Nelson Dewey State Park

Nelson Dewey State Park - Cassville, WI

Take in a panoramic view of the Mississippi River or relax in wooded campsites atop the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi. Walk in the hidden valleys or view the Mississippi River from the bluff tops. Visit Stonefield, home of Wisconsin's first governor, Nelson Dewey, and Stonefield Village, a reconstructed 1890 village. Open year round. Across the road, the State Historical Society operates Stonefield Village and the State Farm Museum. The refuge encompasses land from Waubasha to Rock Island protecting migratory birds, native wildlife and fish while providing hunting and fishing opportunities.

Nelson Dewey State Park has several trails totaling about 3 miles in length. The trail through the dry lime prairie restoration along the edge of the overlook is very scenic. The Prairie Trail passes through a native prairie with nice views of the Mississippi River. The Woodbine Nature Trail is a self-guided nature trail passing through woods, near prairie and offers more views of the Mississippi River valley. The Mound Point Trail has fine views of the Mississippi River, passes near Indian Mounds, and has benches along the way so visitors can observe wildlife and birds flying on the Mississippi Flyway. The Woodbine Nature Trail lies across the campground road.

Nelson Dewey has fabulous overlook campsites, group campsites & quiet, wooded campsites. Some campers will be using private facilities in nearby Cassville for Boating & Fishing in the Mississippi River. Showers and picnic areas are easily accessible. Kids will want to swim in the Cassville public pool, which charges a small fee. Consider canoeing or tubing the nearby Grant River, down by Beetown. It offers a quiet, scenic small river experience. A rental and shuttle service operates on the Grant during the warm season. Also join at the annual event called “Country on the River. Canoeing at Mississippi River also great fun.

Nelson Dewey State Park Map

Camping and Campground at Nelson Dewey State Park

Friends Of Nelson Dewey State Park

Nelson Dewey State Park in the City of Cassville - Grant County (Southwest WI).


Nelson Dewey State Park
12190 County Road VV P.O. Box 658
Cassville, WI 53806
United States
(608) 725-5374, 608-725-5855 (Cassville Tourism)
Reservation From Cassville Tourism: 1-888-WI- PARKS (888-947-2757)

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