Springstead Mukeg 40 Conservation Area

The conservation area consists entirely of wild peatlands nestled among a mosaic of other protected lands.

Natural Features

The property is comprised entirely of peatlands. Trees on the property are sparse, and stunted, but may still be quite old given the impressive remoteness of the property.


In July of 2023 NWLT purchased the property.

Read the fall 2023 newsletter for more information.

Town of sherman, iron County

 39 Acres

Ownership: Northwoods Land Trust

Getting There

From Eagle River follow State Highway 70 west 12.2 miles to County Highway J in St. Germain. Turn left onto County Highway J and follow it 11.7 miles to Minocqua. Turn right onto Highway 47 and continue for 22.7 miles. Turn left onto State Highway 182 and continue for 14.3 miles. Maple Rd. will be on the east side of the highway. In winter park along the road, and walk east to the property through public lands. When there is no snow, turn left onto Forest Rd. #903 and continue to the end, about 1 mile.


45.981297, -90.173956

Recommended parking area on Google Maps.

Dogs are welcome.

Hunting and Trapping are allowed according to NWLT Guidelines.


The preserve is passively managed meaning activities only occur in response to natural disasters or threats to the conservation values. The intent is to allow for the continuation of natural processes while maintaining the integrity of the ecosystems.


Natural plant and animal habitat; water quality; increase connectivity of public lands; carbon storage and other nature-based services that lessen the impacts of climate change.

Funding Support

The expenses related to this project were supported by grants from the Caerus Foundation and Wisconsin Land Fund and a gift from an anonymous donor.

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