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Blue River Sand Barrens State Natural Area

Photo Courtesy of Joshua Mayer
Photo Courtesy of Joshua Mayer
View Website Favorite (4) Wightman Rd - Blue River, WI 53518
Information: 608-375-4123
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The unstable, sandy soil of this 130-acre terrace along the Wisconsin River is one of the state's largest and best examples of a dry prairie-like landscape and -ômoving-ö sand dune communities. Moving sands are shaped by the wind, creating -ôblowouts-ö or large unvegetated depressions. A scattered forest of black and Hill-Æs oaks help to stabilize the sand in other areas providing habitat for false heather and bearberry that have adapted to the dry and harsh conditions. Reptiles like the six-lined racerunner live here along with many species of grassland birds and river turtles that nest in the dunes.

Nearby Places

1
Wisconsin High School Rodeo Finals 6/10/2021 - 6/13/2021 Richland Center - 13.64 miles away
2
Rummage Along the River 5/14/2021 - 5/15/2021 Ferryville - 29.96 miles away
3
Spring Bird Migration Day 5/08/2021 Ferryville - 30.01 miles away
4
Downtown Baraboo Wine Walk 5/07/2021 Baraboo - 43.99 miles away
5
Downtown Baraboo Fair on the Square 5/15/2021 Baraboo - 43.99 miles away
6
Baraboo Mystery Weekend 4/24/2021 - 4/25/2021 Baraboo - 44.07 miles away
7
CANCELED - Fabrication - The Runway Show 3/12/2021 Baraboo - 44.14 miles away
8
Spring Fling Craft and Gift Show 4/17/2021 Mauston - 46.73 miles away