Castle Mound Pine Forest State Natural Area

Photo Courtesy of Joshua Mayer
Photo Courtesy of Joshua Mayer
Photo Courtesy of Joshua Mayer
View Website Favorite (3) T21N-R4W, Sections 23 - Black River Falls, WI 54643
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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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Concerts In the Park 5/31/2017 - 8/23/2017 Sparta - 24.81 miles away
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Enchanted Driftless 8/10/2017 - 9/09/2017 La Crosse - 39.3 miles away
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Aotearoa Abstractions 8/10/2017 - 9/09/2017 La Crosse - 39.3 miles away
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Larryfest 8/17/2017 - 8/19/2017 La Farge - 45.49 miles away
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Sounds Like Summer Concert Series 6/01/2017 - 8/31/2017 Eau Claire - 48.04 miles away
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Juneau County Fair 8/13/2017 - 8/20/2017 Mauston - 52.4 miles away
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Concerts on the Square 6/21/2017 - 8/23/2017 Wausau - 75.64 miles away