- Natural areas
- Contact information
- For information on State Natural Areas, contact:
- Thomas Meyer
Natural areas conservation biologist
Wisconsin State Natural Areas Program Logan Creek (No. 543)
Door County. T29N-R27E, Sections 28, 33. 166 acres.
Situated along the north shore of Clark Lake, Logan Creek features a northern wet-mesic forest dominated by white cedar and black ash. Canopy associates include yellow birch, balsam fir, hemlock, and white pine. Within the hummocky terrain are typical groundlayer species including common dewberry, American starflower, three-leaved goldthread, bunchberry, Labrador-tea, wintergreen, and naked miterwort. Scattered between the hummocks are pools that contains species such as marsh marigold, and sensitive fern. The southern portions of the site contain a second-growth upland hardwood forest dominated by sugar maple with beech, hemlock, white cedar, yellow birch, and black cherry. Common herbaceous plants include Canada mayflower, wild sarsaparilla, wood fern, yellow blue-bead lily, yellow trout lily, Pennsylvania sedge, sharp-lobed hepatica, and beech drops. Flowing through the site is Logan Creek, and 5.4 mile-long stream that flows southeast from Lost Lake and empties into Clark Lake. The creek is a designated an Outstanding Water Resource and supports the state-endangered small yellow crowfoot (Ranunculus gmelinii). Birds include ovenbird, red-eyed vireo, black-throated green warbler, eastern wood-pewee, great crested flycatcher, rose-breasted grosbeak, and hermit thrush. Logan Creek is owned by The Ridges Sanctuary and was designated a State Natural Area in 2007.
From the intersection of Highway 57 and County V in Jacksonport, go south on 57 2.6 miles, then south on Loritz Road 0.25 miles to a parking area on the east side of the road. Trails wind through the site.
Logan Creek is owned by:
- The Ridges Sanctuary
The DNR's state natural areas program is comprised of lands owned by the state, private conservation organizations, municipalities, other governmental agencies, educational institutions and private individuals. While the majority of SNAs are open to the public, access may vary according to individual ownership policies. Public use restrictions may apply due to public safety, or to protect endangered or threatened species or unique natural features. Lands may be temporarily closed due to specific management activities. Users are encouraged to contact the landowner for more specific details.
The data shown on these maps have been obtained from various sources, and are of varying age, reliability, and resolution. The data may contain errors or omissions and should not be interpreted as a legal representation of legal ownership boundaries.
Very few State Natural Areas have public facilities, but nearly all are open for a variety of recreational activities as indicated below. Generally, there are no picnic areas, restrooms, or other developments. Parking lots or designated parking areas are noted on individual SNA pages and maps. Trails, if present, are typically undesignated footpaths. If a developed trail is present, it will normally be noted on the SNA map and/or under the "Access" tab. A compass and topographic map or a GPS unit are useful tools for exploring larger, isolated SNAs.
Hunting and trapping
This is a non-DNR owned SNA: Opportunities for hunting and trapping depend on the land owner. Please contact them directly to find out about their rules for hunting and trapping. You can find a link to other owner websites under the "Resource links" heading above. More details regarding allowable uses of this non-DNR owned SNA may be posted, if available, under the "Access" tab above.
Other allowable activities such as - but not limited to camping, geocaching and bicycling are determined by the landowner. Please contact them directly or visit their websites for details.