Arena Pines and Sand Barrens State Natural Area
Arena Pines and Sand Barrens features a somewhat overgrown example of sand barrens vegetated with jack pine, black oak, and river birch. Found along the edge of numerous sand blows scattered throughout the site is the evergreen false heather shrub, which helps stabilize the shifting sands. Also present are a diversity of dry prairie species including little blue-stem, June grass, three-awn grass, flowering spurge, hoary puccoon, venus’-looking-glass, blue toadflax, lyrate rock cress, and prairie coreopsis. (Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources)
Helena Rd, Arena, WI 53503
Daily Dawn to Dusk
Dogs must be leashed except for hunting.