Van Loon Floodplain Forest, SNA #568 (233/679)

Van Loon Floodplain Forest is comprised of two parcels of floodplain forest amidst sloughs and channels on the eastern shore of the Black River on either side of STH 35.  It can be reached from a boat landing on the south side of STH 35.  The southern parcel lies just 200 feet further south while…

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…

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….

Tiffany Bottoms, SNA #30 (95/674)

Tiffany Bottoms features a floodplain forest as part of one of the largest river deltas in the Midwest.  There are 3 parking areas on the east side of the SNA, reached via short access lanes off of Hwy 25 north of Nelson. I visited Tiffany Bottoms and the encompassing Tiffany Wildlife Area as part of…

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…