Lake Wissota State Park
Open: Open all year
Number of Sites: 116
Number of Sites with Electric: 32
On a camping trip to Lake Wissota, you may be treated to a show of the northern lights (aurora borealis) Reservations are accepted for both individual and group campsites.
Boating, canoeing, swimming, and water skiing are popular summer activities on Lake Wissota. The 6,300-acre lake allows ample space for anglers, water skiers, and pleasure boaters.
The park has a bathhouse at the beach. The park's boat launch and trailer parking area offer anglers and boaters excellent access to the lake.
Canoes can be rented at the park office from the Friends of Lake Wissota State Park. The office also has a list of area businesses which rent fishing boats.
Lake Wissota State Park's has four picnic shelters, of which two are available for day use rental. These are perfect for family gatherings, reunions, company picnics, etc. The other two shelters are for use by campers. The one in the family campground is reservable by camping groups. There are two ball diamonds and a volleyball court.
On the Trails
Hikers will enjoy the 17.4 miles of scenic hiking trails within the park. Among the park's most scenic trails is the 1-mile self-guided Beaver Meadow Nature Trail. A trail overlook allows visitors to view the environment and wildlife found in a beaver pond.
Horseback riders have 6.5 miles of trails available in the park for daytime horseback riding. Horse rental is not available in or near the park.
Bicycling is a popular activity. While most of the park is level, there are 11.3 miles of park trails open to mountain biking. Bikers can access the Old Abe State Trail and ride this paved old railroad grade 16 miles to Brunet Island State Park in Cornell.
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