Dewey Marsh State Natural Area
Located within the 5,677-acre Dewey Marsh State Wildlife Area, this 926-acre State Natural Area (SNA) contains an expansive conifer swamp, northern sedge meadow and bog embedded with small islands forested with aspen, birch, red maple, and white pine. The sedge meadow forms the headwaters of Hay Meadow Creek. There are areas of conifer swamp containing tamarack and black spruce. During fall migrations, Short-eared Owls can be seen in small flocks. In the winter, look for Pileated Woodpeckers as they fly from woodlot to woodlot. Red Crossbills and Whitewinged Crossbills can be found in the conifer swamps. All summer long, a wide array of songbirds and grassland species nest in this unique site.
Directions: Located 6 miles north of Stevens Point via Cty X, Reserve Dr, or Willow Springs Dr.
Gazetteer: Page 64, C-4 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 58, D-2 (10th edition).
Phone: 715/421-7800 (Wisconsin Rapids WDNR).
Web site: WDNR Dewey Marsh State Natural Area
Signature species: Northern Harrier, Ruffed Grouse, Grasshopper, Vesper and Savannah Sparrow.
Rare species: Sharp-tailed
Grouse and Greater Prairie Chicken.
Parking: Park along the road.
Nearest food & lodging: Stevens Point.