Mud Lake, SNA #125 (112/675)

Mud Lake features a shallow drainage lake surrounded by a sedge meadow.  It is one of 6 SNA’s with ‘Mud Lake’ in the name and one of 2 SNA’s with 3 owners.  There is room to park at dead-ends on Lime Kiln and Birch Roads, on the north and east sides of the site, respectively.  The latter is certainly a much easier approach with a wide trail leading to the lake.

This visit was at the end of a long day.  Light was dwindling and there was little of great excitement in and around the shore of the lake.  The trail from the dead-end on Birch Road wound its way through a few trees and along an old filed before cutting through a bit of the sedge meadow and approaching the lake.  I would put this site on my list to revisit to hopefully catch things at a more floralistically interesting time.  It is adjacent to North Bay and The Ridges Sanctuary as well, which put together would make a nice collection of sites to visit.

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

Additional Information

SNA # 125
County Door
Natural Communities / Geology
Lake, Northern Sedge Meadow
Size (Acres) 2555
Parking Roadside
Trails Yes
Easy to Find Yes
Best Seen By Foot
Marked Boundaries No
Ownership The Nature Conservancy; Wisconsin DNR; Private
Located Within Mud Lake State Wildlife Area
Dates Visited 5.22.10

Door County

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