Goose Lake Drumlins, SNA #375 (36/674)

Six drumlins and two lakes can be found at Goose Lake Drumlins, found within Goose Lake Wildlife Area.  As is the custom with SNA’s embedded in State Wildlife Areas, there is no demarcation of which portion is SNA and which is not.  Access is fairly straightfoward and can be accomplished from a number of SWA parking areas surrounding the property.  From the DNR-recommended access, a long service road leads you toward the two main drumlins, but actually reaching them will require some off-trail bushwacking through potentially soggy conditions depending on the time of year you visit.  Spring may be a good time to catch the forest ephemerals but I have not visited during that season.  The best views of the drumlins arguably come some distance from them as you can see their elevation rises that set them apart from the surrounding landscape.  It is neat to picture glaciers moving through the region carving out this impressive landscape.  Two lakes are found here as well, Goose and Mud, though the SWA and the SNA are named for only one.  On the southwest side of Goose Lake is a small bog, which I plan to explore on my next visit.

More of my photos from Goose Lake Drumlins can be viewed here.

Additional Information

SNA # 375
County Dane
Parking Parking areas (gravel)
Trails No (Access rd)
Easy to Find Yes
Best Seen By Foot
Marked Boundaries No
Ownership Wisconsin DNR
Located Within Goose Lake Wildlife Area
Dates Visited 7.11.09 / 7.22.13

Dane County

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