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-year-old Cambrian sandstone butte that rises 180 feet above the surrounding sand plain. Cliffs up to 30 feet high chisel the park-Æs 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

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Ho-Chunk Pow-Wow 5/27/2017 - 5/29/2017 Black River Falls - 0.93 miles away
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Memorial Day Flea Market and Craft Show 5/27/2017 - 5/29/2017 Hatfield - 9.36 miles away
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Flea Market and Craft Sale 5/13/2017 - 5/14/2017 Hatfield - 10.26 miles away
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Highground Memorial Day Motorcycle Honor Ride & Celebration 5/29/2017 Neillsville - 20.55 miles away
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Memorial Day Festivities 5/29/2017 Sparta - 24.15 miles away
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Memorial Day Festivities 5/29/2017 Sparta - 24.15 miles away
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Ringelspiel Days 5/26/2017 - 5/28/2017 Boyd - 45.87 miles away
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Beth Stoddard & Hope Greene 5/19/2017 - 6/30/2017 Eau Claire - 47.8 miles away