Jackson Marsh State Wildlife Area and State Natural Area
This 2,312-acre property is Wisconsin’s southernmost white cedar swamp. At the core of the property is the 1,571- acre Jackson Swamp, a matrix of lowland hardwoods, white cedar and tamarack. The property includes two diked flowages and several additional pothole lakes. Waterfowl of all types use these habitats in the spring and fall. Upland fields are in permanent grass cover or are cropped to provide wildlife food and cover. The Jackson Marsh SNA harbors 212 acres of mature silver maple forest with yellow birch and black ash, along with some white cedar and tamarack. The shrub layer is winterberry and ground cover in a mix of sedges, sphagnum moss and blooming flowers.
Directions: From the intersection of Hwys 45 and 60 near Jackson, go east 3 miles on Hwy 60, then north on Cty G, which bisects the property.
Gazetteer: Page 39, B-5 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 88, B-2 (10th edition).
Phone: 414/263-8500 (WDNR Southeast Region Headquarters).
Signature Species: Sharp-shinned Hawk, White-throated Sparrow and Blue-winged Warbler.
Rare species: Kentucky,
Mourning, Canada and Black-throated
Nearest food & lodging: Kewaskum and West Bend.