Castle Mound Pine Forest State Natural Area

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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

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Yoga with the Goats 10/21/2017 Onalaska - 31.3 miles away
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Rainbow Ridge Farms Pumpkin Patch 10/21/2017 - 10/22/2017 Onalaska - 31.3 miles away
3
Marshfield Mall Fall Arts & Crafts Show 10/21/2017 Marshfield - 42.88 miles away
4
Historic Point Basse Spirit Walk 10/21/2017 Nekoosa - 47.77 miles away
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Bernie King and the Guilty Pleasures - "blues - grass" 10/21/2017 Chippewa Falls - 51.38 miles away
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Lutefisk Supper, Norwegian Bake Sale & Craft Sale 10/21/2017 Iola - 83.75 miles away
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Prairie du Chien Oktoberfest 10/21/2017 Prairie Du Chien - 87.27 miles away
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Bethlehem Lutheran Craft Fair 10/21/2017 Portage - 88.28 miles away