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This park northeast of Chippewa Falls has more than 1,000 acres of forest and Locationopen prairie on a 6,300-acre man-made lake. Lake Wissota State Park offers secluded campsites, hiking, biking and horseback riding trails, picnic and playground areas and a 285-foot swimming beach. Boating, canoeing, kayaking and water skiing are popular summer activities on Lake Wissota.

Camping Hiking Bicycling Boating Fishing Swimming Canoeing & Kayaking Horseback riding Shelters Picnicking Hunting Trapping Winter activities

Contact information
For information, contact:
Lake Wissota State Park
18127 County
Highway O
Chippewa Falls WI 54729
715-382-5187 (fax)

Wisconsin State Park System Lake Wissota State Park

Canoeing on Lake Wissota.

DNR Photo

Reserve campsites at Lake Wissota State Park.

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:

Park information


  • The park is open year-round from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.


From Chippewa Falls, take State Highway 178 north to County Highway S. Turn right (east) on Highway S. In about 2 miles, Highway S goes over the Chippewa River where it empties into Lake Wissota. About 500 feet after the bridge, turn right (east) on County Highway O. Go about 2 miles to the park entrance, which will be on your right.

From State Highway 27, about 2 miles north of Cadott turn west on County Highway O. Continue on Highway O about 8.4 miles. The park entrance will be on your left. Geographic coordinates of the park entrance are 44° 58' 51.75" N, 91° 18' 15.32" W.



Canoes can be rented at the park office from the Friends of Lake Wissota State Park. Canoe, kayak rentals are also available from local vendors. The Friends of Lake Wissota sell firewood at the park office. Check with the park office for contact information.

Friends group and volunteering

Get Outdoors!

Get Outdoors!

  • Get Outdoors! Nature Programs and Events Calendar
  • Wisconsin Explorer Program
  • Lake Wissota State Park offers a selection of interpretive programs between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Check at the park office for more information.
  • "Wonder Walk" packs may be checked out at the park office. These backpacks are full of activities for children and adults alike to learn more about the nature and environment surrounding Lake Wissota.
Last revised: Wednesday May 06 2020