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Lake Butte des Morts Wildlife Area

Lake Butte des Morts Wildlife Area is a 265-acre property located near the mouth of the upper Fox River. Follow Rivermoor Road north off Highway 21 to Schubert Road. Turn east on Schubert and follow to end. Follow signs to "Terrell's Island". The property, which consists of cattail marsh and wet meadow, was created in 1964 to assist landowner with shoreline protection.


Management was historically conducted to protect emergent marsh from erosion. The property is currently owned by the non-profit Butte des Morts Conservation Club [exit DNR], and is open to the public as the "Terrell's Island Habitat Restoration Area".

Protection of existing emergent marsh, restoration of open water plant communities, create waterfowl and waterbird nesting habitat.


The Lake Butte des Morts Wildlife Area offers many recreational opportunities.

  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Canoeing
  • Cross country skiing (no designated trail)
  • Hiking (no designated trail)
  • Hunting - especially noted for waterfowl - access by water only
  • Trapping
  • Wild edibles/gathering
  • Wildlife viewing

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

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Last revised: Thursday March 02 2017