Twin Lakes WMA 

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Twin Lakes WMA

Highway 11
Karlstad, MN 56732

From Karlstad, drive NE on Hwy 11 for 2 mi. Hwy 11 continues through the WMA for 6.5 mi to the town of Pelan

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The Twin Lakes wildlife management area is more than 8,000 acres in size. Over half is wetland along with blocks of aspen woodland and oak savanna with dry prairie. Activities include hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, berry picking and wildlife viewing. An observation platform, located off Highway 11, offers a view of one of the wetlands. Moose, black bears, coyotes, sandhill cranes, sharp-tailed grouse, deer, bitterns, ducks, geese, eagles and yellow rail frequent this WMA.

Hours & Dates


  • Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
This WMA is open to the public anytime of the day, all year round.

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