River’s Bend Wildlife Area officially opened Tuesday

Posted July 16, 2014 at 9:43 pm

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River’s Bend Wildlife Area, just south of Akron, officially opened Tuesday. On July 10, Plymouth County Conservation Board members and guests held their monthly meeting at the site and decided to open the lake area to the public for limited use as soon as the signs were installed. On Monday, Conservation employees installed the “rules and regulations” signs. At this time, there is no swimming, boating or hunting. People may walk along the berm, which goes around the 21-acre lake. The uses will be expanded as improvements are made. County officials are hoping to install a boat ramp and rest-room yet this year and over the next couple of years, a shelter house and campground will be added. First though, the board has to decide how to get rid of the fish that entered the lake through floodwaters from the nearby Big Sioux River so they can stock it with Blue Gills later this fall.

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