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Parks & Recreation Dekorra Public Hunting Ground

242 acres, all state-owned. 8 miles northwest of Poynette off Hwy. V just west of Interstate 90/94.

Duck Creek Public Hunting Grounds

159 acres, all state-owned. Four miles west of Wyocena on Hwy. G, south side of G, section 21 town of Springvale.

Fall River Dam and Lazy Lake Fall River

French Creek Wildlife Area

3,176 acres, all state-owned. 6 miles northeast of Portage on Hwy. F. in the towns of Fort Winnebago and Marcellon in Columbia County and town of Buffalo in Marquette County.

Gibraltar Rock - Highlands

Lodi, North on Hwy 113, West on Cty Hwy V.

Goose Pond Sanctuary 643 acres, waterfowl refuge and largest tall-grass prairie restoration in Wisconsin

W7468 Prairie Lane, Arlington, WI 53911

Grassy Lake Wildlife Area 695 acres, all state-owned. 3 miles southeast of Rio to Hwy. 16. Take Erdman Road or Fischer Road off Hwy. 16.

Hampden Wetland Public Hunting Grounds 227 acres, all state-owned. Take Hwy. 60, 6 miles west from Columbus to Hwy. A, then south on A 4 miles to Arnold Road.

Hinkson Creek Fishery Area

3 miles west from Poynette on Hwy. CS, then north on Hwy. J 3/4 mile to Kent Road. Go 1 mile east on Kent Rd. to Branton Rd., then north.

Ice Age National Scenic Trail

Portage and Lodi areas

Jennings Creek Wildlife Area

530 acres, all state-owned. Head north out of Rio on Hwy. SS 2 miles to Jennings Road, then east on Jennings less than 2 miles to Ludwig Road, then continue to Jennings Creek.

Lake Wisconsin

10,000 acres (16 sq. miles) 57 mile shoreline Summer/Winter

Lodi Marsh Wildlife Area 1,207 acres (1,070 owned, 137 leased). 2 miles southwest of Lodi on Hwy. Y.

MacKenzie Environmental Center and Wildlife State Game Farm

Park Lake and Spring Lake


Peter Helland Wildlife Area

2,997 acres, all state-owned. 6 miles east of Pardeeville on Hwy. P

Pine Island Wildlife Area

5,043 acres, all state-owned. Pheasants - Hiking - 200 Nature Just west of Portage on Levee Road off Hwy. 33. Tracks - Wildlife Exhibits - Forest 250 acres - Educational Center - Fire Tower - Buffalo Rocky Run Creek

Mud Lake Wildlife Area 2,139 acres, all state-owned. South of Rio 1 mile on Hwy. C, then west on Drake Road 1 mile.

Paradise Marsh Wildlife Area

1,496 acres, all state-owned. Go south of Randolph 1 mile to Hwy. 73 to Hwy. G. Go west on G 3 miles to wildlife area.

Fishery Area

710 acres, all state-owned. From Rio, take Hwy. B west 6 miles to Dunning road, then north 1/2 mile to access point.

Rowan Creek Fishery Area

629 acres, all state-owned.

MacKenzie Environmental Education Center

"Experience the best in outdoor education."

The MacKenzie Environmental Education Center (MEEC) is one of the most diverse environmental education centers in Wisconsin. Encompassing 250 acres, the center has a variety of habitat types including prairie and forestland. MEEC is an excellent place to visit and learn more about the natural world through hands-on outdoor experiences, family outings, hiking and picnics. Located just 25 miles north of Madison, MEEC is readily accessible to people of all ages in south-central Wisconsin.


GROUNDS AND TRAILS Dawn until Dusk WILDLIFE EXHIBIT AND MUSEUMS November to April Monday through Friday 8am-4pm First full weekend of May through last full weekend of October Daily 8am-4pm • 15

Columbia County Wisconsin Visitor's Guide 2012  

Where the Fun Begins in right here in south-central WI. From the Wisc Dells, to Lake WI, to the Amish Farms, to historic Col...

Columbia County Wisconsin Visitor's Guide 2012  

Where the Fun Begins in right here in south-central WI. From the Wisc Dells, to Lake WI, to the Amish Farms, to historic Col...