Myklebust Lake State Natural Area

Myklebust Lake is a deep, 20-acre, marl-bottom lake with undeveloped shoreline and remarkably clear, alkaline water supplied by numerous springs. A small outlet stream feeds the South Branch of the Little Wolf River. White water-lily and bull-head lily bloom here along with many other wetland plants, including wild rice. A northern wet forest of tamarack, red maple and elm borders the outlet stream. A two-acre black spruce bog occupies the southeast corner of the property. The east shore is dominated by a small stand of old white pine, some more than 2 feet in diameter. The uniqueness of the property attracts many species of birds and mammals.

Directions: From Iola, go south 1.1 miles on Hwy 49 to a parking area west of the road. Walk west along an access path to a carry-in canoe landing.

Myklebust Lake State Natural Area map

Gazetteer: Page 53, A-7 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 59, F-6 (10th edition).

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

Web site: WDNR Myklebust Lake State Natural Area

Signature Species: Mourning Warbler, Pileated Woodpecker and Yellow-throated Vireo.

Rare Species: Northern Waterthrush, Least Bittern and Great Egret.

Seasonality: Open all year.

Parking Lot: Parking area.

Nearest Food & Lodging: Iola.