Woodman Lake Sand Prairie & Dead Lake, SNA #251 (208/675)

Woodman Lake Sand Prairie & Dead Lake features a sand prairie and barrens complex and the very shallow Deep Lake, all part of the Lower Wisconsin State Riverway.  Access is via Woodman Lake Road north of STH 133 and the town of Woodman.  A parking area is located on th east side of Woodman Lake…

Blue River Sand Barrens, SNA #69 (81/674)

Blue River Sand Barrens features oak barrens and sand dunes on an old alluvial plain of the Wisconsin River.  The site is easy to reach with parking along Wightman Road, a sandy/gravelly access lane. Blue River Sand Barrens is another of my all-time favorite sites.   The presence of moving sand dunes is similar to Spring…

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…