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establishing goals and objectives for DNR properties.
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monitoring goals and objectives.
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studying new properties.
Public lands
parks, forests, wildlife, fisheries, natural areas, trails, wild rivers and flowages.
Contact information
For information on the Chippewa Moraine State Recreation Area master planning, contact:
Ann Freiwald
Dave Hladilek
property supervisor

Property Master PlansChippewa Moraine State Recreation Area

The 3,568-acre Chippewa Moraine State Recreation Area (CMSRA) was designated as a state recreation area in 1990. The property is largely forested and dotted with kettle lakes and wetlands.

boardwalk on the Ice Age Trail

South Shattuck Lake, Chippewa Moraine

The CMSRA is managed for the protection, preservation and interpretation of the nationally significant geologic features which are evidence of the Wisconsonian stage of the continental glaciation, such as ice-walled lake plains, kettles and hummocks. Outdoor recreation opportunities on the property include studying Wisconsin's natural history at the interpretive center, hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, sightseeing and wildlife viewing.

Planning update

Public Open House

An open-house style public meeting will be held to share information on the newly developed DRAFT master plan for the Chippewa Moraine State Recreation Area. The draft plan includes recommendations for the management of the natural resources and the recreational opportunities found on the property. The recommended alternative for the Hodge Lake area is included in the master plan. The DNR would like to hear from the public regarding the information in the Draft Plan. The closing date for the public comment period is June 30, 2017.

Public Open House, Tuesday, June 20, 2017
4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
David R. Obey Ice Age Interpretive Center
13394 County Highway M [exit DNR]
New Auburn, WI

Planning documents

Draft Master Plan

Draft Master Plan [PDF]

Public Comment Summaries

Current Master Plan

Chippewa Moraine Unit Ice Age National Scientific Reserve [PDF]
March 1990

Regional and Property Analysis

Regional & Property Analysis [PDF]
DNR PUB-LF-102 2016


Draft Master Plan

See the Regional and Property Analysis under the "planning documents" section.

Regional and Property Analysis

Regional and Property Analysis
DNR PUB-LF-0102 2016


Your comments are important so please consider attending public meetings, mailing in comments or calling us. We welcome your feedback on property management goals and master planning issues throughout the process. Please send comments or questions to:

Ann Freiwald, planner
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
101 S Webster St.
Madison WI 53703

Dave Hladilek
property supervisor
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
13394 County Highway M
New Auburn WI 54757

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Last revised: Tuesday June 27 2017