Killsnake River

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The Killsnake River near its junction with the Manitowoc River

The Killsnake River is a 19.7-mile-long (31.7 km)[1] river in eastern Wisconsin in the United States. It is a tributary of the South Branch of the Manitowoc River, which flows to Lake Michigan.

The river flows for its entire course in central Calumet County. It rises about 3 miles (5 km) east of Lake Winnebago and flows generally east-southeastwardly; it joins the South Branch of the Manitowoc River about 6 miles (10 km) east of Chilton in the Killsnake Wildlife Area.

Killsnake Wildlife Area[edit]

Killsnake Wildlife Area near Chilton, Wisconsin

The 5,777 acres (23.38 km2) surrounding the confluence of the Killsnake River with the South Branch Manitowoc River has been designated a wildlife refuge by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.[2] The area is located entirely in the town of Rantoul.

Registered historic area[edit]

There are four archaeological sites ranging from a major Early Paleo-Indian campsite from 9000 BC to a Potawatomi village from the mid-19th century AD located in the wildlife area,[3] and the site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-04-05 at WebCite, accessed December 19, 2011
  2. ^ Wildlife areas in Northeast Wisconsin, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Retrieved July 17, 2007
  3. ^ Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine; April 1999; Retrieved July 17, 2007

External links[edit]

  • Killsnake Wildlife Area - Wisconsin DNR
  • DeLorme (1992). Wisconsin Atlas & Gazetteer. Freeport, Maine: DeLorme. ISBN 0-89933-247-1.
  • U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Killsnake River