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Morgan Marsh Wildlife Area

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Morgan Marsh Wildlife Area

Morgan Marsh Wildlife Area is a 192-acre property located approximately 11 miles west of Black River Falls at the junction of County Road C and County Road N in the township of Franklin just outside of the town of Franklin. The property consists of oak uplands and high quality wetlands with a couple of open water potholes. The North Branch Beaver Creek, which is a class II trout stream, flows through the property.


This property was once farmed and pastured by Mr. Robert Morgan before being purchased by the Wisconsin Conservation Department. Recently through the use of Duck Stamp monies, two scrapes were created within the property to provide open water for waterfowl.

Interim forest management plan (2014) [PDF]


The Morgan Marsh Wildlife Area offers many recreational opportunities.

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

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: Tuesday March 24 2020