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Peshtigo Brook State Wildlife Area

This 2,200-acre property supports a good population of grassland/shrub birds. The bulk of the area is lowland swamp and forested ridges. The Peshtigo Brook drains the 10,000-acre Brazeau Swamp and meanders through the eastern part of the property. There are hiking trails that access the western part of the property making it possible to explore the interior. Look for the White-eyed Vireo, Cedar Waxwing, Black-throated Blue Warbler, and Brewer’s Blackbird.

Directions: From Hwy 141 north of Pound, travel west 10 miles on Hwy 64 to the property which is south of the highway.

Peshtigo Brook State Wildlife Area map

Gazetteer: Page 79, D-6 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 48, E-4 (10th edition).

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

Web site: WDNR Peshtigo Brook State Wildlife Area

Signature species: Ruffed Grouse, Barred Owl, and Common Nighthawk.

Rare species: Merlin, Loggerhead Shrike and Warbling Vireo.

Seasonality: Open all year.

Parking: Parking lots.

Nearest food & lodging: Suring.