|Mill Bluff State Park|
The park protects several sandstone bluffs between 80 and 200 feet (24 and 61 m) high which were islands 12,000 years ago in Glacial Lake Wisconsin. As a result these bluffs are steep and angular, dissimilar to the rounded terrain more typical of the eastern half of the United States. The bluffs served as landmarks both to early pioneers and to travelers today.
There are 10 named bluffs in the park. Mill Bluff, 120 feet high, is between the interstate and U.S. Route 12. The park office is at its foot, and the campground is just to the west. Bee Bluff, although smaller and only 60 feet high, is the most visible bluff from the interstate, as it stands adjacent to the westbound lanes. To the north is 170-foot Camels Bluff, actually two separate outcroppings which together resemble the humps of a camel. Nearby are Devils Monument and a 40-foot high pinnacle called Cleopatra's Needle. The other, less accessible bluffs are Round Bluff and Sugar Bowl Bluff to the south, 140-foot Wildcat Bluff and Bear Bluff to the north, and 199-foot Long Bluff to the northeast. Also in the northeast is Ragged Rock, an 80-foot tall former bluff whose protective cap was worn away and is eroding into a conical mound.
Mill Bluff has two picnic areas, east and west of Funnel Road. Each area has a shelter, picnic tables, grills, water, toilets and parking. Pets are not permitted in the picnic areas.
This weeks Read to Lead book is Fireflies at Midnight, by Marilyn Singer.
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