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Oden Wildlife Area

Oden Wildlife Area

Oden Wildlife Area is a 242-acre property located in northeastern St. Croix County. Acquisition of the property started in 1997, with additional acres acquired in the following years, including a generous donation from the Kinnickinnic Chapter of Pheasants Forever. The property consists of restored grasslands and wetlands and provides excellent habitat for grassland wildlife.

The property is located about 7 miles east of New Richmond. Follow Highway 64 east out of New Richmond, then turn north on 200th Street. for approximately 1.5 miles. The property is located on the east side of 200th Street, where a parking lot allows for easy access to the property.

Management Objectives

The property is managed to provide opportunities for public hunting, trapping, wildlife observation and other nature-based outdoor recreation. Management objectives aim to maintain an open grassland community through prescribed fire, mechanical and chemical control of woody species and limited haying and grazing. Populations of invasive species are controlled or eliminated by cutting, pulling, burning, herbicide treatment and/or bio-control.

For more information on master planning for this and other wildlife areas around the state, visit the property planning page.


The Oden Wildlife Area offers many recreational opportunities:

  • Birding;
  • Cross-country skiing (no designated trail);
  • Falconry (by permit);
  • Hiking;
  • Hunting;
  • Snowshoeing;
  • Trapping;
  • Wild edible/gathering; and
  • Wildlife viewing.


Download [PDF] a map of this property.

If you are interested in exploring this property further, you can access an interactive map.

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