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State Natural Areas by county

Use the map or list below to find State Natural Areas in that county.  Then select the name to find a site description, driving directions, access information and map.

County mapDouglas 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
Eau Claire
Fond du Lac
Green Lake
La Crosse
St. Croix

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

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
Big Rock Pines
Camp Nine Pines
Drummond Woods
Eighteen Mile Creek
Houghton Falls
Inch Lake
Jones Lake
Lake Owen Hardwoods
Lake Two Pines
Lost Creek Bog
Moquah Barrens
Namekagon Fen
North Country Trail Hardwoods
North Pikes Creek Boreal Forest
Northeast Lake
Nourse Sugarbush
Mountain Lake
Port Wing Boreal Forest
Rock Lake
Sajdak Springs
White River Breaks
Wilson Lake

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

Burnett County

Big Island
Blomberg Lake
Brant Brook Pines and Hardwoods
Crex Sand Prairie
Ekdall Wetlands
Fish Lake Meadow
Fish Lake Pines
Namekagon Barrens
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

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

Dane County

Badfish Creek Wet Prairie & Spring Seeps
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 *
Olson Oak Woods
Parrish Oak Savanna
Pleasant Valley Conservancy
Smith Drumlin Prairie
Sugar River Wetlands
Waubesa Wetlands

Dodge County

Chub and Mud Lake Riverine Marsh
Chub Lake Oak Savanna
Fourmile Island Rookery
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 *
Detroit Harbor *
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 Niagara Escarpment
Peninsula Park Beech Forest
Peninsula Park White Cedar Forest
The Ridges Sanctuary
Rock Island Woods
Sister Islands *
Toft Point
Thorp Pond
Whitefish Dunes
White Cliff Fen and Forest

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 (SNA withdrawn, replaced by Five Mile Barrens)
Dwight's Point and Pokegama Wetlands
Empire Swamp
Ericson Creek Forest and Wetlands
Five Mile Barrens
Flat Lake
Goose Lake
Nemadji River Floodplain Forest
Motts Ravine
Pokegama Carnegie Wetlands
Solon Springs Sharptail Barrens
Upper Nemadji River Floodplain Forest

Dunn County

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

Eau Claire County

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

Florence County

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

Fond du Lac County

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

Forest County

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

Grant County

Adiantum Woods
Blue River Bluffs
Blue River Sand Barrens
Borah Creek Prairie
Boscobel Bluffs
Cassville Bluffs
Devil's Backbone (formerly Chase Creek)
Dewey Heights Prairie
Gasner Hollow Prairie
Ipswich Prairie
Millville Oak Woodlands
Snow Bottom
Woodman Lake Sand Prairie and Dead Lake
Wyalusing HardWood Forest
Wyalusing Walnut Forest

Green County

Abraham's Woods *
Albany Sand Prairie & Oak Savanna
Browntown Oak Forest
Muralt Bluff Prairie
Oliver Prairie *
Ward/Swartz Decatur Woods
York Prairie

Green Lake County

Berlin Fen *
Fountain Creek Wet Prairie
Princeton Prairie *
Puchyan Prairie
Snake Creek Fen *
White River Sedge Meadow
White River Prairie/Tamarack

Iowa County

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

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 Peatlands

Jackson County

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

Jefferson County

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

Juneau County

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

Kenosha County

Chiwaukee Prairie
New Munster Bog Island
Peat Lake
Silver Lake Bog *

La Crosse County

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

Lafayette County

Belmont Mound Woods
Belmont Prairie
Hardscrabble Prairie
Ipswich Prairie
Weir White Oaks *
Yellowstone Savanna

Langlade County

Bear Caves
Bogus Swamp
Flora Spring Pond
Hunting River Alders
Kelly Lynn Bog
Lawrence Lake
Minito Lake
Oxbow Rapids
Swamp Creek Fen

Lincoln County

Krueger Pines
Lily Lake

Manitowoc County

Cherney Maribel Caves
LTC Old Growth Forest
Nipissing Swamp
Point Beach Ridges
Two Creeks Buried Forest
VanderBloemen Bog *
Woodland Dunes

Marathon County

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

Marinette County

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

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
Upper Fox Headwaters
Wedde Creek Savanna

Milwaukee County

Cudahy Woods
Franklin Savanna
Warnimont Bluff Fens *

Monroe County

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

Oconto County

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

Oneida County

Atkins Lake & Hiles Swamp
Big Swamp
Enterprise Hemlocks
Finnerud Pine Forest *
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 (see Upper Tomahawk River Pines)
Two Lakes Pine-Oak Forest
Upper Kaubashine Creek
Upper Tomahawk River Pines

Outagamie County

Deer Creek Tamarack Bog
Hortonville Bog
LaSage Bottoms
Shaky Lake

Ozaukee County

Cedarburg Bog
Cedarburg Beech Woods
Fairy Chasm *
Huiras Lake
Kurtz Woods
Riveredge Creek and Ephemeral Pond
Sapa Spruce Bog *

Pepin County

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

Pierce County

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

Polk County

Centennial Bedrock Glade *
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

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

Price County

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

Racine County

Cherry Lake Sedge Meadow
Karcher Springs
Renak-Polak Maple-Beech Woods
Sander's Park Hardwoods
Tichigan Springs and Fen

Richland County

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

Rock County

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

Rusk County

Blue Hills Felsenmeer
Hawkins Hemlock-HardWood Forest
Skinner Creek Hardwoods

St. Croix County

Apple River Canyon
Kinnickinnic Wet Prairie
St. Croix Islands

Sauk County

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

Sawyer County

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

Shawano County

Highway 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 *
Crooked Lake Wetlands
Johnson Hill Kame
Kamrath Creek Forest and Fen
Kettle Hole Woods
Kettle Moraine Red Oaks
Kohler Park Dunes
Muehl Springs
Nichols Creek Cedars and Springs
Nichols Creek East Cedars
Rhine Center Bog

Taylor County

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

Trempealeau County

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

Vernon County

Battle Bluff Prairie
Bergen Bluffs
Coon Creek Cliffs *
Eagle Eye
Kickapoo Valley Reserve
Mt. Pisgah Hemlock-Hardwoods
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
Bluff Creek
(Clifford F.) Messinger Dry Prairie and Savanna Preserve
Clover Valley Fen
Lulu Lake
Kettle Moraine Oak Opening
Pickerel Lake Fen *
Young Prairie

Washburn County

Beaver Brook
County Line Barrens and Forest
Lampson Moraine Pines
Namekagon Barrens
Dory's Bog and Hunt Hill
Totagatic Highlands Hemlocks
Totogan Pines
Tranus Lake

Washington County

Jackson Marsh
Kewaskum Maple-Oak Woods
Milwaukee River Floodplain Forest

Waukesha County

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

Waupaca County

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

Waushara County

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

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

* Indicates 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.