Thunder Lake State Wildlife Area

2,700 acres of sedge meadow, barrens, bog lakes and tamarack forest. This area is large, wild and filled with interesting birds. Known as a hotspot for birds, three rare species nest here, the Nelson sharp-tailed sparrow, merlin, and the yellow rail.

Hours of Operation

Year round


From Three Lakes travel north 1 mile on Hwy 45, turn west on Rice Lake Road.