Pensaukee Unit – Green Bay West Shores State Wildlife Area
This 308-acre unit of the Green Bay West Shores State Wildlife Area is high quality Lake Michigan marshland. Road access takes you directly through the property north-to-south. There are great views of the marsh with the lake beyond. Look for Sedge and Marsh Wrens, herons, bitterns and rails as you drive slowly through the marsh. This is a popular place to launch a canoe or kayak for a bird’s-eye-view of the wetland. The Pensaukee River flows from numerous springs and meets Lake Michigan just north of the property.
Directions: Located 1 mile south of Pensaukee on Cty S.
Gazetteer: Page 68, B-1 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 61, C-7 (10th edition).
Phone: 715/582-5000 (Wisconsin DNR).
Signature species: Common Merganser, Common Goldeneye, and American Bittern.
Rare species: Snowy Egret, Yellow Rail, and Peregrine Falcon.
Seasonality: Open all year.
Parking: Parking lot.
Nearest food & lodging: Pensaukee and Oconto.