State Parks, Forests and Recreation Areas

Governor Dodge State Park

Governor Dodge State Park, wi Governor Dodge, in southwestern Wisconsin, is one of the state's largest state parks, with 5,270 scenic acres of steep hills, bluffs, and deep valleys plus two lakes and a waterfall. It is named after Henry Dodge, the first Territorial Governor. The glaciers of the last Ice Age bypassed this area and left intact valleys sculpted out of 450 million year old sandstone....

Sugar River State Trail

Sugar River State Trail - New Glarus WI This 23-mile trail traces the gentle meanders of the Sugar River between New Glarus and Broadhead. Part of the Ice Age National Trail. The Sugar River State Trail is a 23-mile (37 km) long, 265-acre (107 ha), recreation rail trail in Wisconsin. This trail connects four communities: New Glarus, Monticello, Albany and Brodhead. The limestone-surfaced trail is on an...

New Glarus Woods State Park

New Glarus Woods State Park, New Glarus WI - Woods State Park Trail Located close to the Sugar River Trail, you'll find camping as it was intended, with drive-in or hike-in campsites of quiet solitude. A picnic area and playground. Nature trails lead to wildlife and the beauty of undisturbed woodland. The park also offers direct access to The Sugar River State Trail, a 23-mile, 265-acre, State Park trail surfaced with compressed limestone...

Browntown-Cadiz Springs State Recreation Area

Browntown-Cadiz Springs State Recreation Area - Cadiz Springs State Park, WI Swim, fish, boat on two spring-fed lakes in this day-use recreation area in Green County. Two reservoirs created by damming a spring-fed creek provide water recreation opportunities in the Driftless Area, a region with few natural lakes. Here the bogs, marshes and many lakes so characteristic of most of the state are replaced by rolling hills and spring fed valleys...

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...

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...

Lake Kegonsa State Park

Lake Kegonsa State Park - Stoughton, WI Kegonsa means "lake of many fishes" in the Ho-Chunk language and indeed it is one of southern Wisconsin's most productive fishing holes. The White Oak Nature Trail's peculiar earthen structures are of mysterious origin. The woodlands, prairies and wetlands attract campers, hikers and skiers. Four miles of earthen path explore white oak woodlands, prairie restoration tract...

Blue Mound State Park

Blue Mound State Park In Blue Mounds, WI - Dane County (Southwest WI) Blue Mounds, Wisconsin is in the center of the southern part of Wisconsin. Blue Mounds, Wisconsin is named because of the two blue hills that are the highest hills in the southern Wisconsin region. Conveniently nestled between Blue Mound State Park(listed as a National Natural Landmark) and Brigham County Park and having the Military Ridge State Trail running through the...

Merrick State Park

Merrick State Park Located between stately 500-foot bluffs and the lazy beautiful backwaters of the Mississippi River north of Fountain City. The park is bordered by the lands and waters of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge. River waters are a haven for summer and winter anglers. Nature lovers find endless enjoyment paddling, wildlife watching and hunting. The...

Roche-A-Cri State Park

Roche-A-Cri State Park The French name refers to the 300-foot high rock outcropping that is the central feature of this quiet park. Climb the 300 foot stairway to the top for a panoramic view; picnic areas, hiking trails and 41 wooded campsites, also featured. At the top is a platform that will allow you to see 10 different counties, many great Lakes, Friendship Mound, and plenty of other...