Hartman Creek State Park

This 1,417-acre quiet and friendly natural gem is located near the beautiful spring-fed Chain O' Lakes. Year-round camping. Hellestad House Log Cabin, Whispering Pines day use area on crystal clear Marl Lake on the upper "Chain." Tucked away in the Chain O' Lakes/Waupaca area is a pleasant introduction to off-road riding on glacial terrain. At Hartman Creek State Park you can ride on the leavings of the Green Bay Lobe of the last great continental ice sheet. As that glacier melted, it revived several times; pushing forward again and again, it left a series of debris-strewn ridges called recessional moraines. These moraines make for gentler riding than you'll find on other glaciated terrain. Still, they share the rolling character that make riding this type of landscape so much fun. The mix of pine, oak and maple forest add to the experience. The prospect of a post-ride swim in Hartman Lake doesn't hurt either.

Hours of Operation



6 mi. W of Waupaca STH 54, then south on Hartman Creek Road.


  • On Water
  • Disabled Access

Surface Type

  • Crushed Rock

Publicly Owned

  • Yes

Showers and Flush Toilets

  • Yes


  • Yes

Number of Campsites

  • 103

Campground Type

  • Tent

Dumping Station

  • Yes


  • Yes

Camping Hook-ups

  • Electric

Cross-Country Skiing/Snowshoeing Trail Type

  • Tracked
  • Flat
  • Hilly
  • Open
  • Wooded


  • Yes

Trail Length (miles)

  • 7


  • Yes


  • Yes