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Prince's Point Wildlife Area

Prince's Point Wildlife Area
 

Prince's Point Wildlife Area consists of approximately 2,000 acres of primarily bottomland hardwoods and open water marsh. It is located off County Highway D, 3 miles northeast of Whitewater.

This wildlife area is primarily riparian wetlands associated with the confluence of Spring Creek, the Scuppernong River and the Bark River. A large portion of the area is comprised of bottomland hardwoods and shrub-carr. There is a small portion of upland cover along Koch Road on the northern edge of the property.

Management

Nearly 1,000 acres are managed in four wetland impoundments. The water levels in the impoundments are manipulated for moist soil management to maximize use by waterfowl and other wetland birds. The southernmost impoundment is managed as a waterfowl refuge.

Some of the management techniques employed to maintain and establish quality habitats include water level manipulation, prescribed fire, brush control and invasive species removal.

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

Recreation

The Prince's Point Wildlife Area offers many recreational opportunities:

  • Birding;
  • Canoeing;
  • Cross-country skiing (no designated trail);
  • Fishing;
  • Hiking;
  • Hunting (especially noted for waterfowl, pheasant, deer and turkey);
  • Snowmobiling trail;
  • Trapping;
  • Wild edibles/gathering; and
  • Wildlife viewing.
Maps

Download [PDF] a map of this property.

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

Useful links

 

This wildlife area has been adopted by UW-Whitewater Ducks Unlimited Chapter.