The Drewiske Family Preserve (formerly Jackson Preserve) is a 46-acre KRLT property that includes the Kinnickinnic River, and access with approximately 3,460 feet of shoreline and 475 feet of perennial tributary, floodplain areas, mixed hardwood forest, oak savanna/woodlands, pine relics, bluffs, rock outcroppings, goat prairies, wildlife habitat, and spectacular scenery.
Planning a visit? In areas of this preserve, some of the trails have a steep incline. There are also sections of the trail system that connect you directly to the Kinnickinnic River. There are resting benches located in the portion of the trail that is closer to the river.
Location: Northside of Pierce County Highway FF, the Wisconsin DNR Manion Wildlife Area located across the road west of the preserve entrance.
For hunting and trapping rules and regulations, please see below.
Hunting & Trapping Regulations
Hunting, fishing, and trapping are permitted on The Drewiske Family Preserve according to State and Federal regulations. For more information on hunting, fishing, and trapping rules, regulations, and season dates, please refer to The State of Wisconsin Hunting, Fishing, and Trapping Regulations or see the DNR website at dnr.wi.gov and search keyword: regulations.
The Drewiske Family Preserve Regulations and General Information
- Off-road motor vehicle use is prohibited. Certain exemptions apply to Class A, and certain Class B disabled hunters. Individuals seeking an exemption should contact Kinnickinnic River Land Trust at 715-425-5738 for a permit.
- All pets must remain on a leash except for legal hunting activities during open seasons.
- Please respect private lands near The Drewiske Family Preserve.
- You are responsible for undertaking your recreational activity in a safe and legal manner.
- Non-hunting visitors are also enjoying The Drewiske Family Preserve during Hunting and Trapping Season; they may or may not be wearing blaze orange.
- Hunters should be especially aware of gun safety and be certain of your target and what is beyond.
It is illegal to:
- Discharge a firearm, bow, crossbow, or air gun from, on, or across a designated trail, access lane, or from the parking lot.
- Shoot a firearm within 100 yards of a building devoted to human occupancy on lands you do not own without permission. Target shoot on The Drewiske Family Preserve.
- Trap within 100 yards of a designated trail or parking lot and within the 66-foot access lane.
- Park in The Drewiske Family Preserve parking lot overnight. Camp anywhere on The Drewiske Family Preserve.
- Start fires or have campfires on The Drewiske Family Preserve. Store personal property on The Drewiske Family Preserve.
Tree Stands and Hunting Blinds:– Only portable tree stands and hunting blinds are permitted and must be removed daily after use.
- Damaging trees, cutting shooting lanes, marking trees, and the use of screw-in tree-stands or steps are considered damaging and are illegal.