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Fairy Chasm State Natural Area

Category: OWLT Preserves
Location: Mequon
Size: 19.0 Acres

Located in the City of Mequon, Fairy Chasm State Natural Area is 19 acres. This preserve contains an 80 to 100-foot deep chasm created by the flow of Fish Creek, a small stream that drains into Lake Michigan. Due to the cool lake winds and a north-facing geography, it also contains a unique microclimate that mimics more northern habitats. This colder habitat allows species such as sphagnum moss, beaked hazelnut and dwarf scouring rush – not often found this far south – to survive and thrive. The northern slopes of the chasm feature forests of white pine, yellow and paper birch and white cedar; while its southern slopes are the habitat of juniper and trees found in mesic forests such as beech and sugar maple. 


Access is limited due to parking restrictions. 

Trail System Yes
Parking None
Dogs Yes, No


Our Preserves

1541 E Cedar Creek Rd, 53024, Grafton

555 Granville Rd, 53092, Cedarburg

2010 Decorah Rd, 53095, West Bend

10370 W Wildwood Ct., 53092, Mequon

1630 Decorah Rd, 53095, West Bend

4970 Country Club Rd, 53074 , Port Washington

3540 Beaver Dam Rd, 53090, West Bend

N6625 Clover Valley Road, 53021, Fredonia

6670 Lovers Lane Rd, 53090, West Bend

1211 Dahlia Lane, 53024, Grafton

Jay Road, Town of Farmington

N5100 Country Lane, 53080, Fredonia

326 E. Newark Drive, West Bend, WI 53090

1400 County Hwy K, 53027, Erin

766 Hwy 33, West Bend, WI 53095

3210 County Highway KK, 53074, Port Washington

5401 Shannon Road, Hartford, WI 53027

2000 HWY 33, Saukville, WI 53080

5827 S. Oak Road, West Bend, WI 53095

4513 W Bonniwell Rd, Mequon, WI 53097

793 Dublin Drive, 53027, Hartford

Other Projects

8200 W County Line Rd, 53097, Mequon

Phone: (262) 242-8055
Fax: (262) 242-8056