Namekagon Barrens State Wildlife Area

One of the largest pine barrens in the state (5,200 acres) with some prairie and savanna, a few pockets of wetlands and a small lake. Among the scattered pines are long stretches of prairie. The property is known for Sharp-tailed Grouse, Upland Sandpipers, American Kestrels, Eastern Bluebirds and Bald Eagles.


The Namekagon Barrens lie in two lobes. Southern unit: From Danbury drive north 5 miles on State Road 35, then east 4.5 miles on Spring Brook Tr. To northern lobe unit from the southern unit, head north 2 miles on Namekagon Tr., then 1 mile east on St. Cr