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Pattison State Park
Park passes are required but are not being sold on-site. Please contact the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Customer Service Center to purchase passes: 888-305-0398, 8am-3pm daily or with questions: 1-888-936-7463, 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily.
Show off your selfie skills! Find a selfie stand located at the south overlook at Big Manitou Falls and stop for an amazing photo. Share yours with us on Instagram using #ScenicWisconsin. This stand is fully accessible with a paved path to the overlook.
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 remote walk-in sites. There is a sanitary dumping station but no sewer or water hookups. Showers and flush toilets are available during the summer. 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.
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- Pets Welcome/Inquire
- Disabled Access
- Campground Type
- Cross-Country Skiing/Snowshoeing Trail Type
- Publicly Owned
- Camping Hook-ups
- Natural Attractions Type
- Parks, Forests, Trails
- Dumping Station
- Nature Trails
- Trail Length (miles)
- Number of Campsites
- Showers and Flush Toilets
Travel Green Wisconsin Certified
Certified: (Req. 30 Points)
- The introduction and transportation of invasive species are prevented through actions and education
- Participants in the Clean Boats, Clean Waters program
- Leave No Trace principles are promoted to visitors
- A recycling program is in place
- Water conserving low-flow fixtures are installed