Snow Falls Creek State Natural Area
Snow Falls Creek is a boulder-strewn trout stream originating in Sullivan Springs and Hickey Springs to the north, and joining the North Branch of the Oconto River south of this 350-acre State Natural Area. It is located within the Nicolet National Forest. The stream is bordered by white cedar, balsam fir and black ash, while tall white pines dominate the forest. Ravines and uplands west of the creek support hemlock, beech, sugar maple and basswood. This beautiful property holds warblers of all species, Wood and Hermit Thrushes, and Rose-breasted Grosbeaks.
Directions: From Lakewood, drive east and north 3 miles on Cty F, then east 0.3 mile on Smyth Road, then south 2.3 miles on Sullivan Springs Road (FR 2330), then drive or walk southwest 1.4 miles on FR 2944 to the Snow Falls Creek crossing. Follow the creek south into the site.
Gazetteer: Page 79, B-5 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 48, C-3 (10th edition).
Phone: 715/582-5000 (Wisconsin DNR).
Web site: WDNR Snow Falls Creek State Natural Area
Signature species: Blackburnian Warbler, Least Flycatcher, and Red-shouldered Hawk.
Rare Species: Merlin, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, and Yellow-throated Warbler.
Seasonality: Open year around, weather permitting.
Parking: Park at site.
Nearest food & lodging: Lakewood.