Castle Mound Pine Forest State Natural Area

Photo Courtesy of Joshua Mayer
Photo Courtesy of Joshua Mayer
Photo Courtesy of Joshua Mayer
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Castle Mound Park is just south of the city of Black River Falls. It is named for the 400 million year-old Cambrian sandstone butte that rises 180 feet above the surrounding sand plain. Cliffs up to 30 feet high chisel the parks central backbone ridge. Boulders litter the forest floor beneath red and white pine, oak, birch, maple and aspen. Plants like large-leaved aster, wintergreen and partridge berry make up the ground layer vegetation. The Red-breasted Nuthatch, pine warbler, solitary vireo and Black-throated Green Warblers are found here. Also seen are Broad-winged Hawks, Ovenbirds and Scarlet Tanagers.

Nearby Places

1
WWIS Home Show 4/03/2020 - 4/04/2020 Black River Falls - 1.5 miles away
2
Sweaty Yeti Winter Festival 2/29/2020 Neillsville - 15 miles away
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Candlelight Ski/Snowshoe 2/01/2020 Black River Falls - 15.48 miles away
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King of the Mound Race at Bruce Mound Winter Sports Area 2/01/2020 Neillsville - 16.21 miles away
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Winter Extravaganza 1/25/2020 Fort McCoy - 21.72 miles away
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Clark County "Spring Into The Arts" Studio Tour 4/25/2020 - 4/26/2020 Neillsville - 22 miles away
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Neillsville Winter Carnival 2/21/2020 - 2/23/2020 Neillsville - 22.01 miles away
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Clark County "Spring Into The Arts" Studio Tour 4/25/2020 - 4/26/2020 Neillsville - 24.7 miles away