Experience unspoiled natural beauty in Western Wisconsin at Chippewa Moraine State Recreation Area. The region features glacial features such as kettle lakes. With over 3,000 acres of rugged, natural beauty and room for plenty of outdoor activities, you can’t miss stopping by Chippewa Moraine State Recreation Area. The geological features in the area, including the kettle lakes, led to the park being included in the Ice Age National Scientific Reserve.
The park features an interpretive center with exhibits detailing the area’s natural history, geology, and cultural history, and well as other naturalist-led programs for schools. Near the interpretive center are also spots for picnicking. The park features over 23 miles of trails for hiking. Camping in the park is rustic and primitive. All sites are first-come, first-served.
One site is canoe-in only. On the water, there are several lakes open to canoeing and kayaking. Fishing is permitted at many, provided guests have valid fishing licenses. Hunting is also permitted during the applicable seasons and with permits. During the winter, snowshoeing, hiking, and cross-country skiing are allowed, but trails are not groomed. Chippewa Moraine State Recreation Area is open year-round.
Admission fees start at $8 for Wisconsin residents. In Wisconsin state parks, dogs are permitted in most campgrounds and on most trails and roads, but visitors must keep their dogs under physical control at all times. Leashes cannot exceed eight feet in length. Do not let your dog become a nuisance to other park visitors or to local wildlife.
If you hike with your dog, bring enough water for both you and your pet, as well as waste bags, and always clean up after your pet. Be respectful of posted signs where dogs are not allowed. If you’re looking for a beautiful, natural landscape to spend some time outdoors with your pet or family, come visit Chippewa Moraine State Recreation Area. You will be glad you did.