Grouse Viewing Blinds - Bessey

Nebraska National Forests and Grasslands, Near Crawford, Nebraska

Grouse Viewing Blinds - Bessey does not offer reservations through Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!


One or two viewing blinds are set up each spring at the Bessey Ranger District to watch the mating dances of prairie grouse. The blinds have small square viewing windows for observing and photographing birds as they are dancing and booming on their display grounds, also known as leks. 

View an amateur video taken from a blind - turn up the sound!

Both viewing blinds are first come, first served. Visitors should plan to enter the blind at least 45 minutes before sunrise to avoid disrupting the lek. Please be courteous to fellow viewers, if present.

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