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Ackley State Wildlife Area
This 1,158-acre state-owned site is located next to 20,000 acres of county land. The property is managed with fire so it's mainly grasslands with scattered ponds. This property is managed for Sharp-tailed Grouse. It is also a good place to see grassland birds including Clay-colored and Henslow's Sparrows. Yellow-headed Blackbirds use the cattail marshes for nesting and there are numerous species of ducks nesting there.
From Antigo, travel west 11 miles on Hwy. 64. The property is on both sides of the highway. Parking lots are throughout the property.
Dining: Near Ackley State Wildlife Area