Hulburt Creek Woods, SNA #371 (47/674)

Hulburt Creek Woods is comprised of 3 separate, though nearby, parcels within the Hulburt Creek Fishery Area in Sauk County.  The creek is a picturesque trout stream winding through northern and southern dry-mesic forests and areas with sandstone cliffs and alder thickets.  I have visited the easatern and western parcels so far.  The western parcel is the easiest to reach.  Fishery Area lands abut the road and it is a relatively easy walk through the forest into the SNA and to the creek from the north.  The eastern parcel is a bit more difficult to reach and involves a somewhat steep descent from the road and after that, a wet walk through a marshy area and across Hulburt Creek to reach the photogenic cliffs and forest.  I was on the search for a rare plant reported here a few decades ago, but did not find it on this day.  I plan to visit this site a bit later in the year to search for that plant again, and also to visit in winter, which I think will afford some wonderful photographic opportunities.

More of my photos from Hulburt Creek Woods can be viewed here.

Additional Information

SNA # 371
County Sauk
Size (Acres)
166
Natural Communities / Geology Northern Dry-Mesic Forest, Southern- Dry-Mesic Forest, Cliffs, Trout Stream, Alder Thicket
Parking Roadside
Trails No
Easy to Find No
Best Seen By Foot
Marked Boundaries No
Ownership Wisconsin DNR
Located Within Hulburt Creek Fishery Area
Dates Visited 7.25.09 / 6.28.14 / 1.17.15

Sauk
Sauk County
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