Fox Maple Woods State Natural Area
An outstanding 41-acre northern mesic forest surrounded on three sides by the Whisker Lake Wilderness Area. Canopy trees include old-growth sugar maple, basswood, hemlock, and yellow birch. Herbaceous plants are very rich and cover the forest in abundant spring ephemerals such as spring-beauty, yellow trout-lily and Dutchman’s breeches. Exceptional in undisturbed areas.
Directions: From Florence travel 10.5 miles west on Hwy 70 to a parking area north of the road, (1.1 miles west of where Hwy 70 crosses Wakefield Creek).
Gazetteer: Page 91, A-5 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 38, B-3 (10th edition).
Phone: 608/266-7012 (Wisconsin DNR).
Web site: WDNR Fox Maple Woods State Natural Area
Signature Species: Warblers and many types of northern songbirds, hawks and owls.
Seasonality: Best in spring, summer, fall.
Nearest food & lodging: Florence, ten miles east.