Wood County Wildlife Area

The water-rich marshes of this 19,303-acre property attract many species of birds including herons, rails, waterfowl and songbirds. Visit the grasslands in summer for a chance look at a Karner Blue Butterfly, or explore the woodlands for warblers, orioles and tanagers. This property has a small population of Sharp-tailed Grouse that populate the grasslands. Roads allow you to travel the property by car or bike; take Amundsen Road through the cranberry bogs for a chance to see Whooping Cranes. Birders use this property all year ‘round.

Directions: Located 1 mile southwest of Babcock via Cty X or Hwy 173.

Wood County Wildlife Area map

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

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

Web site: WDNR Wood County State Wildlife Area

Signature species: Ruffed Grouse, Sharp-tailed Grouse and Bald Eagle.

Rare species: Red-headed Woodpecker and Whooping Crane.

Seasonality: Open all year.

Parking: Parking provided.

Nearest food & lodging: Babcock or Pittsville.