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Maness Swamp Refuge

Site Directions: From Kenton, follow highway 89 east and follow signs to Greenfield and Big Cypress State Natural Area.

Highway 89 is well paved, has several sharp bends, and transitions to Highway 445; however, follow the signs to Big Cypress State Natural Area and you will pass the entrance to Maness Swamp WMA.

Lat: 36.18478°N Long: -88.91628°W

Hours: daylight hours 

Seasonality: year-round. The area is closed to all forms of trespass from 1 November through 14 February; however, designated observation areas are open year-round.

Fees: none

Site Description: The area is primarily agricultural fields that are flooded in winter for waterfowl.

At the south end of the access road, accessible only when the road is dry is some of the best reforestation you will find anywhere. The area is a refuge for waterfowl to rest, so there is no duck hunting. 

Wildlife to Watch: Winter waterfowl is the main draw for this site. 

NOTE:  Some areas are used for recreational purposes.  Please use these links before visiting the location.

Maness Swamp Refuge

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