Rush River Delta State Natural Area
The Rush River Delta protects a floodplain forest at the mouth of the Rush River where it flows into Lake Pepin on the Mississippi River. Lowland hardwoods dominate the 325-acre property. These floodplain forest areas are very important to breeding birds like the Red-shouldered Hawk, Acadian Flycatcher, and Cerulean and Prothonotary Warblers. The delta also holds a small Great Blue Heron rookery. A sand spit extending into Lake Pepin provides nesting habitat for turtles and feeding and nesting areas for shorebirds including Forester-Æs and Common Terns. Mallard Ducks and Wood Ducks use the areas extensively.
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100 Mile Garage Sale 4/30/2020 - 5/03/2020 Pepin - 11.08 miles away
Ellsworth Cheese Curd Festival 6/26/2020 - 6/27/2020 Ellsworth - 14.36 miles away
Valley Springs Dual Sport Motorcycle Ride 7/25/2020 Ellsworth - 14.97 miles away
Pierce County Fair 8/08/2019 - 8/11/2019 Ellsworth - 15.07 miles away