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Merrick State Park
S2965 State Road 35
P.O. Box 127
Fountain City, WI 54629

Merrick State Park Current conditions

The South Boat Launch, South Campground and Island Campground are closed until further notice due to flooding. The closures will be in place until the water recedes and the area can be cleaned up. The closures are anticipated to be in place until May 18.

Merrick State Park Closure Map [PDF]


Trails are in good hiking condition, although you may encounter a few muddy spots due to recent rain.


The South and Island campgrounds are closed until further notice due to flooding. The North Campground is open and accepting reservations. The sanitary dump station and the shower building are open for the season.

Don't move firewood!

Don't move firewood!Due to the potential of carrying harmful tree pests and diseases, Wisconsin has restrictions for moving firewood.

Please self-register at the contact station when the park office is closed.

You can make reservations online or by calling 1-888-947-2757.


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


Spring is finally here. Dutchman britches are blooming. Orioles, bluebirds, snowy egrets and hummingbirds are back. A few stray pelicans can still be seen, as they migrate north. The trees are starting to leaf out.


Areas of the park are still closed due to flooding. The Mississippi River is slowly receding. Fishing has been reported to be slow due to the high water. The boat dock will be installed once the river recedes. The South (Lower) boat landing is also close due to flooding.

Canoe and kayak rentals

We are not renting canoe and kayaks at this time due to very high river levels.

More information

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

Last revised: Friday May 04 2018