State Parks, Forests and Recreation Areas

Hartman Creek State Park

Hartman Creek State Park In Waupaca, WI Located on the beautiful Chain of Lakes in central Wisconsin near Waupaca. A quiet and friendly gem for family enjoyment. Fish, swim, hike, bike and ski. Join a guided hike or evening program. It is not that far of a drive from the Chicago Area (about a 4.5 hour drive) Seven lakes with crystal clear waters, a sandy swimming beach, and miles of different types of trails...

Northern Highland-American Legion (NHAL) State Forest

Northern Highland-American Legion (NHAL) State Forest 225,000 acres in Vilas, Oneida and Iron counties of beautiful northern Wisconsin forests and lakes offer camping, fishing, swimming, hunting, boating, canoeing, backpacking, biking, horseback riding, hunting and winter recreation such as cross-country ski, snowshoe and snowmobile on miles and miles of wooded trails, camping, birding. It has an elevation of 506 meters, or...

Bearskin - Hiawatha State Trail - Vilas County

Bearskin - Hiawatha State Trail - Vilas County Two trails on a former rail bed between Minocqua and Tomahawk. The Bearskin runs 18.3 miles south from Minocqua; the Hiawatha runs north from Tomahawk 6 miles. The southern trailhead is near the intersection of County Highway K and State Highway 51 in Oneida County. Hike, touring bike, snowmobile. Two rail trails total 25 miles: Hiawatha Trail runs 6 miles north from...

Tomorrow River State Trail

Tomorrow River State Trail, Stevens Point, WI The trail goes through glacial terrain and farm country where it connects with the Green Circle Trail Just on the other side of Hoover Ave. Between Kennedy Ave. and Hoover Ave the trail traverses along a fence line next to a railroad track. Much of it along the Wisconsin and Plover rivers, comes within two blocks of the Tomorrow River State Trail. Open to bicyclists,...

Green Circle Trail

Green Circle Trail, Stevens Point, WI The Stevens Point area's locally-operated 24-mile nature trail circles through river shores, trees, plants, wild birds, and animals. Recall the history of the huge pinery, Indian camps, pioneer settlements, and lore of the Wisconsin and Plover rivers. Hike, touring bike, ski. Recently the Green Circle Trail has received a 2008 Scenic Beauty Award according to impact on...

Bearskin - Hiawatha State Trail - Oneida County, WI

Bearskin - Hiawatha State Trail - Oneida County, WI Two trails on a former rail bed between Minocqua and Tomahawk; designated a National Recreation Trail offering sights that include rolling hills, streams, and lakes. The Bearskin runs 18.3 miles south from Minocqua; the Hiawatha runs north from Tomahawk 6 miles. The trail winds through thick hardwood and pine forests, near several lakes and follows the winding course of...

Rib Mountain State Park

Rib Mountain State Park In Wausau, WI This billion-year-old hill is one of the oldest geologic formations on earth. The top of the 60-foot observation tower is 700 feet and two observation decks above the surrounding plain and offers spectacular views. Downhill skiing and snowshoe trails are available in the winter. Rib Mountain is one of the oldest geologic formations on earth. Beginning 1.5 billion years...

Mountain-Bay State Trail

Mountain-Bay State Trail In Wausau, WI A county-operated 80.5-mile rail bed trail that passes through a wide variety of landscapes between the Wausau and Green Bay areas. Many bridges. Trail users must use streets and roads through Shawano. Hike, touring bike, snowmobile. It meanders through the countryside near several small rural communities, and along the way there is the opportunity to enjoy the land,...

Council Grounds State Park

Council Grounds State Park In Merrill, WI Located along the beautiful Wisconsin River a short distance northwest of Merrill. Council Grounds is an all season park which provides facilities for picknicking, swimming, campground with modern rest rooms, swimming beach, whitewater paddling, playing golf, boating, canoeing, nature study, hiking, off road biking, camping, cross country skiing, shore fishing,...

Whitefish Dunes State Park

Whitefish Dunes State Park In Sturgeon Bay, WI This Door County park offers a combination of natural features rugged Lake Michigan shoreline, dense upland forest, shoreline on an interior lake, a winding creek with wetlands, and the highest sand dunes in Wisconsin within surrounding wetlands, and dense upland forest comprised of maple, limestone cliffs, beech and hemlock. The remains of eight successive prehistoric...