north one mile, then take highway 86 west and proceed around west side West Okoboji. Continue north from intersection with Hwy 9 until reaching Diamond Lake entrance.

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