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Situated along the Ice Age National Scenic Trail, the Chippewa LocationMoraine State Recreation Area offers unspoiled beauty with kettle lakes and many glacial features. The Chippewa Moraine is one of nine units of the Ice Age National Scientific Reserve. Hiking, snowshoeing, outpost camping, fishing and bird watching are popular activities. The David R. Obey Ice Age Interpretive Center houses first-class glacial, cultural and natural history displays.

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Contact information
For information, contact:
Chippewa Moraine State Recreation Area
13394 County Highway M
New Auburn WI 54757
715-967-2801 (fax)

Wisconsin State Park System Chippewa Moraine State Recreation Area

View of the rolling hills outside the Interpretive Center.

DNR photo

COVID-19 Update

Wisconsin state park system properties are operating 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week. Most campgrounds are open with special conditions.

An annual park sticker or trail pass is required to visit state parks and trails. Buy before you go: annual and daily passes are NOT available for purchase at individual properties.

Office buildings, visitor centers, observation towers, shelters and playgrounds remain closed. For more information, please see:

Properties may be limiting admission based on capacity. Please make sure to seek out current property information on our website before visiting:

Recreation area information


  • The Interpretive Center is open Tuesday through Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The center is closed on Mondays.


The David R. Obey Ice Age Interpretive Center is 7 miles east of New Auburn and 1.9 miles east of State Highway 40 on County Highway M. Geographic coordinates are 45° 13' 13.32" N, 91° 24' 39.7" W.


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Last revised: Wednesday May 06 2020