Waterfowl Production Area


The Maga Ta-Hohpi Waterfowl Production Area (WPA) encompasses 2,200 acres of land and is located eight miles west of Huron on U.S. Hwy 14. It is managed by the Huron Wetland Management District of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS.). A dedication took place in 1992 by the Sioux Indians who named the WPA "Maga Ta-Hohpi" which means "Duck-Nest".

Visitors to the area can explore

  • Bluebird trail with nesting boxes
  • Observation deck overlooking wetland
  • GPS and Compass Trail
  • Interpretive Kiosk
  • Plants and Wildlife
  • Bird Watching
  • Centennial Time Capsule landmark
  • Mowed Walking Trail
  • Photo Blind

More Information

To learn more about the refuge, class trips or view a description of the annual activities held there, including Huron Prairie Fest, please visit [website].

Huron Management District of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
200 4th Street SW
Huron, SD 57350
(605) 352-5894

The Maga Ta-Hohpi Friends Group, a volunteer non-profit organization, works in cooperation with the Huron Wetland Management District to provide free environmental educational opportunities annually.

Maga Ta-Hohpi Friends Group
PO Box 490
Huron, SD 57350
(605) 352-5894

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