Dewey C. Gevik
Outdoor Learning Center

The Dewey C. Gevik Outdoor Learning Center 

showcases natural resources and provides examples

of quality conservation practices, while also filtering

the water flowing into Wall Lake. This learning area

demonstrates the design, function, and beneficial

relationship to the environment these practices have.

By presenting this information, we hope that

individuals will reach a greater understanding and

appreciation for wildlife, the environment, and the

need for conservation of our natural resources for

future generations.


Open year round to the public, this interpretive

educational experience features: wetland restoration, a grassed waterway with a rock weir structure, rock

crossings, shelterbelts, native grass plantings, observation decks, and walking trails. The Minnehaha Conservation District is honored to continue managing and maintaining this area for the public.


We hope you will enjoy looking through the pictures below.  To visit, go to 1/2 mile west of Wall Lake, or 1/4 mile north of the intersection of 266th Street and 462nd Avenue, about eight miles west of Sioux Falls.

Picture from the trail overlooking the bird house.