Pine Island State Wildlife Area
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 1 month 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."
- Craig Van Wormer posted 1 month 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."
- James Lunsford posted 3 months ago
"Beautiful scenery "
- Odysseas posted 2 years ago
"Nice. Big. Lots to see. Gravel parking areas seem to have clearest trails. "
- Allen B posted 10 months ago
"Great place to visit."