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Flora Spring Pond

No. 78



Flora Spring Pond features a spring pond, a community that is common in this area but quite uncommon in the rest of the state. The spring pond forms the headwaters of Evergreen Creek and has excellent water quality that supports a population of brook trout. Surrounding Flora Spring Pond is a conifer swamp of white cedar, black spruce, and hemlock. Some of the trees near the pond have died as a result of high water levels caused by beaver. From the north a small tamarack and black spruce bog drains into the spring pond. Waterfowl occasionally use the pond. Breeding birds include barred owls, winter wren, black and white and blackburnian warblers, northern waterthrush, scarlet tanager, and purple finch. Flora Spring Pond is owned by Langlade County and was designated a State Natural Area in 1969.

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. If a developed trail is present, it will normally be noted on the SNA map and/or under the Maps tab. A compass and topographic map or a GPS unit are useful tools for exploring larger, isolated SNAs.

The good majority of SNAs are isolated and have few or no facilities. Some SNAs have vehicle access lanes or parking lots, but their accessibility may vary depending on weather conditions. Parking lots and lanes are not plowed during winter. Hiking trails may be nonexistent or consist of undeveloped footpaths. A GPS unit or compass and a detailed topographic map are useful tools for exploring larger SNAs.

Non-DNR lands

Entrance fees: For non-DNR-owned SNAs, we are unaware of any vehicle or admission fees. However, please contact the landowner for more information.

Hunting and trapping

This is a non-DNR-owned SNA: Opportunities for hunting and trapping depend on the landowner. 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 Resources tab.

Other activities

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.


Langlade County. T31N-R13E, Section 1 NE¼. 43 acres.

Driving directions

From Elton go east on Hwy. 64 two miles, then north on Fraley Road 2.6 miles to an unnamed road, then east one mile to a trail that leads to the west side of the pond.

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. To create your custom map where you can zoom to a specific location, please use the DNR's Mapping Application.

Property Map [PDF]

Flora Spring Pond is owned by: Langlade County