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 (6) T21N-R4W, Sections 23 - Black River Falls, WI 54643
Information: 715-284-1400
View Map

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
Festival in the Park 7/06/2019 Black River Falls - 0.85 miles away
2
Hatfield Carpfest 7/19/2019 - 7/20/2019 Hatfield - 9.98 miles away
3
Alma Center Strawberry Festival 6/21/2019 - 6/23/2019 Alma Center - 10.01 miles away
4
Flea Market and Craft Sale 7/04/2019 - 7/06/2019 Hatfield - 10.26 miles away
5
Highground Freedom Celebration Day 6/29/2019 Neillsville - 20.55 miles away
6
Neillsville Heritage Days 7/11/2019 - 7/14/2019 Neillsville - 21.91 miles away
7
Independence Day Celebration at The Highground 7/04/2019 Neillsville - 23.65 miles away
8
Sparta's Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration 7/04/2019 Sparta - 24.56 miles away