Rat River State Wildlife Area

This 4,000-acre State Wildlife Area is linked to the Wolf River SWA by water, marsh and the Rat River. Located due east, it contains many of the same species as the Wolf River site, but is much larger with lowland forest and upland grassy fields in addition to marshes and the river. The additional habitats attract a greater mix of birds as well as red fox and badgers. The lowland forest is a good place to spot Golden-winged, Northern Parula and Blue-winged Warblers. The marshy areas hold Longbilled Marsh Wrens, Song and Swamp Sparrows. The brushy areas are good for Red-eyed Vireos, Least and Willow Flycatchers.

Directions: Located 3 miles northwest of Winchester via Cty II.

Rat River State Wildlife Area map

Gazetteer: Page 54, C-3 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 71, C-6 (10th edition).

Phone: 920/424-7896 (Oshkosh WDNR).

Web site: WDNR Rat River State Wildlife Area

Signature species: Green Heron, Yellow-headed blackbird, Willow Flycatcher and Yellow Warbler.

Rare species: Orchard Oriole, Louisiana Waterthrush and Mourning Warbler.

Seasonality: Open all year.

Parking: Parking lots.

Nearest food & Lodging: Winneconne.