Bear Lake Sedge Meadow State Natural Area

This 250-acre sedge meadow wraps a large bay on the southern shore of Bear Lake. The meadow is open with scattered islands of bog birch, alder, black spruce and tamarack close to the lake. Much of the meadow is dominated by marsh cinquefoil, cottongrass, and blue joint grass. Dragon’s mouth orchid, leather-leaf, bog-laurel, bogrosemary and Labrador-tea are scattered throughout.

Bear Lake Sedge Meadow State Natural Area map

Directions: From the intersection of Cty. SS and V in Haugen, go west on V 0.3 miles, then north and west on Cty. VV 1.6 miles to a parking area south of the road.

Gazetteer: Page 84, D-2 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 32, E-1 (10th edition).

Phone: 608/266-7012 (Wisconsin DNR)

Web site: WDNR Bear Lake Sedge Meadow State Natural Area

Signature Species: Swamp and Song Sparrow, Yellow Warbler, Sora Rail, and Sedge Wren.

Rarities: American Bittern, LeConte’s Sparrow, Yellow Rail.

Hours: 24/7.

Nearest food & lodging: Haugen, 1 mile east.