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a Wisconsin state park, forest, recreation area or trail.
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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

Notice: The South Campground is partially closed due to flood damage.  (updated 8/9/19).


The boat dock has been installed.


The trails are in good hiking condition.


Campsite conditions continue to improve with the dry weather. The South and Island campgrounds have partially re-opened, campsite availability is very limited.  Park staff are relocating existing camping reservations as needed prior to allowing new reservations to occur.  Once campsite availability is determined, additional campsites will begin to be available to new reservations after Wednesday of each week.  Keep checking the reservation website for availability or call the park office.  The North Campground is operating as normal.


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


The following flowers are blooming in our prairies: black-eyed Susan, butterfly milkweed, bouncing bet, common milkweed, common yarrow, purple coneflower, daisy fleabane, cream wild indigo, grey headed coneflower, swamp milkweed, queen Anne�s lace and spiderwort.

Several species of turtles are still nesting, so please watch for turtles crossing the roads.

Canoe and kayak rentals

We are renting canoes and kayaks. Please call the park office 608-687-4936 for availability.

More information

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

Last revised: Friday August 09 2019