Nelson’s Artesian Ice Formations In Wisconsin Only Get Bigger As The Weather Gets Colder  

The cold winter weather has many effects on the Wisconsin landscape, but none are quite as stunning as Roger Nelson’s ice formations. Formed by Mother Nature, along with the help of some intricately placed pipes, the formations are both sporadic and spectacular! They only last as long as the cold weather, though, so don’t wait too long to visit.

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Keep in mind that the formation of the icy structures depends solely on the weather. Usually, the best viewing time is between late-January and early-February. To get to Nelson’s on Rush River, take Wisconsin Highway 35 north to Maiden Rock. Then turn right on County Road A, which is just a short distance from Maiden Rock. The site is about 4 miles down County Road A.

So, did you know about Nelson’s mammoth ice formations? Ever seen them in person? If so, what’d you think? Tell us in the comments.

This isn’t the only place for some icy fun. Read about another here.

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