Totagatic Lake Wildlife Area
This 2,719-acre state owned property includes the Totagatic Flowage, created by a dam on Nelson Lake. The dam is located across the highway from the parking area. At the dam, there is a wildlife viewing overlook adjacent to the highway. Birders can find Red-breasted Nuthatch, warblers, Blue-headed Grosbeak and other uncommon species here. The lake is surrounded by marsh, northern mesic and wet-mesic forest including the Totagatic Highlands Hemlocks, a stand of old-growth hemlock on the area-Æs western edge. Canoe or kayak the flowage for good looks at a variety of waterfowl, eagles and herons
Property is located 7 miles northwest of Hayward on Hwy. 27. You can access a paved parking lot from Hwy. 27.