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 fur bearers to many species of birds. Look for Le Conte's 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