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a Wisconsin state park, forest, recreation area or trail.
Camping opportunities
in state parks and forests.
How to buy
a vehicle admission sticker or state trail pass.
Get Outdoors!
to attend a nature program or event with family and friends.
Contact information
For information, contact:
Chippewa Moraine State Recreation Area
13394 County Highway M
New Auburn WI 54757
715-967-2801 (fax)

Chippewa Moraine State Recreation Area Current conditions

Trails and nature

The trails are in excellent condition. The leaves are just starting to open up and with some warm days the trees will be turning green.

Yellow-rumped warblers have been around along with the chickadees, goldfinches, red-winged blackbirds and various woodpeckers. The hummingbirds and orioles should be here in a couple weeks.

Lakes and fishing

The game fishing season opened on Saturday, May 6. The crappies and the bluegills should be moving into the warm, shallow ends of the lakes. It has been a cold spring and anglers have not reported much action yet. But we should be getting some warm days soon, and then the action will pick up.

David R. Obey Ice Age Interpretive Center

The Center is home to many reptiles and other animals. Stop in to hold a snake or turtle. Do a scavenger hunt and earn a prize. Watch a video or play an outdoor game. We can even teach you how to cut wood like a lumberjack.

If you are an educator interested in planning a field trip, we have an excellent program. We can put together programs which involve a variety of activities for grade school ages and older. These programs run the entire year. Call the Center 715-967-2800 for more information or to schedule a program.


Don't move firewood!

Don't move firewood!Due to the potential of carrying harmful tree pests and diseases, Wisconsin has restrictions for moving firewood.

Three outpost campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Quiet and scenic, these sites provide a peaceful experience for those who enjoy primitive camping. Register at the David R. Obey Interpretive Center on the day of your arrival.

More information

We are looking for volunteers to help with school groups and with projects. If you would like to share your time and knowledge in a fun work place, please call the Center 715-967-2800 to talk to one of our staff.

Last revised: Tuesday July 25 2017