Lulu Lake Preserve and State Natural Area

Lulu Lake encompasses 1,800 acres and is an exceptional property owned by The Nature Conservancy and DNR. It was designated a State Natural Area in 1977. It supports high quality and diverse wetland and upland communities on glacial topography in the Kettle Moraine region. Many of the natural communities protected here have been virtually eliminated from southeastern Wisconsin. The Nature Conservancy and DNR work to preserve the high quality stream, wetlands and oak openings that support the rare plants and animals found here. Management of the site is aimed at protecting health of the entire Mukwonago River Watershed.

Directions: Located at N9564 Nature Road. From the town of Troy Center, take Nature Road 1.5 miles north, then turn right at the driveway to the parking area.

Lulu Lake Preserve and State Natural Area map

Gazetteer: Page 30, B-2 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 94, B-3 (10th edition).

Phone: 262/642-7276 (The Nature Conservancy).

Web site: The Nature Conservancy - Lulu Lake Preserve | WDNR Lulu Lake State Natural Area

Signature Species: Cooper’s Hawk, Osprey and Sandhill Crane.

Rare species: Long-ear sunfish, Blanding’s Turtle, kitten tail (plant) and pickerel frog.

Parking: Parking lot.

Nearest food & lodging: Eagle.