Yellowstone State Wildlife Area
This 4,000-acre property is contiguous with Yellowstone State Park and Natural Area, lying west and south of the park. It is mostly rolling upland grass and farm fields with scattered woods and oak savanna. These habitats combine to harbor a host of birds including Great-horned and Barred Owls, Bob-White Quail, Yellow and Black-billed Cuckoos, Dickcissels, Grasshopper Sparrows and Bobolinks. Both Eastern and Western Meadowlarks can be found here along with Red-tailed Hawks. Rough-legged Hawks are here in the winter along with Horned Larks and Lapland Longspurs. The trails that take you through the interior of the property cross the Yellowstone River at different locations and are a good way to see the property.
Directions: Located west and south of Yellowstone Lake State Park. Access it from Cty F or G.
Gazetteer: Page 26, B-3/4 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 91, C-7 (10th edition).
Phone: 608/523-4427 (Yellowstone State Lake Park).
Web site: WDNR Yellowstone State Wildlife Area
Signature Species: White-eyed Vireo, Sedge Wren, Eastern Meadowlark, and Western Meadowlark.
Rare species: Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, Orchard Oriole, Bell’s Vireo and Hooded Warbler.
Parking: Parking lots.
Nearest food & lodging: Darlington and Argyle.