Sandhill State Wildlife Area

Sandhill Wildlife Area was formerly a game farm developed by Wallace Grange for researching wildlife habitat restoration. His work focused on Sandhill Cranes and white-tailed deer. Grange conducted biological surveys and worked to restore this worn out land to pre-settlement conditions. Bobcats, badgers and many species of birds call this 9,150-acre area home. Flat marshy areas, wooded uplands, and old fields cover the property. The Sandhill Outdoor Skills Center hosts workshops and tours for the public. The Trumpeter Trail, a 14-mile auto or bike tour, takes you throughout the property. There are three observation decks, one that overlooks a bison range.

Directions: Visitor entrance located 1 mile west of Babcock via Cty X.

Sandhill State Wildlife Area map

Gazetteer: Page 51, B-7 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 68, C-2 (10th edition).

Phone: 715/884-2437 (Sandhill Wildlife Area).

Web site: WDNR Sandhill State Wildlife Area

Signature species: Ruffed Grouse, Bald Eagle, Trumpeter Swan, and Sandhill Crane.

Rare species: Red-headed Woodpecker.

Seasonality: Open all year.

Parking: Parking provided.

Nearest food & lodging: Babcock or Pittsville.

Fees: Donations accepted.