Milford Nature Center - Junction City, Kansas
The Milford Nature Center near Junction City, Kansas is located below the dam impounding the 16,200 acre Milford Reservoir. The nature center provides many things for visitors including live animal exhibits (fish, birds, animals, reptiles & amphibians), taxidermic specimens of same, nature trails, a butterfly house (open from late May through early October), playground, and a picnic shelter.
The nature center sits next to a Milford Fish Hatchery where visitors are permitted to walk through the outdoor portions of the hatchery. The nutrient rich water coming out of the lake is so cloudy that few fish can be seen in the concrete raceways. In addition to fiberglass tanks and the raceways, Milford Hatchery has six one acre plastic lined ponds that are used to raise sport fish. Hatchery tours are offered Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in April and May and at other times by appointment.
The nature center promotes hands on activities and also sponsors special events during the year, notably Eagle Day in January.
Warning: Other than special events, the Milford Nature Center is closed during weekends from October to March.
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