Potholes Wildlife Area–North Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"The Potholes Wildlife Area covers 32,500 acres, with 20,000 acres of surface water when the reservoir is full of snowmelt each spring. That means several thousand acres of water cover the natural sand dune area, creating hundreds of small islands and seasonally flooded areas that are popular homes for a variety of birds, including pelicans and egrets, and other animals.
The marshy areas in the seasonal flood plain sport huge fields of cattail and bulrush, which in turn support great populations of birds and animals. The western part of the Potholes area still has many active sand dunes, especially east of the Winchester and Frenchman Hills Wasteways."