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Oden Wildlife Area

Oden Wildlife Area

The Oden Wildlife Area is a 242-acre property located in northeastern St. Croix County. Acquisition for the property started in 1997 with additional acres acquired in following years, including a generous donation from the Kinnickinic Chapter of Pheasants Forever. The property consists of restored grasslands and wetlands and provides excellent habitat for grassland wildlife.

The property is located about 7 miles east of New Richmond. Follow Highway 64 east out of New Richmond, then turn north on 200th St. for approximately 1.5 miles. The property is located on the east side of 200th St, 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 community through prescribed fire, mechanical and chemical control of woody species and limited haying and grazing. Populations of invasive species are controlled or eliminated by cutting, pulling, burning, herbicide treatment and/or biocontrol.


The Oden 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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Download [PDF] an aerial view of this property.

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Last revised: Thursday January 02 2020