|Crex Meadows Wildlife Area|
One of Wisconsin’s premier wildlife viewing areas, this vast complex of wetlands, flowages, brush-prairie, and forests is intensively managed to support common and endangered wildlife species.
Wyalusing State Park
|Description: Noted for its wild turkey, bald eagle, and rugged, scenic hills surrounding the confluence of the Wisconsin and Mississippi rivers, Wyalusing’s trails traverse southern hardwood forest, river bottom lowlands, and steep hillsides.|
Wildlife to Watch: Resident bald eagle and turkey vulture soar over panoramic vistas of the river valley. Once extirpated, the reintroduced wild turkey now flourishes in the park along with white-tailed deer, raccoon, and pileated and red-headed woodpecker. Hognose, fox, and black rat snakes are elusive residents. Red-tailed, broad-winged, and red-shouldered hawk and great horned owl are typical. A canoe trail throughout the river sloughs offers a unique way to see herons, egret, muskrat, beaver, and mink. Mallard, teal, wood duck, and Canada goose can be seen from the boat landing and fishing pier on Glen Lake, a backwater of the Mississippi River.
Special Tips: Don’t miss the early spring floral display when the shaded cliffs are covered with shooting stars and dozens of other species. Summer naturalist programs and nature center exhibits enhance the visit.
Size: 2700 acres
Closest Town: Prairie due Chien
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