State natural areas by county

Click on a county on the map or choose a county name from the list below to find a state natural area.

County map Douglas County Bayfield County Iron County Vilas County Forest County Florence County Oneida County Langlade County Langlade County Lincoln County Price County Taylor County Taylor County Rusk County Barron County Sawyer County Sawyer County Washburn County Burnett County Polk County St. Croix County Dunn County Pierce County Pepin County Chippewa County Chippewa County Eau Claire County Buffalo County Clark County Trempealeau County Jackson County Marathon County Wood County Portage County Juneau County Adams County Monroe County La Crosse County Marinette County Oconto County Brown County Door County Door County Manitowoc County Outagamie County Waupaca County Waushara County Winnebago County Calumet County Fond du Lac County Marquette County Sheboygan County Washington County Ozaukee County Milwaukee County Waukesha County Kenosha County Walworth County Racine County Dodge County Jefferson County Columbia County Sauk County Richland County Rock County Dane County Green County Layfette County Iowa County Grant County Crawford County Kewaunee County Green Lake County Vernon County Ashland County Menominee County Shawano County
Adams
Ashland
Barron
Bayfield
Brown
Buffalo
Burnett
Calumet
Chippewa
Clark
Columbia
Crawford
Dane
Dodge
Door
Douglas
Dunn
Eau Claire
Florence
Fond du Lac
Forest
Grant
Green
Green Lake
Iowa
Iron
Jackson
Jefferson
Juneau
Kenosha
Kewaunee
La Crosse
Lafayette
Langlade
Lincoln
Manitowoc
Marathon
Marinette
Marquette
Menominee
Milwaukee
Monroe
Oconto
Oneida
Outagamie
Ozaukee
Pepin
Pierce
Polk
Portage
Price
Racine
Richland
Rock
Rusk
St. Croix
Sauk
Sawyer
Shawano
Sheboygan
Taylor
Trempealeau
Vernon
Vilas
Walworth
Washburn
Washington
Waukesha
Waupaca
Waushara
Winnebago
Wood

Adams County

Brooks Bluff
Dells of the Wisconsin River
Quincy Bluff and Wetlands
Roche-A-Cri Mound
Roche-A-Cri Woods
Sohlberg Silver Lake

Ashland County

Apostle Islands Maritime Forest
Apostle Islands Maritime Cliffs
Apostle Islands Sandscapes
Apostle Islands Critical Species
Apostle Islands Yew Forest
Bear Lake Slough
Big Bay Sand Spit and Bog
Black Creek Bog
Brunsweiler River And Mineral Lake
Chequamegon HardWoods
Copper Falls
Dry Lake
East Fork Chippewa River
English Lake Hemlocks
McCarthy Lake and Cedars
Snoose Creek
Spider Lake
Spring Brook Drumlins
St. Peter's Dome
White River Boreal Forest

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Barron County

Bear Lake Sedge Meadow
Loon Lake Woods
New Auburn Sedge Meadow
Rock Creek Felsenmeer

Bayfield County

Apostle Islands Yew Forest
Bark Bay Slough
Barksdale Ponds
Bearsdale Creek and Hyatt Springs
Bibon Swamp
Camp Nine Pines
Drummond Woods
Eighteen Mile Creek
Fairyland
Houghton Falls
Inch Lake
Jones Lake
Lake Owen HardWoods
Lake Two Pines
Lost Creek Bog
Moquah Barrens
Namekagon Fen
North Country Trail HardWoods
Northeast Lake
Nourse Sugarbush
Mountain Lake
Port Wing Boreal Forest
Rock Lake
Sajdak Springs
White River Breaks
Wilson Lake

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Brown County

Holland Red Maple Swamp
Red Banks Alvar

Buffalo County

Big Swamp Tamarack Fen
Lower Chippewa River
Nelson-Trevino Bottoms
Tiffany Bottoms
Trempealeau River Meadow
Whitman Bottoms Floodplain Forest

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Burnett County

Big Island
Blomberg Lake
Brant Brook Pines and HardWoods
Crex Sand Prairie (Barrens)
Ekdall Wetlands
Fish Lake Meadow
Fish Lake Pines
Norway Point Bottomlands
Kohler-Peet Barrens
Reed Lake Meadow
St. Croix Ash Swamp
St. Croix Seeps

Calumet County

High Cliff Escarpment
Stockbridge Ledge Woods

Chippewa County

Chippewa Moraine Lakes
Deer Fly Swamp
Dorothy Lake
Jean Brunet Woods
Lawin Sedge Meadow
Marsh Miller Cedars
North of North Shattuck Lake
Ohmart Wetlands
Plagge Woods
Tealey Creek Cedars
Town Line Lake and Woods

Clark County

Arbutus Oaks
Blue Swamp
Schmidt Maple Woods

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Columbia County

Audubon Goose Pond
Baraboo River Floodplain Forest
Dells of the Wisconsin River
French Creek Fen
Gibraltar Rock
Grassy Lake
Lost Lake
Mud Lake Forest and Ponds
Pine Island Savanna
Rocky Run Oak Savanna
Springvale Wet Prairie
Swan Lake Sedge Meadow and Barrens
Swan Lake Tamaracks
Swan Lake Wet-mesic Prairie

Crawford County

Hogback Prairies
Kickapoo Wild Woods
Limery Ridge Savanna
Rush Creek
Sugar Creek Bluffs
Wauzeka Bottoms

Dane County

Black Earth Rettenmund Prairie
Cherokee Marsh
Deansville Fen
Empire Prairies
Goose Lake Drumlins
Hook Lake Bog
Lodi Marsh
Mazomanie Bottoms
Mazomanie Oak Barrens
New Observatory Woods Unsuitable for general visitation
Olson Oak Woods
Pleasant Valley Conservancy
Smith Drumlin Prairie
Sugar River Wetlands
Waubesa Wetlands

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Dodge County

Chub and Mud Lake Riverine Marsh
Chub Lake Oak Savanna
Fourmile Island Rookery Unsuitable for general visitation
Mayville Ledge Beech-Maple Woods
Waterloo Prairie
Waterloo Quartzite Outcrops

Door County

Baileys Harbor Boreal Forest and Wetlands
Bayshore Blufflands
Big and Little Marsh
Cave Point-Clay Banks
Coffey Swamp Unsuitable for general visitation
Detroit Harbor Unsuitable for general visitation
Ellison Bluff
Europe Bay Woods
Jackson Harbor Ridges
Kangaroo Lake
Little Lake
Logan Creek
Marshall's Point
Meridian Park
Mink River Estuary
Moonlight Bay Bedrock Beach
Mud Lake
Newport Conifer-HardWoods
North Bay
Peninsula Park Beech Forest
Peninsula Park White Cedar Forest
The Ridges Sanctuary
Rock Island Woods
Sister Islands Unsuitable for general visitation
Toft Point
Thorp Pond
Whitefish Dunes
White Cliff Fen and Forest

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Douglas County

Bear Beach
Belden Swamp
Big Manitou Falls and Gorge
Black Lake Bog
Blueberry Swamp
Brule Glacial Spillway
Brule River Boreal Forest
Brule Rush Lake
Buckley Creek and Barrens
Dwight's Point and Pokegama Wetlands
Empire Swamp
Erickson Creek Forest and Wetlands
Flat Lake
Goose Lake
Nemadji River Floodplain Forest
Mott's Ravine
Pokegama Carnegie Wetlands
Solon Springs Sharptail Barrens
Upper Nemadji River Floodplain Forest

Dunn County

Nine Mile Island
Otter Creek Oak Barrens
Caryville Savanna
Lower Chippewa River
Red Cedar River Savanna
Muddy Creek Sedge Meadow
Big Beaver Meadow
Dunnville Barrens

Eau Claire County

Putnam Park
Coon Fork Barrens
South Fork Barrens
Pea Creek Sedge Meadow
North Fork Eau Claire River
Canoe Landing Prairie

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Florence County

Fox Maple Woods
Spread Eagle Barrens
Brule River Cliffs
Grandma Lake Wetlands
Wisconsin Slough
Lauterman Lake
Popple River Corridor
Hedmark Pines
Wheeler Lake
Woods Creek
Kieper Creek
Haley Creek Swamp

Fond du Lac County

Haskell Noyes Memorial Woods
Waupun Park Maple Forest
Spruce Lake Bog
Milwaukee River and Swamp
Spring Lake
Oakfield Ledge
Crooked Lake Wetlands
Milwaukee River Tamarack Lowlands and Dundee Kame
Oakfield Railroad Prairie

Forest County

Scott Lake and Shelp Lake
Giant White Pine Grove
Franklin and Butternut Lakes
Atkins Lake and Hiles Swamp
Bastile Lake
McCaslin Mountain
Argonne Experimental Forest
Alvin Creek Headwaters
Rat Lake Swamp/Popple River Headwaters
Echo Lake
Pat Shay Lake
Wabikon Lake
North Otter Creek
Anvil Lake Trail
Camp Three Lake
Deer Mountain
Haymeadow Flowage
Crandon Ribbed Fen

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Grant County

Wyalusing HardWood Forest Unsuitable for general visitation
Dewey Heights Prairie
Blue River Sand Barrens
Wyalusing Walnut Forest
Ipswich Prairie
Adiantum Woods
Woodman Lake Sand Prairie & Dead Lake
Gasner Hollow Prairie
Snow Bottom
Blue River Bluffs
Cassville Bluffs
Borah Creek Prairie
Chase Creek

Green County

Browntown Oak Forest
Abraham's Woods Unsuitable for general visitation
Oliver Prairie Unsuitable for general visitation
Muralt Bluff Prairie
Ward/Swartz Decatur Woods
York Prairie

Green Lake County

Fountain Creek Wet Prairie
Puchyan Prairie
Berlin Fen Unsuitable for general visitation
Snake Creek Fen Unsuitable for general visitation
Princeton Prairie Unsuitable for general visitation
White River Sedge Meadow
White River Prairie/Tamarack

Iowa County

Pine Cliff
Tower Hill Bottoms
Avoca Prairie and Savanna
Arena Pines and Sand Barrens
Pecatonica River Woods
Ridgeway Pine Relict
Barneveld Prairie

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Iron County

Bass Lake Preserve
Caroline Lake
Catherine Lake Hemlock-HardWoods
DuPage Lake Peatlands
Flambeau Wetlands
Frog Lake and Pines
Island Lake Hemlocks
Lake Evelyn
Lehto Lake
Moose Lake
Springstead Muskeg
Toy Lake Swamp
Turtle-Flambeau Patterned Bog

Jackson County

Buffalo River Trail Prairies
Castle Mound Pine Forest
Washburn Marsh
Robinson Creek Pines
Jay Creek Pine Forest
Ketchum Creek Pines
Bauer-Brockway Barrens
Bear Bluff
North Bend Wet Prairie
Half Moon Bottoms
Black River Savanna
Catfish Eddy Terraces
East Fork of the Black River
Starlight Wetlands
Upper Black River
Wildcat Ridge
Deer Island
Glenn Creek Barrens
Brockway Ponds
Spaulding Fen
Millston Sand Barrens

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Jefferson County

Faville Prairie Unsuitable for general visitation
Waterloo Prairie
Bean Lake
Snapper Prairie
Red Cedar Lake
Kettle Moraine Oak Opening
Jefferson Tamarack Swamp
Ancient Aztalan Village
Rose Lake
Texas Island Woods
Mud Lake Fen and Wet Prairie
Allen Creek Wetlands

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Juneau County

Necedah Oak-Pine Savanna Unsuitable for general visitation
Necedah Oak-Pine Forest Unsuitable for general visitation
Blackhawk Island Unsuitable for general visitation
Cranberry Creek Mound Group
Bass Hollow
Dells of the Wisconsin River
Mill Bluff
Buckhorn Barrens
Yellow River Oxbows
Lemonweir Bottomland HardWood Forest
Suk Cerney Peatlands
Meadow Valley Barrens
Blueberry Trail
Kingston Pines
Hog Island Tamaracks

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Kenosha County

New Munster Bog Island
Chiwaukee Prairie
Silver Lake Bog Unsuitable for general visitation
Peat Lake Unsuitable for general visitation

La Crosse County

Midway Railroad Prairie
La Crosse River Trail Prairie
Great River Trail Prairies
Holland Sand Prairie
Van Loon Floodplain Forest
Van Loon Floodplain Savanna
Berg Prairie & Billy Goat Ridge
Northeast Coulee Oak Woodland

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Lafayette County

Belmont Mound Woods
Ipswich Prairie
Hardscrabble Prairie
Weir White Oaks Unsuitable for general visitation
Yellowstone Savanna
Belmont Prairie

Langlade County

Flora Spring Pond
Oxbow Rapids, Upper Wolf River
Bear Caves Unsuitable for general visitation
Bogus Swamp
Minito Lake
Lawrence Lake
Hunting River Alders
Kelly Lynn Bog
Swamp Creek Fen

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Lincoln County

Krueger Pines
Lily Lake

Manitowoc County

Nipissing Swamp
VanderBloemen Bog Unsuitable for general visitation
Cherney Maribel Caves
Two Creeks Buried Forest
Point Beach Ridges
Woodland Dunes
LTC Old Growth Forest

Marathon County

Dells of the Eau Claire River
Big Eau Pleine Woods
Rib Mountain Talus Forest
Plover River Woods

Marinette County

Seagull Bar
Marinette County Beech Forest
Miscauno Cedar Swamp
Dunbar Barrens
Bloch Oxbow and Pines
Town Corner Cedars
Johnson Falls
Kirby Lake HardWoods
Lake Noquebay Sedge Meadow
Peshtigo Harbor Lacustrine Forest
Peshtigo River Delta Marshes

Marquette County

Comstock Bog-Meadow
French Creek North
Germania Wet Prairie
Lawrence Creek
Mecan River Pine-Oak Forest
Muir Park
Observatory Hill
Page Creek Marsh
Summerton Bog Unsuitable for general visitation
Upper Fox Headwaters
Wedde Creek Savanna

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Milwaukee County

Cudahy Woods
Warnimont Bluff Fens Unsuitable for general visitation
Franklin Savanna

Monroe County

La Crosse River Trail Prairies
Eureka Maple Woods
Fort McCoy Barrens
Mill Bluff
Portland Maples
Sand Creek Pines

Oconto County

Charles Pond
Barney Creek
Glocke Lake
Hagar Mountain
Snow Falls Creek
Diamond Roof
Waupee Lake Swamp
Nelligan Lake
Sunrise Lake
Tar Dam Pines
Bonita Country
Thunder River Swamp
North Branch Bottoms
Forbes Springs
Thunder Mountain
LaFave Swamp
Priest Rock
Camp Five Lake
Cathedral Pines
Battle Creek Hemlocks
South Branch Beech Grove
Lake Lackawanna
Kelly Lake Hemlocks
Peshtigo Brook Meadow and Woods

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Oneida County

Atkins Lake
Big Swamp
Enterprise Hemlocks
Finnerud Pine Forest Unsuitable for general visitation
Germain Hemlocks
Gobler Lake
Holmboe Conifer Forest
Lower Tomahawk River Pines
One Stone Lake Hemlocks
Rice Lake
Stone Lake Pines
Wind Pudding Lake
Pat Shay Lake
Patterson Hemlocks
Rainbow Wetlands
Shallow Lake
Spur Lake
Squirrel River Pines
Sugar Camp Hemlocks
Tomahawk Lake Hemlocks
Tomahawk River Pines
Two Lakes Pine-Oak Forest
Upper Kaubashine Creek

Outagamie County

Deer Creek Tamarack Bog
Hortonville Bog
LaSage Bottoms
Shaky Lake

Ozaukee County

Cedarburg Bog
Cedarburg Beech Woods
Fairy Chasm Unsuitable for general visitation
Kurtz Woods
Riveredge Creek and Ephemeral Pond
Sapa Spruce Bog Unsuitable for general visitation
Huiras Lake

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Pepin County

Five-Mile Bluff Prairie
Maiden Rock Bluff
Nine Mile Island
Lower Chippewa River

Pierce County

Trenton Bluff Prairie
Kinnickinnic River Gorge and Delta
Rush River Delta
Morgan Coulee Prairie
Plum Creek Woods

Polk County

Centennial Bedrock Glade Unsuitable for general visitation
Dalles of the St. Croix River
Farmington Bottoms
Interstate Lowland Forest
Osceola Bedrock Glades
Standing Cedars
Sterling Barrens
Straight Lake Tamarack Fen
Trade River Forest and Wetlands
Tula Lake
Tunnel Channel Woods

Portage County

Buena Vista Quarry Prairie
Buena Vista Prairie Chicken Meadow
New Hope Pines
Dewey Marsh
Pickerel Lake
Emmons Creek Barrens
Mead Conifer Bogs
Upper Little Wolf
Bradley Creek Swamp Conifers
Flume Creek Cedars
Little Bear Hemlocks

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Price County

Memorial Grove Hemlocks
Tucker Lake Hemlocks
Foulds Creek
Little Willow Drumlin
Riley Lake
Elk River Valley
Doering Woods
Jump River Woods
North Fork Pines
Oxbo Pines
Bass Lake Peatlands

Racine County

Sander's Park HardWoods
Renak-Polak Maple-Beech Woods
Karcher Springs
Cherry Lake Sedge Meadow

Richland County

Hub City Bog
RichWood Bottoms
Smith Slough and Sand Prairie
Gotham Jack Pine Barrens
Orion Mussel Bed
Bear Creek Sedge Meadow

Rock County

Avon Bottoms
Carver-Roehl Woods
Fair Meadows
Unsuitable for general visitation Kessler Railroad Prairie
Koshkonong Corners
Lima Bog
Magnolia Bluff
Newark Road Prairie
Rock River Prairie
Swenson Wet Prairie

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Rusk County

Blue Hills Felsenmeer
Hawkins Hemlock-HardWood Forest
Skinner Creek HardWoods

St. Croix County

Apple River Canyon
Kinnickinnic Wet Prairie
St. Croix Islands
Cylon

Sauk County

Parfrey's Glen
Devil's Lake Oak Forest
Durst Rockshelter Unsuitable for general visitation
Pine Hollow
Lodde's Mill Bluff Unsuitable for general visitation
Cady's Marsh
Ableman's Gorge
Baxter's Hollow
Honey Creek
South Bluff/Devil's Nose
East Bluff
Spring Green Preserve
Natural Bridge and Rockshelter
Pewits Nest
McGilvra Woods
Ferry Bluff
Bakken's Pond
Dells of the Wisconsin River
Bear Creek Sedge Meadow
Hulburt Creek Woods
Fern Dell Gorge
Mirror Lake Pine Oak Forest
Lower Narrows
Hemlock Draw
Schluckebier Prairie
Pan Hollow

Sawyer County

Flambeau River HardWood Forest
Lake of the Pines Conifer-HardWoods
Kissick Alkaline Bog Lake
Upper Brunet River
Snoose Creek
No-Name Lake
Ghost Lake
Wilson Lake
Moose River Cedar Hills
Spring Brook Drumlins
Thornapple Hemlocks
Lake Helane
Oxbo Pines
Hanson Lake Wetlands
Swamp Lake
Bass Lake Peatlands

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Shawano County

County K Woods
Jung Hemlock-Beech Forest
Kroenke Lake
Navarino Cedar Swamp
Navarino Sedge Meadow
Wolf River Bottoms

Sheboygan County

Butler Lake and Flynn's Spring
Cedar Grove Hawk Research Station Unsuitable for general visitation
Crooked Lake Wetlands
Johnson Hill Kame
Kettle Hole Woods
Kettle Moraine Red Oaks
Kohler Park Dunes
Muehl Springs
Rhine Center Bog

Taylor County

Twin Lakes Bog
Diamond Lake
Mondeaux HardWoods
Lost Lake Esker
Bear Creek Hemlocks
Kidrick Swamp
Silver Creek/Mondeaux River
Brush Creek Hemlocks
Yellow River Ice-walled Lake Plain
Richter Lake Hemlocks
Perkinstown Hemlocks
Pirus Road Swamp

Trempealeau County

Brady's Bluff Prairie
Tamarack Creek Bog
Trempealeau Mountain
Great River Trail Prairies
Borst Valley Sedge Meadow
Chimney Rock Oak Savanna
Hawkinson Creek Wet Prairie
Vosse Coulee

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Vernon County

Mt. Pisgah Hemlock-HardWoods
Battle Bluff Prairie
Coon Creek Cliffs Unsuitable for general visitation
Kickapoo Valley Reserve
Bergen Bluffs
Romance Prairie
Tunnelville Cliffs

Vilas County

Allequash Lake and Pines
Anvil Lake Trail
Aurora Lake
Beaver Creek
Bittersweet Lakes
Black Tern Bog
Blackjack Springs
Border Lakes
Camp Lake and Pines
Chippewa Trail
Day Lake
Devine Lake and Mishonagon Creek
Dunn Lake
Haymeadow Creek
Headwater Lakes
Johnson Lake Barrens and Springs
Kentuck Lake
Lake Alva Birch-Hemlock
Lake Laura HardWoods
Lost Canoe
Mary Lake
Nell Lake
Nixon Lake
Trout Lake Conifer Swamp
Papoose Creek Pines
Pat Shay Lake
Plum Lake Hemlock Forest
Rice Creek
Spruce Grouse Swamp
Toy Lake Swamp
Trout River
Upper Buckatabon Springs
Van Vliet Hemlocks

Walworth County

Beulah Bog
Young Prairie
Lulu Lake
Pickerel Lake Fen Unsuitable for general visitation
Clover Valley Fen
Kettle Moraine Oak Opening
C. F. Messinger Dry Prairie and Savanna Preserve
Bluff Creek

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Washburn County

Lampson Moraine Pines
Dory's Bog and Hunt Hill
Totagatic Highlands Hemlocks
Tranus Lake

Washington County

Kewaskum Maple-Oak Woods
Milwaukee River Floodplain Forest
Jackson Marsh

Waukesha County

Scuppernong Prairie
Eagle Oak Opening
Kettle Moraine Low Prairie
Muskego Park HardWoods
Ottawa Lake Fen
Genesee Oak Opening and Fen
C. F. Messinger Dry Prairie & Savanna Preserve
Eagle Centre Prairie
Martin's Woods
Mukwonago River

Waupaca County

Poppy's Rock Unsuitable for general visitation
Tellock's Hill Woods
Mud Lake Bog
Keller Whitcomb Creek Woods
Mukwa Bottomland Forest
Myklebust Lake
Pope Lake
Mud Lake - Radley Creek Savanna
Skunk and Foster Lakes
Little Wolf River
Jackson Creek Woods

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Waushara County

Bass Lake Fen
Bohn Lake
Plainfield Tunnel Channel Lakes
Upper Fox Headwaters
Karner Blue Meadow
Lunch Creek Wetlands
Mecan Springs

Winnebago County

Koro Prairie
Oshkosh-Larsen Trail Prairies
Rush Lake
Winchester Meadow

Wood County

Hiles Wetlands
Hog Island Tamaracks
Mead Conifer Bogs
Owl Creek Fen Savanna
Powers Bluff Maple Woods
Red Oak Bottoms
Skunk Creek Woods
Yellow River Floodplain Forest

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unsuitable for visitationIndicates areas not suited for visitation by the general public. These natural areas may have restricted access, require special permission from the landowner, or contain sensitive resources. Contact the State Natural Areas Program for information about visiting these sites.

Last revised: Tuesday December 17 2013