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Wolf River Bottoms Wildlife Area - La Sage Unit


Wolf River Bottoms Wildlife Area-LaSage Unit is located in west central Outagamie County in the Township of Ellington. The state owns and manages approximately 500 acres.

The wildlife area is comprised of aspen forest and bottomland hardwoods along the Wolf River floodplain. The Wolf River runs along the entire eastern boundary of the property.

There is parking available on county Highway S. Various canoe access points are found along the eastern boundary of the property, where the Wolf River runs.

Management Objectives

The LaSage Unit of the Wolf River Bottoms Wildlife Area is managed to provide opportunities for public hunting, trapping, fishing and other outdoor recreation while protecting the qualities of the unique native communities and associated species found on the property. Management includes maintenance of continuous, extensive floodplain communities and a hydrologic connection between the river and off-channel aquatic habitats. Bottomland hardwoods are maintained by favoring silver maple and swamp white oak while retaining other native trees and understory species. The aspen cover type is maintained were currently found through timber management. Where feasible, 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.


The Wolf River Bottoms Wildlife Area-LaSage Unit offers many recreational opportunities:

  • Birding;
  • Canoeing;
  • Cross-country skiing (no designated trail);
  • Fishing;
  • Hiking (no designated trail);
  • Hunting;
  • Trapping;
  • Wild edibles/gathering; and
  • Wildlife viewing.


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