Whittlesey Creek National Wildlife Refuge

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Whittlesey Creek National Wildlife Refuge

Wisconsin

(715) 685-9983

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Overview

Wisconsin's Whittlesey Creek National Wildlife Refuge is a significant part of the wildlife habitat and aquatic resources of the south shore of Lake Superior. Its purpose is to protect, restore, and manage coastal wetland and spring-fed stream habitat. Refuge habitats include coastal wetlands, sedge meadows, lowland hardwood swamps, black spruce swamps, and abandoned agricultural fields. Whittlesey, Little Whittlesey, and Terwilliger creeks flow through the refuge, collecting water from the many cold-water spring upwellings in the streams and bordering wetlands. The refuge is located immediately north of the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, which is operated by the Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, Wisconsin State Historical Society, University of Wisconsin Extension Service, and Friends of the Center Alliance, Ltd. The Center serves as the headquarters and contact station for the refuge.

Map of Whittlesey Creek NWR

Latitude, Longitude: 46.592400, -90.952550

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Activities

  • Fishing

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  • Hunting

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Directions

Driving

The refuge is located along Wisconsin State Highway 13, just north of the junction with U.S. Highway 2, in Northern Wisconsin. It is easiest to access the refuge from the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, which is at the intersection of State Highway 13 and U.S. Highway 2. Signs direct travelers to the Center off Highway 2.

Phone Numbers

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(715) 685-9983

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