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Ten Mile Creek Wildlife Area (St. Croix County)

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The Ten Mile Creek Wildlife Area is a 234-acre property located in northern St. Croix County. The first purchase for the property occurred in 1983 with the remainder of the property being purchased in 1996. The property is embedded in an 804-acre grassland/wetland complex of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Waterfowl Production Areas and state wildlife areas providing excellent habitat for grassland wildlife. 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 2 miles south of New Richmond. Follow Highway 65 south out of New Richmond, then take County Highway G west 1 mile, then south 1.5 miles on 120th Street. The property is located on both sides of 120th Street, with a parking lot available on the east side of the road.

Management

The property is managed to provide opportunities for public hunting, trapping, wildlife observation and other nature-based outdoor recreation. Management objectives aim to maintain an open grassland community through prescribed fire, mechanical and chemical control of woody species and limited haying and grazing. 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.

Recreation

The Ten Mile Creek Wildlife Area offers many recreational opportunities:

  • Birding;
  • Canoeing;
  • Cross-country skiing (no designated trail);
  • Falconry (by permit);
  • Fishing;
  • Hiking;
  • Hunting;
  • Snowshoeing;
  • Trapping;
  • Wild edible/gathering; and
  • Wildlife viewing.
Maps

Download [PDF] a map of this property.

Download [PDF] an aerial view of this property.

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