The Oconto Marsh & Rush Point Refuge is located just north of the City of Oconto on the west shore of Green Bay. Covering more then 800 acres, the marsh is an area rich in birdlife, which includes: Wood Ducks, Ring-neck Ducks, Snowy Owl and Scoters and many, many more.
It also encompasses a state waterfowl sanctuary and a breeding ground for the “yellow-headed blackbird”. Take a walk along the 2.8 mile mowed path and see what you discover.
Keep your eyes open and the camera close by. Whether at the Oconto Marsh Refuge, Breakwater Park & Harbor or any other site in Oconto be sure to look to the skies as you never know when you might see one of the Nation’s prettiest birds.
Bird City – Oconto is a certified Wisconsin Bird City Member. Click the Bird City link for more information. Check out the information on bird friendly plants, window decals and cat control.
The Marsh is located County Y (Main Street). Just follow Main Street out of Oconto and you will find it.
In addition, there is a platform and benches to enhance your experience at the Marsh. Also, the Oconto Marsh is part of the Great Wisconsin Birding and Nature Trails. For more information, click http://www.wisconsinbirds.org/trail/