Bean Lake, SNA #111 (63/674)

Bean Lake is a seepage lake found with Lake Mills Wildlife Area in Jefferson County.  A large gravel parking area is located at the terminus of Bean Lake Road.  From there a trail leads almost to the shore of the lake.

As one approaches the lake, a sunken piece of boardwalk is visible but further progress will leave you very wet and/or into the muck up to your knee or beyond.  Additionally, poison sumac is quite abundant in the bog-like areas which makes exploration of any kind tedious to say the least.  This site may be worth a further visit in May-June but it must be a careful one.

More of my photos (and full-res) from Bean Lake can be viewed here.

Additional Information

SNA # 111
County Jefferson
Natural Communities / Geology
 Tamarack Swamp, Lake, Shrub-Carr
Size (Acres) 195
Parking Parking area (gravel)
Trails Yes
Easy to Find Yes
Best Seen By Foot
Marked Boundaries No
Ownership Wisconsin DNR
Located Within Lake Mills Wildlife Area
Dates Visited 9.26.09 / 8.22.15

Jefferson County

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