Rocky Run Oak Savanna, SNA #220 (76/674)

Diverse topography is the dominant feature at Rocky Run Oak Savanna.  Undulating terrain is found on a south-facing slope overlooking Rocky Run Creek.  As part of the Rocky Run State Fishery Area, a parking area is located off of Hwy 22, south of Wyocena. A narrow access lane opens up to an old agricultural field…

Hook Lake Bog, SNA #242 (74/674)

Hook Lake Bog is a high quality bog in Dane County featuring a soft water bog lake, rare for this part of the state.  Found within Hook Lake Wildlife Area, there are several ways to reach the property, one of which didn’t exist when I visited.  The first suggestion from the DNR is to park…

Yellowstone Savanna, SNA #363 (67/674)

Yellowstone Savanna consists of oak savanna and a small dry prairie remnant within Yellowstone Lake State Park.  Parking is available within the park at a few spots depending on how far you are interested in hiking.  The Blue Ridge, Windy Ridge, and Savanna Loop trails provide access to the SNA. This is a site where…

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…