Town Corner Wildlife Area
Town Corner Wildlife Area is a 905-acre property located in north-central Marinette County. The property is a mix of lowland swamp conifer consisting of white cedar and spruce and uplands consisting of various ages of aspen, oak and pine as well as grass openings. Granite rock outcrops are scattered throughout the entire property and a small lake/bog is found in the center of the property.
Find Town Corner Wildlife Area from highway 141 in the community of Amberg. Go west on Coleman Avenue, then north on Grant Street, which turns west out of town and is called Dow Dam Road. Continue west for 3 miles then north on Smiley Road, which borders the southern portion of the Town Corner Wildlife Area. Continue on Smiley Road then turn north on Rock Road, which borders the west side of the property. From Rock Road, head east on Town Corner Lake Road, which borders the north side of the property.
The property was acquired by the state beginning in 1947 and completed in 1951 to be managed as a deer yard; an additional 120 acres was donated to the state in 1987. Despite management efforts, deer did not use the property as a yarding area. By the late 1950s, management shifted to providing hunting opportunities and forest game habitat. Management consist of maintaining grass openings and harvesting timber. The cedar swamp, associated ground layer flora and the bog lake are biologically unique and may contain rare species. This portion of the property is designated as a state natural area.
For more information on master planning for this and other wildlife areas around the state, visit the property planning page.
The Town Corner Wildlife Area offers many recreational opportunities:
- Cross-country skiing (no designated trail);
- Hiking (no designated trail);
- Wild edibles/gathering; and
- Wildlife viewing.
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