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Nature Preserves

Eagle Eye State Natural Area

Eagle Eye State Natural Area is a 70-acre tract of land within the Cade Archaeological District. This land was protected through a partnership between Mississippi Valley Conservancy, Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center, The Archaeological Conservancy, and the State of Wisconsin’s Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program.
 
The site includes scenic ridgetop bluffland, including native goat prairie, oak opening, sandstone cliffs and rock shelters, forest, wetlands, and a portion of the Bad Axe River. The property is in the National Register of Historic Places for its eagle-eye rock shelter and 7 effigy mounds. The mounds include a bear, panther, turtle, two bird effigy's, and two linear mounds; all facing the river and dating to approximately 1050 AD. The area also includes the largest population in the state of the state-threatened cherrystone drop snail, as well as populations of the state threatened cerulean warbler and four-toed salamander. This area is a popular trout fishing location only ¼ mile west of Duck Egg County Park. The land is now open to the public for hiking, hunting, fishing, snow-shoeing and cross-country skiing.
 
Directions:  

From La Crosse, WI: Head south on State Highway 35 and turn left onto County Road K to Chaseburg. From Chaseburg, stay County Road K for 2.7 miles. Turn left/east onto County Road O (turn left then right to stay on O) for almost 5 miles. Turn left/east onto Upper Newton Road for just over 1 mile and look for the MVC sign. The property is to the north of Upper Newton Road just past the driveway at E4337 Upper Newton Road.

From Viroqua, WI: Head west out of town on State Highway 56 for almost 8 miles and turn right/north onto County Road O. Follow O for 3.6 miles and turn right/east onto Upper Newton Road for just over 1 mile and look for the MVC sign. The property is to the north of Upper Newton Road just past the driveway at E4337 Upper Newton Road.

 
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Eagle Eye SNA

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