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Located along the lazy Mississippi River and surrounded by the hills of LocationWisconsin's Coulee Region, the 322-acre Merrick State Park is popular with anglers and boaters. The marshy backwaters are home to a variety of fish, birds, animals and plants. Rising and falling river levels, though controlled some by dams, are part of the natural environment.

Camping Hiking Canoeing and kayaking Boating Picnicking Shelters Fishing Hunting Trapping Winter Activities

Contact information
For information, contact:
Merrick State Park
S2965 State Road 35
P.O. Box 127
Fountain City, WI 54629
608-687-4936

Wisconsin State Park System Merrick State Park

Canoeing in the Mississippi River at Merrick State Park.

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Reserve campsites at Merrick 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

Welcome!

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

Directions

Go about 2.8 miles north from Fountain City or 5.5 miles south from Cochrane on State Highway 35. The park entrance is on the west side of the highway.

Fees

Concessions and rental equipment

The Friends Group sells firewood in season. Canoes, including paddles and life jackets, may be rented Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend. Contact the park for rates and equipment.

Friends group and volunteering

  • The Merrick TURTLES is a nonprofit organization that raises money for the park, volunteer for projects and sponsor naturalist programs. Contact Merrick State Park for more information or to join the TURTLES.
  • State Park System volunteering opportunities

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Last revised: Wednesday May 06 2020