Kettle Moraine State Forest - Northern Unit & Kettle Moraine Red Oaks State Natural Area
This 316-acre SNA lies within the 29,000-acre Northern Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest. It is mature dry-mesic forest of basswood, sugar maple, white ash, white oak and black cherry. Red oak dominates the canopy while the ground layer has many species of plants and shrubs, from orchids to ferns. This diversity is very attractive to rare birds such as the Acadian Flycatcher, Red-shouldered Hawk, and Cerulean Warbler. Owls, warblers, and Scarlet Tanagers are also found here. The State Forest is rolling, wooded hills dotted with lakes. It offers much to the nature lover, including nature programs.
Directions: From Greenbush, go south 1 mile on Cty A to a pull-off on the east side of the road. The Ice Age Trail traverses the site. Access is also possible from the east along Ridge Road, 1.4 miles north of Cty Z.
Gazetteer: Page 47, B-5 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 80, C-2 (10th edition).
Phone: 920/892-8756 or 262/626-2116.
Signature species: Eastern-Wood Pewee and Ovenbird.
Rare species: Acadian Flycatcher, Red-shouldered Hawk, and Cerulean Warbler.
Seasonality: Open all year.
Parking: Parking area.
Nearest food & lodging: Greenbush.
Historic Site: Old Wade House, Greenbush.