Dakota County offers parking permits for waterfowl hunting access from Bud’s Landing in Spring Lake Park Reserve to the Spring Lake Islands Wildlife Management Area. Bud’s Landing is located on the Mississippi River and can be accessed from the far north end of Fischer Avenue in Nininger Township.
Parking permits for 2016 are no longer available due to the freeze up of Spring Lake.
From the east: Drive west from the Hastings city limits on State Highway 55 for 3 miles, turn right on Pine Bend Trail for 1 mile, and then turn right again onto Fischer Avenue.
From the west: Drive east from Highway 52 turning onto State Highway 55 for 0.2 miles, turn left on Pine Bend Trail for 3 miles, and then turn left onto Fischer Avenue.