New Wood State Wildlife Area

This 1,600-acre cedar swamp and forested upland holds deer, Ruffed Grouse, snowshoe hare, and timber wolves. The area is ideal for hiking and bird watching. Hawks, Bald Eagles and a variety of thrushes and warblers can be found here. The New Wood River runs through the northeastern side of the property. This attracts a variety of wildlife from furbearers to many species of birds. Look for Le Conte-Æs Sparrows, Sedge Wrens, Alder Flycatchers, and Sandhill Cranes.


From Merrill travel north 11 miles on Hwy. 107, turn west 5.5 miles and then south 2 miles on Cty E, turn west on Conservation Avenue 3 miles to the center of the property. You-Æll find graveled parking areas. Hwy 107 follows the Wisconsin River and there