Lake Wissota State Park in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, offers over 1,000 acres of outdoor recreational activity options for your entire family to enjoy. The park sits on the northeast shore of Lake Wissota. Camping, fishing, boating, swimming, and even skiing are among the popular activities available to visitors of Lake Wissota.
Lake Wissota State Park offers 116 family campsites. Each site is secluded by plenty of trees for a private camping experience. Fifty-eight camping sites offer electrical hookups. There are also showers, flush toilets, and a sanitary dumping station for all the modern conveniences of camping in tents or RVs. For children, the campground also has a playground area in the middle of the loops.
Reservations for camping can be made in advance through the park’s website or by calling the park directly. The phone number is available on the park’s website. There are two large group camping loops that can hold up to 100 people. The daily rate for Wisconsin residents is $8 per vehicle. Camping rates or other types of rates vary.
There are eight hiking trails that vary in length and difficulty. Three trails are open during the winter for snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and skiing. Pets are welcome on most of the trails, in the campgrounds, roads, and other outlying areas. Pay attention to posted signs for more detailed rules and instructions. For those looking to visit the park for day use or those who prefer not to camp, there are a variety of nearby hotels and restaurants, as well as Irvine Park which has a zoo and a beautiful lights display during the holidays.
As always when you visit a state park or any public space, make sure to clean up after yourself and your pet. Make sure your dog is current on all vaccination and you bring proof of current rabies vaccine. It’s never a good idea to bring unvaccinated puppies, females in heat, or aggressive dogs. Make sure you have physical control of your dog at all times and keep them in a crate or on a leash no longer than eight feet.
If you are in Wisconsin, Lake Wissota State Park is a beautiful place to camp or spend the day, for all your family members—even furry ones!