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Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains

Range TypeBogus mountain grouping for this site
Highest PointRib Mountain (1924 ft/586 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesWisconsin (62%), Illinois (37%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area52,196 sq mi / 135,188 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent459 mi / 738 km North-South
272 mi / 438 km East-West
Center Lat/Long42° 5' N; 89° 31' W
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Map of Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains.
Upper Mississippi AreaLevel 4 (Parent)
         Mississippi HeadwatersLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Mississippi-Missouri River PlainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan PlainsLevel 5



Major Peaks of the Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Rib Mountain1924586 
2.Blue Mounds1719524 
3.Mosinee Hill1600+488+ 
4.Sauk Point Benchmark1593486 
5.Powers Bluff1480+451+ 
6.Happy Hill1480+451+ 
7.Clark County High Point1480+451+ 
8.South Range1480+451+ 
9.Devil's Lake West Bluff1467447 
10.Sunny Benchmark1448441 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.



Photos of Peaks in the Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains

Rib Mountain
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Rib Mountain summit block, Marathon County, WI. Photo by Doug Urban.
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Powers Bluff
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The highpoint of Wood County is next to this old radio building on top of this ridge on Powers Bluff (2016-05-02). Photo by Doug Urban.
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Clark County High Point
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Clark County Highpoint with the "S" marking the summit. The green dots highlight the standard route. The red dots mark the more strenuous "Mountaineer's Route" (2014-05-26). Photo by Gustav Sexauer.
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Platte Mounds
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Platte Mound as viewed from the west with the higher summit on the left and the "World's Largest M" on the right (2010-07-03). Photo by Gustav Sexauer.
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Saddle Mound
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View from Saddle Mound fire tower, Jackson Co., WI. Photo by Doug Urban.
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North Holy Hill
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Holy Hill (with basilica) and North Holy Hill to the right as seen from Powder Hill to the north (2011-06-04). Photo by Gustav Sexauer.
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Holy Hill
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Holy Hill (with basilica) and North Holy Hill to the right as seen from Powder Hill to the north (2011-06-04). Photo by Gustav Sexauer.
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Portage County High Point
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Portage County Highpoint as seen from County EE looking east (2012-05-07). Photo by Gustav Sexauer.
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Crawford County High Point
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The view from SUN benchmark in Rising Sun, WI as the sun is rising (2008-04-05). Photo by Gustav Sexauer.
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Friendship Mound
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The forgotten ski trails on Friendship Mound (2010-04-11). Photo by Gustav Sexauer.
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