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For information, contact:
Pattison State Park
6294 S State Rd 35
Superior WI 54880

Pattison State Park Current conditions

Sometimes it feels like summer in May and sometimes we get a dose of reality. This week started with temperatures in the low 80s. Yesterday we were back in the 50s, and today we will be near 80 degrees again. Even with the fluctuating temperatures, our park is getting busy!

Hepatica blooming along the Beaver Trail on May 15.

Leaves are starting to pop, and wildflowers are starting to bloom, and people are anxious to get their first camping trip of the year in, or visit the waterfalls while there is higher flow, and hike the trails for the first time in a while without needing snowshoes. Come and visit us at Pattison State Park!


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.

Reservations can be made for dates May 1 to Oct. 8. Camping reservations can be made 11 months in advance online or by calling 1-888-947-2757.


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.

If you are interested in volunteering at the park, please call the office at 715-399-3111.

Last revised: Wednesday May 16 2018