Page Creek Marsh SNA
Page Creek Marsh State Natural Area is located in Marquette County just south of Buffalo Lake on County Road K. Page Creek flows into Buffalo Lake which is a flowage of the Fox River Green Bay Tributary, one of the rare rivers that flows north. This large wetland preserve is home to waterfowl, rare meadow birds and lots of diverse Wisconsin plant life plus is also home to Bright Lake, Mud Lake and Pollys Lake. This area is part of the Central Sands at the very southeast edge right were the terrain starts rolling. Page Creek Marsh is owned by The Nature Conservancy but is open to the Public. It consists of wetlands, remnant prairies and oak savanna which is home to a wide variety of Wisconsin Wildlife including waterfowl, Whitetail Deer, Wild Turkey, Raccoons, Sandhill Cranes, Mallard Ducks, Wood Ducks, Geese, Herons, Beaver, Red Fox, Native Birds, Frogs, Turtles, Snakes and more.
The Nature Conservancy
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Bright Lake, Mud Lake and Pollys Lake
Designated a State Natural Area in 1996
- Hunting Deer
- Hunting Turkey
- Collecting Plants, Animals and Minerals for Scientific Research – Permit Required from “The Nature Conservancy”
- Other Hunting and Trapping
- Horseback Riding
- Wheeled Vehicles
- Off-Road Vehicles
- Overnight Parking
Page Creek Marsh Wisconsin Hiking Trail Video
Marquette County Central Wisconsin Public Land
There are 2 trails at the Marsh SNA, one south of Page Creek which has a small parking area featuring a huge tree hanging over part of the parking area. This is the head of the south trail known as the “Marsh Trail”, It is not maintained well and is a little hard to follow due to the lack of use. The trail is only about .25 miles through pretty dense Wisconsin woods, that leads to a small bridge over Page Creek. (Photographers’ Notes: Bridge was out… as of June 2019)
Wisconsin Hiking Trail
The northern trail known as “Secondary Trail” according to the map, is located on County Road K southern parking area. There is a small area to park one vehicle in front of a locked gate located north of page creek which starts the north trail. Compared to the south trail it’s a much longer hike. About 1.1 miles and is a very easy walk along a grassy road bed. It winds through woods & meadows with some rolling terrain closer to the ponds. This trail ends at an unnamed pond.
Page Creek Wisconsin
Page Creek is about 4 miles long starting at Gale Ave in Marquette County, Central Wisconsin and ending into Buffalo Lake which is the Fox River – Green Bay Tributary. Page Creek is NOT a class trout stream according to WI DNR.
Buffalo Lake WI Area
Page Creek Marsh SNA is NOT owned by the WI DNR it’s owned by The Nature Conservancy but is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources - https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Lands/naturalareas/index.asp?SNA=330
The Nature Conservancy - https://www.nature.org/en-us/get-involved/how-to-help/places-we-protect/page-creek-marsh/