Suk Cerney Peatlands (311/687)

Suk Cerney Peatlands is a massive complex of meadow, bog, swamp, and pine barrens covering over 3600 acres (11th largest SNA) in Juneau County’s Meadow Valley State Wildlife Area.  The site is located west of Necedah and can be reached by taking North 6th Avenue north from CTH H to Bewick Trail which runs along…

Necedah Oak-Pine Savanna (285/681)

Necedah Oak-Pine Savanna includes barrens and northern dry forest communities within the confines of the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge in northern Juneau County and is one of two SNA’s within the refuge.  The site, southwest of the Sprague-Mather Flowage, is most easily accessed via Bewick Trail, a gravel road.  Note that some Refuge roads are…

Cranberry Creek Mound Group (284/681)

Cranberry Creek Mound Group features one of the best complexes of Native American effigy mounds in the Midwest and one of the best archeological sites in the state.  Found in northeastern Juneau County, this natural area is bound by 7th and 8th Streets on the north and south, respectively, and 16th Avenue on the east….

Bass Hollow, SNA #270 (197/675)

Bass Hollow encompasses a southern mesic forest amidst a cliff-lined coulee, or hollow, in southern Juneau County.  It is found on both sides of Cowan Road east of CTH K.  A parking area for the adjacent Bass Hollow County Park is found on the south side of Cowan Road. I have visited Bass Hollow twice…

Lemonweir Bottomland Hardwood Forest, SNA #390 (196/675)

Lemonweir Bottomland Hardwood Forest encompasses a floodplain forest amidst a maze of river channels, slough, and oxbows.  The site can be reached by parking on the side of Arens Road and walking east into the forest.  Parking near the end of Arens Road will lead you to an access road/trail heading east/southeast into the site….

Dells of the Wisconsin River, SNA #283 (46/674)

Dells of the Wisconsin River is a wonderful site, with beautiful views and a diversity of protected natural communities.  It is the only SNA that can be found in 4 different counties.  The protected land is comprised of cliffs overlooking the Wisconsin River, which in this portion of the state, forms the boundaries between several…

Mill Bluff, SNA #359 (24/674)

Stunning vistas after a steep climb await visitors to Mill Bluff and its mesas, buttes, and other rock formations.  Located within Mill Bluff State Park and bordering the I94, the name Mill Bluff is somewhat of a misnomer.  The SNA actually contains 7 bluffs as well as other rock formations, though somewhat oddly, not all…