Kingsbury Fish and Wildlife Area

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Kingsbury Fish and Wildlife Area
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Map showing the location of Kingsbury Fish and Wildlife Area
Map showing the location of Kingsbury Fish and Wildlife Area
Location LaPorte County, Indiana, USA
Nearest city Kingsbury, IN
Coordinates 41°29′51″N 86°34′05″W / 41.497633°N 86.567967°W / 41.497633; -86.567967Coordinates: 41°29′51″N 86°34′05″W / 41.497633°N 86.567967°W / 41.497633; -86.567967
Area 7,120 acres (28.8 km2)
Established 1965
Governing body Indiana Department of Natural Resources
http://www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/3089.htm

Kingsbury Fish and Wildlife Area is a protected area that covers 7,120 acres (2,880 ha) of grasslands, wetlands, and crop fields dedicated to providing hunting and fishing opportunities. It is located south on County Road 650W, near Kingsbury, Indiana.[1]

History[edit]

Kingsbury was formerly the Kingsbury Arsenal of the U.S. Army. After the base closed in the 1980s, the land was transferred to the State of Indiana for wildlife preservation.

Facilities[edit]

  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Picnicking
  • Ice Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Trapping
  • Shooting Range
  • Archery Range
  • Dog Training Area
  • Boat Ramp (Electric trolling motors only)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kingsbury". Indiana Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved October 13, 2012.