Wolf River State Wildlife Area

Water shapes Winnebago County. This 1,620-acre property is a good example of how water is captured, filtered and renewed by vast wetlands. The bird and animal life here is extensive. The Wolf River SWA offers the birder good opportunities to experience the Wolf River and its delta on Lake Poygan by kayak or canoe. Ashore, there are hiking trails that take you close to the river and into marshy areas. This property is a favorite with anglers and hunters. In dry years, spring and fall shorebirds can be numerous here as they search the mudflats for insects. Overhead, soaring Bald Eagles and Osprey hunt for fish.

Directions: From Winchester, travel west 6 miles on Cty II to Zittau, turn south on South Rd 1 mile to the parking area.

Wolf River State Wildlife Area map

Gazetteer: Page 54, C-2 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 70, D-4 (10th edition).

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

Web site: WDNR Wolf River State Wildlife Area (#33)

Signature Species: Great Blue Heron, Canada Goose, American Black Duck and Belted Kingfisher.

Rare Species: Least Bittern, American Egret and American White Pelican.

Seasonality: Open all year.

Parking: Parking lots.

Nearest food & lodging: Winneconne.