Plum Creek Forest Resources Tour
Plum Creek is the second largest private timberland owner in the Unites States with 548,000 acres in Wisconsin. This 9-mile auto trail is well marked and has a full color guidebook that is available at the site. This logging road takes you past creeks, marshes, spruce forest, aspen stands, hardwoods, and old growth pine. Boreal species like Boreal Chickadee, Gray Jay, and Yellow-bellied Flycatcher can be seen. Many species of warblers can be found here including Golden-winged, Mourning and Canada. Clear-cut areas attract flocks of warblers, thrushes and sparrows. Mammals include wolves, fishers, deer and bear.
Directions: From Monico travel west 4 miles on Hwy. 8/47 to Tower Road, turn northeast and trace Tower Road 9 miles to Cty. C. You can park along the roadway.
Gazetteer: Page 89, C-7 to D-7 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 37, E-6 to F-5 (10th edition).
Phone: 715/453-7952 (Plum Creek Timber Company).
Website: Plum Creek Forest Resources Tour
Signature species: Connecticut Warbler, nuthatches, vireos, Winter Wrens, Clay-colored Sparrow and Ruffed Grouse.
Hours: 24/7– may be impassable in winter.
Nearest Food & Lodging: Rhinelander, 13 miles east.