Whitney Island SNA

 

 

     
 
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Size

 
 

Whitney Island: 42 acres

Shore Unit: 2 acres

 
         
 

Parking

 
 

The island is accessible only by boat. The nearest public water access is Cedar Lake Public Water Access at the north side of the lake.

Cedar Lake Public Water Access
N44 18.124, W93 25.177

There is designated parking at the shore unit. The shoulder is very narrow and the slope of the roadside ditch is steep. Park on the west side of Geneva Avenue with two wheels on the shoulder of the road and two wheels on the ditch bank. Do not block the field access on the east side of the road.

Shore Unit
N44 17.204, W93 24.544

 
         
 

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          Rice County  
          Southeast Minnesota  
     
 
Activities
 
 

Hiking Trails

 
 

No maintained trails

 
     
 

Hunting

 
 

No hunting

 
     
 
Ecology
 
 

Ecological Classification

  Ecological Classification  
  Ecological Province    

Eastern Broadleaf Forest Province

   
  Ecological Section    

Minnesota & NE Iowa Morainal

   
  Ecological Subsection    

Big Woods

   
  Land Type Association    

Cordova Moraine

   
             
 

Native Plant Communities*

   
 

Elm - Basswood - Black Ash - (Hackberry) Forest

Gravel/Cobble Beach (Inland Lake)

Northern Mixed Cattail Marsh

Sugar Maple Forest (Big Woods)

   
  * Source: The Minnesota Biological Survey, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Ecological Resources      
         
 

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Boat Required

 

canoe

 

Whitney Island SNA is accessible only by boat.

 

 

 

 

           
 
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Cedar Lake Public Water Access

 
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Shore Unit Parking

 
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Visits

5/23/2013                
 
 

Amphibians

 
  boreal chorus frog (Pseudacris maculata)   boreal chorus frog  
 

Birds

 
 

One bird species with conservation status in Minnesota has been seen here:

Special Concern

Purple Martin (Progne subis)

 
 

Minnesota DNR Bird checklist

 
 

American Tree Sparrow (Spizelloides arborea)

Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla)

Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)

Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

  Red-winged Blackbird  
 

Fungi and Lichens

 
  Black Knot (Apiosporina morbosa)   Black Knot  
 

Plants

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Elm - Basswood - Black Ash - (Hackberry) Forest MHs49a

Gravel/Cobble Beach (Inland Lake) LKi32b

Northern Mixed Cattail Marsh MRn83

Sugar Maple Forest (Big Woods) MHs39c

     
   

black cherry

chokecherry

common false Solomon’s seal

Missouri gooseberry

red baneberry

red elderberry

Virginia waterleaf

 

 

 

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