Keller Whitcomb Creek Woods State Natural Area

This 97-acre SNA includes the headwaters of Whitcomb Creek, a sandy-bottomed, fast flowing, Class 1 trout stream with naturally reproducing brown and brook trout. The property’s northern dry-mesic forest of white pine, red pine, red oak and white oak grades into a mesic forest of hemlock, yellow birch, paper birch, and sugar maple. Low areas near the stream consist of almost pure white cedar. The ground layer contains many species of ferns and fungi. Mink, red fox and reptiles use the area, along with a wide variety of songbirds including Mourning, Nashville and Yellow-rumped Warblers, Ovenbirds, Northern Waterthrush and White-throated Sparrows.

Directions: From Iola, go north 6.5 miles on Cty G to Hill Rd, then north 0.5 mile to Boalter Rd, then east 1 mile to the northeast corner of the site.

Keller Whitcomb Creek Woods State Natural Area map

Gazetteer: Page 65, D-8 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 59, F-7 (10th edition).

Phone: 920/787-4686 (Wautoma WDNR).

Web site: WDNR Keller Whitcomb Creek Woods

Signature Species: Winter Wren, Common Raven, Hermit Thrush and Veery.

Rare Species: Red-shouldered Hawk, Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, and Merlin.

Seasonality: Open all year.

Parking: Parking along road.

Nearest Food & Lodging: Iola.