Chub & Mud Lake Riverine Marsh is a nearly 2000 acre site situated just south of the northern unit of Waterloo Quartzite Outcrops and adjacent to Chub Lake Oak Savanna (see tomorrow’s post). There are several parking areas and boat launches around the site, particularly on the south and west sides, from which to begin an excursion.
I have visited this site three times but have yet to really do it justice. All of my visit came either before I had a kayak or during the winter. Though the ice was frozen for the latest winter visit, I would not recommend walking on the river portion at any time of the year. As is customary for SNA’s within State Wildlife Areas, there is no signage or way to know when you are within the SNA and when you are not. The portions of the site that I explored near the various parking areas and boat launches were not very spectacular, though this is to be expected. To truly get a feel for this site, a boat of some kind is necessary. Such an excursion is definitely in the cards this year.
More of my photos (and full-res) from Chub & Mud Lake Riverine Marsh can be viewed here.
|Natural Communities / Geology||Lake|
|Parking||Parking Areas, Boat Launches|
|Easy to Find||Yes|
|Best Seen By||Kayak|
|Located Within||Mud Lake Wildlife Area; Glacial Heritage Area|
|Dates Visited||6.12.10 / 9.27.15 / 1.9.16|