Does your canine want to see something cool? Then grab the leash and head over to Pattison State Park. Not only does this park showcase the unique geology of the area, it is also home to Wisconsin’s highest waterfalls. At 165 feet high, Big Manitou Falls is the fourth tallest waterfall east of the Rocky Mountains. Twin Little Manitou Falls is smaller. But with a 31 foot drop, it’s still quite impressive.
Big Manitou Falls Overlook Trail is the best way to see
the mammoth falls. Follow this short half mile trail so your doggo can get an
up close look at the rushing waters. Grab one of the brochures so your pal can also
learn about the geology of the area. Once you’ve seen Big Manitou, explore one
of the other pawsome trails in the park. Check out the two mile Beaver Trail
that runs around Interfalls Lake. Or follow the Little Manitou Falls Trail
along the Black River. If your pooch prefers hiking through the forest, hop on
the two mile River View Trail and wander through a beautiful combination of balsam
fir, aspen, birch, and spruce trees.
In addition to furrific trails, this park also has a
campground with tent and RV sites. Drinking, water, showers, and flush toilets
are available during the summer. When the temperature drops, primitive restrooms
can be found and water is obtained from the camp station. If your pup likes to
ruff it, hike into one of the backpack sites. They are 1.5 miles from the
parking lot. While they have primitive restrooms and fire pits, you will need
to carry your own water.
While in the park, always have a stash of clean up bags on
hand and pick up after your fur baby. And be sure to pack plenty of water and
snacks for your hike. Make no mistake, your furry friend will go mutts over