Wyalusing State Park

Wyalusing State Park, Bagley WI

The park, established in 1917, features Indian burial mounds, a canoe trail, camping, excellent fishing, and great bird watching. Recreation opportunities including; Camping, Birding, Big Chief Bluff, Black Thunder Point, Yellow Thunder Point, Firefly Point, Sand Cave, The Knob, Council Point, Signal Point, Treasure Cave, Point Lookout, Passenger Pigeon, Monument and Lookout, Pictured Rock Cave, Spook Hill Mound, Group, Canoe Storage Rack.


The Wisconsin Ridge Campground overlooks the Mississippi and Wisconsin rivers 500 feet below. Wyalusing's 2,628 acres include hardwood forests, pine plantations, bluffs, springs, waterfalls, wetlands, and backwaters. The park was first named Nelson Dewey State Park and later changed to Wyalusing. Wyalusing is a Munsee-Delaware Indian word meaning “home of the warrior.

Awarded For Best Birding Trail
Every year, visitors to Wisconsin State Parks and Trails were asked to vote for their favorite park or trail in 10 categories. In 2008 summer season using an online survey Wyalusing State Park awarded for best birding trail. More than 90 bird species live here during the summer and 100 more can be observed during spring and fall migration. They include wild turkeys, bald eagles, turkey vultures, hawks, owls, waterfowl, woodpeckers, and a colorful variety of songbirds. Even in the winter months there are many birds to see, including: finches, chickadees, nuthatches, juncos, tufted titmice, blue jays, cardinals, and mourning doves. There is also a large convocation of bald eagles near the park entrance that provides excellent viewing opportunities. Wyalusing State Park's 23.7 miles of trails, including 2.4 miles of interpretive nature trails, give visitors the option of hiking, mountain biking, or cross country-skiing their way through the wilderness. Another way to view wildlife is on the water; a canoe trail through the river sloughs offers a unique way to see the waterfowl, aquatic plants, and diverse animal life of the river bottom lands. On a visit to Wyalusing you can camp at one of the 109 campsites, some of which are perched 500 feet above the confluence of the Wisconsin and Mississippi Rivers, or have a picnic at one of the unique and historic rock shelters. It's a place to go for fishing, boating, bicycling, picnicking, Indian burial mounds, canoe trail, bird watching and enjoying nature.

Wyalusing State Park is located high on the bluffs above the confluence of the Mississippi and Wisconsin rivers. The park is in the Driftless Area of Wisconsin, a portion of territory that remained ice free during the last ice age, while land to the east and west was crushed by glaciers. The high bluffs along the Mississippi River and the large deep canyon of the Wisconsin River are evidence of glacial meltwaters reshaping this region.

Wyalusing has 23.7 miles of trails, including: 22.2 miles of hiking trails, 7.7 miles of mountain bike trails, 6.9 miles of cross-country ski trails, 2.4 miles of interpretive nature trails, .8 mile of trail accessible for people with disabilities.

A boat ramp with access to the Mississippi River is available. There is an ADA accessible fishing pier at the boat landing. Motorboats are permitted. No beach at the park, but there is a public beach (Wyalusing Recreation Area) located 2 miles south of the park.

Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle visited Wyalusing State Park in Grant County in July of 2009. In this exclusive PdCToday.com interview, the Governor talks about promoting tourism in southwestern Wi. See the Video

Wyalusing State Park Map

Camping and Campground Reservation At Wyalusing State Park

Friends Of Wyalusing State Park

Directions:
Wyalusing State Park is near Prairie du Chien. Wyalusing State Park in the City of Bagley - Grant County (Southwest WI).

Location

Wyalusing State Park
13081 State Park Lane
Bagley, WI 53801
United States
Phone: 
(608) 996-2261
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Fax: (608) 996-2410

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