Friends of the North Pikes Creek Wetlands

Friends of the North Pikes Creek Wetlands

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About Us

The Friends of the North Pikes Creek Wetlands is a nonprofit, grass-roots community organization committed to the protection, enhancement, and educational use of the North Pikes Creek Wetlands. In 2019, the Friends created the Beaver Hollow Outdoor Education Area on a two-acre portion of their 130-acre conservation property. Beaver Hollow is a fully universally accessible outdoor education and recreation facility, available for all residents and area visitors, regardless of age or physical abilities, to use year-round. Beaver Hollow has a looped driveway that accommodates a full size school bus, 525 feet of ADA-compliant walkway that leads to an accessible boardwalk that travels 728 feet through a wetland forest. A pavilion and restroom are available for onsite programs.

North Pikes Creek is a birding hotspot so don't forget your camera and binoculars. Two boardwalk wildlife viewing platforms provide a view of a large, active Great Blue Heron rookery.

We invite you to visit us at Beaver Hollow to enjoy a tranquil outdoor experience in the woods and wetlands, and to visit our website to learn more about the Friends of the North Pikes Creek Wetlands.



Highlights

  • Conservation property with diverse wildlife habitat
  • Beaver Hollow Outdoor Education Area
  • Half mile fully accessible walkway and boardwalk
  • Outdoor pavilion for educational use - classes, workshops, demonstrations
  • Excellent birding in woods and on trails

Images

Wet Forest
Yellow Warbler in Alder
Palm Warbler by Creek
Beaver Hollow entrance sign
Beaver Hollow driveway
Accessible walkway
Pavilion
Beaver
Boardwalk Trail
Fall aspen
Wildlife viewing platform
Boardwalk
Wildlife
Heron Rookery
Bluet
swans

Events

Native Plants with Marisa Lee of MyWildWisconsin at Beaver Hollow
  • Join Marisa Lee of MyWildWisconsin for a plant talk and tour at Beaver Hollow from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm on Saturday, October 15. October is prime for fall color.
  • Saturday Oct 15, 2022