Wisconsin State Parks

Wisconsin State Parks

Wisconsin is home to 47 phenomenal state parks and every last one boasts magnificent views, serene trails and plenty of recreational opportunities. Those on the hunt for non-stop adventure will love exploring Wisconsin’s largest state park at Devil’s Lake. Visitors will discover bluffs that overlook the lake plus several lakeshore picnic areas, sandy swimming beaches, and more. High Cliff State Park is the only state-owned recreational area on Lake Winnebago, Wisconsin’s largest inland lake. Look for the 12-foot statue of Winnebago Indian Chief Red Bird, who overlooks the lake and is a popular destination in the park.

Wisconsin’s Northwoods are home to plenty of beautiful parkland too including Amnicon Falls and Pattison State Parks, the latter of which serves as the location of the state’s highest waterfall: Big Manitou Falls. Amnicon Falls State Park also features a series of delightful waterfalls and rapids along the Amnicon River. You can view them from a covered foot bridge or trails along the river, or—if you’re sure-footed—from the rocky shore of the river.

Or, you can head to Door County to experience Peninsula State Park. High bluffs and sandy beaches, a 1860s lighthouse, a challenging 18-hole golf course, and professional summer theater performances make this 3,776-acre park extremely popular. The park also offers a climbing tower, Eagle Bluff Lighthouse and The White Cedar Nature Center.


Wisconsin Department of Tourism

201 West Washington Avenue
PO Box 8690
Madison, WI 53708

P: 800-432-8747

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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

101 S. Webster Street
Madison, WI 53707

P: 888-936-7463

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