Muir Park State Natural Area

Muir Park is the boyhood home of conservationist John Muir, founder of the Sierra Club and the father of the National Park System. This 150-acre property is within John Muir Memorial County Park. It consists of upland and wetland communities surrounding 30-acre Ennis Lake. Small fens along the shoreline and an outlet stream to the Fox River contain many unusual plants, including nodding lady’s-tresses orchid. The restored prairie is a magnet for grassland birds such as Bobolinks, while the oak savannas are rich in warblers and other migrating songbirds. A trail takes you around the lake and wooden bridges carry you over wet areas and streams.

Muir Park State Natural Area map

Directions:From Montello, go south 7.6 miles on Cty F to the park entrance east of the road.

Gazetteer: Page 44, C-1 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 77, D-8 (10th edition).

Phone: 920/787-4686 (Wautoma WDNR).

Web site: WDNR Muir Park State Natural Area

Signature species: Pileated Woodpecker, Yellow-bellied Flycatcher and Eastern Kingbird.

Rare species: Red-headed Woodpecker, Acadian Flycatcher and Bob-white Quail.

Parking: Parking lot.

Nearest food & lodging: Endeavor or Montello.