Bohn Lake (274/681)

Bohn Lake features the fluctuating water levels of its namesake lake, a remnant of a glacial tunnel channel formed millenia ago.  Found in west-central Waushara County, this site is easily accessed via the Ice Age Trail.  A parking area is located on the east side of CTH B, approximately 1 mile south of CTH V….

Karner Blue Meadow (264/679)

Karner Blue Meadow comprises a block of prime habitat for the federally endangered Karner Blue butterfly (Lycaeides melissa samuelis).  The site is easily reached by parking on the side of the road on 22nd Avenue midway between CTH A and CTH H.  A DNR gate and sign mark the site.  There are no official trails,…

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…

Lunch Creek Wetlands (247/679)

Lunch Creek Wetlands is comprised of a large sedge meadow and areas of calcareous fen straddling the meandering Lunch Creek in Waushara County.  This site can be accessed from a DNR parking area on the east side of CTH Y.  Alternatively, it appears access is possible from the northeast and southeast corners of the site…

Mecan Springs (246/679)

Mecan Springs’ primary feature is the namesake springs, which are the headwaters for the Mecan River, one of the best trout streams in Wisconsin.  The site is easily reachable via a parking area off of 6th Lane between Chicago Road to the north and Cottonville Avenue to the south.  From this northeast corner of the…

Upper Fox Headwaters (245/679)

Upper Fox Headwaters is comprised of a wide array of natural communities in 5 parcels of land divided amongst 3 units spanning 9 miles, 2 counties, and a total of 195 acres.  The Upper Chaffee Creek Meadow unit (formerly known as the Chaffee Creek unit) is accessible from a wayside off of southbound I-39/USH 51…

Plainfield Tunnel Channel Lakes, SNA #226 (137/675)

Plainfield Tunnel Channel Lakes encompasses two glacial lakes, but the focus here is on the large population of Fassett’s locoweed.  There are 3 separate parcels, but all are separated by just a few yards.  A parking area is accessible from STH 73 southeat of Plainfield. Fassett’s locoweed is an endangered species in Wisconsin and a…