Mecan River State Fishery and Wildlife Area
The beautiful Mecan River flows through this 740-acre property defining the landscape. The forested uplands offer nesting sites for warblers, woodpeckers and Ruffed Grouse. An occasional Bob-white Quail can be heard calling in the springtime. The marshlands are good places to look for turkeys and sedge wrens. The meadows shelter many species of grassland birds. The property is just north of the Mecan River Fisheries Area, so bring your fly rod and your canoe. In the early evening, look for red fox, coyotes, badgers, mink and fox squirrels along the roads.
Directions: Located 11 miles north of Montello on Hwy 22.
Gazetteer: Page 44, A-2 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 77, A-8 (10th edition).
Phone: 920/787-4686 (Wautoma WDNR).
Web site: WDNR Mecan River State Fishery Area
Signature Species: Wild Turkey, Sandhill Crane and Ruffed Grouse.
Rare Species: Loggerhead
Shrike, Bob-white Quail and
Northern Saw-whet Owl.
Nearest food & lodging: Westfield and Montello.