State Parks, Forests and Recreation Areas

Kinnickinnic State Park

Kinnickinnic State Park, River Falls WI The Kinnickinnic, a cold water trout stream, forms a large, sandy delta where it flows into the St. Croix River. The mouth of the Kinnickinnic River forms a sandy delta upon which boaters can picnic and camp. This day-use park features river scenery, trails meandering through tall grass prairies and upland forests, a large swim area and boat-in camping. People with boats...

Amnicon Falls State Park

Amnicon Falls State Park, Superior WI This 825-acre park south of Superior on Hwy. 2 features waterfalls and rapids along the Amnicon River. The chief attractions of the park are a series of waterfalls on the Amnicon River as it flows around a small island and under a historic covered bridge. Amnicon Falls is located in Wisconsin's Amnicon Falls State Park . Pattison State Park, with the breathtaking beauty...

Old Abe State Trail

Old Abe State Trail, Cornell, WI A scenic corridor following the Chippewa River through agricultural and undeveloped lands between Lake Wissota State Park and Brunet Island State Park at Cornell. This paved 19.5 mile trail connects Lake Wissota State Park in Chippewa Falls and Brunet Island State Park in Cornell. The trail is an abandoned railroad grade and has been developed into a trail for bicyclists...

Lake Wissota State Park

Lake Wissota State Park, Chippewa Falls WI Created by Wisconsin-Minnesota Light and Power Company in 1918, the 6,300-acre lake attracts anglers after walleyes, muskies and bass. The park is situated on the northeast shore of Lake Wissota, a reservoir on the Chippewa River. Pine forests, mixed hardwood timbers, prairie, and marshes are found in the park. Hikers enjoy 17.4 miles of scenic hiking trails within the...

Chippewa Moraine State Recreation Area

Chippewa Moraine State Recreation Area, New Auburn, WI Situated in an area of unspoiled beauty with kettle lakes and glacial features. The interpretive center sits atop a hill that was once a glacial lake bottom. Chippewa Moraine Ice Age State Recreation Area is part of the Ice Age National Scientific Reserve. The Ice Age National Scenic Trail passes through the park. Official documentation alternatively refers to the park as...

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...