King’s and Queen’s Bluff SNA

 

 

     
 
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Ownership

 
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Overview

 
 

 

 
     
 

History

 
 

 

 
     
 

Management

 
 

 

 
     
 

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Location
 
 

Maps

 
 

Great River Bluffs State Park Summer Map

 
         
 

Printable Map(s) with GPS coordinates

 
 

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King’s Bluff

 
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Size

 
 

178 acres

 
         
 

Parking

 
 

King’s Bluff Parking
N43 56.668, W91 24.177

 
         
 

Hours

 
 

Daily from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m.

 
         
 

Fees

 
 

Daily park permit: $7

Annual park permit: $35

 
         
 

Driving Directions

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          Winona County  
          Southeast Minnesota  
     
 
Activities
 
 

Hiking Trails

 
 

A trail leads from a parking area to King’s Bluff.

 
     
 

Hunting

 
 

Youth deer hunt only, in conjunction with Great River Bluffs State Park. See Hunting and Trapping Regulations (MN DNR) for details.

 
     
 
Ecology
 
 

Ecological Classification

  Ecological Classification  
  Ecological Province    

Eastern Broadleaf Forest Province

   
  Ecological Section    

Paleozoic Plateau

   
  Ecological Subsection    

The Blufflands

   
  Land Type Association    

Brownsville Slopes

Caledonia Ridgetops

   
             
 

Native Plant Communities*

   
 

Black Ash - Sugar Maple - Basswood - (Blue Beech) Seepage Swamp

Dry Bedrock Bluff Prairie (Southern)

Dry Limestone - Dolomite Cliff (Southern)

Mesic Sandstone Cliff (Southern)

Oak - Shagbark Hickory Woodland

Red Oak - Sugar Maple - Basswood - (Bitternut Hickory) Forest

Sugar Maple - Basswood - Red Oak - (Blue Beech) Forest

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

Natural Features

     
 

 

 

 

Permit Required

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Queen’s Bluff is s wildlife sanctuary and is closed to the public. Entry requires a written permit.

 

 

 

 

 

           
 
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Trails

 
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Dry Bedrock Bluff Prairie (Southern)

 
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Oak - Shagbark Hickory Woodland

 
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Visits

3/31/2000

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Birds

 
 

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)

Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)

Eastern Wood-peewee (Contopus virens)

Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla)

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)

Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)

Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus)

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)

 

American Robin

Black-capped Chickadee

Mourning Dove

 
 

Fungi and Lichens

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Fungi List

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Lichens List

 
 

Black Knot (Apiosporina morbosa)

Oak Anthracnose (Apiognomonia errabunda)

Crown Rust (Puccinia coronata)

  Oak Anthracnose  
 

Insects and Arachnids

 
 

Three insect and arachnid species with conservation status in Minnesota have been seen here:

Endangered

Ottoe skipper (Hesperia ottoe)

Special Concern

abbreviated underwing (Catocala abbreviatella)

leadplant flower moth (Schinia lucens)

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Insects List

 
 

black cherry finger gall mite (Eriophyes cerasicrumena)

blacklegged tick (Ixodes scapularis)

chokecherry finger gall mite (Eriophyes emarginatae)

mourning cloak (Nymphalis antiopa)

  mourning cloak  
 

Mammals

 
 

eastern chipmunk (Tamias striatus)

eastern gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)

  eastern gray squirrel  
 

Plants

 
 

Seventeen plant species with conservation status in Minnesota are found here:

Endangered

roundstem false foxglove (Agalinis gattingeri)

water miner’s lettuce (Montia chamissoi)

Threatened

American witchhazel (Hamamelis virginiana)

edible valerian (Valeriana edulis var. ciliata)

one-flowered broomrape (Orobanche uniflora)

silverleaf grape (Vitis aestivalis var. bicolor)

smooth-sheathed sedge (Carex laevivaginata)

Sullivant’s coolwort (Sullivantia sullivantii)

Special Concern

American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius)

creeping juniper (Juniperus horizontalis)

Goldie’s woodfern (Dryopteris goldiana)

large-fruited black snakeroot (Sanicula trifoliata)

prairie moonwort (Botrychium campestre)

silver false spleenwort (Deparia acrostichoides)

small white lady’s slipper (Cypripedium candidum)

squirrel corn (Dicentra canadensis)

yellow pimpernel (Taenidia integerrima)

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas and Minnesota Biological Survey Vegetation Releves Plant List

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Black Ash - Sugar Maple - Basswood - (Blue Beech) Seepage Swamp WFs57b

Dry Bedrock Bluff Prairie (Southern) UPs13c

Dry Limestone - Dolomite Cliff (Southern) CTs12b

Mesic Sandstone Cliff (Southern) CTs33a

Oak - Shagbark Hickory Woodland FDs38a

Red Oak - Sugar Maple - Basswood - (Bitternut Hickory) Forest MHs38c

Sugar Maple - Basswood - Red Oak - (Blue Beech) Forest MHs39b

     
 

 

Allegheny blackberry (Rubus allegheniensis)

American basswood (Tilia americana var. americana)

American elderberry (Sambucus canadensis)

American elm (Ulmus americana)

American hazel (Corylus americana)

American hog peanut (Amphicarpaea bracteata var. bracteata)

American hog peanut (Amphicarpaea bracteata var. comosa)

American pasqueflower (Anemone patens var. multifida)

Atlantic ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius var. intermedius)

bastard toadflax (Comandra umbellata ssp. umbellata)

black cherry (Prunus serotina var. serotina)

black raspberry (Rubus occidentalis)

black walnut (Juglans nigra)

black-seeded plantain (Plantago rugelii var. rugelii)

bland sweet cicely (Osmorhiza claytonii)

bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)

blue cohosh (Caulophyllum thalictroides)

boxelder (Acer negundo var. negundo)

bristly greenbrier (Smilax tamnoides)

bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa)

Canada moonseed (Menispermum canadense)

Canadian honewort (Cryptotaenia canadensis)

common blue violet (Viola sororia)

common burdock (Arctium minus)

common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale)

common evening primrose (Oenothera biennis)

common false Solomon’s seal (Maianthemum racemosum var. racemosum)

common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)

common strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)

compass plant (Silphium laciniatum)

downy phlox (Phlox pilosa ssp. fulgida)

early meadow-rue (Thalictrum dioicum)

eastern false rue anemone (Enemion biternatum)

eastern prickly gooseberry (Ribes cynosbati)

edible valerian (Valeriana edulis var. ciliata)

European cranberrybush (Viburnum opulus var. opulus)

fragrant bedstraw (Galium triflorum)

garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata)

giant ragweed (Ambrosia trifida)

golden alexanders (Zizia aurea)

gray dogwood (Cornus racemosa)

hairy puccoon (Lithospermum caroliniense var. croceum)

ivory sedge (Carex eburnea)

jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)

kidney-leaved buttercup (Ranunculus abortivus)

large-flowered bellwort (Uvularia grandiflora)

late horse gentian (Triosteum perfoliatum)

leadplant (Amorpha canescens)

Maryland black snakeroot (Sanicula marilandica)

May-apple (Podophyllum peltatum)

Morrow’s honeysuckle (Lonicera morrowii)

nannyberry (Viburnum lentago)

northern bedstraw (Galium boreale)

northern hackberry (Celtis occidentalis)

northern pin oak (Quercus ellipsoidalis)

northern prickly ash (Zanthoxylum americanum)

northern red oak (Quercus rubra)

northern shagbark hickory (Carya ovata)

pagoda dogwood (Cornus alternifolia)

paper birch (Betula papyrifera var. papyrifera)

Parlin’s pussytoes (Antennaria parlinii ssp. fallax)

pointed-leaved tick-trefoil (Desmodium glutinosum)

poke milkweed (Asclepias exaltata)

prairie blue-eyed grass (Sisyrinchium campestre)

prairie coreopsis (Coreopsis palmata)

prairie rose (Rosa arkansana)

prairie smoke (Geum triflorum var. triflorum)

prairie violet (Viola pedatifida var. pedatifida)

quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides)

rattlesnake fern (Botrypus virginianus)

red osier dogwood (Cornus sericea ssp. sericea)

rue anemone (Thalictrum thalictroides)

shining bedstraw (Galium concinnum)

Siberian elm (Ulmus pumila)

silky dogwood (Cornus amomum ssp. obliqua)

slippery elm (Ulmus rubra)

smooth Solomon’s seal (Polygonatum biflorum var. commutatum)

starry false Solomon’s seal (Maianthemum stellatum)

stiff goldenrod (Solidago rigida ssp. rigida)

sugar maple (Acer saccharum ssp. saccharum)

tall cinquefoil (Drymocallis arguta)

Tatarian honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica)

violet wood sorrel (Oxalis violacea)

western bracken fern (Pteridium aquilinum var. latiusculum)

western poison ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii)

white rattlesnake root (Nabalus albus)

wild columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)

wild geranium (Geranium maculatum)

wild ginger (Asarum canadense)

wild grape (Vitis riparia)

wild yam (Dioscorea villosa)

woodbine (Parthenocissus vitacea)

yellow wood sorrel (Oxalis stricta)

 

Acer negundo var. negundo (boxelder)

Acer saccharum ssp. saccharum (sugar maple)

Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard)

Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed)

Ambrosia trifida (giant ragweed)

Amorpha canescens (leadplant)

Amphicarpaea bracteata var. bracteata (American hog peanut)

Amphicarpaea bracteata var. comosa (American hog peanut)

Anemone patens var. multifida (American pasqueflower)

Antennaria parlinii ssp. fallax (Parlin’s pussytoes)

Aquilegia canadensis (wild columbine)

Arctium minus (common burdock)

Arisaema triphyllum (jack-in-the-pulpit)

Asarum canadense (wild ginger)

Asclepias exaltata (poke milkweed)

Betula papyrifera var. papyrifera (paper birch)

Botrypus virginianus (rattlesnake fern)

Carex eburnea (ivory sedge)

Carya ovata (northern shagbark hickory)

Caulophyllum thalictroides (blue cohosh)

Celtis occidentalis (northern hackberry)

Comandra umbellata ssp. umbellata (bastard toadflax)

Coreopsis palmata (prairie coreopsis)

Cornus alternifolia (pagoda dogwood)

Cornus amomum ssp. obliqua (silky dogwood)

Cornus racemosa (gray dogwood)

Cornus sericea ssp. sericea (red osier dogwood)

Corylus americana (American hazel)

Cryptotaenia canadensis (Canadian honewort)

Desmodium glutinosum (pointed-leaved tick-trefoil)

Dioscorea villosa (wild yam)

Drymocallis arguta (tall cinquefoil)

Enemion biternatum (eastern false rue anemone)

Fragaria virginiana (common strawberry)

Galium boreale (northern bedstraw)

Galium concinnum (shining bedstraw)

Galium triflorum (fragrant bedstraw)

Geranium maculatum (wild geranium)

Geum triflorum var. triflorum (prairie smoke)

Juglans nigra (black walnut)

Lithospermum caroliniense var. croceum (hairy puccoon)

Lonicera morrowii (Morrow’s honeysuckle)

Lonicera tatarica (Tatarian honeysuckle)

Maianthemum racemosum var. racemosum (common false Solomon’s seal)

Maianthemum stellatum (starry false Solomon’s seal)

Menispermum canadense (Canada moonseed)

Nabalus albus (white rattlesnake root)

Oenothera biennis (common evening primrose)

Osmorhiza claytonii (bland sweet cicely)

Oxalis stricta (yellow wood sorrel)

Oxalis violacea (violet wood sorrel)

Parthenocissus vitacea (woodbine)

Phlox pilosa ssp. fulgida (downy phlox)

Physocarpus opulifolius var. intermedius (Atlantic ninebark)

Plantago rugelii var. rugelii (black-seeded plantain)

Podophyllum peltatum (May-apple)

Polygonatum biflorum var. commutatum (smooth Solomon’s seal)

Populus tremuloides (quaking aspen)

Prunus serotina var. serotina (black cherry)

Pteridium aquilinum var. latiusculum (western bracken fern)

Quercus ellipsoidalis (northern pin oak)

Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa (bur oak)

Quercus rubra (northern red oak)

Ranunculus abortivus (kidney-leaved buttercup)

Ribes cynosbati (eastern prickly gooseberry)

Rosa arkansana (prairie rose)

Rubus allegheniensis (Allegheny blackberry)

Rubus occidentalis (black raspberry)

Sambucus canadensis (American elderberry)

Sanguinaria canadensis (bloodroot)

Sanicula marilandica (Maryland black snakeroot)

Silphium laciniatum (compass plant)

Sisyrinchium campestre (prairie blue-eyed grass)

Smilax tamnoides (bristly greenbrier)

Solidago rigida ssp. rigida (stiff goldenrod)

Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale (common dandelion)

Thalictrum dioicum (early meadow-rue)

Thalictrum thalictroides (rue anemone)

Tilia americana var. americana (American basswood)

Toxicodendron rydbergii (western poison ivy)

Triosteum perfoliatum (late horse gentian)

Ulmus americana (American elm)

Ulmus pumila (Siberian elm)

Ulmus rubra (slippery elm)

Uvularia grandiflora (large-flowered bellwort)

Valeriana edulis var. ciliata (edible valerian)

Viburnum lentago (nannyberry)

Viburnum opulus var. opulus (European cranberrybush)

Viola pedatifida var. pedatifida (prairie violet)

Viola sororia (common blue violet)

Vitis riparia (wild grape)

Zanthoxylum americanum (northern prickly ash)

Zizia aurea (golden alexanders)

 

American elderberry

American pasqueflower

black cherry

black raspberry

bloodroot

blue cohosh

bur oak (var. macrocarpa)

common evening primrose

common false Solomon’s seal

downy phlox

eastern prickly gooseberry

fragrant bedstraw

golden alexanders

large-flowered bellwort

leadplant

Morrow’s honeysuckle

northern bedstraw

poke milkweed

prairie rose

prairie smoke

tall cinquefoil

violet wood sorrel

wild columbine

wild geranium

wild yam

 

 

 

 

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