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…

Roche-A-Cri Woods, SNA #362 (135/675)

Roche-A-Cri Woods, as is the case for its sister SNA, Roche-A-Cri Mound, is found within Roche-A-Cri State Park.  The ‘Woods SNA’ is comprised of the bulk of the state park that is not part of the ‘Mound SNA’.  As a result, you can utilize the same parking area to visit both sites.  A number of trails…

Quincy Bluff & Wetlands, SNA #272 (133/675)

Quincy Bluff & Wetlands is a massive natural area with a great variety of natural communities.  Originally acquired by The Nature Conservancy, the property was transferred in recent years to the DNR.  It has been the site of intensive restoration activities as well as land acquisition over the years and will continue to be in…

Midway Railroad Prairie, SNA #18 (99/674)

Midway Railroad Prairie is, as its name implies, a prairie along a former railroad right-of-way.  What makes this site different is that it encompasses substantially more land away from the trail compared to most other former railroad prairies which tend to be thin strips of land.  The Great River State Trail runs along the site’s…

Holland Sand Prairie (98/674)

Holland Sand Prairie features, of course, a sand prairie that was once part of a massive sand terrace above the Mississippi River.  Now, Holland Sand Prairie is the only sizable remnant.  The site can be accessed from CTH Mh (McHugh Road).  A parking area and information kiosk are present.  Informal trails lead throughout the site….

Great River Trail Prairies, SNA #357 (97/674)

Great River Trail Prairies consists of two sand prairie parcels located approximately 7 miles apart in La Crosse and Trempealeau Counties.  The Trempealeau County unit is adjacent to Perot State Park and can be accessed via Prairie Road.  The La Crosse County unit is best reached from a canoe landing parking area at the end…