Thunder Lake State Wildlife Area
2,700 acres of sedge meadow, barrens, bog lakes and tamarack forest. This area is large, wild and filled with interesting birds. Known as a hotspot for birds, one can find Hermit and Swainson’s Thrushes, and Northern Saw-whet Owls. Over 20 species of Warblers nest in the area and in the winter, flocks of grosbeaks, crossbills, Common Redpolls, and Pine Siskins can be seen.
Directions: From Three Lakes travel north 1 mile on Hwy 32, turn west on Rice Lake Road – the property begins 0.5 mile from Hwy 32.
Gazetteer: Page 89, B-7 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 37, C-5 (10th edition).
Phone: 715/356-5211 (Wisconsin DNR).
Web site: WDNR Thunder Lake State Wildlife Area
Rarities: Northern Hawk Owl, Yellow Rail, Short-eared Owl, LeConte’s Sparrow.
Seasonality: Limited access in winter and early spring.
Nearest food & lodging: Three Lakes, 3 miles southeast.