Pattison State Park

  • Brink of Big Manitou Falls photo by Anya Russom.

    Brink of Big Manitou Falls photo by Anya Russom.
  • Little Manitou Falls photo by Anya Russom.

    Little Manitou Falls photo by Anya Russom.
  • Big Manitou Falls, located in Pattison State Park, is Wisconsin's highest waterfall.

    Big Manitou Falls, located in Pattison State Park, is Wisconsin's highest waterfall.
  • Pattison State Park is home to about nine miles of hiking trails. Photo by Anya Russom.

    Pattison State Park is home to about nine miles of hiking trails. Photo by Anya Russom.

The park encompasses 1,476 acres of forested land - mostly balsam fir, birch, aspen and spruce - wetlands, a lake and rivers. It's features include: Wisconsin's highest waterfall, Big Manitou Falls, at 165 feet, a 300-foot beach on Interfalls Lake, and Little Manitou Falls, a 31-foot twin waterfall. Almost 200 species of birds come to the park, 54 species of mammals live here, and many reptiles and amphibians dwell in Pattison's varied habitats. The park has over nine miles of hiking trails, offering stunning views of the waterfalls. Pattison State Park's campground has 59 regular (family) campsites, 18 of them with electric hookups and three backpack sites. There is a sanitary dumping station but no sewer or water hookups. Showers and flush toilets are available during the summer.

Hours of Operation

6am-11pm.

Directions

Located 12 miles south of Superior on Hw. 35. Paved parking lots in the main park area, at Big Manitou Falls and Little Manitou Falls.

Features

  • On Water
  • Disabled Access
  • Camping

Campground Type

  • Backpack
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer

Publicly Owned

  • Yes

Number of Campsites

  • 59

Showers and Flush Toilets

  • Yes

Dumping Station

  • Yes

Swimming

  • Yes

Nature Trails

  • Yes

Trail Length (miles)

  • 9

Cross-Country Skiing/Snowshoeing Trail Type

  • Tracked
  • Hilly
  • Wooded

Shelter

  • Yes

Toilets

  • Yes

Camping Hook-ups

  • Electric

Natural Attractions Type

  • Beaches
  • Parks, Forests, Trails
  • Waterfalls

Beach

  • Yes