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

Pattison State Park Current conditions

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

Winter has returned

Pattison State Park received some freezing rain and snow early this week, with more snow in the forecast.  At least the polar vortex has moved on for now!  Douglas county has received a decent amount of snow so far this winter, and if you are a cross country ski enthusiast, it would be worth the drive to northwest Wisconsin to ski the Pattison State Park trails, Afterhours ski trail in Brule, and the Superior Municipal Forest ski trails in Superior.

Picnic area
CCC camp
The picnic area shows how much snow the area has received. Trees show the freezing rain.

Both Big and Little Manitou falls are ice covered with the exception of a little window of water showing near the bottom of Big Manitou Falls.  Mother nature may close that window by the weekend with cold temperatures.  Please remember that a vehicle admission sticker is required.

Picnic area
Big Manitou Falls is completely ice covered.


Pattison State Park cross-country ski conditions.

The cross country ski trails were groomed and tracked last Friday. Trails were in excellent condition, and with snow in the near future, look for the trails to be in great shape by the weekend. 

Pattison Trail Head
Ski trails are groomed and tracked.


Winterfest at Pattison will be on Feb. 23 from 4-8 p.m. Activities include a candlelight hike/ski, crafts in the shelter, s'mores, chili, hot cocoa, cookies and coffee. Vehicle admission is required.

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: Thursday February 07 2019