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East Bluff State Natural Area

Amy Bayer
View Website Favorite (2) S Shore Rd - Baraboo, WI 53901
Information: 608-356-8301
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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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3
June Tunes 6/02/2020 - 6/30/2020 Sauk City - 11.34 miles away
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Downtown Walking Tour 6/06/2020 Portage - 16.01 miles away
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Wisconsin Territory Day 6/06/2020 Portage - 17.63 miles away

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