Wisconsin Recreation Areas

Looking for awesome outdoor recreation areas in Wisconsin? View Wisconsin parks and recreation areas below, listed in alphabetical order. Each listing has images, full description, map, directions, activities, phone number, and links to campgrounds and hiking trails within the recreation area.

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Wisconsin Camping & Hiking

Directions Apostle Islands National Lakeshore features several points of interest. Learn more about how to get to the park on the park website. Phone (715) 779-3397 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PADDLING, SWIMMING, DIVING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Wisconsin Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Wisconsin Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Wisconsin Recreation Areas Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Official Website Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Map Along windswept beaches and cliffs, visitors experience where water meets land and sky, culture meets culture, and past meets present. The 21 islands and 12 miles of mainland host a unique blend of cultural and natural resources. Lighthouses shine over Lake Superior and the new wilderness areas. Visitors can hike, paddle, sail, or cruise to experience these Jewels of Lake Superior.

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Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, Wisconsin Camping & Hiking

Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, PICNICKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, WILDLIFE VIEWING, FIRE LOOKOUTS/CABINS OVERNIGHT, SWIMMING, HORSE CAMPING Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest camping areas: 1. BEAR LAKE CAMPGROUND >> Camping Area If you are interested in a quiet campground and excellent pike fishing, Bear Lake Campground is for you. Campsites are situated along the wooded shore and ridge with outstanding views of the lake. 2. BEAVER LAKE >> Camping Area Beaver Lake Campground is a small, secluded, family-friendly campground located on the shores of its namesake lake. The waterfront sites provide spectacular scenic views of the area and its location gives visitors access to several popular areas of the Chequamegon National Forest. 3. BLACK LAKE >> Camping Area Black Lake is highly ranked as a family-favorite campground. It is spread out along the eastern

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Eau Galle Lake, Wisconsin Camping & Hiking

Directions To the Day Use Area: From St. Paul, MN, 40 miles east on I-94 to Exit 24. 10 miles south on County Road B, follow signs. To Highland Ridge Campground: From St. Paul, MN, 40 miles east on I-94. From I-94 take Exit 24, 2 miles south on County Road B to County Road N. Turn east on County Road N and go 2 miles to County Road NN. 2 miles south on NN to campground entrance. Phone (715) 778-5562 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Wisconsin Campgrounds HIGHLAND RIDGE MAIN DAY USE Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Wisconsin Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Wisconsin Recreation Areas Eau Galle Lake Website Eau Galle Lake Photo

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Fox River National Wildlife Refuge, Wisconsin Camping & Hiking

Directions From Portage, take Highway 33 east to County Highway F north; from Montello, take Highway 22 south to County Highway F south. Refuge is on west side of County Highway F, across from John Muir County Park. Phone 920-387-2658 Activities INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, HUNTING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Wisconsin Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Wisconsin Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Wisconsin Recreation Areas Fox River National Wildlfie Refuge Fox River National Wildlife Refuge, managed by staff at Horicon National Wildlife Refuge, encompasses 1,004 acres of wetland and upland habitat along the Fox River in Marquette County, Wisconsin. Refuge staff restores, enhances, and preserves the oak savanna upland and sedge meadow wetland habitats historically found in extensive areas along the Fox River. Staff manages the wildlife populations that use these habitats, with special

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Horicon National Wildlife Refuge, Wisconsin Camping & Hiking

Directions To reach the refuge office/visitor center from Waupun, go 7 miles east on State Highway 49 and 3.5 miles south on County Road Z. From Milwaukee, take 41 north to the Brownsville exit, go west on Highway 49 and 3.5 miles south on County Road Z. From Madison, take 151 north to Highway 49, go east to County Road Z, go south 3.5 miles. From Fond du Lac, take 151 south to Highway 49, go east to County Z, go south 3.5 miles. We strongly suggest that you consult an atlas or Dodge County map when using these directions. Phone 920-387-2658 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, WINTER SPORTS, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Wisconsin Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Wisconsin Hiking

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Lake Superior Estuarine Research Reserve, Wisconsin Camping & Hiking

Directions The site is located in Douglas County, in the northwestern corner of Wisconsin along the St. Louis River, bordering Minnesota and Lake Superior. Phone 715-392-3141 Activities PHOTOGRAPHY, PADDLING, SWIMMING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Wisconsin Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Wisconsin Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Wisconsin Recreation Areas Lake Superior Estuarine Research Reserve website Lake Superior Estuarine Research Reserve Facebook page The 16,697-acre Lake Superior Reserve is a combination of four distinct land areas and portions of connecting waterways in Douglas County, in the northwest corner of Wisconsin where the St. Louis River flows into Lake Superior. Each area possesses its own combination of habitats. The Reserve includes uplands and submerged lands; riparian and riverine habitat; riverine islands; emergent freshwater marshes, interdunal wetlands and scrub swamp; aspen, dry and hardwood forests;

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Lake Vermilion Public Islands, Wisconsin Camping & Hiking

Directions Phone 404-297-4463 Activities INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Wisconsin Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Wisconsin Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Wisconsin Recreation Areas BLM Eastern States Flickr Albums America’s Outdoors is a public information center that provides recreation information on national, state, and local outdoor areas; environmental education materials; and a professional staff to assist with citizen-based conservation projects. The Center also has automated General Land Office Records documenting the transfer of lands from U.S. ownership to private landowners. These services are provided by BLM, the National Park Service and the U.S. Forest Service.

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Leopold Wetland Management District, Wisconsin Camping & Hiking

Directions The district office is located just south of the city of Portage, Wisconsin, near the junction of I-39 and I-90/94. From Portage, take Highway #33 west for two miles to the junction of Cascade Mountain Road. Proceed south on Cascade Mountain Road for two miles to the district office. Phone 608-742-7100 Activities BOATING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HUNTING, VISITOR CENTER, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Wisconsin Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Wisconsin Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Wisconsin Recreation Areas Leopold Wetland Management District The Leopold Wetland Management District is named after Aldo Leopold, who is widely acknowledged as the father of wildlife conservation in America. Leopold is perhaps best known as the author of A Sand County Almanac, a book compiled of essays written on his farm in central

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Mississippi River – Pool 4, Wisconsin Camping & Hiking

Directions Located on the Wisconsin side of the river, within the city of Alma, WI, access off of WI State Highway 35, part of the Great River Road. PO Box 325, Alma, WI. Phone (608) 687-3011 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Wisconsin Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Wisconsin Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Wisconsin Recreation Areas 2015 Washington MonumentOfficial Web Site Mississippi River – Pool 4 Website Pool 4, Cedar Ridge Resort Located within the scenic Upper Mississippi River Valley between Red Wing, MN and Winona, MN. Project lands are located within the Corps of Engineers Nine Foot Navigation Project and the Fish and Wildlife Service Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge. The Main channel provides deep

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Mississippi River – Pool 6, Wisconsin Camping & Hiking

Directions Located on the Wisconsin side of the river, adjacent to the town of Trempealeau and just south of Perrot State Park. This project is just a few blocks off of WI State Highway 35, part of the Great River Road. W24005 Lock and Dam Road, Trempealeau, WI. Phone (507) 895-6341 Activities BOATING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Wisconsin Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Wisconsin Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Wisconsin Recreation Areas Mississippi River – Pool 6 Website Oak Tree HouseOfficial Web Site Located within the scenic Upper Mississippi River Valley between Trempealeau, WI and Dresbach, MN. Project lands are located within the Corps of Engineers Nine Foot Navigation Project and the Fish and Wildlife Service Upper Mississippi

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Mississippi River – Pool 7, Wisconsin Camping & Hiking

Directions Located on the Minnesota side of the river, approximately 2 m north of La Crescent, MN and across the river from La Crosse, Wisconsin. Junction of I-90 and US Highway 61, part of the Great River Road. Route 2, Box 51, La Crescent, MN. Phone (507) 895-6341 Activities BOATING, FISHING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Wisconsin Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Wisconsin Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Wisconsin Recreation Areas Mississippi River – Pool 7 Website Pool 7, La Crosse Sailing Club Located within the scenic Upper Mississippi River Valley between Trempealeau, WI and Dresbach, MN. Project lands are located within the Corps of Engineers Nine Foot Navigation Project and the Fish and Wildlife Service Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish

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Mississippi River – Pool 8, Wisconsin Camping & Hiking

Directions Located on the Wisconsin side of the river, approximately 1/4 of a mile south of Genoa, WI with direct access off of WI State Highway 35, part of the Great River Road. Box B, Genoa, WI. Phone (608) 687-3011 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Wisconsin Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Wisconsin Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Wisconsin Recreation Areas Mississippi River – Pool 8 Website Square Tower HouseOfficial Web Site Located within the scenic Upper Mississippi River Valley between Dresbach, MN and Genoa, WI. Project lands are located within the Corps of Engineers Nine Foot Navigation Project and the Fish and Wildlife Service Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge. The Main channel

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Mississippi River – St. Anthony Falls Pool, Wisconsin Camping & Hiking

Directions Located in downtown Minneapolis, at 1 Portland Avenue, off the west River Road Parkway. Phone (608) 687-3011 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Wisconsin Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Wisconsin Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Wisconsin Recreation Areas Mississippi River – St. Anthony Falls Pool Website Represents the head of navigation for the Corps of Engineers Nine Foot Navigation Project and is located in downtown Minneapolis. The USAF Visitor Center is located at the Upper Lock and is open to the public year around. The Visitor Center provides an excellent view of the historic falls, the Minneapolis skyline and the historic mill ruins along the banks of the river. This area is within the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area. Authorized in 1930 to provide a

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Necedah National Wildlife Refuge, Wisconsin Camping & Hiking

Directions Located in central Wisconsin, Necedah National Wildlife Refuge is 180 miles southeast of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and 150 miles northwest of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The refuge lies north of Highway 21 and west of Highway 80, with all but a few acres in Juneau County. To reach the main entrance and office complex, travel 15 miles east on Highway 21 from Interstate 94 at Tomah, Wisconsin; or about three miles west on Highway 21 from Necedah, Wisconsin. Turn north onto Headquarters Road and travel about two miles to the headquarters. Phone 608-565-2551 Activities AUTO TOURING, BOATING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Wisconsin Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Wisconsin Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Wisconsin Recreation Areas Whooping cranes, wolves, Karner blue butterflies, and white-tailed deer call Necedah National

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Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway, Wisconsin Camping & Hiking

Directions The St. Croix National Scenic Riverway stretches for over 200 miles in northwest Wisconsin and east-central Minnesota. The Namekagon River flows entirely in Wisconsin while the St. Croix River serves as a border between the two states for much of its length. With many different access points there are numerous opportunities for day trips as well as multi-day paddling adventures. Visitor centers are located on the Namekagon River in Trego, Wisconsin, and on the St. Croix River in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin. Phone (715) 483-2274 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PADDLING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Wisconsin Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Wisconsin Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Wisconsin Recreation Areas Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway Official Website Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway Map Grab your paddle and your longing

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Sturgeon Bay & Lake Michigan Ship Canal, Wisconsin Camping & Hiking

Directions From Milwaukee, north on US 141 to Manitowoc, north on WI 42 to Sturgeon Bay, right on Memorial Drive. Phone (920) 388-3720 Activities HIKING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Wisconsin Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Wisconsin Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Wisconsin Recreation Areas Sturgeon Bay & Lake Michigan Ship Canal Website The project is located in the northeast portion of Wisconsin in the middle of The Door County peninsula. The ship canal is used as a shortcut for vessels using the ports of Green Bay and Menominee. Acreage along the northern side of the canal has a hiking trail and scenic overlook with parking.

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Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge, Wisconsin Camping & Hiking

Directions From Winona, MN: Take Rt. 43 across the Mississippi River into Wisconsin. Turn right onto Rt. 54 east. Travel 5.7 miles, and take a right onto West Prairie Road. Refuge entrance is on the right after about one mile. From LaCrosse, WI: Take Rt. 53 north to Rt. 54 west. Follow 54 west to Centerville and continue 3.1 miles to West Prairie Road. Turn left on West Prairie Road and drive one mile to refuge entrance. Phone 608-539-2311 Activities AUTO TOURING, BOATING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Wisconsin Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Wisconsin Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Wisconsin Recreation Areas Young black terns sit on their floating nest, a great blue heron gracefully flies over the wetland, a gentle breeze blows across the

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Whittlesey Creek National Wildlife Refuge, Wisconsin Camping & Hiking

Directions The refuge is located along Wisconsin State Highway 13, just north of the junction with U.S. Highway 2, in Northern Wisconsin. It is easiest to access the refuge from the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, which is at the intersection of State Highway 13 and U.S. Highway 2. Signs direct travelers to the Center off Highway 2. Phone 715-685-9983 Activities INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HUNTING, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Wisconsin Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Wisconsin Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Wisconsin Recreation Areas Whittlesey Creek National Wildlife Refuge Whittlesey Creek National Wildlife Refuge is part of a large wetland complex on Lake Superior, near Ashland, Wisconsin. These coastal wetlands are a significant part of the wildlife habitat and aquatic resources of the south shore of Lake Superior.

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Wisconsin River islands in Stevens Point, Wisconsin Camping & Hiking

Directions Take Interstate Highway 39 North and exit onto U.S. Route 10, headed west. From central Stevens Point, take County Road HH across the Wisconsin River. Turn left onto River Road. Proceed approximately 1.5 miles to the Portage County boat launch. Phone 414-297-4400 Activities CAMPING, FISHING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY, SNORKELING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Wisconsin Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Wisconsin Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Wisconsin Recreation Areas BLM Eastern States YouTube Channel BLM Eastern States Twitter BLM Eastern States Flickr BLM Eastern States Facebook Page Wisconsin, with its 84,000 miles of rivers and 15,000 lakes, is full of places to paddle, float, fish, or just watch and listen. The BLM has a share in all this beauty, as we manage almost 500 islands in Wisconsin’s rivers

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Wisconsin River islands in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin Camping & Hiking

Directions Coming from the North: Follow US-51S to WI-34S in Knowlton. Follow WI-34S/State Hwy 13S towards Hanson Park in Wisconsin Rapids. The exit for Hanson Park is on the right. Coming from the South: Follow I-39N, also known as I-90W/I-94W, towards Plainfield. Take exit 136 for WI-73N/ State Hwy 13N towards Wisconsin Rapids. Follow State Hwy 13N towards Hanson Park in Wisconsin Rapids. The exit for Hanson Park is on the left. Phone 414-297-4400 Activities CAMPING, FISHING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY, SNORKELING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Wisconsin Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Wisconsin Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Wisconsin Recreation Areas BLM Eastern States Flickr Wisconsin, famed for its 84,000 miles of rivers that meander through varying terrain and its 15,000 lakes, is full of places to paddle, float,

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