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Worland Field Office
Release Date: 08/16/12
Contacts: Sarah Beckwith    

BLM Improves Duck Swamp Interpretive Area

The parking lot and walking path at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Duck Swamp Interpretive Area will be closed August 20-22 for resealing and line striping. Duck Swamp is located approximately 3 miles north of Worland on state Highway 433.

“The resealing of the parking lot and path overlooking the wetland will extend the life of this recreational area,” said BLM Civil Engineer Jim Critz. “We appreciate the public’s patience during the improvements.”

Duck Swamp, an 81-acre oxbow lake and marsh, is a cut-off meander of the Bighorn River. Visitors can walk a 1 mile interpretive loop to view and learn about its many residents including song birds, great blue herons, hawks, owls, dabbling ducks, kingfishers, muskrats, mink and beaver.

For more information, please contact Critz at 307-347-5100 or

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2014, the BLM generated $5.2 billion in receipts from public lands.

Worland Field Office   101 South 23rd      Worland, WY 82401  

Last updated: 08-16-2012