Spread Eagle Barrens State Natural Area

A 7,400-acre, upland barrens; an area of undulating terrain with many small, clear lakes. The Pine River, a state-designated wild river, splits the acreage. There are many dirt roads, ample gravel parking, and good access. Bird species include the red-tailed hawk, upland sandpiper, yellow-bellied sapsucker, great crested flycatcher, eastern bluebird, warbling vireo, prairie warbler, chestnut-sided warbler, clay-colored sparrow and Brewer's blackbird.

Hours of Operation

Open 4/1 to 12/31. Phone ahead for specific opening date. For information about the Barrens, visit the Wild Rivers Interpretive Center in Florence, open Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm, Sat 9am-4pm.