Lion's Den Gorge
In 2002, the Ozaukee Washington Land Trust purchased this natural area of local significance to protect the 3,600 feet of Lake Michigan shoreline, forest growth and wetland area, all designated as Primary Environmental Corridor as an important stopover site for migratory birds. The most significant land feature of the area is the main gorge, located in the northern portion of the site, which holds two tributaries. There are over a dozen wetland areas on the property containing lowland hardwood forest communities with ephemeral ponds. Forested areas include species of Northern Red Oak , Black Cherry, Sugar Maple, and Quaking Aspen which indicate a high quality natural habitat. Ozaukee County currently maintains the property to support appropriate nature-based recreational use by the public.