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 2017 are now available for purchase. Nine permits are available each day and are only valid for the vehicle identified in the permit application. Permits may be purchased up to one day in advance. Buy a permit.
Parking is permitted on the following dates:
Sept. 9 (Youth Waterfowl Day)
Sept. 23–Oct. 1
Oct. 14, 2017–Jan. 3, 2018
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.