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Ferry Bluff State Natural Area



Ferry Bluff and the adjacent Cactus Bluff tower more than 30 feet above the confluence of Honey Creek and the Wisconsin River. The standstone bluffs, capped with dolomite harbors undisturbed open cliff vegetation. From the intersection of Highways 60 and 12 west of Sauk City, go west on Highway 60 for 4.4 miles, then south on Ferry Bluff Road 1.1 miles to a parking area and canoe landing at the end of the road. A trail leads to the top of Cactus Bluff. Legal access by land to the southern unit, known as Hugo's Bluff, is unresolved at this time and is accessible only watercraft until further notice. The entire northern unit, consisting of Ferry Bluff and Cactus Bluff, is closed from November 1 through April 1 to protect roosting bald eagles. The southern unit is open at all times.



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