descriptions and directions
Mini-Wakan SP - Dickinson County
GPS Coordinates: 43.4995695, -95.0992012
Description: A very small, wooded State Park on NE portion of Big Spirit Lake. Situated on North shore of Big Spirit Lake and on east shore of North Bay (and "The Grade").
Habitat: Oak-walnut woodlands, with understory lawns mowed for park maintenance and public use. Good for migrating warblers and summer-nesting songbirds, as well as observing waterfowl, gulls, pelicans and other waterbirds on the lake and North Bay.
Directions: Follow Co. Hwy. M-49 north along the west side of Big Spirit Lake. On reaching the Minnesota state line, turn east on paved road (100th St). Continue across "the Grade" and look for state park entrance sign on S side of road immediately after crossing.
Important Bird Area: IBA Entry for Mini-Wakan SP