Holland Wildlife Area
Holland Wildlife Area is a 536-acre property consisting of bottomland hardwood forest, a small area of cedar forest and open grassland. The grassland has some prairie restoration.
Find Holland Wildlife Area from Brillion by way of Highway 10. Take Highway PP to the north. Go 7 miles north until Park Road and then take a right. Go 3/4 mile to the property line.
From Green Bay, take Highway 57 south to Highway 96, and go east on 96 to Highway PP. Turn right onto Hwy PP until Mill Road, then turn left approximately 1/2 mile.
Holland Wildlife Area was first leased as a public hunting ground in 1951. The first parcel of land was acquired in 1958, and a master plan was adopted in 1982. Today, the property is primarily used for pheasant hunting through the stocking program. Because of its close proximity to the urban areas of Green Bay and the Fox Cities, it is highly used.
Prescribed burning for grasslands is maintained for a variety of wildlife and sustained forest management to yield fiber and optimize habitat for wildlife. A natural area has been established to give significance to the old-growth bottomland hardwood stand contained within the property.
For more information on master planning for this and other wildlife areas around the state, visit the property planning page.
The Holland Wildlife Area offers many recreational opportunities:
- Cross-country skiing (no designated trail);
- Hiking (no designated trail);
- Hunting (especially noted for pheasant [2 p.m. closure], deer, turkey and cottontail rabbit);
- Trapping (available in a couple of small wetlands for wetland furbearers and other opportunities for raccoons and fox);
- Wild edibles/gathering; and
- Wildlife viewing.
Notable feature: The property has a unique area of wet forest with large old-growth trees on about 50 acres.
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