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Pine Island State Wildlife Area




04/01 - 10/31

This 5,165-acre property lies in the floodplain of the Wisconsin and Baraboo Rivers. It includes several islands in the Wisconsin River and was named for one of those larger islands that had a significant stand of white pine. Today the area includes marsh, shrub swamp, floodplain forest, savanna, restored prairie grasslands and barrens. The grasslands found here are home to many grassland birds. Signature species include the Orchard Oriole, Barred Owl and American Woodcock. Rare species include the Henslow's and Grasshopper sparrow and Eastern Meadowlark. From Portage, take Highway 33 south. Just across the river, turn west on Blackhawk/Levee Road 0.5 mile.



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  • Howard Ogden posted 5 months ago
    "An interesting place to explore with the Wisconsin River on one side of the levee and lots prairie and wet land restoration on the other. No real trails other than the deer trails. Some off road parking. Plenty of waterfowl in the wetland restoration area. Levee road is a classified rustic road... it's going to be a little rough in spots.. so slow down and enjoy the scenery. Only reason I can't award a 5 star... noise level from the interstate."
  • DRH H posted 1 month ago
    "Wonderful place to get out and relax with your family or whomever. "
  • Craig Van Wormer posted 5 months ago
    "The road is one of the worst in the state of Wisconsin and they don't preserve the wildlife anymore. The geese are all gone from the old Refuge and there's not much left for deer."
  • Riley Garcia posted 29 days ago
    "Rustic yet extensive"
  • James Lunsford posted 6 months ago
    "Beautiful scenery "