McPherson State Fishing Lake lies on the refuge's west border. Fish for bass, catfish and panfish. Enjoy basic camping and day-use facilities including a nature trail, picnic tables, grills, and piers. Many picnic and camping spots, reservations or fees required.  Electrical hookups or potable water  not available. Public restrooms available on site.


Wildflowers are abundant spring through fall

on the east side of the lake and along the refuge entry road.



& McPherson State Fishing Lake
Maxwell Wildlife​ Refuge

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