East Bluff State Natural Area

Amy Bayer
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East Bluff is a continuum of natural communities of great ecological interest grading from open talus slopes, to dry prairie and glade, to open oak woodland, and finally a closed canopy southern hardwood forest. A moist, shaded grotto is also present downslope. Deposited by glacial action, the extensive 400 foot high talus slope is composed of angular blocks of quartzite below the vertical cliffs. Perched atop the quartzite talus is a curious open woodland - a pygmy forest of stunted shagbark hickory and white ash. And along the bluff edge are among the best examples of dry prairie and bedrock glade within Wisconsin. Trees average only 4 to 6 feet in diameter and 20-30 feet in height.

  • Natural Attractions Type
    • Parks, Forests, Trails

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Southern Wisconsin ATHS Truck Expo & Show 5/31/2019 - 6/01/2019 Baraboo - 2.74 miles away
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Tour the Aldo Leopold Shack and Farm, a National Historic Landmark 5/25/2019 - 10/26/2019 Baraboo - 9.97 miles away
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Made in America– A Tribute to Toby Keith – Paul Wenzel 5/25/2019 - 5/26/2019 Wisconsin Dells - 10.61 miles away
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Rotary Fly-In/Drive-In Breakfast 6/02/2019 Reedsburg - 13.55 miles away
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Downtown Walking Tour 6/01/2019 Portage - 16.01 miles away
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Memorial Day Chicken Bbq 5/27/2019 Cross Plains - 22.56 miles away
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Dragon Art Fair 6/01/2019 DeForest - 24.06 miles away

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