Haymeadow Flowage (301/686)

Haymeadow Flowage is a sprawling mix of forested landscapes, lakes, creeks, bogs, and swamps across a 5-mile swath of Forest County in the northeastern part of Wisconsin.  It is accessible from a multitude of National Forest roads, campgrounds, and boat launches.

My first visit to Haymeadow Flowage was a fortuitous one and I simply sought an easy approach to a bog.  I parked at the corner of the intersection of Haymeadow Road and Seven Mile Lake Road and walked south to immediately find a two small bog lakes.  Pitcher plants, bog rosemary, and cranberries were among the plentiful species here.  At another location, which I do not recall the specifics of, a hummocky, moss-covered norther forest awaited with its picturesque sun-dappled terrain.  Two subsequent visits have embarked from the White Deer Lake boat launch to search for lesser rattlesnake plantain and another bog to the southwest, which was found to be not particularly floralistically diverse.  There is a site that I tend to add on to my excursions in the area because I always seem to observe an interesting species or scene and I will certainly be stopping here multiple times in the future.

 

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

Just under 400 more blog posts to go!  Well, actually a few more than that remain; counting SNA’s delisted since I started and a few SNA’s to be designated, the current total is 689, though hopefully, that will increase!

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Additional Information

SNA # 482
County Forest
Natural Communities / Geology Bog, Swamp, Northern Mesic Forest, Lake, Creek
Size (Acres) 2096
Parking Roadsides, Boat Launches
Trails No
Easy to Find Yes
Best Seen By Foot
Marked Boundaries No
Ownership US Forest Service; More info: Wisconsin DNR
Located Within Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest
Dates Visited 7.4.13 / 7.9.16 / 5.13.17

Forest
Forest County
 
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