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Brunet Island State Park

Brunet Island State Park, Cornell, WI Framed by the Chippewa and Fisher rivers, this park is located one mile northwest of Cornell. The park is noted for its numerous white-tailed deer and large eastern hemlock trees. The Old Abe State Trail begins in the park and follows the riverbank south to the town of Chippewa Falls, with access to Lake Wissota State Park. Swimming, canoeing, camping, boating, hiking,...

Governor Knowles State Forest

Governor Knowles State Forest, Grantsburg, WI A scenic recreational area along the St. Croix River in northwestern Wisconsin. Originally called the St. Croix River State Forest. On the east this state forest is bordered by county forests and two state wildlife areas and at the center the St. Croix River and its 11 tributaries leading into the Mississippi River. Brant Brook Pines Natural Area is separated from the St....

Big Bay State Park

Big Bay State Park, La Pointe, WI Big Bay State Park is on Madeline Island, the largest of Lake Superior's 22 Apostle Islands. The park features picturesque sandstone bluffs with caves where Lake Superior laps at the shoreline. A family campground, including walk-in campsites, beach, bird and wildlife watching, camping, fishing, nature programs, picnicking, cross-country Skiing, indoor group camp,...

Wild Rivers State Trail

Wild Rivers State Trail The Wild Rivers Trail (North of Rice Lake 9.3 miles of trails) is a 104-mile trail that traverses three counties in northwestern Wisconsin; intersects with the Tuscobia State Trail leading 74 miles east to Park Falls, Wisconsinand provides connections to hundreds of miles of snowmobile and ATV trails. Wild Rivers State Trail (formerly Wild Rivers State Recreation Trail)...

Copper Falls State Park

Copper Falls State Park, Mellen, WI Canyons, streams and waterfalls to delight photographers, hikers and cross-country skiers; just north of Mellen in Ashland County. Ancient lava flows, deep gorges, and spectacular waterfalls make Copper Falls one of Wisconsin's most scenic parks. Much of the park's natural beauty is a result of flowing lava that formed into erosion-resistant columnar basalt. The...