Sheboygan Marsh State Wildlife Area & Sheboygan County Park
This mix of state and county land is a vast wetland and marsh complex of lowland hardwoods, swamp and deep marsh with stands of cedar and tamarack. You’ll want to rent a canoe or kayak at the park lodge and explore this property from the water. Part of the property is a closed refuge, offering sanctuary to birds and animals, and is strictly off-limits to visitors. From Sandhill Cranes and bitterns in the wetlands, to Upland Sandpipers in the uplands, the diversity of birds will inspire you to return in all seasons of the year.
Directions: From Elkhart Lake, follow Cty J northeast 2 miles to the Marsh Park Lodge entrance.
Gazetteer: Page 47, B-5 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 80, B-2 (10th edition).
Phone: 920/892-8756 (Wisconsin DNR).
Web site: WDNR Sheboygan Marsh State Wildlife Area
Signature species: Red-tailed Hawk, Sora Rail, and Yellow-headed Blackbird.
Rare species: Broad-wing Hawk, Least Bittern, and American Egret.
Seasonality: Open all year.
Parking: Parking lots.
Nearest food & lodging: Elkhart Lake.