Nashotah County Park
Several larger, deeper lakes surround this 443-acre park in the lake country of Waukesha County. Early naturalists Increase Lapham and Thure Kumlien kept records of the flora and fauna of this area in the early 1830s. The park has a quiet atmosphere, is a mix of habitats and has two shallow lakes – Forest and Grass Lakes – that draw good numbers of migrating waterfowl in spring and fall. Nature trails lead through the landscape shaped by the glacier that today supports oak forest and savanna, deep and shallow marsh, and meadows. Each of these habitats has its own set of birds. Many woodland and grassland species nest here.
Directions: From Hwy 16 at Nashotah, travel north 1 mile on Cty C to the park entrance and parking lot.
Gazetteer: Page 38, C-2 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 87, D-8 (10th edition).
Phone: 262/548-7790 (Waukesha County Park System).
Web site: Nashotah County Park
Signature Species: Blue-winged Teal, Green-winged Teal, Chestnut-sided Warbler and Willow Flycatcher.
Rare species: Red-shouldered Hawk, Bobolink and Carolina Wren.
Parking: Parking lots.
Nearest food & lodging: Nashotah, Hartland, Oconomowoc and Delafield.