Near Ontario in Vernon County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Kickapoo River Valley
[map of the Glaciers and Driftless Area]
Glaciers, which left deposits of soil and rock called "drift" in much of Wisconsin, did not come to the area around the Kickapoo River. Sandstone hills, covered with hard dolomite that were formed 500 million years ago by early Cambrian seas, are still visible today in this beautiful region known as the Driftless Area. Because it was never covered by ice, life here continued more or less uninterrupted. The Driftless Area has 34 species of plants found only here.
[map of the Kickapoo River Valley]
Erected by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
Location. 43° 42.096′ N, 90° 34.302′ W. Marker is near Ontario, Wisconsin, in Vernon County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 33 0.8 miles north of County Touch for map. Marker is at the Observation Point in Wildcat Mountain State Park (fee area). Marker is at or near this postal address: E13660 State Highway 33, Ontario WI 54651, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rockton Mill Stones (approx. 4.4 miles away); St. Patrick Parish (approx. 5.4 miles away); Elroy – Sparta State Trail (approx. 12 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Wildcat Mountain State Park. Wisconsin DNR Website. (Submitted on February 12, 2011.)
2. Wildcat Mountain State Park. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on February 12, 2011.)
Categories. • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 12, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 562 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on February 12, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.