Bass Lake Fen (248/679)

Bass Lake Fen encompasses an area that is much as it sounds, a fen along the shore of Bass Lake.  A parking area is located on the south side of CTH YY east of STH 22.  From there, walk approximately 3/4 mile due south to the north shore of the lake.  The fen is primarily found on the east shore.

I am not satisfied with my visit to Bass Lake Fen.  I decided at the parking area that I didn’t want to walk 3/4 mile in rubber boots, so I left them in the car.  Due to the wet terrain in the fen, I could not explore as much as a I would have liked to.  Adding injury to insult, it began to rain shortly after I arrived at the lakeshore.  Of course, this site is high on the revisit priority list, most likely next spring.  Hopefully, better weather awaits me then.

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

Additional Information

SNA # 178
County Waushara
Natural Communities / Geology Lake, Calcareous Fen, Spring
Size (Acres) 125
Parking Parking Area
Trails Yes
Easy to Find Yes
Best Seen By Foot
Marked Boundaries No
Ownership Wisconsin DNR
Located Within n/a
Dates Visited 5.1.12

Waushara County

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