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This billion-year-old hill is one of the oldest geological formations on earth. LocationRib Mountain State Park is a premier day-use facility with picnicking, hiking trails and a reservable amphitheater. The top of the 60-foot observation tower offers spectacular views of the Wausau area and Wisconsin River. Granite Peak Ski Area is on the north face of the mountain and offers downhill skiing and snowboarding during winter.

Hiking Playground Picnicking Hunting Trapping Winter Activities

Contact information
For information, contact:
Rib Mountain State Park
4200 Park Road
Wausau WI 54401
715-842-2522

Wisconsin State Park System Rib Mountain State Park

Enjoy a picnic with spectacular vistas from the top of Rib Mountain.

DNR Photo

Park information

Welcome!

  • The park is open year-round from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Directions

Rib Mountain is off of Interstate 39 just southwest of Wausau. Exit the highway onto County Highway N west. Go straight at the first intersection onto Park Road and go about 2.5 miles to the summit. Geographic coordinates are 44° 55' 11.23" N, 89° 40' 49.50" W.

Granite Peak Ski Area [exit DNR] facilities are at the north base of the mountain. Exit the highway onto County Highway NN and go about 0.7 miles west to the entrance.

Fees

Concessions and rental equipment

The Friends of Rib Mountain State Park operate a concession stand during the late spring, summer and fall months of the year. Hours vary with time of year and weather conditions.

Friends group and volunteering

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Last revised: Monday July 21 2014