Completed plans
establishing goals and objectives for DNR properties.
Plan reports
monitoring goals and objectives.
Feasibility studies
studying new properties.
Public lands
parks, forests, wildlife, fisheries, natural areas, trails, wild rivers and flowages.
Contact information
For information on Master Planning, contact:
Kate Fitzgerald
Bureau of Facilities & Lands

Property Master PlansCompleted plans

The following master plans establish the level and type of public uses permitted, details the authorized resource management and the facility development, and acts as a blueprint for the property, providing for consistent, long term management, regardless of personnel changes.

Plan amendments and variances are considered part of an approved plan. Plan amendments and variances authorize changes to the originally approved plan, add clarity and/or include elements not originally addressed in the plan.

Some properties are managed for a special purpose or designation, while others are on the calendar for future master planning. These have specific "property management plans" or "interim forest management plans". See the "Other Properties" tab in the table below.

Note: FA, WM, NR, SNA = Fisheries Area; Wildlife Management Area; Natural Resources Area (conservation management); State Natural Area

State Parks

State Park Master Plans Appendices/maps
Amnicon Falls State Park [PDF], approved Nov. 1975  
Aztalan State Park [PDF]
DNR PUB-PR-693 2003
Big Bay State Park [PDF], approved Nov. 1979  
Big Foot Beach State Park [PDF]
DNR PUB-PR-253 1995
Blue Mound State Park [PDF], approved August 1984
Brunet Island State Park [PDF], approved March 1986  
Buckhorn State Park [PDF]
DNR PUB-PR-652 2007
Copper Culture State Park [PDF], approved May 1975  
Copper Falls State Park [PDF], Prepared Oct. 1975  
Council Grounds State Park [PDF] approved Aug. 1979
Cross Plains State Park (Ice Age Complex) [PDF], approved Jan. 2013  
Dells of the Wisconsin River State Natural Area [PDF], approved Jan. 1997

Devil's Lake State Park [PDF], approved Feb. 1982

Governor Dodge State Park [PDF] approved Nov. 1984  
Governor Nelson State Park [PDF], Environmental Impact Statement, 1975  
Governor Thompson State Park [PDF]
DNR PUB-PR-690 2004

Harrington Beach State Park [PDF]
DNR PUB-PR-698 2004

Hartman Creek State Park [PDF], approved March 1984  
Heritage Hill State Park [PDF], approved April 1982  
High Cliff State Park [PDF], approved Oct. 2013
  • Map 1.1: Regional Location Map
  • Map 2.1: Summer Trails Network Map
  • Map 2.2: Winter Trails Network Map
  • Map 2.3: Recreational Facilities Map
  • Map 2.4: Land Management & State Natural Areas
  • Map 2.5: Project Boundary Map
  • Figure 2.1: Family Campground Expansion
  • Figure 2.2: Group Campground Reconfiguration
  • Figure 2.3: Waterfront Redevelopment
  • Figure 2.4: Butterfly Pond Redesign
  • Interstate Park [PDF], approved May 1979
    Kinnickinnic State Park [PDF], approved June 1980  
    Kohler-Andrae State Park [PDF], approved April 1989  
    Lake Kegonsa State Park [PDF], approved Feb. 1984  
    Lake Wissota State Park [PDF], approved May 1986  
    Lakeshore State Park [PDF], approved Oct. 2000  
    Merrick State Park [PDF], approved March 1986  
    Mill Bluff State Park [PDF], approved Oct. 1979  
    Mirror Lake State Park and Dell Creek State Wildlife Area [PDF],
    DNR PUB-PR-693 2003
    Natural Bridge State Park [PDF], approved June 1975  
    Nelson Dewey State Park [PDF], approved May 1980  
    New Glarus Woods State Park [PDF], approved April 1980  
    Newport State Park [PDF], approved Jan. 1975
    Pattison State Park [PDF], approved July 1984  
    Peninsula State Park [PDF], approved Jan. 1981
    Perrot State Park [PDF], approved June 1988  
    Potawatomi State Park [PDF], approved May 1987  
    Rib Mountain State Park [PDF]
    DNR PUB-PR-665 2005
    Roche-a-Cri State Park [PDF], approved May 1983  
    Rock Island State Park [PDF], approved July 1965  
    Straight Lake State Park [PDF],
    DNR PUB-PR-839 2010
    Statewide Conifer Variance
    Big Foot Beach, Blue Mound, Cooper Falls, Devil’s Lake, Governor Dodge, Kinnickinnic, Mill Bluff, and Pattison state parks; Havenwoods State Forest; Bearskin State Trail; and Browntown-Cadiz Spring State Recreational Area.
    Tower Hill State Park [PDF], approved March 1981  

    Whitefish Dunes State Park [PDF], approved Dec. 1977

    Wildcat Mountain State Park [PDF], approved Oct. 1984  
    Willow River State Park [PDF], approved Dec. 1984  
    Wyalusing State Park [PDF], approved Jan. 1985
    Yellowstone Lake State Park [PDF], approved Nov. 1981  


    State Trail Master Plans Appendices/maps
    400 State Trail [PDF], approved July 1990  
    Ahnapee State Trail [PDF], approved March 1975  
    Badger State Trail [PDF]
    DNR PUB-PR-667 2006
    Bearskin State Trail [PDF], approved July 1974  
    Buffalo River State Trail [PDF], approved Feb. 1978  
    Cattail State Trail [PDF] , approved Sept. 1999  
    Chippewa River State Trail [PDF], approved Sept. 1996  
    Elroy-Sparta State Trail [PDF], Trail Guidelines  
    Gandy Dancer State Trail - Burnett County [PDF]
    Gandy Dancer State Trail - Douglas County [PDF],
    Gandy Dancer State Trail - Polk County [PDF], approved 1990
    Glacial Drumlin State Trail[PDF], approved Feb. 1987  
    Great River State Trail [PDF], approved May 1986  
    Hank Aaron State Trail [PDF], approved Oct. 1996
    Hillsboro State Trail [PDF], Memorandum of Understanding March 1988, amended March 1994  
    La Crosse River State Trail [PDF] approved April 1982  
    Military Ridge State Trail [PDF], approved Aug. 1986  
    Mountain-Bay State Trail [PDF], approved May 1998  
    Nicolet State Trail [PDF], approved Sept. 1999  
    Old Abe State Trail [PDF], approved Sept. 1996  
    Pecatonica State Trail[PDF], approved Dec. 1978  
    Red Cedar State Trail [PDF], approved Sept. 1996  
    Saunders State Trail [PDF], approved June 1993  
    Sugar River State Trail [PDF], approved May 1975  
    Stower Seven Lakes State Trail [PDF], October 2004  
    Tomorrow River State Trail [PDF], approved Dec. 1997  
    Tuscobia State Trail [PDF], approved Nov. 1984, Amended 1987
    White River State Trail [PDF], approved Sept. 1999  
    Wild Goose State Trail [PDF], approved June 1989  
    Wild Rivers State Trail [PDF], approved May 1998  
    Wiouwash State Trail [PDF], approved Feb. 1995  
    Wolf River State Trail (Langlade County) [PDF], approved Aug. 2006  
    Ice Age National Scenic Trail Plans Appendices/maps
    Ice Age National Scenic Trail [PDF], Sept. 1983  
    Ice Age Complex at Cross Plains [PDF], approved Jan. 2013  
    Bohn Lake State Ice Age Trail Area [PDF]
    DNR PUB-PR-835 2008
    Waushara County Corridor Plan (2007) [NPS, exit DNR]  
    Waupaca and Portage Counties Trailway Plan (1997) [NPS, exit DNR]  
    Lake Michigan (Kewaunee, Manitowoc, and Sheboygan counties) Ice Age Trail Corridor [PDF]
    DNR PUB-PR-811 2006
    Lake Michigan Water Trail Appendices/maps
    Lake Michigan Water Trail [PDF] 2011

    N Forests

    Northern Forests Master Plans Appendices/maps
    Black River [PDF]
    DNR PUB FR 442, 2010
    Brule River [PDF]
    DNR PUB FR 225, 2003
    Coulee Experimental [PDF]
    DNR PUB FR 445, 2009
    Flambeau River [PDF]
    DNR PUB FR 462, 2010
    Governor Knowles [PDF]
    DNR PUB FR 485, 2012
    Northern Highland - American Legion State Forest, approved 2005 [PDF]
    DNR PUB-FR-0341A 2005
    Peshtigo River [PDF]
    DNR PUB FR 404, 2007

    FA, WM, NR, SNA

    Fishery, Wildlife, Natural Resource and State Natural Areas Master Plans Appendices/maps
    Beaver Brook Wildlife Area (1986) [PDF]
    Brillion Wildlife Area (1979) [PDF]
    C. D. Besadny Fish and Wildlife Area (formerly Kewaunee F&WA) (1978) [PDF]
    Caves Creek Fishery Area (1987) [PDF]
    Chippewa Flowage Joint Agency Management Plan [PDF]
    DNR PUB-LF-028 2001
    Collins Marsh Wildlife Area (1986) [PDF]
    Columbia County Planning Group Master Plan [PDF]
    DNR PUB-LF-066 2013
    Deer Creek Wildlife Area (1982) [PDF]
    Gardner Swamp Wildlife Area (1980) [PDF]
    Germania Marsh Wildlife Area (1984) [PDF]
    Glacial Heritage Area Plan [PDF]
    DNR PUB-LF-050 2011
    Grand River Marsh Wildlife Area (1981) [PDF]
    Green Bay West Shores Wildlife Area (1979) [PDF]
    Greenwood Wildlife Area (1980) [PDF]
    John A Lawton Fishery Area (1986) [PDF]
    Lake Noquebay Wildlife Area (1981) [PDF]
    Lower Chippewa River Properties [PDF]
    DNR PUB-LF-052 2010
    Lower Wolf River Bottomlands Natural Resources Area [PDF]
    DNR PUB-LF-062 2012
    Maine Wildlife Area (1983) [PDF]
    Mecan River Fishery Area (1985) [PDF]
    Menominee River Natural Resources Area [PDF]
    January 2000
    Miscauno Wildlife Area (1986) [PDF]
    Mirror Lake State Park and Dell Creek State Wildlife Area [PDF],
    DNR PUB-PR-693 2003
    Mud Lake Wildlife Area - Door County (1987) [PDF]
    Mukwa Wildlife Area (1980) [PDF]
    Myklebust Lake State Natural Area (1982) [PDF]
    Namekagon Barrons Wildlife Area (1989) [PDF]
    Navarino Wildlife Area (1979) [PDF]
    Nevin Springs Fish and Wildlife Area [PDF]
    December 2000
    North Branch Beaver Creek Fishery Area (1980) [PDF]
    North Branch Embarass River Fishery Area (1984) [PDF]
    North Branch Milwaukee River Feasibility Study [PDF]
    March 2003
    Outagamie Wildlife Area (1982) [PDF]
    Peshtigo Brook Wildlife Area (1981) [PDF]
    Pike Wild Rivers Master Plan [PDF]
    May 1989
    Pine River System Fishery Area (1985) [PDF]
    Pine-Popple Wild Rivers Master Plan [PDF]
    January 1981
    Powell Marsh Wildlife Area (1980) [PDF]
    Poygan Wildlife Area (1981) [PDF]
    Radley Creek Fishery Area (1985) [PDF]
    Rat River Wildlife Area (1982) [PDF]
    Sandhill-Meadow Valley Work Unit [PDF]
    PUB LF-058 (2011)
    Shaky Lake State Natural Area (1983) [PDF]
    South Branch Oconto River Fishery Area (1982) [PDF]
    Southwest Wisconsin Grassland & Stream Conservation Area Feasibility Study, Master Plan, and Environmental Impact Statement [PDF]
    May 2010
    Straight Lake State Park and Wildlife Area [PDF],
    DNR PUB-PR-839-2010
    Town Corner Wildlife Area (1985) [PDF]
    Turtle-Flambeau Scenic Waters Area Master Plan and Environmental Assessment [PDF]
    March 1995
    White River Marsh Wildlife Area (1987) [PDF]
    White River Property Group
    (Ashland and Bayfield Counties) [PDF]

    DNR PUB-LF-072 2013
    White River System Fishery Area - Waushara County (1986) [PDF]
    Willow Creek System Fishery Area - Waushara (1983) [PDF]
    Willow Flowage Scenic Waters Area [PDF]
    DNR PUB-LF-033 2003
    Wolf River Wildlife Area [PDF]
    Last revised: Thursday September 18 2014