Crex Meadows Wildlife Area

102 East Crex Avenue
Grantsburg, WI 54840


Crex Meadows Wildlife Area is a 30,000 acre property of wetlands, brush prairies, and forests scattered across a gently rolling landscape. It is located in western Burnett County. Find it from Highway 70 in Grantsburg. Directional signs will guide you through Grantsburg to the Crex Meadows Wildlife Education and Visitor Center, which is located on County Road D. The Center contains a sales area, information center, library, auditorium, exhibits and classrooms.

Crex Meadows is open year round, with something to do and see during every season. Crex receives more than 100,000 visitors each year. Most of the visitors come to view wildlife. The popularity of Crex is attributed to its large size, spectacular vistas, and great diversity of plants and wildlife. A system of well maintained roads, observation areas and a rest area provide excellent access and wildlife viewing opportunities.

Some of the visitors come to hunt or trap. With the exception of the 2,400 acre refuge, the entire area is open to hunting and trapping. Crex provides abundant hunting opportunities for deer, bear, waterfowl and a variety of small game. It is one of the few places in Wisconsin that offers good opportunities for sharp-tailed grouse hunting. Trappers have opportunities for nearly every furbearer found in Wisconsin.

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