Peters Marsh Wildlife Area
Peters Marsh Wildlife Area covers 1,687 acres in central Langlade County. The property is made up of a variety of habitat types including forests, fields, wetlands and native grasslands. The variety of cover provides access to numerous wildlife species including waterfowl, ruffed grouse, deer, turkey, black bear, woodcock, snowshoe hare and beaver.
Hunters, hikers and birdwatchers alike will enjoy all that this property has to offer. Located on County Highway A about 9 miles northeast of Antigo, there are six parking areas that provide access to more than 10 miles of grass walking trails. Motorized vehicle travel is prohibited.
Peters Marsh Wildlife Area has undergone many changes. During the late 1800s, this area was logged extensively for white pine and hemlock. During the 1930s, wildfires kept the new forest from maturing. As a result of these fires, early succession species such as aspen dominate the area. Modern forest management practices have maintained this timber type to this day.
For more information on master planning for this and other wildlife areas around the state, visit the property planning page.
The Peters Marsh Wildlife Area offers many recreational opportunities:
- Cross-country skiing (no designated trail);
- Horseback riding;
- Snowmobiling trail;
- Wild edibles/gathering; and
- Wildlife viewing.
If you are interested in exploring this property further, you can access an interactive map.
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