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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 Ave., then north on Grant St. Grant street turns west out of town and is called Dow Dam Road, continue west for three 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, Town Corner Lake Road east is the borders the north side of the property.

Management

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 utilize 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; it is a State Natural Area.

Interim Forest Management Plan (2007) [PDF]

Recreation

The Town Corner Wildlife Area offers many recreational opportunities.

  • Birding
  • Cross country skiing (no designated trail)
  • Fishing
  • Hiking (no designated trail)
  • Hunting
  • Trapping
  • Wild edibles/gathering
  • Wildlife viewing
Maps

Download [PDF] a map of this property.

If you are interested in exploring this property further, you can access an interactive map.

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Last revised: Monday February 20 2017