Poygan State Wildlife Area

This large 3,282-acre property lies at the western end of Lake Poygan. The Pine River runs through the area as does Willow Creek. The extensive marsh draws all types of waterfowl, herons and shorebirds. The property has many dikes that lend themselves to hiking and allow you to go just about anywhere on the property. Hunting is popular at this site in the fall, so wildlife viewing is best from one’s car during this time. The wooded part of the property is located along Beaver Road; this is the best area to find warblers, flycatchers, woodpeckers and other birds. Gulls and waterfowl can be seen from the boat access point at Badger Drive.

Directions: From Poy Sippi travel east on Cty H 1.5 miles to Beechnut Road which ends at a parking lot; or south on Hwy 49 to Bighorn Drive or Blackhawk Avenue to access this property.

Poygan State Wildlife Area map

Gazetteer: Page 54, D-1 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 70, E-3 (10th edition).

Phone: 920/424-3050 (Oshkosh WDNR).

Web site: WDNR Poygan State Wildlife Area

Signature Species: Bald Eagle and Osprey.

Rare Species: Least Bittern and American Woodcock.

Seasonality: Open all year – rain and snow may close roads.

Parking: Parking lots.

Nearest Food & Lodging: Poy Sippi and Wautoma.