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

Pattison State Park Current conditions

Mother Nature greeted Pattison State Park with 4+ inches of rain on September 30.   There was some flooding in the area but Park Staff were quick to respond and lower the Park dam to avoid high water issues.  

Little Manitou Falls
Little Manitou Falls


With that much rain, both Big and Little Manitou Falls are flowing with a lot of force right now.  Couple that with the nice fall colors in the area, a visit to Pattison State Park will not disappoint.  Visitors can hike the cross country ski trails that have some nice fall colors right now.  

big Manitou Falls

Big Manitou Falls


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

Noticeable park improvements over the summer include installing new campsite fire rings/grills as well as installing new pedestal grills in picnic areas. Many thanks to our Friends group that were able to donate a significant amount to the purchase of these items.

Oak Ridge Trail
Oak Ridge Trail

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: Thursday October 03 2019