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Straight Lake State ParkActivities and recreation

Hiking Hiking

The park is open to the public for foot traffic only. No motorized vehicles, bikes or horses are allowed. The Ice Age National Scenic Trail winds through the middle of the park along the Straight River and Straight Lake. There are about 8.5 miles of trail at the park.

Camping Camping

Camping is available at Straight Lake State Park on a first-come, first-served basis. There are 10 hike-in campsites at the park, with the distance to the sites ranging from a few hundred feet to 0.33 miles. All camping fees need to be paid via self-registration.

Campers need to practice carry-in/carry-out and should bring their own water. Glass containers are prohibited at Straight Lake. Supplies are available in the village of Luck.

Canoeing & Kayaking Canoeing and kayaking

Canoes, kayaks and other non-motorized watercraft can be carried from the parking areas to the lake.

Fishing Fishing

Straight Lake is fed and drained by the Straight River. It is a premier northern wild lake with a great fishery of bass, northern pike and panfish. Boats may be carried in to fish. A fishing license is required for anyone age 16 or over.

Hunting Trapping Hunting and trapping

Hunting and trapping are allowed in the open areas of the park during the Wisconsin state parks hunting and trapping time frame. Trapping is not permitted in closed areas as noted on the park hunting map or within 100 yards of any designated use area, including trails. Certain trap types are restricted on state park properties. For more information, please see:

Winter Activities Winter activities

Cross-country skiing is allowed anywhere in the park. There are no trails groomed for skiing. Winter hiking and snowshoeing are allowed anywhere in the park.

Ice fishing is popular at the park, but gas-powered augers are prohibited.

Last revised: Thursday October 26 2017