Wauzeka Bottoms, SNA #221 (205/675)

Wauzeka Bottoms encompasses a massive floodplain forest near the confluence of the Kickapoo and Wisconsin Rivers.  Parsed with numerous sloughs, channels, and oxbows, the site is best observed via canoe or kayak.  A boat launch with parking is available on East Front Street in downtown Wauzeka.  Paddle southeast under the railroad trestle to reach the…

Copper Falls, SNA #399 (68/674)

Copper Falls features waterfalls (of course!) as well as oxbows and dry and dry-mesic forests along the Bad River in Ashland County.  It is found within its namesake state park, with the SNA encompassing much of the land along the river north of its confluence with the Tyler Forks River as well as Copper Falls…

Avon Bottoms, SNA #36 (55/674)

Avon Bottoms contains a lowland hardwood forest amidst a tangle of sloughs and oxbows in southwestern Rock County.  It is a small portion of the 3500+ acre Avon Bottoms State Wildlife Area, which also contains Swenson Wet Prairie SNA.  The easiest access is via one of two parking areas on Nelson Road, one on either…