Jemmerson Slough

Bounded by two state highways this 900 acre area is a treasure trove of birds, amphibians and invertebrates. Take a break from the busy road, pull off your shoes and slide into the peaceful backwater of Jemmerson Slough.

Pothole Birding

Jemmerson is a combination marsh and upland area. There is some restored and remnant prairie. Nesting here are Pied Billed Grebe, Redhead, Ruddy Duck, American Coot, Wood Duck, Blue-winged Teal, Virginia Rail and Sora Rail. heron, raptors, Eastern Screech Owl, Woodcock, Cedar Waxwing, Gray Catbird, Brown Thrasher, Cardinal and shorebirds also frequent the area.

Location Description

Jemmerson Slough is an excellent waterfowl production area. Several invertebrate studies have been conducted on site with the records kept at the Lakeside Laboratory, just south on Hwy 86. Hunting permitted on site.

Driving Directions and other Information

  • - 2282 153rd St. – located just off of Highway 9 west of the City of Spirit Lake. It can also be accessed from Hwy 86, turn east on 153rd St one mile north of the Hwy 9/Hwy 86 junction
  • GPS Coordinants - N43deg25.534 WO95deg08.128
  • 932 acres of DNR land
  • Canoeing, Kayaking, Birding, Hunting
Educational Activity:
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Take a short visit to Jemmerson Slough via the video below!

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