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Quaderer's Creek Wildlife Area

COVID-19 Update

On Friday, May 1 and at the direction of Gov. Evers, the department reopened state parks, forests and sites within the Lower Wisconsin State Riverway with special conditions. Four State Natural Areas remain closed: Parfrey's Glen, Pewits Nest, Gibraltar Rock and Dells of the Wisconsin River. All Wildlife Areas and Fisheries Areas are open. For more information, please visit the DNR's COVID-19 information webpage for the full list of conditions, including hours of operation, admission fees and more.

Quaderer's Creek Wildlife Area is a 350-acre (7 owned, 343 easement) property in Barron County consisting of creek, flowage and marsh.

Find it by going south of Barron one mile on Highway 25. Turn west on 12th Ave and go one and one-half miles. The property is southwest of the intersection of 12th Avenue and 13th Street.


This flowage project was developed to benefit waterfowl, furbearers and waterbirds. There was interest in developing a wildlife flowage dating back to the 1970s, when a beaver dam showed the potential flowage that could be developed with a relatively short dam. The flowage was developed in 1992 by developing a roller dam at the site of the old beaver dam. Funding for the project was provided by Ducks Unlimited. There is a sign erected by the parking area/boat launch on the north end of the project, which recognizes the many cooperators instrumental in implementing this project.


The Quaderer's Creek Wildlife Area offers many recreational opportunities.

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

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

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Last revised: Wednesday May 06 2020