Lower Wisconsin State Riverway - Knapp Creek, Blue River and Lone Rock Units

These three units of the Lower Wisconsin State Riverway total more than 3,000 acres. There is good birding from your car as you drive along the highway. Take your time. Many parking areas lead to hiking trails and bridges that take you across creeks and the river. Travel the side roads that run close to the river and back into the hollows and valleys. Bald Eagles nest along the woods where the trees meet the marshes. Sandhill Cranes glean insects from the fields. Warblers, sparrows and orioles call from brushy roadsides and treetops.

Directions: North of the river, travel Hwy 60 from Boscobel to Lone Rock; south of the river, travel Hwy 133.

Gazetteer: Page 33, C-5 thru Page 34, C-1 (prior to 10th edition).

Phone: 608/935-3368 (WDNR).

Web site: Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board

Signature species: Black-billed Cuckoo, Bald Eagle, Osprey and Bob White Quail.

Rare species: Red-headed Woodpecker, Acadian Flycatcher and Yellow-crowned Night-Heron.

Parking: Parking lots.

Nearest food & lodging: Lone Rock, Gotham, Muscoda and Blue River.