Nugget Lake County Park
Nugget Lake County Park is a 752-acre semi-wilderness park with a 116-acre lake as its centerpiece. It is located in an area of the county known by geologists as the “Rock Elm (shale) Disturbance,” a four-mile diameter semicircular meteorite impact site. The large asteroid landed in this area with the energy equivalent of 63,000 Hiroshima-sized bombs more than 400 million years ago. The impact area remained as a shallow sea for millions of years. Nuggets of gold and diamonds discovered near Nugget Lake resulted in it’s name. There is a pair of nesting Bald Eagles on the property. The woodlands hold many birds including Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, Golden-winged Warblers and Wood Thrush.
Directions: From Plum City, go west 2.5 miles on Hwy. 10 to Cty. CC, then north 3 miles on CC to Cty. HH 1.5 miles to the park.
Gazetteer: Page 59, C-7 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 53, D-6 (10th edition).
Web site: Nugget Lake County Park
Signature Species: Bald Eagle, American Redstart Warblers and Barred Owl.
Seasonality: Open all year.
Parking: Parking lots provided.
Nearest food & lodging: Plum city, 4.5 miles south of the park.
Fees: Park fees apply.