Mirror Lake Pine-Oak Forest, SNA #406 (40/674)

Mirror Lake Pine-Oak Forest is exactly what it sounds like: a nice forest consisting of pine (mostly white) and oak (a mixture of red, black, and white) on an undulating terrain on the shores of Mirror Lake.  Access is available from a couple of boat landings or by actual boat from the main portion of the state park.  Though it is located directly north of Fern Dell Gorge, the only way to reach one directly from the other would be via watercraft.  As this was July when I visited, the forest canopy had long closed and little was in bloom.  This is a site that I would like to see again in mid-May for spring wildflowers, in fall with the leaves a-changing, and  with some snow on the ground mid-winter.  A few rocky ravines and wetter areas would surely be photogenic with a little cover of snow.  The forest itself would be interesting to observe as spring settles in.  There are no trails here, so you are left to wander through the forest, which is not a bad thing.

More of my photos from Mirror Lake Pine-Oak Forest can be viewed here.

Additional Information

SNA # 406
County Sauk
Parking Roadside/Boat landing
Trails No
Easy to Find Yes
Best Seen By Foot
Marked Boundaries No
Ownership Wisconsin DNR
Located Within Mirror Lake State Park
Dates Visited 7.12.09

Sauk
Sauk County
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