MacKenzie Environmental Education Center
The MacKenzie Center is nestled in a valley with large areas of pine, spruce, mixed hardwoods and an arboretum with more than 200 species of trees and shrubs. The property also contains restored prairies, a small wildlife pond and open grasslands that attract birds and mammals to the area. The DNR operates a service center on site, and the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation operates the environmental education center located there. School groups and the public enjoy the five nature trails that meander through the property, a wildlife exhibit that features native Wisconsin animals, museums and picnic areas.
Directions: Located 2 miles east of Poynette on Cty CS/Cty Q (W7303 Cty CS).
Gazetteer: Page 36, A-2 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 85, A-8 (10th edition).
Phone: 608/635-8110 (Offices), 608/635-2742 (Education Center).
Signature Species: Pileated Woodpecker, Field Sparrow and Blue Jay.
Rare species: Whip-poor-will and Yellow-billed Cuckoo.
Parking: Parking lots.
Nearest food & lodging: Poynette and Portage.