Scuppernong River Habitat Area
Scuppernong River Habitat Area is a 2,013-acre property (1,725 acres owned, 288 leased) in Waukesha County. The property consists of wetlands, wet prairie, mesic prairie and hardwood forest. Scuppernong Creek flows through the property.
The property is located within the Kettle Moraine State Forest-Southern Unit, 1 mile northwest of Eagle in Waukesha County. Access is off of State Highway 59, State Highway 67, County Highway N and County Highway ZZ.
Scuppernong is the largest wet prairie east the Mississippi River. Kettle Moraine Low Prairie State Natural Area and Scuppernong Prairie State Natural Area are located within its boundaries. Many rare plants, birds and invertebrates are located here. In the last 15 years, controlled burns and brush cutting have opened up the landscape and many sedge meadows and wet prairie species have reasserted themselves. The landscape seen here by early settlers is slowly returning. Hunting and viewing opportunities include pheasants, deer, small game, turkey, furbearers and sandhill cranes.
The Scuppernong River Habitat Area offers many recreational opportunities:
- Cross-country skiing (no designated trail);
- Hunting (especially noted for pheasants, and hen-rooster area rules apply);
- Wild edibles/gathering; and
- Wildlife viewing.
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