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Goose Pond Wildlife Area


Goose Pond Wildlife Area is a 32-acre property located in northern St. Croix County. The property was purchased in 1974 to protect a pothole wetland for waterfowl production. The property consists of a large pothole wetland (24 acres) and some associated upland (8 acres), providing crucial habitat for waterfowl. The property is managed as part of the Western Prairie Habitat Restoration Area, a landscape-scale wetland and grassland restoration project.

The property is located on the east side of New Richmond. Follow County Highway K east out of New Richmond for 2 miles. The property is split in half by County Road K.

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 the open pothole wetland. 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 Goose Pond Wildlife Area offers many recreational opportunities:

  • Birding;
  • Canoeing;
  • Hunting (especially noted for waterfowl);
  • Trapping; and
  • Wildlife viewing.


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