Tiffany Bottoms State Natural Area
Tiffany Bottoms is the largest and most important intact floodplain forest in Wisconsin. It attracts nearly every species of bird found in Wisconsin. Its 12,740 acres occupy both sides of the Chippewa River between Nelson and Durand. All of the land is state owned and open to the public. Ten miles of railroad track into the heart of the property can be accessed from Hwy. 25 south of the Buffalo and Pepin County line. A walk on the tracks will take you through some of the most scenic areas of the property including the floodplain forest. Upland forests and savannas welcome nesting woodland warblers, flycatchers and woodpeckers of all kinds. Interior swamps produce night herons, bitterns and egrets.
Directions: This property is undeveloped but there are seven parking lots along Hwys 25 & 35 for access; each is marked with DNR signs.
Gazetteer: Page 58, D-3 & Page 59, D-8 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 64, A-4 (10th edition).
Web site: WDNR Tiffany Bottoms State Natural Area
Signature Species: Whip-poorwill, Red-headed Woodpecker, and Yellow-headed Blackbird.
Seasonality: Open all year.
Parking: Parking lots throughout property.
Nearest food & lodging: Pepin to the north and Nelson to the south.