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a Wisconsin state park, forest, recreation area or trail.
Camping opportunities
in state parks and forests.
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a vehicle admission sticker or state trail pass.
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to attend a nature program or event with family and friends.
Contact information
For information, contact:
Merrick State Park
S2965 State Road 35
P.O. Box 127
Fountain City, WI 54629

Merrick State Park Current conditions


The north and island campgrounds are closed for the season. If you want to winter camp, there are plowed campsites in the south campground. Vault toilets are open but there is no electricity and water is not available at the park.

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.

Please self-register at the contact station when the park office is closed.

You can make reservations online or by calling 1-888-947-2757.


See the DNR Events Calendar for a list of events at Merrick and other state parks.


Trails are in good hiking condition.


We have been seeing a few flocks of Canadian geese migrating south and the black birds are starting to flock up.

The fall migration is in full swing. Flocks of pelicans have been seen flying overhead, along with flocks of snow geese.


There are people out ice fishing on the river. You can park in the plowed areas in the south campground but if you are planning to use an ATV you must access from the boat launches. 

Please remember, park staff do not monitor ice conditions. Ice thickness may vary so please use caution.  

Canoe and kayak rentals

Canoe and kayak rentals are closed for the season.

More information

If the main park office and contact station are closed, please self-register for campsites and park admission stickers.

Last revised: Friday January 12 2018