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.