Mukwa State Wildlife Area

This 1,290-acre property is a large complex of marsh, river and woods. Some of the river bottom areas are important to spring songbirds while the backwater areas attract many waterfowl species, especially in the spring. Barred and Great Horned Owls nest in the woods and Belted Kingfishers dive for minnows from trees overhanging the water. Tundra Swans can be seen during the fall migration along with numerous species of herons and geese. There are many well-marked access points where you can launch your canoe or kayak for a lazy paddle on the water. Look for mink, muskrat, woodchucks and badgers.

Directions: The property is located 1 mile west of New London on Cty X.

Mukwa State Wildlife Area map

Gazetteer: Page 54, A-2 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 71, A-5 (10th edition).

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

Web site: WDNR Mukwa State Wildlife Area | WDNR Mukwa Bottomland State Natural Area

Signature Species: Osprey, Bald Eagle, Northern Harrier and American Kestrel.

Rare Species: Northern Shrike, Least Bittern and Great Egret.

Seasonality: Open all year.

Parking Lot: Parking lots provided.

Nearest Food & Lodging: New London.