Bear Bluff Peatlands

Photo Courtesy of Joshua Mayer

Photo Courtesy of Joshua Mayer

Photo Courtesy of Joshua Mayer

Photo Courtesy of Joshua Mayer

Photo Courtesy of Joshua Mayer

Photo Courtesy of Joshua Mayer

The Bear Bluff Peatlands is a large and remote area of bogs, marshes, tamarack and spruce forests, upland oak forests and fens. The landscape is flat with scattered bluffs and mounds. Upland areas are a good place to find Black-billed Cuckoos and Scarlet Tanagers. In the marshes, look for Green-winged Teal and Hooded Mergansers. The fens and peatlands host White-throated Sparrows, and Hermit, Nashville and Connecticut Warblers. Common Raven and Golden-crowned Kinglets are found in the areas dominated with spruce trees. Golden Eagles winter here along with Sharp-tailed Grouse and Northern Saw-whet Owls

Directions

Located east of Millston between the tiny towns of City Point and Mather. Access the area from Millston via Cty. O and W. Bear Bluff Road (east-west), or from Cranberry Road (north-south), a paved road along the Juneau/Jackson County line.