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Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area

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Birds, Birds, Birds! (And Other Critters too!)

We've never been disappointed with a visit to Goose Pond FWA. Last year we happened to hit a day... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
Bloomington, Indiana, USA
Greatest birding spot in Indiana

The greatest place in Indiana to enjoy birds of all types and sizes. This is one of our "go to... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2017
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8,933 acres of state owned wetland/marsh just south of Linton, Indiana. Bird watchers paradise.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1815 Hwy 59 South, Linton, IN 47441
+1 812-659-9901
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

We've never been disappointed with a visit to Goose Pond FWA. Last year we happened to hit a day when an enormous flock of snow geese were visiting. Today we saw sandhill cranes, a bald eagle and a pair of whooping cranes among many others....More

Thank Jennyanndiana
Reviewed 5 March 2017

The greatest place in Indiana to enjoy birds of all types and sizes. This is one of our "go to" places in the spring to start watching the migration of birds. It starts with the sandhill cranes, the whooping cranes, snow geese and the american...More

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Reviewed 24 July 2016

lots of different types of birds are seen here, I myself love the mallard ducks I love to sit and watch them. I have seen several cranes and other birds. the hyway goes right through the middle of Goose Pond Lakes but there are places...More

Thank marye137
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Most easily accessible properties. You can see kayakers entering at roadside and people fishing all over. Bird watchers have over 9,000 acres to explore. I like watching sunrises over the water.

Thank Kristy L
Reviewed 25 March 2016

Great place to watch birds of all kinds, nesting and swimming around. Also there are 2 Eagles nest about 1 mile east of Goose Pond, 1 is right in plain sight along the hyway. It is real neat to watch them feed their young. Bur...More

Thank marye137
Reviewed 12 March 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed exploring this vast area of wetlands and grasslands. The permitting process is easy and free, and excellent maps are provided to help navigate the road network. We saw over 50 species of birds; good for winter birding. The endangered Whooping Cranes were...More

Thank Birdguy
Reviewed 10 March 2016

A network of gravel roads and numerous small parking areas near grassy berms provide access to a variety of open water vistas, ponds, and wetlands on this large property. Check the Indiana State website for a downloadable *.pdf map of the property. When you arrive,...More

Thank David D
Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

Amazing sunrises. Nice trail to walk too. Saw American White Pelicans and had no idea they were in the Midwest. Whooping Cranes are everywhere around here. I highly recommend visiting and it's FREE.

1  Thank Kristy L
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