Pillsbury Crossing Wildlife Area

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Pillsbury Crossing Road & Pillsbury Crossing Lane, Manhattan, KS 66502
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This natural flat-rock crossing was named for pioneer J.H. Pillsbury, who settled here in 1855. The crossing has provided a safe ford of Deep Creek for decades.Outdoor activities in the area include boating, camping, hiking, bird-watching, fishing, and even sunbathing. During normal stream flow, you may canoe or kayak upstream as far as half a mile. Primitive camping is available with special permits from the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism.Birdwatching is popular along the hiking trail or along the stream bank. Fishing for channel catfish, spotted bass, largemouth bass, carp, and bullhead catfish is popular both upstream and downstream from the crossing. Picnic tables and toilets are available along the hiking trail.

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