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

Pattison State Park Current conditions

Pattison State Park Trail Closures: Pattison State Park sustained quite a bit of storm damage on June 17. The effects of the June flood are still evident at the park. The Beaver and Little Manitou Falls trails remain closed, as well as the beach at Pattison. Big Manitou Falls trail and the cross country ski trails remain open to hiking this summer. Caution is urged on these trails as well as there are occasional areas with washouts present. Viewing access is available at Little Manitou Falls from the parking lot on Highway 35. The trails and beach will reopen after damage can be repaired. The campground, shelter and picnic area are open and we encourage visitors to stop by and see us.


Park visitors can now access the arched bridge at Pattison State Park. Our maintenance crew along with a crew from Hayward did a wonderful job taking out the old asphalt and replacing it with bigger rock to provide a safe path for visitors to hike and see both sides of Big Manitou Falls.

Arched Bridge
Access to the Arched Bridge at the park was damaged during the storm.

Arched Bridge
Crews have now repaired the access and the bridge is again open to hike to Big Manitou Falls.
River View Trail
The Big Manitou River View Trail is once again open to view Big Manitou Falls.


The campground is open.

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: Friday July 20 2018