Dead Creek Visitor Center
The Dead Creek Visitor Center is a new educational resource featuring displays highlighting the history of Dead Creek and conservation, fish and wildlife management, conservation partnerships, habitat, and more.
HOURS OF OPERATION
November 2017 – May 10, 2018:
- Welcome Room open for self-guided information.
Monday - Friday: 8am - 4pm.
- The Robert Fuller room open with advanced reservations.
Call 802-759-2397 or email ANR.DeadCreekWMA@vermont.gov to
May 11, 2018 - August 31, 2018
- Friday - Sunday: 9am - 4pm.
The Dead Creek Visitor Center offers a variety of programs
for formal and non-formal education groups that change with the seasons.
Programs can be tailored for any age. All programs are free of charge.
WHAT'S AT THE VISITOR CENTER?
This area of the Visitor Centeris
available to visitors for a self-guided tour. Here you can learn about the
department, Dead Creek history, land management techniques and challenges, and
the impacts of climate change on the natural world.
ROBERT FULLER ROOM
The Robert Fuller Roomincludes interactive
displays and knowledgeable staff or volunteers can help you buy a hunting or
fishing license, find a place to explore, or help you find answers to your most
challenging natural science questions. Displays include:
shows the history of how humans have affected and interacted with the
natural world, and how management has evolved. This display includes
historical artifacts from Addison County.
- Dead Creek Diorama shows a wetland in 3D like what you
might see during a day on the creek. This display includes taxidermy species;
models of bones, scat, and foot prints; furs; and other wildlife artifacts
you can poke and prod.
- Upland Wildlife is a rotating display of native wildlife
seen in our forests and farmlands.
Management discusses waterfowl hunting and its importance to the
local history. Have a seat in our model duck blind to spark your interest in
an early-morning hunt and enjoy our collection of decoys.
- Trapper’s Lodge lets you can peek into the history of
trapping in Vermont and learn about modern practices. Watch a brief video to
learn why trapping is relevant today.
- Hunting and Angling is an opportunity for you to
suit up and become an angler while learning about the supplies needed for the
sport. Learn how hunting and angling help manage fish and wildlife
and Monitoring is our most interactive display. Become a biologist by
looking through microscopes, measuring antlers, and more. Play with tools of
the trade and learn why research and monitoring are important. This is a great
stop for kids and adults to explore!
- Vermont’s Fish & Wildlife Wardens and their unique
role in conserving Vermont’s biodiversity is on display. Learn how they came
to be and how they use their specialized skills to enforce fish and wildlife
- Emerging Issues is a revolving display highlighting an
important topic related to fish and wildlife. Whether it’s white-nosed
syndrome or a snowy owl irruption, look for information on current