Upcoming Events:

April 1st to May 31st is when people can view the annual dance of the sharp-tailed grouse. Viewing blinds are available to watch the show.

Butterfly trek photo by Dean Hanson

Past Events

2021 Field Trips. We will likely plan similar ones on similar dates in 2022.

Natural Resource Foundation (NRF) Field Trips:

(register through the NRF website)

  • Birding – Saturday, May 22
  • Bog walk – Saturday, June 12, 2021

Annual Blueberries on the Barrens Celebration – Saturday, July 17

Friends of the Namekagon Barrens Hikes and Tours:

  • Lupines on the South Unit – Saturday, June 5
  • Wildflowers – Saturday, July 10
  • Blueberry walk – Wednesday, July 14
  • Plant survey – Saturday, July 31
  • Sharp-tails and Bird Dogs – Wednesday, August 19

Clean-up Days

  • Spring Cabin and Barrens Clean-up Day – Saturday, May 15
  • Fall Cabin and Barrens Clean-up Day – Saturday, Sept. 18

The Namekagon Barrens Wildlife Area Cabin is located at 33174 Gomulak Fire Lane ~14 miles west of Minong, Wisconsin.