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Wisconsin State Natural Areas Program Mullet Creek White Cedar Wetland (No. 676)

Mullet Creek White Cedar Wetland

Photo by DNR



Within Mullet Creek Wildlife Area, Fond du Lac County. T15N-R19W, Section 22. 86 acres.



Mullet Creek White Cedar Wetland contains a good quality northern wet-mesic forest of medium age dominated by northern white cedar up to 28 inches in diameter. Also present is tamarack and some black ash. The groundlayer contains typical northern wet-mesic forest associates such as three-leaved gold-thread, American starflower, and Canada mayflower. There are good amounts of swamp lousewort which indicates calcium rich water and increases the likelihood of more fen species being present. Several rare forest interior birds have been found on or adjacent to this site. Maintaining large blocks of forest with high canopy cover and good structural diversity including a good shrub layer will be beneficial for all birds present. Mullet Creek White Cedar Wetland is owned by the DNR and was designated a State Natural Area in 2016.


Driving directions

From the intersection of County A and State Highway 23 in Greenbush, go west on Highway 23 7.1 miles, then south on Banner Road 1.7 miles to its end and a DNR parking area. Walk due south 0.5 miles and then due west about 0.4 miles on DNR land into the site.


Mullet Creek White Cedar Wetland is owned by:

  • WDNR


The DNR's state natural areas program is comprised of lands owned by the state, private conservation organizations, municipalities, other governmental agencies, educational institutions and private individuals. While the majority of SNAs are open to the public, access may vary according to individual ownership policies. Public use restrictions may apply due to public safety, or to protect endangered or threatened species or unique natural features. Lands may be temporarily closed due to specific management activities. Users are encouraged to contact the landowner for more specific details.

The data shown on these maps have been obtained from various sources, and are of varying age, reliability, and resolution. The data may contain errors or omissions and should not be interpreted as a legal representation of legal ownership boundaries.


Management objectives and prescriptions


Very few State Natural Areas have public facilities, but nearly all are open for a variety of recreational activities as indicated below. Generally, there are no picnic areas, restrooms, or other developments. Parking lots or designated parking areas are noted on individual SNA pages and maps. Trails, if present, are typically undesignated footpaths. If a developed trail is present, it will normally be noted on the SNA map and/or under the "Access" tab. A compass and topographic map or a GPS unit are useful tools for exploring larger, isolated SNAs.

Allowable activities

In general, the activities listed below are allowed on all DNR-owned SNA lands. Exceptions to this list of public uses, such as SNAs closed to hunting, are noted under the "Access" tab above and posted with signs on site.

  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Cross country skiing
  • Hunting
  • Trapping

Prohibited activities

  • Camping and campfires
  • Collecting of animals (other than legally harvested species), non-edible fungi, rocks, minerals, fossils, archaeological artifacts, soil, downed wood, or any other natural material, alive or dead. Collecting for scientific research requires a permit issued by the DNR
  • Collecting of plants including seeds, roots or other non-edible parts of herbaceous plants such as wildflowers or grasses
  • Geocaching
  • Horseback riding
  • Rock climbing
  • Vehicles, including bicycles, ATVs, aircraft, and snowmobiles except on trails and roadways designated for their use

For rules governing state-owned SNAs and other state lands, please consult Chapter NR 45 Wis. Admin. Code [exit DNR]

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Last revised: Tuesday, December 04, 2018