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Ackley State Wildlife Area

This 1,158-acre state-owned site is located next to 20,000 acres of county land. The property is managed with fire so it’s mainly grasslands with scattered ponds. This property is managed for Sharp-tailed Grouse. It is also a good place to see grassland birds including Clay-colored and Henslow’s Sparrows. Yellow-headed Blackbirds use the cattail marshes for nesting and there are numerous species of ducks nesting there.

Ackley State Wildlife Area map

Directions: From Antigo, travel west 11 miles on Hwy. 64. The property is on both sides of the highway. You’ll find parking lots throughout the property.

Gazetteer: Page 77, C-5 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 46, E-4 (10th edition).

Phone: 715/536-4502 (Wisconsin DNR).

Web site: WDNR Ackley State Wildlife Area

Hours: 24/7.

Nearest food & lodging: Antigo, 11 miles west.