Exploring the George Mead Wildlife Area
George Mead Wildlife Area
I never knew this place even existed until about two weeks ago. I was looking at a map, eagerly searching for new places to explore, when I saw this huge span of green just south of Wausau. Looking closer, I saw that it was the George Mead Wildlife Area, so I wrote it down as a future spot to explore.
Well, today was the day! My mom and I drove there this morning and spent about an hour walking around the property, taking photos along the way.
Located just 30 miles southwest of Wausau and 25 miles northwest of Stevens Point, this area is a hidden gem in central Wisconsin.
Over 33,000 Acres
The Visitor Center
When we first arrived, we stopped at the visitor center to pick up a few maps and get some information on the area.
This building sits right near the main entrance and serves as both a visitor center and an educational facility. There’s even an outdoor amphitheater!
To contact the visitor center, call (715) 457-6771.
Monday – Thursday, 8:00 to 4:30.
Fridays by appointment only.
Closed on the weekends.
We forgot the binocs so I improvised…
A couple of geese coming in for a landing.
We had so much fun exploring and taking photos! I think I’ll return in the summer once everything gets a little greener. I also think coming here at sunrise would be really beautiful!