Oshkosh-Larsen Trail Prairies

This site is a series of three low prairie remnants along a 4-mile segment of the Wiouwash State Trail centered on Allenville. The Wiouwash begins in Oshkosh and travels 22 miles north to Hortonville. The prairie segments total just 32 acres, but contain a diversity of native prairie species. Grasses include little blue-stem, Indiangrass, prairie drop-seed, and prairie cord grass. Wildflowers bloom throughout the growing season and include blazingstar, Riddell’s goldenrod, downy gentian, stiff gentian and more. Listen for the songs of Eastern Meadowlarks and the call of American Goldfinches overhead.

Directions: From Oshkosh, travel north 7 miles on Hwy 76 to Allenville Rd (Cty G), then west to Allenville and the Wiouwash Trail. Hike or bike the trail north or south for 2 miles.

Oshkosh-Larsen Trail Prairies map

Gazetteer: Page 54, C-4 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 71, E-6 (10th edition).

Phone: 920/424-7896 (Oshkosh WDNR).

Web site: WDNR Oshkosh-Larsen Trail Prairies

Signature Species: Song Sparrow, Sedge Wren, American Goldfinch and American Tree Sparrow.

Rare Species: Bobolink, Eastern Meadowlark and Short-eared Owl.

Seasonality: Open all year.

Parking: Parking area.

Nearest food & lodging: Oshkosh.

Fee: Trail Pass Fee.