Sandstone WMA

 
     
 
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Ownership

 
 

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Overview

 
 

 

 
     
 

History

 
 

In 1970 the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service acquired, through a land exchange with the U.S. Department of Justice, a 2,045-acre tract in Pine County, Minnesota. This tract became the Sandstone Unit of the Rice Lake National Wildlife Refuge. On June 12, 2013, through another land exchange, the Sandstone Unit was transferred to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, and became Sandstone Wildlife Management Area.

 
     
 

Management

 
 

 

 
     
 

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Location
 
 

Maps

 
 

Hunter Walking Trail map (MN DNR)

 
         
 

Printable Map(s) with GPS coordinates

 
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Size

 
 

2,043.67 acres

 
         
 

Parking

 
 

There is a parking lot on the west side of County Road 20 at the east boundary of the WMA.

N46 5.374, W92 49.518

 
         
 

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          Pine County  
          Central Minnesota  
     
 
Activities
 
 

Hiking Trails

 
 

There are 6.8 miles of hunter walking trails on the WMA.

 
     
 

Hunting

 
 

Deer, Bear, Small Game, Forest Upland Birds, Waterfowl, Turkey, Doves. See Hunting and Trapping Regulations (MN DNR) for details.

 
     
 
Ecology
 
 

Ecological Classification

  Ecological Classification  
  Ecological Province    

Laurentian Mixed Forest Province

   
  Ecological Section    

Western Superior Uplands

   
  Ecological Subsection    

Mille Lacs Uplands

   
  Land Type Association    

Duxbury Moraine

Finlayson Till Plain

   
             
 

Native Plant Communities*

   
 

Not mapped (10/11/2021)

   
  * Source: The Minnesota Biological Survey, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Ecological Resources      
         
 

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Visits

August 2004                
 
 

Birds

 
 

Two bird species with conservation status in Minnesota have been seen here:

Special Concern

Purple Martin (Progne subis)

Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator)

 
 

eBird Field Checklist

 
         
 

Plants

 
 

One plant species with conservation status in Minnesota is found here:

Threatened

bog bluegrass (Poa paludigena)

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas and Minnesota Biological Survey Vegetation Releves Plant List

 
       

 

 

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Created: 4/30/2020

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