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Navarino Wildlife Area & Nature Center
The Navarino Wildlife Area is a 15,000 acre WDNR property located in Southeast Shawano County and Northeast Waupaca County. Habitats on the wildlife area include: upland forests, lowland forests, sedge marshes, bogs, flowages, and restored prairie habitats. Navarino was once part of a glacial lake bed formed 12,000 years ago. Wildlife frequently seen on Navarino include: Sandhill cranes, Wild turkey, Black terns, Wood ducks, various waterfowl, migratory songbirds, and most of the fur bearing mammals found in Wisconsin. Navarino Nature Center is a non-profit nature center that cooperates with the WDNR to provide educational offerings and visitor assistance.
Hours of Operation
Tues-Fri: 8am-4:30pm, Sat: 8am-3pm. Closed Sunday & Monday.
Directions: from Hwy 47, take WI 156 (west) to McDonald Rd (north), turn right on Lindsten Rd. (east). From Shawano: take Hwy K (south), turn left onto Townline Rd. (east), turn right onto McDonald Rd. (south), turn left onto Lindsten Rd. (east). F
- On Water
Trail Length (miles)
- Blue Gill
- Largemouth Bass
- Northern Pike
- Smallmouth Bass
- Inland Lake / River
- Small Game
Cross-Country Skiing/Snowshoeing Trail Type
- Ski Skating
Natural Attractions Type
- Parks, forests and trails
- Wildlife refuges & reserves
Events: Near Navarino Wildlife Area & Nature Center