Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine

Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine

Photo of natural area © Bill Pielsticker, Lodi

Tamaracks and deciduous tress reflect autumn color.
© Bill Pielsticker, Lodi

October 2010

Wisconsin, naturally

Page Creek Marsh State Natural Area

Notable: Located in the lowlands along the Fox River, Page Creek Marsh in Marquette County harbors a rich mosaic of wetland plant communities including sedge meadows, wet- mesic prairie, bog, calcareous fen, open marsh and small seepage lakes. Page Creek flows through the site and a fringe of oak savanna and upland prairie add diversity. The boggy meadows support wiregrass sedges, cotton grass, bog aster and tamarack. The marsh is an important staging area for sandhill cranes during their fall migration and provides year-around sanctuary for a diversity of wetland birds and other animals. Recognized as a "Wetland Gem" by the Wisconsin Wetlands Association, the natural area is owned and managed by The Nature Conservancy.

How to get there: From the intersection of Highway 51 and County Highway D just west of Packwaukee, go east on D for 3.45 miles, then north on County Highway K for 0.5 mile to a parking area on the east side of the road. See Page Creek Marsh for a map and more information.