Sohlberg Silver Lake, SNA #166 (132/675)

Sohlberg Silver Lake features the eponymous lake as well as the surrounding forest, small bogs, and tamarack swamps.  Park at the dead end on 18th Avenue and walk east along the trail which winds to the lake.

Exploring the lake shoreline was fairly easy as the high water covered most of the exposed mud flats.  As this is a seepage lake, annual precipitation greatly affects water levels with the lake ranging in size from 7 to 16 acres.  The lack of mud flats on my visit is reason alone for me to return at some point in the future in a drier year or a drier time of year perhaps.  The route to the lake had a barrens/savanna feel to it though it is not a high quality site in those respects.  Hoary puccoon, wild columbine, and wild lupine were noted along the way to the lake.  Flora around the eastern edge of the lake was minimal, presumably due to high water, with blue flag being the most abundant species.  In the future, I may try approaching from the east side from a similar dead-end and also venture to the the bogs and swamps which are concentrated on that side of the lake.

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

Additional Information

SNA # 166
County Adams
Natural Communities / Geology Lake, Dry Forest
Size (Acres) 308
Parking Cul-de-sac
Trails Yes, to lake
Easy to Find Yes
Best Seen By Foot
Marked Boundaries No
Ownership Wisconsin DNR
Located Within n/a
Dates Visited 6.3.10

Adams County

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