Sandhill State Wildlife Area

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Information: 715-884-2437

Open 4/1 to 10/31. Please phone ahead for exact dates.

Sandhill Wildlife Area is comprised of over 9,000 acres and lies within the bed of ancient Glacial Lake Wisconsin. Offering a living laboratory for university researchers, and an outdoor classroom for school children. The Outdoor Skills Center is the base for 15 weekend workshops open to the public annually, including: Outdoor Cooking, Trapping, and Flint Knapping, while the 26 year old “Learn to Hunt Deer” program offers a traditional hunting experience to youth and new hunters alike. April through October, enjoy the Trumpeter Trail, a 14 mile self-guided auto tour that attracts thousands of bird watchers and nature lovers to the property. Interpretive signs along the trail provide information on area wildlife, habitat management, and unique features. Get out and climb one of three observation towers, located throughout the area to catch an aerial view of the wildlife and habitat in its undisturbed form. The auto trail closes in October, but that’s when the real magic begins. Bring your snowshoes or cross-country skis and discover Sandhill’s winter secrets.

  • Free Admission
    • Yes
  • Toilets
    • Yes
  • Trail Length (miles)
    • 14
  • Cross-Country Skiing/Snowshoeing Trail Type
    • Flat
    • Hilly
    • Open
    • Wooded
  • Natural Attractions Type
    • Parks, Forests, Trails
    • Wildlife Refuge & Reserves

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