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Prairie Wetlands Learning Center

602 State Highway 210 East

The Fergus Falls Wetland Management District provides quality environmental education for the public at the Prairie Wetlands Learning Center.

The Prairie Wetlands Learning Center is located on State Hwy 210, one mile east of Exit 57 off of Interstate 94. The center houses interpretive exhibits and offers educational programs for both the general public and organized groups. Nearly four miles of trails provide opportunities for wildlife watching, hiking and cross-country skiing. The center is the origin of two established birding trails: the Minnesota River Birding Trail, leading southward through the state; and the northbound Pine-to-Prairie Birding Trail. It is also a Prairie Passage site.

The lands surrounding the Prairie Wetlands Learning Center (Townsend WPA) are open to wildlife observation, environmental education and interpretation, photography, hiking and cross-country skiing. It is not open for hunting, fishing or trapping. Dogs and bicycles are not allowed on the trails at the PWLC.


Robert Russell

Monday, Feb. 13, 2017
Great place to take a hike through a flower rich prairie with a well stocked bookstore and gift shop. Lots of prairie wetland birds like Pied-billed Grebe, coots, and Virginia Rails and Sora. Thriving Purple Martin colony and lots of summering Sedge Wrens reside here. Just off I-94.

Phillip Moran

Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016
This park is operated by the US Department of Interior. There are several miles of trails through the the park and several hundred species of wild grasses and flowers. There are geese and ducks here from spring to fall, and this park is on the migration path for monarchs. If you love nature photography this place offers endless photo opportunities.

Brittany Daniels

Saturday, April 29, 2017
You'll always learn something new out here! Great family day spot!

Krista Zachmann

Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017

Prairie Wetlands Learning Center is not affiliated with AmericanTowns Media