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Nature Preserves

Sugar Creek Bluff State Natural Area

On the banks of Sugar Creek near the Mississippi River in Crawford County, lies Sugar Creek Bluff, a 440-acre bluffland preserve.

The first part of Sugar Creek Bluff was purchased by Mississippi Valley Conservancy in 1999 to permanently protect the habitat from future development.  It is open to hunting, fishing, hiking, bird watching and nature enjoyment.  Since that time, MVC has more than doubled the size of the preserve through a series of acquisitions of adjacent parcels.

MVC has conducted extensive restoration of the prairie on top the bluff with the help of countless volunteers over the years.  MVC's first prescribed burn took place there in 2006.

Please note that part of the land is located within the Village of Ferryville and part is in the Town of Freeman. Ferryville Code of Ordinances sec. 9.01 places limits on/prohibits the carrying of loaded firearms and the discharge of them within village limits. Bow hunting is allowed. Hunters need to acquaint themselves with the location of municipal boundaries and applicable regulations.


From La Crosse: Follow Hwy 35 (Great River Road) to Ferryville. Go through Ferryville and turn left on N. Buck Creek Road. Follow N. Buck Creek Road to the top of the hill (2 – 3 miles). The trailhead and kiosk is on the left on a gravel road.

Sugar Creek Bluff is located in Crawford County along State Hwy 35 just south of Ferryville. While the property used to be accessed from Lagoon Road, with the addition of new parcels, there is better accessibility to the bluff from both Hwy C and North Buck Creek Road.  Look for the MVC signs.

Click here for a printable map
Click here for a topo map
Click here for a printable map with Ferryville Village boundaries 
Click here for SCB SNA Brochure

Sugar Creek Bluff
Sugar Creek Bluff