Jung Hemlock-Beech Forest State Natural Area

This State Natural Area is a remnant of the northern mesic forest that once covered millions of acres of northeastern Wisconsin. There are old-growth hemlock, American beech, sugar maple, yellow birch and scattered white pine trees that are 150-200 years old. The rich ground layer of plants includes bluebead-lily, wintergreen and beechdrops, a root parasite of beech trees. Small sedge-sphagnum bogs contain tamarack and black spruce. Wetlands contain bog-laurel, mountain holly, cotton grass and pitcher plants. Nesting birds fill the property with song in the spring.

Directions: From Gresham, go south and east 2 miles on Cty A, then south 1 mile on Cty U, then east 0.3 mile on Winkle Rd (Cty G) to a parking area south of the road.

Jung Hemlock-Beech Forest State Natural Area map

Gazetteer: Page 66, B-2 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 60, C-1 (10th edition).

Phone: 715/524-2183 (Shawano WDNR).

Web site: WDNR Jung Hemlock-Beech Forest State Natural Area

Signature Species: Wood Thrush, Red-eyed Vireo and Eastern Wood Pewee.

Rare Species: Red Crossbill, White Crossbill and Blue-headed Vireo.

Seasonality: Open all year.

Parking: Parking area.

Nearest Food & Lodging: Gresham.