Collins Marsh State Wildlife Area
Lying in the western part of the county, Collins Marsh is 4,214 acres of forest, cattail marsh and shrub-carr. These habitats combine to attract a wide variety of birds including Whimbrels, American Avocets, Tundra Swans, Veery, Wood Thrushs, and Prothonotary Warblers. Climb the viewing tower for a bird’s-eye view of this property, or rent a canoe (available from Collins Marsh) and explore on your own.
Directions: From I-43 just west of Manitowoc exit at Cty JJ and travel 15 miles west to the property located at 20021 Hwy JJ.
Gazetteer: Page 56, D1 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 72, E-3 (10th edition).
Phone: 920/683-4926 (Manitowoc WDNR).
Web site: WDNR Collins Marsh State Wildlife Area
Signature species: Wetland species and raptors.
Rare species: Yellow-headed Blackbird, Black and Forester’s Terns, Osprey, and Bald Eagles.
Seasonality: Open all year.
Nearest food & lodging: Collins, Reedsville and Manitowoc.