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Pattison State Park
6294 S State Rd 35
Superior WI 54880

Pattison State Park Current conditions

Trails: The Beaver and Little Manitou Falls trails remain closed at Pattison State Park due to severe storm damage and flooding over the summer of 2018 and will reopen after damage can be repaired.

Open areas:There is access to both Little and Big Manitou Falls and hiking is still available on the Big Manitou Falls Trail and the ski trails. The beach, campground and main picnic area are also all open. (updated 7/3/19).


Now is a great time to come out and see Big and Little Manitou Falls. The waterfalls at Pattison State Park are open and flowing well from the spring runoff.


More than a year after the Father's Day flood event at Pattison, the beach at Pattison State Park openedon July 3, 2019. Prior to that, the park received many inquiries and phone calls wondering if the beach will be open this summer. The month of July has been very hot, and visitors are delighted that they can now go to the beach and cool down with a swim.



Pattison State Park events.


Pets are allowed on all hiking trails, with the exception of those that go through the picnic area. There is a pet route leading from the picnic area parking lots to the tunnel under State Highway 35. This path will guide people around the picnic area to areas open to pets.

People with pets that are looking to go picnicking are encouraged to use the Pet Point area across from campsite #1. This area has picnic tables, a few grills, and a newly installed pet ramp to allow for easier entry and exit from the lake for pets.

Vehicle admission stickers

Visitors are reminded that vehicle admissions stickers are required year-round. If the office is not open, please self-register at the self-registration box located near the front door of the main office. Staff members will mail the sticker to you as soon as possible.

More information

The shelter building is open to the public and provides two open fireplaces. If visitors would like to use the building, please stop at the office or call the office at 715-399-3111 for assistance. The building may be locked if staff does not have advanced notice.

Just like all state parks, Pattison has a carry in, carry-out policy. Visitors to our picnic areas, shelters and other day-use areas are encouraged to pack reusable items and required to take garbage and recyclables home. There are garbage cans located in bathrooms for small items and dumpsters located in the campground for those who are camping. Please help us keep the park beautiful by not littering.

Last revised: Wednesday July 17 2019