LRP - Licenses

LRP - Regulations

LRP - Permits

Recreation - Statewide

Recreation - Trapping

Recreation - Fishing

Recreation - Hunting

Env. Protection - Management

Env. Protection - Emergency

Env. Protection - Resources

To sign up for updates or to access your subscriber preferences, please enter your contact information below.

a wildlife area by name.
Search all DNR lands
for a great place to recreate.
a map and plan your visit.
Contact information
For information on the wildlife areas, contact:
Wildlife Management

Star Prairie Seed Farm 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.

Star Prairie Seed Farm Wildlife Area

The Star Prairie Seed Farm Wildlife Area is a 57-acre property located in northern St. Croix County. The property was acquired in 2003 from a generous donation from the Kinnickinic Chapter of Pheasants Forever and the Star Prairie Fish and Game. This unique property is used to grow and harvest native prairie plant species for restoration efforts in the Western Prairie Habitat Restoration Area. The Seed Farm lies within a large complex of restored grasslands and wetlands which are managed by the WDNR and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, providing excellent grassland habitat for upland game.

The property is located 6 miles northeast of New Richmond. Follow Highway 65 north out of New Richmond, then turn east on County Highway H for 2 miles. The property is located on the north side of County Highway H, where parking is available near the pole barn on site.


The property is managed to provide opportunities for public hunting, trapping, wildlife observation and other nature-based outdoor recreation. Management objectives aim to grow and harvest native prairie plant species used for restoration efforts in the Western Prairie Habitat Restoration Area. This is accomplished by maintaining 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 Star Prairie Seed Farm 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

Download [PDF] a map of this property.

Download [PDF] an aerial view of this property.

Useful links
Last revised: Wednesday May 06 2020