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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:
Council Grounds State Park
N1895 Council Grounds Dr
Merrill WI 54452

Council Grounds State Park Current conditions

Photo Contest

Council Grounds 2019 Photo Contest Rules [PDF]


Ducks and geese are well on their way south for the year. Many bucks can be seen with their noses to the ground and squirrels are gathering their storage of acorns for the winter. Eagles are common and fish for their meals on the Wisconsin River.


Please stop at the office for a map of open areas or see the hunting map [exit DNR] online.


The park closes for camping for the season on Nov. 1.

More information

The Friends of Council Grounds are always looking for new members. If you are interested in volunteering, contact the park at 715-536-8773.

Last revised: Friday October 04 2019