February 22

Plainville WI

Plainville WI

Small Adams County Town in Dell Prairie Township

Main Page – http://www.thelandman.net/plainville-wi.html

Plainville WI is located by State Highway 13 & County Road K in Dell Prairie Township just north of the famous Wisconsin Dells.  This area is mostly wooded with some commercial properties on the state highway, full time homes, farms, vacation getaway homes by the Wisconsin River plus Plainville Cemetery.

Nearby Lakes, Rivers, Creeks and Trout Streams

  • Corning Creek – Trout Stream
  • Plainville Creek – Trout Stream
  • Gulch Creek also known as Witches Gulch – Trout Stream
  • Fawn Lake
  • Trout Creek
  • Shadduck Creek
  • Wisconsin River

Public Land & Features for the Area

  • Dells of Wisconsin River Natural Area
  • Steamboat Rock
  • Elephant Back Rock

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February 22

White Creek WI

White Creek WI

Small Adams County Town in Easton Township

Main Page – http://www.thelandman.net/white-creek-wi.html

White Creek WI is located on White Creek and County Road H in the northwest section of Easton Township just west of the Wisconsin River.  This little community has a couple bars / grills, some full time homes, vacation getaway properties on White Creek Lions Park.

Nearby Cities, Towns and Villages

  • Grand Marsh
  • Easton

Area Lakes, Rivers, Creeks and Trout Streams

  • Easton Lake
  • Easton Shores Pond
  • Fairbanks Creek
  • Risk Creek
  • Campbell Creek
  • White Creek

Public Land & Features for the Area

  • Quincy Bluffs And Wetland Natural Area
  • Remnant Risk Creek
  • Remnant Campbell Creek
  • Lighthouse Rock
  • Rattlesnake Rock

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February 10

Sprague Pool

Sprague Pool

Sprague Flowage at Necedah National Wildlife Refuge

Main Page – http://www.thelandman.net/sprague-flowage.html

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Sprague Pool also know as Sprague Flowage is located in the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge next to Goose Pool.  These bodies of water are home to Northern Pike, Largemouth Bass, Brown Bullheads, Pumpkinseed, Blue Gill, Yellow Perch, Crappie and other Panfish.  Sprauge Pool is open to non-motorized boating and fishing certain times of the year; check with the Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center for Details.   Goose / Sprague Flowages along Bewick Road is loaded with birds of all kinds including; Bald Eagles, Canadian Geese, Sand Hill Cranes, Seagulls, Whopping Cranes, Pelicans, Great Blue Herons, Ducks Song Birds and other shoreline birds and waterfowl.

Other Waters in Necedah Wildlife Refuge – Lakes, Rivers, Creeks, Stream, Ponds, Pools and Flowages:

  • Goose Pool aka Goose Flowage
  • Sprague Pool aka Sprague Pool or Sprague-Mather Flowage
  • Rynerson Pool #1 & #2 aka Rynerson Flowage 1 and 2
  • Suk & Cerney Flowage
  • Harvey’s Pond
  • #28 Pool
  • #18 Pool
  • #27 Pool
  • #13 Pool
  • East Branch Spencer Creek
  • East Branch Little Yellow River
  • Johnson Lateral Ditch
  • West Branch Little Yellow River
  • Rawson Lateral Ditch
  • Little Yellow River
  • Spencer Roberson Ditch
  • Rattail Lateral Ditch
  • South Branch Yellow River
  • Yellow River

http://www.wisconsin-wi.com/necedah-national-wildlife-refuge.html

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February 10

Goose Flowage

Goose Flowage

Goose Pool at Necedah National Wildlife Refuge

Main Page – http://www.thelandman.net/goose-pool.html

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Goose Flowage also known as Goose Pool is located in the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge next to Sprague Flowage.  These bodies of water are home to Northern Pike, Largemouth Bass, Brown Bullheads, Pumpkinseed, Blue Gill, Yellow Perch, Crappie and other Panfish.  Goose Flowage is open to non-motorized boating and fishing certain times of the year; check with the Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center for Details.  North of the pool is the Lupine Loop hiking trail; 0.8 miles consisting of gravel and mowed grass with a photo blind along the backside of the pool.  Goose / Sprague Flowages along Bewick Road is loaded with birds of all kinds including; Bald Eagles, Canadian Geese, Sand Hill Cranes, Seagulls, Whopping Cranes, Pelicans, Great Blue Herons, Ducks Song Birds and other shoreline birds and waterfowl.

Types of Fish in The Necedah National Wildlife Refuge

  • Northern Pike
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Pumpkin Seed
  • Bluegill
  • Yellow Perch
  • Crappies
  • Brown Bullheads

http://www.wisconsin-wi.com/necedah-national-wildlife-refuge.html

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February 10

Necedah Wildlife Refuge Park Entrance

Necedah Wildlife Refuge Park Entrance

Wildlife Refuge Visitors Information Parking Lot

Main Page – http://www.thelandman.net/necedah-wildlife-refuge-park-entrance.html

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Necedah Wildlife Refuge Park Entrance is located in Necedah Township, Kingston Township, Cutler Township, and Finley Township of Juneau County just west of Necedah, WI. 54646.   Many years ago glaciers were beginning to form The Central Wisconsin Swamp that later became what is now a natural refuge that is home to many varieties of plants and animals.  This area of Wisconsin has a history that is rich in Native American culture.  In 1939, President Roosevelt declared 43,000 acres of land in Wisconsin as the Necedah Migratory Waterfowl Refuge.  Part of this area is now the Necedah Wildlife Refuge. It is a popular branch in the National Wildlife Refuge System that contains over 500 refuges consisting of a whopping 92 million acres!  If you are to get the chance to visit this amazing landmark, the best time to view the different wildlife is either during early morning and/or evening.

The Necedah National Wildlife Refuge entertains and educates about 150,000 visitors each year.  It is a haven for waterfowl, deer, turkeys, song birds, & other species.  But more than that, it creates an awareness of the uncertain future and delicate existence of the Whooping Crane in nature.  It is crucial to support of the efforts of the folks dedicated to help keep this spectacular species flourishing.  This will help ensure they will survive for the enjoyment of generations to come.

http://www.wisconsin-wi.com/necedah-national-wildlife-refuge.html

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February 10

Boghaunter Hiking Trail

Boghaunter Hiking Trail

Necedah National Wildlife Refuge Trails

Main Page – http://www.thelandman.net/boghaunter-trail.html

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Boghaunter Hiking Trail which is located in the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge of Juneau County just outside of Necedah WI.  The Boghauter Trail consists of 3 named trail loops; Meadow Beauty Loop 0.8 miles offering a level mowed hiking area, Boardwalk Loop 1.75 miles sets a hike through sedge meadow plus prairie lands and finally Tamarack Loop 3.6 miles features a winding hike through several wildlife habitats, marshes and forests.   Boghaunter Trail was named after the Ringed Boghaunter Dragonfly which is in the Emerald family.  These dragonflies start out as a nymph then grow into an adult about 1.8 inches with a dark brown body, grayish blue eyes with a brownish orange head.  They can be found flying around the Wildlife Refuge in late spring about May & June.

Trail Loops – Grasslands, Marsh Savanna, Water plus Pine & Oak Forest

  • Meadow Beauty Loop – 0.8 miles
  • Boardwalk Loop – 1.75 miles
  • Tamarack Loop – 3.6 miles

http://www.wisconsin-wi.com/necedah-national-wildlife-refuge.html

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February 10

Necedah National Wildlife Refuge

Necedah National Wildlife Refuge

43,000 Acres of Wisconsin Public Land

Main Page – http://thelandman.net/necedah-wildlife-refuge.html

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Necedah National Wildlife Refuge is located in Necedah Township, Kingston Township, Cutler Township, and Finley Township of Juneau County just west of Necedah, WI. 54646.    The refuge is a little under 70 square miles of wildlife habitat with 6 Trails, several named bodies of water including: Goose Pool, Sprague Pool, Harvey Pond, Suk Flowage, Cerney Flowage, Mather Flowage, Yellow River, Rynearson Flowage and more…  Hiking, Hunting and Fishing is allowed in certain areas, certain times of the year so check with the Necedah Wildlife Visitors Center located on Headquarters Road.  Not too far from the wildlife area is WI’s 2nd & 4th largest inland bodies of water Lake Petenwell and Castle Rock Lake both part of the Wisconsin River Flowage System.

http://www.wisconsin-wi.com/necedah-national-wildlife-refuge.html

Activities:

  • NO Camping
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Fishing
  • Wildlife Observation
  • Photography
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Ice Fishing
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Foraging
  • Mushroom Hunting
  • Berry Picking

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February 3

Grand Marsh Wisconsin

Grand Marsh Wisconsin

The Dells Area Info – Lakes, Public Land, Photos, Real Estate

#grandmarshwi – Main Page: http://www.thelandman.net/grand-marsh-wi.html

Grand Marsh Wisconsin 53936 is located in the north east corner of New Chester Township right by Easton, Adams and Lincoln Townships of Adams County on County Road E & B between Westfield & Adams-Friendship.  The town is considered unincorporated; most know for Grand Marsh State Bank, Corn N’ Tator Fest and most recently New Chester Dairy.  The town is small with access by county road with a railroad running through it.  There’s a post office, bank, bar / grill, gas station, elementary school and 80 acres of Adams-Friendship School District land with access off of 6th Ave.  The area does have a few lakes and creeks including Patrick Lake, Risk Creek, McGinnis Lake, Neenah Creek trout stream and Campbell Creek to name a few.  Not too far are some areas open to the public for hunting and fishing including; New Chester Waterfowl Production Area, Lawrence Creek State Natural Area and Lawrence Creek State Fish & Wildlife Area.

Grand Marsh, WI Quick Facts

 

  • Adams County
  • New Chester Township
  • General Size – about 130 residents
  • Area Lakes – Patrick Lake, McGinnis Lake, Fenner Lake, Mud Lake, Rollers Lake, Lawrence Lake, Duck Creek, Risk Creek, Campbell Creek and Neenah Creek Trout Stream
  • Area Features – Grand Marsh State Bank, Post Office, Elementary School, Bar / Grill, Gas Station and home to the Annual Corn n’ Tator Fest.
  • Area Terrain – Mostly flat with a mix of Large Farm Fields, Wetlands and Woods.  Recently there’s been quite a bit of logging turning woods into farm fields…
  • Area Code – 608
  • Zip Code – 53936
  • Access – County Road – E & B
  • School District – Adams-Friendship
  • Classified as Unincorporated
  • History – Unknown

http://www.adams-wi.com/grand-marsh-wi-real-estate-for-sale.html

 

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January 28

Wisconsin Dells

Wisconsin Dells

The Dells Area Info – Lakes, Public Land, Photos, Real Estate

Main Page – http://www.thelandman.net/wisconsin-dells.html

Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 is located in both Sauk and Columbia Counties right on the Wisconsin River just south of Juneau & Adams County.  The Wisconsin Dells post office delivers mail to all 4 counties; Adams, Juneau, Columbia and Sauk.  This area features Castle Rock Lake, Wisconsin River, Lake Delton, Campgrounds, Waterparks, Public Land, Trout Streams, Rock Formations, Golf Courses, Shopping, Attractions, Restaurants, Outdoor Adventures, Wildlife, Area Snowmobile Trails, ATV Routes, Zoo and much more…  With 4 million annual visitors it’s one of the Midwest most popular tourist areas with visitors’ from all over the world but mostly from Chicago, St Paul, Milwaukee, Madison, Rockford and Green Bay to name a few cities.

The Dells Quick Facts

  • Columbia County & Sauk County on the Wisconsin River
  • Area: 19 sq. miles
  • General Size of City – Around 2,600 people but gets about 4 million visitors per year!
  • Main Area Lakes – Castle Rock Lake, Lake Delton, Mason Lake, Wisconsin River and Lake Blass
  • Area Features: Schools, Post Office, Banks, Shopping, Churches, Bars, Cafes, Gas Stations, Snowmobiling, Campgrounds, Water Parks, Gift Shops, Health Care, Interstate Access, Public Land,
  • Known as the Waterpark Capital of the World
  • Has about 20 Indoor/Outdoor waterparks & 20 campgrounds.
  • Has 2 visitor centers: 701 Superior Street and is open from 9am to 5pm 7 days a week, 31 Meadowview Drive and is open Saturday-Thursday 9am to 5pm and Friday from 10am to 6pm.
  • Area Terrain – Mostly Wooded, Rolling Terrain, Wisconsin River Basin, Rock Formations, Sand, Sandstone, some Farm Fields…
  • Area Code – 608    
  • Zip Code – 53965
  • Access
    • State Highway 12, 23 & 16
    • County Road – H
    • Interstate – I-90/94
  • School District – Wisconsin Dells
  • Classified as a City
  • History – Founded in in 1857 as Kilbourn by Byron Kilbourn but was changed to Wisconsin Dells in 1931

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January 27

Bancroft Wisconsin

Bancroft Wisconsin

Bancroft Area Info – Lakes, Public Land, Photos, Real Estate

Main Page – http://www.thelandman.net/bancroft.html

Bancroft Wisconsin is located mostly in Almond Township of Portage County on Cty W right by I-39 /51 between Plainfield and Plover just northwest of Almond.  It’s unincorporated and mostly consists of full time residents who work in the area.  West of the interstate is mostly wetlands right by the interstate are large farm fields.  To the east of I-39 are mostly large farm fields with a couple large batches of wooded land.  Just south is a named rock formation called “The Ledge” and it is PRIVATELY OWNED not open to the public.  Bancroft WI 54921 – Post Office is based in Portage County but also services a tiny strip in Adams County all in Leola Township and a tiny part of Plainfield Township in Waushara County as well.

Bancroft WI – Quick Facts

  • Waushara County, Almond Township
  • General Size of Village – Around 500+ residents
  • Area Lakes Washburn Lake, Bass Lake, North Branch Tenmile Creek, South Branch Tenmile Creek, and lots of Drainage Ditches to the west…
  • Area Features: Gas Station, State Bank and more…
  • Area Terrain – West of the interstate is mostly wetlands right by the interstate are large farm fields.  To the east of I-39 are mostly large farm fields with a couple large batches of wooded land.
  • Area Code – 715   
  • Zip Code – 54921
  • Access
    • County Road W
    • Interstate – I39 / 51
  • School District – Almond-Bancroft School District
  • Classified as a Village.
  • History – Named after Rev. Warren Gamaliel Bancroft founded in ???

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