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Manion Wildlife Area

Manion Wildlife Area

The Manion Wildlife Area is a 158-acre property located in northwestern Pierce County. The property was donated to the DNR from the Kinnickinic River Land Trust, in cooperation with the Kinnickinic Chapter of Pheasants Forever, in 2010 to be managed as a state Wildlife Area. The property consists of restored grasslands, oak savanna and central hardwoods habitat.

The property is located 3 miles west of River Falls. Follow County Highway FF west out of River Falls for 3 miles. The property is located on the south side of County Highway FF, where a parking lot allows for easy access to the property.


The property is managed to provide opportunities for public hunting, trapping, wildlife observation and other nature-based outdoor recreation. Management objectives aim to maintain an open grassland/oak savanna community through prescribed fire, mechanical and chemical control of woody species, and limited haying and grazing. The forested portions of the property are managed to perpetuate central hardwoods cover type to provide forested habitat for wildlife. Populations of invasive species are controlled or eliminated by cutting, pulling, burning, herbicide treatment and/or biocontrol.


The Manion Wildlife Area offers many recreational opportunities.

  • Birding
  • Cross country skiing (no designated trail)
  • Falconry (by permit)
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Snowshoeing
  • Trapping
  • Wild edible/gathering
  • Wildlife Viewing

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Last revised: Friday February 22 2019