Alvin Creek Headwaters (306/687)

Alvin Creek Headwaters encompasses several natural communities centered around, appropriately enough, Alvin Creek and its headwaters in north-central Forest County.  The site lies southwest of the intersection of STH 70 and STH 55.  Access can be made directly from west on FR 2175 and from the east on FR 2427.  Both lightly traveled (and lightly maintained) gravel roads.

Generally speaking, I can tell you exactly where I parked and accessed a particular natural area from.  This is one site that I cannot specifically recall.  I’m fairly certain that I approached from the west on FR 2175.  These mossy, hummocky-floored forests are one of my favorite natural communities to wander through, though at times treacherous due to the uncertain footing.  I made my way to the site’s namesake creek and found the water level to be low with almost no detectable flow.  Numerous small, fallen trees were draped across the water surrounded by the lush, verdant greens of the forest.  I would very much like to revisit this site and explore more thoroughly the sedge meadow and bog areas in the northern portion.

More of my photos (and full-res) from Alvin Creek Headwaters 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 # 443
County Forest
Natural Communities / Geology Creek, Spring, Bog, Northern Sedge Meadow, Alder Thicket, Northern Wet Forest
Size (Acres) 887
Parking Roadside
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 7.6.13

Forest
Forest County
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