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Potato Creek State Wildlife Area

This 984-acre property includes marshes and streams, flowages and small pothole ponds surrounded by grasslands and upland forests. Four miles of hiking trails give the bird watcher good access to the property. Ruffed Grouse, Barred Owl and Pileated Woodpeckers are found in the forested part of the property. Grassland birds including meadowlarks and a variety of sparrows are found in the meadows. Eagles and Osprey hunt for fish in the flowages.

Potato Creek State Wildlife Area map

Directions: From Bruce travel 8 miles southwest on Hwy. 40, turn west 1.5 miles on Cty. D to Dziemela Road and the property. Three parking lots are located around the property.

Gazetteer: Page 73, B-5 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 42, C-4 (10th edition).

Phone: 715/532-3911 (WDNR Ladysmith Ranger Station).

Web site: WDNR Potato Creek State Wildlife Area

Signature species: Ruffed Grouse, Barred Owl, and Pileated Woodpecker.

Hours: 24/7.

Nearest food & lodging: Bruce, 8 miles northeast.