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High Cliff State Park is the only state-owned recreational area on Lake LocationWinnebago, Wisconsin's largest lake. The park gets its name from the limestone cliff of the Niagara Escarpment, which parallels the eastern shore of Lake Winnebago. The magnificent 12-foot statue of Winnebago Indian Chief Red Bird, standing high on a huge granite rock, overlooks the lake and is a popular destination in the park.

Camping Hiking Swimming Canoeing and kayaking Boating Fishing Shelters Picnicking Bicycling Horseback Riding Archery Hunting Trapping Winter Activities

Contact information
For information, contact:
High Cliff State Park
N7630 State Park Rd
Sherwood WI 54169
920-989-1106

Wisconsin State Park System High Cliff State Park

Part of the Niagra Escarpment high above Lake Winnebago.

DNR Photo

Reserve campsites at High Cliff State Park.


Park information

Welcome!

  • High Cliff State Park is open year-round from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Park office hours vary by season. Fall park office hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday (closed Mondays).  On occasion, the park office may be closed without notice when staff is working in the field. If you require personal service, call in advance to insure someone will be in the office to assist you. The self-pay station should be used to pay vehicle admission and camping fees when the park office is closed.

  • The general store museum/nature center is open weekends from Memorial Day through Labor Day, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Directions

High Cliff State Park is on the northeast corner of Lake Winnebago in the town of Sherwood, Wisconsin. Recommended travel routes.

Fees

Marina

The marina has over 100 slips available for rent. For transient slip rentals, call the marina at 920-989-1349 (Memorial Day through Labor Day). For seasonal slip rentals, contact the Harbor Commission. Slip rentals include the use of the marina shower building.

Concessions and rental equipment

The park's marina offers concessions from Memorial Day through Labor Day and some weekends in the spring and fall as staffing allows. Park visitors may purchase food and beverages, as well as ice and general camping/boating supplies. The General Store and Museum sells candy, snacks, cold beverages, a few camping supplies and Friends of High Cliff merchandise.

Rods, reels and basic tackle are available at the park office through the tackle loaner program. There is no cost to borrow the equipment. You will need to provide your own bait.

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Last revised: Friday March 21 2014