Moquah Barrens Wildlife Area

  • National Natural Landmark

    National Natural Landmark

The area is rolling with sandy soils and good, open views. The vegetation is a mix of open, upland jack pine barrens, red pine savanna, and mixed pine/oak forest. There are several sandy-bottomed lakes at the southwest edge of the area. The area, well known for its blueberries, is managed with prescribed fire, and has a superb late summer wildflower bloom.


From Ashland, 13 miles west on US 2 to Ino to junction with Forest Road 236. Turn right (north) on FR 236 and travel about 5 miles north to the junction of FR 242. This is the southeast corner of the wildlife area. Another mile north on FR 236 brings you