What's Happening at Crex?

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.


To sign up online for events that require pre-registration, visit the "Programs & Events" page! 

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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....

Upcoming Events

Grantsburg Library Programs

Spring Little Wildlifers

Evening Nature Hikes

Crex Meadows Tours

Sharp-tailed Grouse Tour

Spring Wildlife Festival & Open House


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)

CLOSED on weekends until April

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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