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Contact information
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.

Winter arrives

Winter has arrived at Pattison State Park.  We have a few inches of the fluffy stuff and the temperatures have been cold enough, so it is sticking around.  Both Big and Little Manitou Falls are starting to ice up.  

Picnic area
Little Manitou Falls has started to ice up.


We had a very successful Rivet Run race at the park on Sunday, November 11.  It was a bit chilly but, 115 racers took to our ski trails and had a great time.  We had a lot of positive remarks on the condition of the trail and just how beautiful the snowy scenery was.   Many thanks to our organizers, volunteers, and park staff in getting the buildings, and trails ready for race day.

Rivet Run
Rivet Run start line.

Rivet Run
Rivet Run - their off.
Rivet Run
Rivet Run home stretch.
Rivet Run
Rivet Run - crossing the finish line..
Rivet Run
Rivet Run celebration.


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: Thursday November 15 2018