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Riverbend Conservancy

Category: OWLT Preserves
Location: West Bend
Size: 88.0 Acres

Located in the Town of Trenton, Riverbend is 88 acres. It is one of the few large tracts of undeveloped land along the Milwaukee River in Washington County. On the northern part of the site is a 20 acre lowland hardwood forest, which serves as a wonderful example of what the river basin looked like before European settlement. Never farmed because of its swampy bottom, it remains very rich and especially diverse in tree species.

Most of the remaining 68 acres are in agricultural production. Slowly trees will replace crops as the property reverts to pre-settlement mature hardwood forest. Two buffer strips were established along the east and west shorelines to reduce erosion and a nine-acre area was planted into trees in 2013. A pull-off is available for canoeists to take a rest, have a snack or enjoy the property’s tranquility. The site’s long term goal includes not only the forest planting and invasive species removal but building kiosks and signage to enhance the visitor experience. Visit this preserve to hike, bird watch, hunt, boat or fish.

pdfRiverbend Trail Map1.5 MB

Trail System Yes
Parking Lot
Deer Hunting Bow
Water Access River


766 Hwy 33, West Bend, WI 53095

Our Preserves

1541 E Cedar Creek Rd, 53024, Grafton

555 Granville Rd, 53092, Cedarburg

2010 Decorah Rd, 53095, West Bend

10370 W Wildwood Ct., 53092, Mequon

1630 Decorah Rd, 53095, West Bend

4970 Country Club Rd, 53074 , Port Washington

3540 Beaver Dam Rd, 53090, West Bend

N6625 Clover Valley Road, 53021, Fredonia

6670 Lovers Lane Rd, 53090, West Bend

1211 Dahlia Lane, 53024, Grafton

Jay Road, Town of Farmington

N5100 Country Lane, 53080, Fredonia

326 E. Newark Drive, West Bend, WI 53090

1400 County Hwy K, 53027, Erin

766 Hwy 33, West Bend, WI 53095

3210 County Highway KK, 53074, Port Washington

5401 Shannon Road, Hartford, WI 53027

2000 HWY 33, Saukville, WI 53080

5827 S. Oak Road, West Bend, WI 53095

4513 W Bonniwell Rd, Mequon, WI 53097

793 Dublin Drive, 53027, Hartford

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8200 W County Line Rd, 53097, Mequon

Phone: (262) 242-8055
Fax: (262) 242-8056