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Muddy Creek Wildlife Area – Shutts Property


Area: 156 Acres

Hiking Difficulty: C

Donated by the Red Cedar Chapter of Pheasants Forever in 1995, the land contains a variety of vegetation including old cropland, open wetland, and lowland forests. Prior to this donation, the Muddy Creek Wildlife Area had been farmland. The bedrock is composed of glacial outwash and the flat nature of the landscape does not allow water to runoff quickly.


Birds of Interest: Savannah Sparrow

• This wildlife area is currently transitioning from farmland to prairie and features several different vegetation types as a result, including old cropland, open wetland, and lowland forests

• This property is located across from the Red Cedar Waterfowl Production Area

• Through time and effort, the beauty of native flora and fauna will reclaim the watershed of Muddy Creek from the woody and undesired species that have moved in over the years

Directions: From Menomonie travel east on Interstate 94 for 2.4 miles. Take Exit 45 and travel south 0.25 mile to the traffic signal. Turn east on 610th Ave and go 3 miles. Turn south on 730th St. Park and travel 0.25 mile, parking lot is on the east side of the road

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