Chippewa Moraine State Recreation Area

Chippewa Moraine State Recreation Area, New Auburn, WI

Situated in an area of unspoiled beauty with kettle lakes and glacial features. The interpretive center sits atop a hill that was once a glacial lake bottom.

Chippewa Moraine Ice Age State Recreation Area is part of the Ice Age National Scientific Reserve. The Ice Age National Scenic Trail passes through the park. Official documentation alternatively refers to the park as the Chippewa Moraine Ice Age Reserve or the Chippewa Moraine Ice Age National Scientific Reserve.

The park's larger bodies of water support smallmouth bass and pan fish. Lakes include both North and South Shattuck, Jeanstow, Knickerbocker, Townline, Horseshoe, and Plummer. Forests are comprised of birch, poplar, and aspen while the forest floor is lush with ferns. White-tailed deer, coyote, black bear and over 150 species of birdlife inhabit Chippewa Moraine State Recreation Area.

The tranquil Ice Age Trail traverses through hilly, heavily forested terrain where a multitude of bird life abound. This scenic trail meanders through hardwood oak savannas, cedar swamp, pine needles, marshes, boardwalks and over 40 kettle lakes and bogs. Chippewa Moraine is in New Auburn, near Eau Claire.

Features exhibits, displays and films providing a unique glimpse into Wisconsin's kettles lakes and glacial past, handicap- accessible picnic area, interpretive center, naturalist programs, vistas, shoreline, canoeing, boating nearby, fishing, 0.7 miles of nature trails, 6 miles of hiking trails. Pets are welcome. No motorized vehicles, horses or mountain bikes are allowed off public roads in the Reserve. Primitive camping is available at designated areas.

Chippewa Moraine State Recreation Area in the City of New Auburn - Chippewa County (Northwest WI).


Chippewa Moraine State Recreation Area
13394 County Highway M
New Auburn, WI 54757
United States
(715) 967-2800
Fax: (715) 967-2801

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