Spruce Lake Bog State Natural Area – Northern Unit Kettle Moraine State Forest

Located two miles north of the Henry S. Reuss Visitor Center, this property features an undisturbed shallow seepage bog lake in one of the area’s many kettle holes. The 35-acre lake supports a great show of blooming water lilies in the summer. The vegetation found here is rich in plants more characteristic of northern Wisconsin sphagnum bogs; Black spruce, cotton grass, royal fern and pitcher plants. This northern plant community supports northern species of birds that nest here, giving you the opportunity to see them without going too far north. A trail and boardwalk lead from the parking area to the lake.

Directions: From Campbellsport, drive northeast 7 miles on Hwy 67, then west 0.2 mile on Cty F, then north 1.3 miles on Vista Dr, then west .05 miles on Airport Rd to a parking area north of the road.

Spruce Lake Bog State Natural Area map

Gazetteer: Page 46, C-4 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 80, D-1 (10th edition).

Phone: 262/626-2116.

Web site: WDNR Spruce Lake Bog State Natural Area

Signature species: Common Yellowthroat, Swamp Sparrow, Veery and Alder Flycatcher.

Rare species: Northern Waterthrush, Nashville and Canada Warbler and White-throated Sparrow.

Seasonality: Open all year.

Nearest food & lodging: Campbellsport.