Cherney Maribel Caves County Park & State Natural Area
This 75-acre park on the West Twin River has a rugged cliff line running parallel to the river. The bluffs contain caves and openings in the rock layers where interesting plants can be found. The remainder of the property consists of rolling hills, wooded uplands and lowlands. The park is known for its significant geological features that were formed by the glaciers. While exploring this park, keep an eye out for Rough-winged Swallows, Red-eyed and Warbling Vireos, and Rose-breasted Grosbeaks.
Directions: From Manitowoc, take I-43 north about 12 miles to Hwy 147, then east about .25 mile to Cty R, and north on R approximately 1 mile; driveway to the east.
Gazetteer: Page 56, B-2 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 72, C-4 (10th edition).
Phone: 920/683-4185 (Manitowoc County Parks).
Signature species: Songbirds, wildflowers and ferns.
Rare species: Winter Wren, Eastern Phoebe, Pileated Woodpecker, and walking fern.
Seasonality: April - November.
Parking: Parking lot.
Nearest food & lodging: Maribel, Denmark, Mishicot, and Manitowoc.