Rib Mountain State Park

Rib Mountain State Park In Wausau, WI

This billion-year-old hill is one of the oldest geologic formations on earth. The top of the 60-foot observation tower is 700 feet and two observation decks above the surrounding plain and offers spectacular views. Downhill skiing and snowshoe trails are available in the winter.


Rib Mountain is one of the oldest geologic formations on earth. Beginning 1.5 billion years ago, the surrounding plains started eroding away. One of the highest spots in Wisconsin, the Chippewa Indians historically used the location as a strategic lookout, and early residents made a pilgrimage up the mountain just because "it was there."

The 1,480-acre park also has 13.6 miles of hiking trails, 9.7 miles of snowmobile trails, 8.2 miles of trails accessible to people with disabilities, 8.2 miles of snowshoeing trails, 30 campsites (most of them reservable), 69 picnic tables, a reservable enclosed picnic shelter, ski resort concession, Granite Peak Ski Area, a concession stand, two playgrounds, a reservable amphitheater,summer naturalist program, wild turkeys, deer, fox, raccoons, woodchucks, rabbits, and squirrels.

Get yourself into a kayak and hit Trappe River, and a journey here wouldn’t be complete without a journey to nearby Council Grounds State Park. Granite Peak has great slopes and a friendly staff, and a round of golf at nearby Rib Mountain Golf Course.

Rib Mountain State Park Private Campgrounds and Camping Reservations

Friends of Rib Mountain State Park

Direction:
Rib Mountain State Park in the City of Wausau - Marathon County (Northeast WI)

Locations

Rib Mountain State Park
4200 Park Rd.
Wausau, WI 54401
United States
Phone: 
(715) 842-2522

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