Colburn State Wildlife Area
Nearly 5,000 acres of marshes and forests draw in a nice variety of birds and wildlife. Look for herons and egrets in the marshes that run along Carter and Big Dry Creeks. The wooded areas are attractive to many nesting songbird species and numerous woodpeckers. Bald Eagles are frequently seen hunting over Colburn, which is just a few miles east of the Wisconsin River. The property supports many mammals including deer, badgers, woodchucks, mink, fox and coyotes. Colburn is a great place to hike and fish. Good roads, including Rustic Road R-50, take you around and through this property.
Directions: From Friendship drive north on Hwy 13 about ten miles to Cty C, then east on C six miles to the property.
Gazetteer: Page 52, D-3 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 69, E-6 (10th edition).
Web site: WDNR Colburn State Wildlife Area
Signature species: Sandhill Cranes, Ruffed Grouse and American Black Duck.
Rare species: Sedge Wren, Veery and Pileated Woodpecker.
Parking: Parking lots.
Nearest food & lodging: Friendship.