Outagamie County State Wildlife Area

This 1,000-acre property allows more access to the many-faceted Wolf River. Trails lead through forest, marsh and grasslands along the river where you can observe waterfowl during migrations. Or, a hike into the swamps can produce a variety of herons and even Black Terns. The terns can be heard calling continually as they swoop and bob above the water hunting insects. Yellowheaded Blackbirds call from their cattail stands as well. Listen for Longbilled Marsh Wrens in the marshes and Sedge Wrens in the grassy uplands.

Directions: From Shiocton, travel 3.5 miles north on Hwy 187 to the property.

Outagamie County State Wildlife Area map

Gazetteer: Page 54, A-4 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 60, F-2 (10th edition).

Phone: 715/524-2183 (Shawano WDNR).

Web site: WDNR Outagamie County State Wildlife Area

Signature Species: Ruffed Grouse, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher and Cerulean Warbler.

Rare Species: Osprey and Black Terns.

Seasonality: Open all year.

Parking: Parking lots.

Nearest Food & Lodging: Shiocton.