St Croix Valley field trip to Crex Meadows State Wildlife Area

Saturday, June 8, 2024

Crex Meadows State Wildlife Area
102 E Crex Ave, Grantsburg, WI 54840

10am – 4pm

Crex Meadows Wildlife Area is a 30,000-acre property of wetlands, brush prairies and forests scattered across a gently rolling landscape.

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.


Plan to arrive at Crex about 9:30am.

John Arthur and Alex Bouthilet will give a short orientation. We will then caravan along the 24-mile long Auto Tour.

We will stop at the Rest Area (#11) to take a break and have a picnic lunch. Picnic tables, benches, fire grates, and toilets are available for your use. John and Alex will answer questions and give a preview of the remaining tour.

We will finish our tour at about 4pm and head home.


☀ a lunch for yourself

☀ binoculars

☀ camera


You can join the tour three ways:

☀ Drive yourself. The address is 102 E Crex Ave, Grantsburg, WI 54840. Meet at the Visitor & Education Center about 9:30 am.

☀ Arrange a carpool yourself with friends or family. Again, be sure to arrive about 9:30 to join the group.

☀ Carpool with Evanne: Meet at the Hudson Park and Ride (2340 Coulee Rd, Hudson, WI 54016) at 7:45am. We will leave promptly at 8:00. We have a 12-passenger Sprinter van. First 10 people to contact Evanne can reserve a spot.

Level of Difficulty: Easy

Primary Contact

Please email Evanne if you have questions or are able to help.

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