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Northwest Wisconsin

This park features a series of delightful waterfalls and rapids along the Amnicon River, viewed from a covered foot bridge. Open first weekend of May through the first weekend of October.
6294 S. State Road 35, Superior, WI 54880-8326 (715) 398-3000 (summer); (715) 399-3111 (off season)

Located on Madeline Island, the park features picturesque sandstone bluffs, lake caves and 1.5 miles of Lake Superior shoreline. Accessible boardwalk. P.O. Box 589
Bayfield, WI 54814-0589 (715) 747-6425 (summer); (715) 779-4020 (off season)

The Brule River drops 328 feet as it cascades from its headwaters to the shores of Lake Superior. Enjoy exciting whitewater canoeing and kayaking, as well as wilderness solitude. Primitive camping by permit. P.O. Box 125, Brule, WI 54820-0125 (715) 372-5678

Framed by the Chippewa and Fisher Rivers, this island park's bays and lagoons offer a quiet repite. 23125 255th St, Cornell, WI 54732 (715) 239-6888

Situated along the Ice Age Trail, visitors enjoy unspoiled beauty with kettle lakes and many glacial features. The interpretive center sits atop a hill that was once a glacial lake bottom. P.O. Box 13394, CTH M, New Auburn, WI 54757 (715) 967-2800

Ancient lava flows, deep gorges and spectacular waterfalls make this one of the state's most scenic parks. Log buildings from the 1930s CCC era add a special charm.
Rt 1, P.O. Box 17AA, Mellen, WI 54546 (715) 274-5123

Two forks of the Flambeau River provide 75 miles of uninterrupted natural beauty and whitewater excitement. Rustic camping at 35 sites along the river and two campgrounds.
W1613 Cty Road W, Winter, WI 54896 (715) 332-5271

Visit a wilderness area along the St. Croix River in northwestern Wisconsin. Group and family camping. Rustic river and backpack camping by permit.
P.O. Box 367, Grantsburg, WI 54840-0367 (715) 463-2898

A 60 foot observation tower offers sweeping views of this rugged hill country, wetlands, and restored prairie. Lots of watchable wildlife.
921 Brickyard Rd, Menomonie, WI 54751 (715) 232-1242

A deep gorge called the "Dalles of the St. Croix" is the scenic focus of Wisconsin's oldest state park. The park's Ice Age Interpretive Center features photographs, murals and other information about the great glaciers. P.O. Box 703, St. Croix Falls, WI 54024 (715) 483-3747

This park features a large, sandy delta where the Kinnickinnic meets the St. Croix River. Large swimming area and boat-in camping. W11983 820th Avenue, River Falls, WI 54022 (715) 425-1129

This park has 1,062 acres of primarily young rich forests and open prairie on a 6,300acre man-made lake. It attracts hikers, campers, recreational boaters and anglers after walleye, muskie and bass. 18127 CTHO, Chippewa Falls, WI, 54729 (715) 382-4574

One of Wisconsin's cornerstone parks, Pattison features 165 foot high Big Manitou Falls, the highest waterfall in Wisconsin. 6294 S. State Road 35, Superior, WI 54880-8326 (715) 399-3111

A dam, lake, trout stream, sandy beach, prairie remnants and a nature center are featured on 2,891 acres of rolling countryside. Spectacular views of historic Willow Falls and the Willow River Gorge. 1034 Cty Rd A, Hudson, WI 54016, (715) 386-5931

Northeast Wisconsin

This 48 acre day-use park features a 2,000-year-old Indian burial ground. An independently-operated park museum detail the life of the Copper Culture. C/O DNR P.O. Box 10448 Green Bay, WI 54307-0448 (920) 492-5836

Located along the beautiful Wisconsin River near the site of Native American encampments, this park is a favorite of water enthusiasts. Physical fitness trail.
N1895 Council Grounds Drive, Merrill, WI 54452 (715) 536-8773

Experience "living history" at this 49 acre outdoor museum in Green Bay. The park features 25 structures from Wisconsin's past. Per person admission is charged.
2640 S Webster St. Green Bay, WI 54301 (920) 448-5150

The park's wilderness philosophy offers 2,370 acres of forests and 11 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline as quiet alternatives to bustling Door County. 475 CTH NP, Ellison Bay, WI 54210 (920) 854-2500

With nearly 223,000 acres, the largest of the state forests offers plenty of natural wilderness and solitude. Rustic camping by permit. 4125 CTH M, Boulder Junction, WI 54512 (715) 385-2727

High bluffs and sandy beaches, an 1860s lighthouse, a challenging 18-hole golf course, and professional summer theater performances make this 3,776 acre park extremely popular. 9462 Shore Rd, P.O. Box 218, Fish Creek, WI, 54212-0218 (920)868-3258; (920)854-5791

On a clear day, the view from the park's observation tower reaches 16 miles across Green Bay. Two miles of shoreline. Cabin for people with disabilities.
3740 Park Drive, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54325 (920) 746-2890

This billion-year-old hill is one of the oldest geological formations on earth. The top of the 60 foot observation tower offers spectacular views. Downhill skiing and snowshoe trails in winter.
4200 Park Drive, Wausau, WI 54401 (715) 842-2522

Take the ferry (Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day) to this primitive Lake Michigan Island. Stone buildings, built by a wealthy inventor who owned the island between 1910 and 1945, house exhibits. Primitive, walk-in camping - no wheeled vehicles.
Rt 1, P.O. Box 118A, Washington Island, WI 54246-9728 (920)847-2235 or (920)854-2500

This Door County park offers rugged Lake Michigan shoreline, 6,000 feet of sand beach, and huge sand dunes. Many features for people with disabilities. Day use.
3701 Clark Lake Road (Cty WD), Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Southwest Wisconsin

Nearly 67,000 acres of pine and oak forest, two forks of the Black River and high sandstone abutments. Permit required for backpacking.
910 Hwy 54 E., Black River Falls, WI 54615-9276 (715)284-4103

Perched atop the highest point in southern Wisconsin, the park offers spectacular views along with unique geological features. The only Wisconsin state park with a swimming pool, equipped with a lift for persons with disabilities.
4350 Mounds Park Road, P.O. Box 98, Blue Mounds, WI 53517-0098 (608) 437-5711

The park is a 2,512 acre peninsula jutting into Castle Rock Flowage of the Wisconsin River. Unique cart-in campsites offer a rustic flavor. Accessible wildlife/hunting blind.
W8450 Buckhorn Park Avenue, Necedah, WI 54646-7338 (608) 565-2789

More than 5,000 scenic acres of steep hills, bluffs, and deep valleys, plus two lakes and a waterfall, make this park a family favorite.
4175 State Road 23 N. Dodgeville, WI 53533 (608) 935-2315

Located on the backwaters of the Mississippi River, the park is a year-round haven for anglers. Its marshy bayous are home to egrets and herons.
S2965 State Road 35, P.O. Box 127, Fountain City, WI 54629-0127 (608) 687-4936

Part of the Ice Age National Scientific Reserve, this park offers a spectacular view of picturesque rock formations. Open Memorial Day through Labor Day and weekends into October.
P.O. Box 99, Ontario, WI 54651-0099 (608)427-6692 or (608) 337-4775

Just three miles from Wisconsin Dells, you'll find a picturesque lake surrounded by sandstone bluffs. Wooded campsites. Boat, bike and canoe rentals. Cabin for people with disabilities.
E10320 Fern Dell Rd., Baraboo, WI 53913 (608) 254-2333

See a breathtaking natural sandstone arch created by the eroding effects of wind and water. Open for day use, mid-April through mid-October. Located on CTH C west of STH 12.
S5975 Park Road, Baraboo, WI 53913-9299 (608)356-8301

Take in a panoramic view of the Mississippi from a campsite atop the river bluffs; tour the home of Nelson Dewey, Wisconsin's first Governor; or relive history at Historic Site.
P.O. Box 658, Cassville, WI 53806 (608) 725-5374

The park's 1,243 acres are nestled among 500 foot bluffs where the Trempealeau and Mississippi Rivers meet. Breathtaking river views. Burial mounds. W26247 Sullivan Road
P.O. Box 407, Trempealeau, WI 54661-0407 (608) 534-6409

The French name refers to the 300-foot-high rock outcropping that is the central feature of this quiet park. Climb the stairway to the top for a panoramic view of the prairie. Native American petroglyphs. 1767 Hwy 13 Friendship, WI 53934 (608) 339-6881 or (608) 565-2789

Visit the park's restored shot tower and melting house, to see exhibits on lead shot making from the 1800s. Challenging bluff trails and panoramic views. Open mid-April through October.
5808 CTH C, Spring Green, WI 53588 (608) 558-2116

Located on a ridge rising steeply above the Kickapoo River, the park offers canoe rentals, campsites for riders and their horses, and an observation point overlooking the Kickapoo Valley.
Hwy 33 E, P.O. Box 99, Ontario, WI 54651 (608) 337-4775

Camp 500 feet above the confluence of the Wisconsin and Mississippi Rivers. One of Wisconsin's oldest parks. Indian burial mounds, canoe trail, bird watching.
13081 State Park Lane, Bagley, WI 53801 (608) 996-2261

One of few lakes in southwestern Wisconsin, 450 acre Yellowstone Lake is a popular recreation area year-round. Fishing, swimming, boating and bluff-top campsites.
7896 Lake Road, Blanchardville, WI 53516 (608) 523-4427

Southeast Wisconsin

This park is an important archaeological site, showcasing the location of a 12th century Indian village. Open daily April through October.
1213 S. Main, Lake Mills, WI 53551 (608) 648-8774

Located on the shores of Lake Geneva, the park offers wooded campsites, a sand beach and picnic areas. Open mid-May through October.
1452 Hwy H, Lake Geneva, WI 53147 (414) 248-2528

About 4,515 acres await visitors to this multi-use recreation area in Kenosha County.
26313 Burlington Road, Kansasville, WI 53139 (414) 878-5600

Features include two spring-fed lakes and a 600 acre wildlife refuge. Day-use only. N2241 Cadiz Springs Road, Browntown WI 53522 (608) 527-2335 or write to PO Box 805 New Glarus, WI 53574-0805

Situated along the Ice Age Trail, 500-foot bluffs tower above a 360 acre lake. Spectacular scenery, a full range of recreational activities, and a full-time naturalist make this a very popular park. S5975 Park Road Baraboo, WI 53913-9299 (608) 356-8301

This 123 acre area has nearly a mile of Lake Michigan shoreline, scenic wooded bluffs, grasslands, and wetlands. It is managed by Manitowoc County.
3500 Highway 310, Manitowoc, WI 54220 (920) 683-4189

Located on 10,000 acre Lake Mendota, recreation and nature mingle within sight of the State Capitol. Effigy mounds in the wooded upland. Prairie and savanna restorations. Boat launch, swimming area, dog area, hiking and ski trails.
5140 CTH M, Waunakee, WI 53597 (608) 831-3005

Peacefulness and serenity draw people to this mile-long stretch of Lake Michigan shoreline.
531 Hwy D, Belgium, WI 53004 (414) 285-3015

Located on the beautiful Chain O' Lakes, the park is a quiet and friendly, natural gem.
N2480 Hartman Creek Road, Waupaca, WI 54981-9727 (715) 258-2372

Enjoy a 218 acre island of nature within Milwaukee's urban environment. Environmental Center.
6141 N Hopkins St., Milwaukee, WI 53209 (41) 527-0232 or (414) 527-0761 TTY

This park, overlooking the largest inland lake in Wisconsin, is situated on limestone cliffs, once sacred to Native Americans. History and geology buffs will enjoy the park's effigy mounds, lime kiln and quarry. N7630 State Park Road, Sherwood, WI 54169 (920) 989-1106

This 29,000 acre forest is a glacial panorama with rolling, wooded hills dotted with serene lakes. Indoor and outdoor group camping. Ice Age Visitor Center open daily.
N1765 Hwy G, Campbellsport, WI 53010 (262) 626-2116

More than 20,000 acres of glacial hills and lakes near Milwaukee make this a very popular recreation area. Cabin for people with disabilities. S91 W39091 Hwy 59, Eagle, WI 53119-0700 (262) 594-6200

This scenic gem on the shore of Lake Michigan offers a peaceful getaway. Wooded campsites and two miles of sandy beach. A 200-acre wildlife refuge is adjacent to the 924 acre park.
1520 Old Park Road, Sheboygan, WI 53081 (920) 451-4080

One of the best-kept secrets of southern Wisconsin, Lake Kegonsa State Park offers a variety of recreation and a 3,200 acre lake. 2405 Door Creek Road, Stoughton, WI 53589 (608) 873-9695

Climb a 45-foot observation tower atop the highest point in Waukesha County. The park's glaciated topography provides excellent hiking, backpacking, and cross-country skiing on lighted trails. W329 N846 CTH C, Delafield, WI 53018 (262) 646-3025

Kettle Moraine State Forest Powder Hill, a 1,350-foot glacial kame, offers panoramic views of the park's unique glacial topography. Part of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail.
3544 Kettle Moraine Road, Hartford, WI 53027 (262) 670-3400

Located on a point jutting into Lake Michigan, the forest's six-mile beach is a great place to catch a wave or walk in the sand. 9400 Cty Trk O, Two Rivers, WI 54241 (920) 794-7480

A quiet and secluded escape just 1 1/2 miles from Wisconsin Dells. Pines and sandstone bluffs.
E10320 Fern Dell Rd, Baraboo, WI 53913 (608)254-8001 or (608) 254-2333