Gevik Outdoor Conservation Area is a 2 mile loop trail located near Hartford, SD that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from April until November.
A crushed asphalt trail that is well maintained that goes around 3 sides of the wetland. It has an observation deck as well as benches along the way. Mostly open prairie with a couple of groupings of trees. This is a wetland area with a lolipop trail that is about 2 miles in length. Great place to view wildlife especially ducks and geese.
Very quiet and peaceful. Pretty easy walk with a couple good hills to keep it interesting.
Well kept trail near wall lake! It's very quiet with great views! I'll be back again!
My daughter and I enjoyed our hike. There was only a little bit of snow and it wasn't very muddy.
There was a farm next to the trail and we got to see newborn calves and cows. There was also angry and confused geese hanging out on the ice.
This would be a great walk in the spring.
The only downside was the bridge. We brought my 100lbs golden with us and his paws were not a fan of the bridge. The bridge is almost like a chain-link fence (example... obviously not a fence turned on it's side) turned on its side. A smaller dog would probably need to be carried across or in pain crossing the bridge.
We enjoyed the walk and will be back.
This is a wetland area that is deep enough for ducks and geese to make their home. A well maintained trail leads to an observation deck on the West side of the slough. There is also an observation shelter in the water with a bridge leading to it so you can view the waterfowl without them knowing you are there. This is a very quiet trail. No one else was there for the hour or so we were there. Wide open prairie for most of it with great views. @backpackerneil