State Parks, Forests and Recreation Areas

Aztalan State Park

the main pyramid at Aztalan State Park This park is an archaeological site, the location (South of I-94, near Lake Mills) of a 12th century Indian village. The people who settled Aztalan built large, flat-topped pyramidal mounds and a stockade around their village. They hunted, fished, and farmed on the floodplain of the Crawfish River. It represents an important northern extension of the Cahokia phase of the...

Kettle Moraine State Forest-Northern Unit

Kettle Moraine State Forest-Northern Unit A 29,000-acre gift of the glacier, the rolling, wooded landscape is dotted with serene lakes and offers a unique outdoor recreational experience of endless variety. Made up of geological formations caused by retreating glaciers, the forest is managed for forestry and outdoor recreation. Visitors can explore and enjoy almost 30,000 acres of rolling hills, lakes, forests,...

Wild Goose State Trail (WGST)

Wild Goose State Trail (WGST) A 32-mile county-operated multi-use recreation trail skirting the western edge of the vast Horicon Marsh from Fond du Lac to Clyman Junction. The marsh is famous for its migrant waterfowl, including Canada geese. Hike, touring bike, ski, snowmobile. Wildflowers, woodlots, wildlife, prairie remnants, fertile farm fields and the Horicon National Wildlife Refuge and State...

Military Ridge State Trail

Military Ridge State Trail, Blue Mounds, WI The 40-mile Military Ridge State Trail, in Iowa and Dane counties, connects Dodgeville and Madison, Wisconsin, by way of the communities of Ridgeway, Barneveld, Blue Mounds, Mount Horeb, Riley, Klevenville, and Verona<The 40-mile Military Ridge State Trail, in Iowa and Dane counties, connects Dodgeville and Madison, Wisconsin, by way of the communities of Ridgeway,...

Governor Nelson State Park

Governor Nelson State Park Located on 10,000-acres along Lake Mendota, recreation and nature mingle within sight of the state Capitol building. Boating, fishing, picnicking and swimming are favorite activities. Trails and restored prairie beckon nature enthusiasts. Effigy mounds in the wooded upland. In spring, summer, and fall, hike 8.4 miles of trails through many diverse ecological communities...

Willow River State Park

Willow River State Park, Hudson WI Two dams, two lakes, a trout stream, sand beach, prairie remnants and a nature center are featured on 3,155 acres of rolling countryside. The centerpiece of the park is Willow Falls, a powerful cascade in a 200-foot (61 m) deep gorge. Another popular feature is Little Falls Lake, a shallow reservoir on the Willow River. Willow Falls and a quality campground will surprise...

Flambeau River State Forest

Flambeau River State Forest, Winter, WI 90,000 acres of forest, 75 miles of Flambeau River, canoe landings, and rustic river campsites combine into a beautifully natural experience. The North and South Forks of the Flambeau River join within the park, providing over 75 miles (121 km) of mostly undeveloped river. The forest is composed on northern hardwoods. Flambeau River is the best paddle in all of Northern...

Tuscobia State Trail

Tuscobia State Trail, winter, wi From Rice Lake to Park Falls, the Tuscobia Trail travels 74 miles through the Flambeau State Forest and Chequamegon National Forest. Enjoy the rugged wilderness of the Blue Hills from a nearly-level former rail grade. The trail is comprised of loose gravel and cinders. A short western trail segment from Tuscobia to Angus is part of the 1,000 mile Ice Age National Scenic...

Interstate State Park

Interstate State Park, St. Croix Falls, WI Interstate Park comprises two adjacent state parks on the Minnesota-Wisconsin border, both named Interstate State Park. A deep gorge with glacial potholes and other rock formations called the "Dalles of the St. Croix" is a scenic feature of Wisconsin's oldest state park. As a part of the Ice Age National Scientific Reserve, the Ice Age Interpretive Center features...

Gandy Dancer State Trail

Gandy Dancer State Trail, St. Croix Falls, Wi This county-operated 98-mile multi-use trail crosses the Wisconsin / Minnesota border twice on its way from St. Croix Falls to near Superior. The Gandy Dancer State Trail is divided into a northern segment and a southern segment. Trail uses for the two segments are also divided. Most of the year the southern segment allows only non-motorized recreation on the trail, while...