What's Happening at Crex?

On Thursday, April 15, the USGS and DNR held a public meeting to discuss the water study done on Crex Meadows and surrounding private property. Find the pre-recorded presentation here.

You can also find the peer reviewed water study report here.

Due to the developing COVID-19 Pandemic, the Crex Meadows Wildlife Education & Visitor Center will be closed until further notice, and programs and events are cancelled or postponed. Since staff will also not be in the office, our contact information will be as follows:

email: information@crexmeadows.org OR Lauren.finch@wisconsin.gov

call: Lauren Finch at 715-641-0406 

During this time, Crex Meadows, Fish Lake, and Amsterdam Sloughs properties are still open for hiking and driving. Please continue to practice social distancing. 


Please follow all CDC and WHO guidelines, and follow mandates put in place by your state and federal governments. We hope that you are all safe and well.

NOTICE: The Visitor Center hiking trail will be under construction and CLOSED until further notice.

Restroom facilities at the rest area are currently open for use.



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Candlelight Hike at Crex
Candlelight Hike at Crex

Photo Credit: Linda McKusick

Sandhills coming in for a landing
Sandhills coming in for a landing

Photo Credit: Larry Palmer

First Frost
First Frost

Photo credit: Gary Meyer

Candlelight Hike at Crex
Candlelight Hike at Crex

Photo Credit: Linda McKusick

About Crex

Welcome to Crex Meadows State Wildlife Area!

Crex is a 30,000 acre property that is intensively managed by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources-Bureau of Wildlife Management. We are located in beautiful Burnett County, which is part of Northwestern....

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Wildlife Highlights

Check out the Wildlife Updates page for a full list of birds seen within the past week!

Volunteer Corner

Volunteer opportunities

> Front Desk Volunteers

> Check and clean wood duck boxes

> Check and clean bluebird houses

> Tend to the prairie garden at the Visitor Center

Crex Meadows

Wildlife Education and Visitor Center

102 East Crex Avenue

Grantsburg, WI 54840


Center Hours:

8:00 am-4:00 pm on weekdays (closing times may vary)


Stop in to learn about wildlife updates, pick up maps, look around our exhibits, or check out the Bog Shoe Gift Shop!

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