Storrs Lake and Lima Marsh State Wildlife Areas
Sprinkled through the northeastern corner of Rock County, these two areas offer more than 2,500 acres of marsh, bog grasslands, lake and hardwood habitats. There are 3 small pothole lakes at Storrs Lake that attract ducks and interesting shorebirds in low water years. Yellow-headed Blackbirds nest on Round Lake. Look for good songbird migrations in April-May and again in August-September. Lima Marsh State Wildlife Area attracts waterfowl, rails and cranes. Wilson’s snipe is common here and can be heard with regularity in the spring. Lima Bog is a tamarack bog. Because of its proximity to oak woodlots, it attracts flycatchers, cuckoos, Field Sparrows and Red-headed Woodpeckers.
Directions: From Milton, travel 1 mile east on Storr’s Lake Road. Other access is via Bowers Lake Road, Hwy 59, to Cty N.
Gazetteer: Page 29, B-5 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 93, B-8 (10th edition).
Signature Species: Common Loon, American Restart, American Bittern and Bob White Quail.
Rare species: Least Bittern, Red Crossbill and Red-headed Woodpecker.
Parking: Parking lots.
Nearest food & lodging: Milton.