Mautino State Fish & Wildlife Area is south of I-80 about 6 miles. From I-80, take Exit 45, which brings you to Route 40. Go south on Route 40 for 4 miles (crossing the junction of Route 34 & 6) to the town of Buda. In Buda turn west on Main Street/County Road 1200N (brown directional signs are located on Route 40). It is 2 miles to the site. Those coming from the west will be on Route 34 and on the big curve between Neponset and Sheffield (3 miles southwest of Sheffield), visitors should follow the site directional signs and go east for 2 miles on County Road 1200N to the site entrance.