Griswold Wildlife Area
The Griswold Wildlife Area is managed for upland wildlife species. Hunting is allowed for all legal species during the season. Both tracts have old cropland fields, native rangeland and wooded riparian areas. A grazing program is being used to manage the areas. Extensive invasive tree control will be in progress in the coming years.The Griswold Wildlife Area is located in an area of the state that normally supports a good population of both bobwhite quail and pheasant and deer and turkey frequent the area. An abundance of fox squirrels can be found on both tracts.
Camping, fires, and target shooting are all prohibited activities on the property. Please take all trash with you.
Two, small REFUGE AREA CLOSED TO ALL ACTIVITIES, one on each tract are ONLY ENTERED BY THE MANAGER TO MONITOR HABITAT OR ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES. No access will be allowed in these areas anytime during the year.Please stay out of these two areas marked with the red and white signs.
In 2002 the estate of Esther and Francis Griswold deeded a 320 acre farm in Republic and Washington Counties to the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism through the WILDTRUST program for the purpose of providing a wildlife area to be used by all people whom enjoy the Kansas outdoors. The area was a working farm with both cropland and pastureland.