Peshtigo Harbor Unit-Green Bay West Shore State Wildlife Area

Four miles of frontage on Green Bay draws large concentrations of migrating waterfowl and shorebirds to this State Wildlife Area. The Peshtigo River flows through bottomland forest with many oxbows. A braided river channel winds through coastal marshes at the mouth of the river. While much of the area is low-lying with a high water table, sand ridges are found throughout the property. Second-growth oak, aspen, red maple, and pine combine with large areas of black ash. Native and restored grass fields and extensive sedge meadows provide open habitats. Interpretive trails allow visitors to experience the area. Canoes and kayaks can be used.

Directions: Located 5 miles southeast of Peshtigo. South of the Peshtigo River, take Hale Rd. to Harbor Rd. to the area. North of the river take Cty B to Cty BB.

Peshtigo Harbor Green Bay West Shore Wildlife Area map

Gazetteer: Page 68, A-3 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 62, A-1 (10th edition).

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

Web site: Peshtigo Harbor Unit - WDNR Green Bay West Shore Wildlife Area

Signature Species: Waterfowl, terns, rails, bitterns, harriers and sparrows.

Rare Species: Red-shouldered Hawk, Osprey, Yellow Rail, Forester’s and Common Terns.

Seasonality: Open all year.

Parking: Provided.

Nearest food & lodging: Peshtigo and Marinette.