Douglas County State Wildlife Area
This 4,000-acre property is managed for Sharp-tailed Grouse. It is a pine barrens habitat with several small, shallow lakes and wetlands.
Directions: From Solon Springs, travel south 4 miles on Hwy. 53; then turn west on Cty. M. The site begins immediately west of highway 53, and is both north and south of County M. Parking is available at the Club House.
Gazetteer: Page 93, B-6 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 25, D-5 (10th edition).
Amenities: Clubhouse (can be rented) with restrooms, and gravel trails.
Notes: The U.S. Chicken Championship dog trials are held here each year – one of the oldest dog trials in North America. The clubhouse was built for that event. There are horseback riding trails on the property. The North County Scenic Trail will soon pass through the property.
Phone: 715/372-4866 (Brule WDNR).
Web site: WDNR Douglas County State Wildlife Area
Signature species: Sharp-tailed Grouse.
Seasonality: Best in spring, summer and fall.
Accessibility: The Club House and rest rooms are handicap accessible.
Nearest food & lodging: Solon Springs, 5 miles north.