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Sturgeon River Sloughs State Wildlife Area

Hours of Operation

Open at no charge to the public.

Open waterfowl hunting at this location during the regular season. No daily draws.

Description of the area

Located on the border of Houghton and Baraga Counties, Sturgeon River Sloughs is a 7,991-acre State Wildlife Management Area. Bordered on the west by the Sturgeon River and on the North by Portage Lake and the Portage River, this area offers excellent duck and goose hunting opportunities. A 1.75-mile hiking trail is present on the northern part of the property with an observation platform overlooking the marsh.

PDF map of area


  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Birding
  • Canoeing and Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Nature Trail Hiking
  • Hunting and Trapping