What's Happening at Crex?

NOTICE: Our main phone line (715-463-2739) is currently down. Please call the DNR line at 715-463-2896 OR Lauren Finch during the week, at 715-641-0406 for Crex information. 


Summer Visitor Center hours: 

Weekdays from 8:00 am- 4:00 pm

Weekends from 10:00 am- 4:00 pm

Events for Summer 2022 are now on the "Programs & Events" page.

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Friends of Crex Meadows Wildlife Area

You can now purchase/renew your membership and make donations online! Head to the Friends of Crex Membership or Donation tabs to learn more!

Candlelight Hike at Crex
Candlelight Hike at Crex

Photo Credit: Linda McKusick

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

Photo Credit: Larry Palmer

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First Frost
First Frost

Photo credit: Gary Meyer

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Candlelight Hike at Crex
Candlelight Hike at Crex

Photo Credit: Linda McKusick

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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 Reading Program

Little Wildlifers

Sunrise with the Sharp-tails Tour

Crex Archery Shoot

Birding Tours

"Why did we do that?" Tour

Hunter Safety Education

Spring Festival!

- Songbird Banding

- Wild Edibles Talk & Walk

- Reptiles & Amphibians

- Puzzle Competition

- Birding Tour

Wildflowers & Wildlife Walk

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


Visitor Center Hours:

SPRING (April-May 31st)

Weekdays: 9:00 am-5:30 pm

Weekends: 10:00 am- 4:00 pm


SUMMER (June-Labor Day)

Weekdays: 8:00 am- 4:00 pm

Weekends: 10:00 am-4:00 pm


FALL (Labor Day-October 31st)
Weekdays: 9:00 am- 5:30 pm

Weekends: 10:00 am- 4:00 pm


WINTER (November-March)

Weekdays: 8:00 am-4:00pm

Weekends: CLOSED


CLOSED on most hoildays


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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