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

Free Admission

  • Yes


  • On Water


  • Yes

Fish Type

  • Blue Gill
  • Catfish
  • Crappie
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Musky
  • Northern Pike
  • Panfish
  • Smallmouth Bass

Cross-Country Skiing/Snowshoeing Trail Type

  • Groomed
  • Tracked
  • Flat
  • Hilly
  • Open
  • Wooded
  • Ski Skating

Natural Attractions Type

  • Parks, Forests, Trails

Fishing style

  • Fly
  • Inland Lake / River


  • Yes

Trail Length (miles)

  • 12


  • Yes

Hunting Type

  • Deer
  • Duck
  • Goose
  • Pheasant
  • Turkey
  • Small Game


  • Yes