Oconto Harbor, Oconto Marsh/Rush Point Units –
Green Bay West Shores State Wildlife Areas

Together, these properties total more than 800 acres of wet marsh, flowage and cattail-sedge lowland marsh. At the Oconto Harbor, the Oconto River meets Lake Michigan. Walk or drive the 1,500 foot-long breakwater looking for interesting birds. Traveling further north to Oconto Marsh and Rush Point the habitat changes from shallow bay to wetlands. This area is rich in birdlife; waterfowl are abundant and include Redheads, Wood Ducks, and Ring-neck Ducks. Uncommon birds here include Acadian Flycatchers and Cerulean Warblers.

Directions: From downtown Oconto, follow Cty Y east. Turn right onto Harbor Road and follow .25 miles to the breakwater. Follow Cty Y north to reach the Oconto Marsh and Rush Point properties.

Oconto Harbor, Oconto Marsh & Rush Point Units map

Gazetteer: Page 68, A-2 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 61, B-8 (10th edition).

Phone: 715/582-5000 (Wisconsin DNR).

Web site: Oconto Harbor | Rush Point Unit - WDNR Green Bay West Shore State Wildlife Area | Oconto Marsh Unit - WDNR Green Bay West Shore State Wildlife Area

Signature species: White Pelican, Common and Caspian Terns.

Rare species: Snowy Owl, Long-tailed Duck, Red-throated Loon, and Scoters.

Seasonality: Open all year.

Parking: Parking lots.

Nearest food & lodging: Oconto.