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Prince's Point Wildlife Area

Prince's Point Wildlife Area

Prince's Point Wildlife Area consists of approximately 2000 acres of mostly bottomland hardwoods and open water marsh, and is located just off of County Highway D three miles northeast of Whitewater.

This wildlife area is primarily riparian wetlands associated with the confluence of Spring Creek, the Scuppernong River, and the Bark River. A large portion of the area is comprised of bottomland hardwoods and shrub/carr. There is a small portion of upland cover along Koch Road on the northern edge of the property.


A total of approximately 1000 acres are managed in four wetland impoundments. The water levels in these impoundments are manipulated for moist soil management to maximize use by waterfowl and other wetland birds. The southern most impoundment is managed as a waterfowl refuge.

Some of the management techniques employed to both maintain and establish quality habitats will include water level manipulation, prescribed fire, brush control and invasive species removal.

The Glacial Heritage Area master plan was completed in 2011 and guides the long term management of this property. Progress toward achieving the goals of the master plan are tracked through annual monitoring reports.


The Prince's Point Wildlife Area offers many recreational opportunities.

  • Birding
  • Canoeing
  • Cross country skiing (no designated trail)
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting - especially noted for waterfowl, pheasant, deer and turkey
  • Snowmobiling trail
  • Trapping
  • Wild edibles/gathering
  • Wildlife viewing

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Last revised: Wednesday April 24 2019