The George W. Mead Wildlife Area is located in the Little Eau Pleine River Valley in central Wisconsin. The Mead encompasses areas of Marathon, Wood, and Portage counties. The Mead lies mid-way between the cities of Wausau, Stevens Point, Wisconsin Rapids, and Marshfield. It is 11 miles southwest of Mosinee; Highway S bisects the property. Access is also available from Highways C, M, H, and O.
From Marshfield: Take Highway 10 East to County S. Drive north approximately 6 miles.
From Stevens Point: Take Highway 10 West to County S. Drive north approximately 6 miles.
From Wausau: Take Interstate 39 and US-51 South to Exit 175 for WI-34 towards Knowlton & Wisconsin Rapids. Turn right. Drive south on WI-34 turn right onto County Highway C. Drive west approximately 8 miles to County Highway S turn left. Drive south approximately 3 miles.
From Wisconsin Rapids: Take Highway 34 North to Highway 10 West. Drive west approximately 3 miles to County S. Drive north approximately 6 miles.
GPS coordinates: Latitude is 44.69722, longitude is -89.86342. Google Map of the Mead Wildlife Area.