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
Black River Area Oktoberfest 10/02/2021 Black River Falls - 0.41 miles away
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Harvest Day Celebration 10/02/2021 - 10/03/2021 Warrens - 20.96 miles away
3
Tufts' Mansion Annual Pumpkin Patch Party 10/10/2021 Neillsville - 21.63 miles away
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Autumn Harvest Celebration 10/10/2021 Neillsville - 22.13 miles away
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House of Shadows 10/09/2021 - 10/31/2021 Sparta - 24.34 miles away
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Kriskindlmarkt 11/26/2021 - 12/11/2021 Sparta - 24.36 miles away
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Sparta's Fall Fest 10/09/2021 Sparta - 24.54 miles away
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Harvest Day Celebration 10/02/2021 - 10/03/2021 Warrens - 24.82 miles away