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Nelson Dewey State ParkActivities and recreation

Hiking Hiking

Nelson Dewey State Park offers over two miles of hiking trails. Trails may vary in difficulty. Use caution when on steep bluffs or near a cliff. Stay well away from cliffs, which are not protected by a barricade or barrier.

Picnicking Shelters Picnic areas

There are three picnic areas within the park; Mound Point, Dewey Heights, and Cedar Point, picnic tables and grills are available in all three areas. Dewey Heights picnic area contains two accessible picnic shelters and accessible restrooms.

Camping Camping

Camping at Nelson Dewey State Park

Boat Launch Canoeing & Kayaking Boating, canoeing and kayaking

Nelson Dewey State Park does not have river access. A boat landing is in the city of Cassville at Riverside Park.

Fishing Fishing

There is no fishing in Nelson Dewey State Park. Riverside Park in Cassville is a popular place to fish.

Hunting Trapping Hunting and trapping

Hunting and trapping are allowed in the open areas of the park during the Wisconsin state parks hunting and trapping time frame. Trapping is not permitted in closed areas as noted on the park hunting map or within 100 yards of any designated use area, including trails. Certain trap types are restricted on state park properties. For more information, please see:

Winter Activities Winter activities

The roads at Nelson Dewey are not maintained during the winter months. The parking lot at the park entrance is plowed. Cross-country skiers, snowshoers and hikers are welcome to park in the parking lot and hike or ski into the park.

Last revised: Friday November 06 2015