Council Grounds State Park

A 508-acre park adjacent to the Wisconsin River. The park offers 55 camp sites, restrooms, showers, swimming, a boat launch, fishing, biking and hiking. Near the site of Native American encampments, this park is a favorite for water enthusiasts. Accessible fishing stations and adaptive kayaks available. Pets are welcome in Wisconsin State Parks but must be on a leash and under control at all times. Certain areas may be off limits to pets. Visit our website for more details.

Hours of Operation



Two miles west of Merrill on State Road 107, turn south on Council Grounds Dr. to the park at N1895 Council Grounds Dr. Park entrance is well signed with several parking areas.


  • Pets Welcome/Inquire
  • Disabled Access
  • On Water

Showers and Flush Toilets

  • Yes


  • Yes

Publicly Owned

  • Yes

Natural Attractions Type

  • Parks, Forests, Trails

Cross-Country Skiing/Snowshoeing Trail Type

  • Tracked
  • Flat
  • Wooded

Number of Campsites

  • 55


  • Yes


  • Yes


  • Yes

Nature Trails

  • Yes

Camping Hook-ups

  • Electric

Dumping Station

  • Yes

Trail Length (miles)

  • 4

Boat Launch

  • Yes

Campground Type

  • Tent
  • Trailer

Adaptive Equipment Available

  • Yes