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

Lake Wissota State Park Trail descriptions

Hiking Beaver Meadow Nature trail (1 mile)

Pine cone and leavesAmong the park's most scenic trails is the one-mile self-guided Beaver Meadow Nature trail. A trail overlook allows visitors to view the environment and wildlife found in a beaver pond.

Hiking Biking Hiking/Biking trails (7 miles)

There are several miles of trail in the park shared by hikers and off-road bicyclists, including the Fox, Jack Pine, Plantation, Lake, Staghorn and Eagle Prairie trails. Sections of the Red Pine trail are also open to both bikers and hikers.

Horseback riding Biking Horse/Bike trails (9 miles)

Horseback riders and off-road bicyclists have nine miles of trails available in the park for riding. A state trail pass is required for horseback riders 16 years of age and older.

Hiking Biking Old Abe State Trail link

Bikers can access the Old Abe State Trail. This paved railroad grade trail runs for 20 miles and connects Lake Wissota to Brunet Island State Park in Cornell. A state trail pass is required to use the Old Abe State Trail for all bikers and in-line skaters age 16 and older.

Hiking Prairie Wildflower Nature trail (0.5 miles)

The self-guided Prairie Wildflower Nature trail in the middle of the park offers an up-close view of tall grasses and a variety of other plants.

Cross-Country Skiing Cross-country ski trails (8 miles)

About eight miles of cross-country ski trails are groomed for both traditional stride and skate skiing. Hikers, snowshoers and pets must keep of the trails when they are snow-covered and groomed.

Snowshoeing Snowshoe trails (10 miles)

The park has about 10 miles of trail open for snowshoeing. During winter, about 5 miles of trail are maintained and groomed as multi-use trails, allowing for hiking, fat tire biking and skiing in addition to snowshoeing.

Snowmobiling Snowmobile trails (5 miles)

There are 5 miles of snowmobile trails within the park that connect to the extensive Chippewa County snowmobile trail system.

Last revised: Friday April 13 2018