Black Hawk Unit of the Lower Wisconsin State Riverway
6950 State Highway 78
Sauk City, WI 53583
This 815-acre unit of the Lower Wisconsin State Riverway consists of upland hardwood forest, prairies and savanna. The Battle of Wisconsin Heights was fought on the northern edge of the property during the Black Hawk War of 1832. The property's partially restored oak savanna and trail through the battlefield are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It's the only property of its kind in the Midwest. Indian Mounds on site date from about 800 AD. The adjoining units of the Lower Wisconsin State Riverway units run westward 92 miles to the Mississippi River. They offer numerous boat landings, free canoe camping, numerous State Natural Areas and more than 40,000 acres of public land open to multiple recreational opportunities. Signature bird species in this area include the Eastern Bluebird, Cooper's Hawk and and Willow Flycatcher, and rare species include the Red-headed Woodpecker, Yellow-billed Cuckoo and Western Kingbird.
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