What's happening at the Visitor Center? Beginning Monday June 20, the Stanton W. Mead Education and Visitor Center is open Monday through Friday 9 am to 4 pm. Summer education programming also begins Monday June 20, see Whats Happening tab for more information.
Trail Report: The trail leading out to the Little Birch Flowage/ Cormorant Rookery is open. It has a clay top and may be sticky when wet. The trail north of Berkhahn Flowage is blocked by piles of rip rap staged to repair dike errosion. The bike trail at McMillan Marsh Wildlife Area is open seasonally, May 1 to August 31. The bike trail at Mead Wildlife Area is closed indefinately, due to significant errosion and sloughing along the river.
Photographs by Gerard Fuehrer
Nestled in the valley of the Little Eau Pleine River, the George W. Mead Wildlife Area contains over 33,000 acres of wetlands, forests and grasslands. It was donated to the citizens of Wisconsin to be used for wildlife conservation. Mead’s diverse habitats harbor an abundance of wildlife; 273 documented species of birds, a variety of North American mammals, as well as reptiles, amphibians, and insects. Such diversity ensures that with each visit there is something new to discover.
With over 80 miles of internal roads and dikes, along with 3 easy walking trails around the Center, Mead truly offers visitors an opportunity for an immersive outdoor experience.
The Mead and the McMillan Wildlife Areas are managed by the Department of Natural Resources to maintain and enhance habitats that support wildlife.
Be sure to bring your family and friends next time you visit!