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Pattison State Park features the highest waterfalls in LocationWisconsin and the fourth highest waterfall east of the Rocky Mountains. Big Manitou Falls is 165 feet high and Twin Little Manitou Falls is 31 feet high. This 1,436-acre park also has a lake with a beach, a nature center, camping, nine miles of hiking trails and abundant wildlife.

Camping Hiking Picnicking Swimming Fishing Hunting Trapping Winter Activities

Contact information
For information, contact:
Pattison State Park
6294 S State Rd 35
Superior WI 54880

Wisconsin State Park System Pattison State Park

A view of the Twin Little Manitou Falls at Pattison State Park.

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Reserve campsites at Pattison State Park.

Pattison State Park Trail Closures: Pattison State Park sustained quite a bit of storm damage on June 17. The effects of the June flood are still evident at the park. The Beaver and Little Manitou Falls trails remain closed, as well as the beach at Pattison. Big Manitou Falls trail and the cross country ski trails remain open to hiking this summer. Caution is urged on these trails as well as there are occasional areas with washouts present. Viewing access is available at Little Manitou Falls from the parking lot on Highway 35. The trails and beach will reopen after damage can be repaired. The campground, shelter and picnic area are open and we encourage visitors to stop by and see us.

Park information


  • Pattison State Park is open year-round from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.


From Superior: From Belknap Street (US Highway 2/53) in downtown Superior, go south on Tower Avenue (State Highway 35) 13 miles. The park's main entrance will be on your left. Geographic coordinates are 46° 32' 13.23" N, 92° 7' 11.95" W.From the south via State Highway 53: Go west on Douglas County Road B for 16 miles to State Highway 35. Turn left (south) on Highway 35 for 0.25-miles to the entrance. From State Highway 77: Go north on Highway 35 for 45 miles to park entrance.


Concessions and rental equipment

The Friends of Pattison and Amnicon Falls operate the firewood, soda pop, T-shirt and postcard sales at the park in season.

Friends group and volunteering

Last revised: Friday July 20 2018