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A Wisconsin state park is an area of land in the U.S. state of Wisconsin preserved by the state for its natural, historic, or other resources. The state park system in Wisconsin includes both state parks and state recreation areas. Wisconsin currently has 66 state park units, covering more than 60,570 acres (245.1 km2) in state parks and state recreation areas. Each unit was created by an act of the Wisconsin Legislature and is maintained by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Division of Parks and Recreation. The Division of Forestry manages a further 471,329 acres (1,907.40 km2) in Wisconsin's state forests.
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SNo,Park name,County or counties,Area,Year,Body of water,Remarks,,,,estab-,,,,,,lished,,1,Amnicon Falls State Park,Douglas,825 acres (334ha),1961,Amnicon River,Contains a series of waterfalls and a historic covered bridge.2,Aztalan State Park,Jefferson,172 acres (70ha),1947,Crawfish River,Interprets a partially reconstructed Mississippian culture village that flourished 10001300 CE. The site is a National Historic Landmark.3,Belmont Mound State Park,Lafayette,,1961,None,Features a 64-foot (20m) observation tower atop a 400-foot (120m) hill. Operated by the Belmont Lions Club.4,Big Bay State Park,Ashland,"2,418 acres (979ha)",1963,Lake Superior,"Includes a 1.5-mile (2.4km) beach on Madeline Island, largest of the Apostle Islands."5,Big Foot Beach State Park,Walworth,272 acres (110ha),1949,Geneva Lake,Offers camping and fishing adjacent to a 100-foot (30m) beach.6,Blue Mound State Park,Dane,"1,153 acres (467ha)",1959,None,Contains observation towers atop the highest point in southern Wisconsin and the state park system's only swimming pool.7,Brunet Island State Park,Chippewa,"1,225 acres (496ha)",1936,Chippewa and Fisher Rivers,Preserves a 179-acre (72ha) island and backwater channels popular with canoeists.8,Buckhorn State Park,Juneau,"6,990 acres (2,830ha)",1971,Castle Rock Lake,Protects a scenic peninsula on a reservoir formed at the confluence of the Wisconsin and Yellow Rivers.9,Cadiz Springs State Recreation Area,Green,644 acres (261ha),1970,Beckman and Zander Lakes,Offers water recreation on two spring-fed reservoirs in the mostly lakeless Driftless Area.10,Capital Springs State Recreation Area,Dane,"3,000 acres (1,200ha)",2000,Lake Waubesa,Encompasses park properties just south of Madison unified in the centennial year of the state park system. A Native American archaeological site is on the NRHP.11,Chippewa Moraine State Recreation Area,Chippewa,"3,272 acres (1,324ha)",1971,Numerous kettle lakes,Interprets varied glacial landforms. The park is a unit of the Ice Age National Scientific Reserve.12,Copper Culture State Park,Oconto,42 acres (17ha),1959,Oconto River,Interprets a burial ground used by the Old Copper Culture from 30002000 BCE. The site is a National Historic Landmark.13,Copper Falls State Park,Ashland,"3,068 acres (1,242ha)",1929,Bad River,"Contains 7.5 miles (12.1km) of the Bad River, including a 2-mile (3.2km) gorge with several waterfalls. The park is listed on the NRHP."14,Council Grounds State Park,Lincoln,509 acres (206ha),1938,Wisconsin River,Lies on a riverbank where Native Americans were said to have once held councils.15,Devil's Lake State Park,Sauk,"10,200 acres (4,100ha)",1911,Devil's Lake,"Protects a 360-acre (150ha) endorheic lake in the Baraboo Range, hemmed in by moraines and 500-foot (150m) quartzite bluffs. The park is a unit of the Ice Age National Scientific Reserve."16,Fischer Creek State Recreation Area,Manitowoc,124 acres (50ha),1991,Lake Michigan,Preserves a mile of shoreline flanking the mouth of Fischer Creek. Managed by the Manitowoc County Park System.17,Governor Dodge State Park,Iowa,"5,270 acres (2,130ha)",1948,Two man-made lakes,"Preserves Driftless Area topography in memory of Henry Dodge, settler and first governor of the Wisconsin Territory."18,Governor Nelson State Park,Dane,422 acres (171ha),1975,Lake Mendota,"Contains a 500-foot (150m) beach, restored prairie, and ancient Indian mounds."19,Governor Thompson State Park,Marinette,"2,600 acres (1,100ha)",2000,"Peshtigo River, Woods Lake",In development around a series of lakes and streams.20,Harrington Beach State Park,Ozaukee,637 acres (258ha),1966,Lake Michigan,"Features a mile-long beach, a white cedar swamp, and a 26-acre (11ha) quarry lake."21,Hartman Creek State Park,Waupaca and Portage,"1,417 acres (573ha)",1962,"Hartman Creek, seven lakes",22,Heritage Hill State Historical Park,Brown,48 acres (19ha),1973,Fox River,"Comprises an open-air museum of 25 historical structures and over 11,000 artifacts managed by a non-profit organization. Six of the buildings are on the NRHP."23,High Cliff State Park,Calumet,"1,147 acres (464ha)",1954,Lake Winnebago,Straddles the cliff of the Niagara Escarpment on the northeast shore of Wisconsin's largest lake. A group of effigy mounds is on the NRHP.24,Hoffman Hills State Recreation Area,Dunn,707 acres (286ha),1980,None,"Features trails and a 60-foot (18m) observation tower among hills covered in forest, prairie, and wetlands."25,Interstate State Park,Polk,"1,330 acres (540ha)",1900,"St. Croix River, Lake O' the Dalles",Preserves a basalt river gorge joinly with an adjacent state park in Minnesota. The park is within the Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway and the Ice Age National Scientific Reserve and contains the western terminus of the Ice Age Trail.26,Kinnickinnic State Park,Pierce,"1,239 acres (501ha)",1972,St. Croix and Kinnickinnic Rivers,Offers boat-in camping and overlooks at the sandy river delta at the mouth of the Kinnickinnic.27,Kohler-Andrae State Park,Sheboygan,988 acres (400ha),1928,"Lake Michigan, Black River","Preserves dunes, golden sand beaches, and pine woodland."28,Lake Kegonsa State Park,Dane,343 acres (139ha),1962,Lake Kegonsa,"Adjoins a 3,209-acre (1,299ha) glacial lake in rural Dane County."29,Lake Wissota State Park,Chippewa,"1,062 acres (430ha)",1962,Lake Wissota,"Features forest, prairie, and a 285-foot (87m) swimming beach on a reservoir of the Chippewa River (Wisconsin)."30,Lakeshore State Park,Milwaukee,22 acres (8.9ha),1998,Lake Michigan,Provides urban green space on Milwaukee's lakefront.31,Menominee River State Park and Recreation Area,Marinette,"6,563 acres (2,656ha)",2010,Menominee River,Protects several miles of the Menominee River in conjunction with Michigan's Menominee River State Recreation Area.32,Merrick State Park,Buffalo,320 acres (130ha),1932,Mississippi River,Offers fishing and boating on quiet backwaters of the Mississippi.33,Mill Bluff State Park,Monroe and Juneau,"1,337 acres (541ha)",1936,None,Contains unusual steep sandstone bluffs that formed as islands in Glacial Lake Wisconsin.34,Mirror Lake State Park,Sauk,"2,179 acres (882ha)",1962,Mirror Lake,Surrounds a reservoir whose wooded shores and 50-foot (15m) cliffs often keep the water mirror-smooth. The Seth Peterson Cottage designed by Frank Lloyd Wright is on the NRHP.35,Natural Bridge State Park,Sauk,530 acres (210ha),1972,None,Contains the largest natural arch in the state and an NRHP-listed rock shelter once used by Paleo-Indians.36,Nelson Dewey State Park,Grant,756 acres (306ha),1935,Mississippi River,"Encompasses a 500-foot (200m) river bluff that was once part of the estate of Nelson Dewey, Wisconsin's first governor. Stonefield estate is on the NRHP."37,New Glarus Woods State Park,Green,431 acres (174ha),1934,None,Preserves mature forest and restored prairie.38,Newport State Park,Door,"2,373 acres (960ha)",1964,Lake Michigan,Comprises Wisconsin's only wilderness-designated park.39,Pattison State Park,Douglas,"1,476 acres (597ha)",1920,Black River,"Contains 165-foot (50m) Big Manitou Falls, the highest waterfall in Wisconsin and the fourth-highest east of the Rocky Mountains."40,Peninsula State Park,Door,"3,776 acres (1,528ha)",1909,Green Bay,"Contains a golf course, summer theater, group camps, and lighthouse on nearly 7 miles (11km) of shoreline on the Door Peninsula. The 1868 Eagle Bluff Lighthouse is on the NRHP."41,Perrot State Park,Trempealeau,"1,270 acres (510ha)",1918,Mississippi and Trempealeau Rivers,Features 500-foot-high (200m) bluffs bearing rare goat prairie communities on their southwestern faces.42,Potawatomi State Park,Door,"1,225 acres (496ha)",1928,Sturgeon Bay,Protects steep-to-sheer shoreline on the Door Peninsula.43,Rib Mountain State Park,Marathon,"1,528 acres (618ha)",1927,None,"Straddles 1,924-foot (586m) Rib Mountain, one of the highest points in Wisconsin."44,Richard Bong State Recreation Area,Kenosha,"4,515 acres (1,827ha)",1963,Several small lakes,"Supports recreational activities, including ATVs, falconry, hunting and sled dog training, and model aircraft on the site of the abortive R.I. Bong Air Force Base."45,Roche-a-Cri State Park,Adams,604 acres (244ha),1948,None,Contains a 300-foot (91m) outcropping bearing the NRHP-listed Roche-a-Cri Petroglyphs.46,Rock Island State Park,Door,912 acres (369ha),1965,Lake Michigan,"Encompasses most of vehicle-free Rock Island, accessed by two ferry rides at the tip of the Door Peninsula. Four listings are on the NRHP, including the 1836 Pottawatomie Lighthouse and inventor Chester Thordarson's 20th-century estate."47,Rocky Arbor State Park,Juneau,225 acres (91ha),1932,,Preserves sandstone outcroppings similar to the nearby Dells of the Wisconsin River along one of the river's former channels.48,Straight Lake State Park,Polk,"2,780 acres (1,130ha)",2002,Straight Lake,In development around a lake surrounded by mature forest and glacial landforms.49,Tower Hill State Park,Iowa,77 acres (31ha),1922,Wisconsin River,Interprets a reconstructed shot tower where lead shot was manufactured 18321860. The tower is on the NRHP.50,Whitefish Dunes State Park,Door,863 acres (349ha),1967,"Lake Michigan, Clark Lake",Protects dunes that formed across the mouth of a bay. A district of eight habitation sites dating from 100 BCE to 1800 CE are on the NRHP.51,Wildcat Mountain State Park,Vernon,"3,643 acres (1,474ha)",1948,Kickapoo River,Comprises a steep ridge overlooking the Kickapoo Valley.52,Willow River State Park,St. Croix,"2,891 acres (1,170ha)",1967,Willow River,Contains a waterfall in a sandstone gorge and a 172-acre (70ha) lake.53,Wyalusing State Park,Grant,"2,628 acres (1,064ha)",1917,Mississippi and Wisconsin Rivers,Occupies a 500-foot-high (150m) bluff overlooking the confluence of the Wisconsin and Mississippi Rivers. The park's hardwood forest is a National Natural Landmark and a district of prehistoric mounds is on the NRHP.54,Yellowstone Lake State Park,Lafayette,968 acres (392ha),1970,Yellowstone Lake,Surrounds a 455-acre (184ha) reservoir built in the lake-poor Driftless Area.,,,,,,For other more formats kindly visit,,,,,,,,,,,,Original source :,,,,,,