Dells of the Wisconsin River, SNA #283 (46/674)

Dells of the Wisconsin River is a wonderful site, with beautiful views and a diversity of protected natural communities.  It is the only SNA that can be found in 4 different counties.  The protected land is comprised of cliffs overlooking the Wisconsin River, which in this portion of the state, forms the boundaries between several counties.  It consists of land on both sides of the river which can be accessed from many points.  Some have parking areas, some don’t.  Some have trail, some don’t. Two of the easier accesses are from parking areas on River Road.  I would also recommend seeing the cliffs from the water.  The cliffs contain rare plants and shouldn’t be climbed on and the side canyons are also closed to the public.  This is a great site to visit and a welcome respite from the artificial entertainment found in the area.

More of my photos from Dells of the Wisconsin River can be viewed here.

Additional Information

SNA # 283
County Columbia, Sauk, Juneau, Adams
Size (Acres)
Natural Communities / Geology Cliff, Northern Oak/Pine Forest, Southern Oak/Pine Forest, Oak Savanna, Sand Barrens, Hemlock Relict
Parking Parking area (many)
Trails Yes/No (depending on access point)
Easy to Find Yes/No (depending on access point)
Best Seen By Foot/Water
Marked Boundaries No
Ownership Wisconsin DNR
Located Within na
Dates Visited 7.25.09 / 5.20.11 / 1.17.15

Adams, Columbia, Juneau & Sauk Counties

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