Black Earth Creek County Wildlife Area Sunnyside Unit
This 292-acre property extends from the lowlands along Black Earth Creek, a Class I trout stream, to high, glaciated ridges, encompassing mostly level and gently rolling lands. The steep hillsides support deciduous woodlands. Varied topography creates many microclimates with the potential for a diverse wildlife habitat. An uncommon ‘goat prairie’ has survived just above the rock cut on USH 14. The hilltops provide sweeping views of Middleton, Madison, and the Black Earth Creek Valley. (Dane County Parks Department)
7646-7690 US-14, Middleton, WI 53562
Open daily, year-round
County Wildlife Areas are open to all legal types of public hunting, trapping, fishing, and foraging. WDNR hunting rules apply.
The Black Earth Creek Wildlife Area-Sunnyside Unit is well known in the Town of Middleton as the Sunnyside Seed Farm and was owned by farm safety expert Randall Swanson and his family for many years.