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McMillan Marsh Wildlife Area

Near the headwaters of the Little Eau Pleine River, McMillan Marsh Wildlife Area is a diverse landscape of wetlands, woodlands, and grasslands. The area is approximately 6,500 acres in size and is located in the southwest corner of Marathon County, just one mile north of the city limits of Marshfield.

The area is managed by Department of Natural Resources personnel stationed at the George W. Mead Wildlife area headquarters. Check out the Mead website [exit DNR] for more information. The management office for the McMillan Marsh can be reached at: 715-457-6771. Except for designated refuge area, the property is open to hunting and trapping during the regular seasons. A seasonal 5 and one-half mile bicycle trail is open from May 1 thru August 31. Other recreational activities include hiking and wildlife viewing.


The history of the land that is now McMillan Marsh includes logging, a fur farm, and agriculture. A portion of the property is leased from Marathon County. The area has been managed for wildlife habitat and public recreation since the 1960s.


The McMillan Marsh Wildlife Area offers many recreational opportunities.

  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Cross country skiing (no designated trail)
  • Hiking (no designated trail)
  • Hunting - especially noted for pheasants
  • Trapping
  • Wild edibles/gathering
  • Wildlife viewing


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Last revised: Monday December 28 2015