Located along the west shore of the Bay of Green Bay, the L. H. Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve has 920 acres of forest, meadows and wetlands where prehistoric Indian tribes once hunted, fished, and camped. Today this natural area is home and refuge for a wide variety of waterfowl, wildlife, and plant species. Over 9 miles of scenic hiking trails run through the marshes and forests of the preserve. These trails are also groomed for cross country skiing in the winter months. All trails begin and end at the Interpretive Center.
Also located amidst the preserve is the West Shores Interpretive Center, which offers a variety of educational programs throughout the year and gives visitors the opportunity to explore nature up close with exciting hands-on exhibits. The Interpretive Center is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 12:00-4:00 p.m.
Sensory Woods - Barkhausen is home to the first-of-its-kind Sensory Woods which connects people with all abilities to the sensations of nature. Inspired by personal experiences and desire to help create a positive community impact, park staff came up with a vision that took more than year to become reality. They relied heavily on help from various community groups and organizations to complete the first phase. With the help of Leadership Green Bay and numerous community sponsors, the second phase of the sensory woods has enhanced the space to provide memorable engagement and activity.
For our public events please visit our Event Calendar
Things To Do:
Cross Country Ski Trails
Dogs allowed on leash (south of Lineville Road)
Nature Study & Wildlife Viewing