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1 Parks of Wisconsin 2006 Author Cory Kramschuster

2 A is for Amnicon Falls State Park. Amnicon has a lot of waterfalls and rapids. It runs along the Amnicon River. Its in Northern Wisconsin. 3 of the waterfalls are nearly 30 ft. tall. Its resting on lava from 1 billion years ago.

3 B is for Brunet Island State Park. Brunet Island is over 1,200 acres, including the 169 acre island. The park is named after Jean Brunet. There are 4 miles of hiking trails. The island is connected to the mainland by a bridge.

4 C is for Copper Falls State Park. Copper Falls has ancient lava flows, deep gorges, and canyons. The park is one of the highlights of the North Country National Scenic Trail in Wisconsin. It has the 8 th and 9 th highest waterfalls in the state.

5 D is for Devils Lake State Park. It was established in 1911. Its one of the oldest state parks. The park is 9,000 acres. The bluffs are over 500 ft. The bluffs were formed 1.5 billion years ago. 880 plant species grow in the park.

6 E is for Esofea County Park. Esofea is 56 acres. Esofea - Rentz Memorial Park is a County Park in Wisconsin. Located 9 miles northwest of Viroqua. It has 5 ponds with trout. It has a hiking trail, shelter, and swings.

7 F is for First Capitol State Park. First Capitol is the smallest state park. It was the site of the first Territorial Capitol in 1836. It is located in Belmont, Wisconsin. The Capitol was converted into a barn for a period of time.

8 G is for Governor Dodge State Park. Governor Dodge is one of the largest state parks. Its 5,270 acres of steep hills, bluffs, and deep valleys. Governor Dodge is named after Henry Dodge. It was established in 1948. The park is one of the most popular park.

9 H is for Hartman Creek State Park. Hartman Creek was established in 1965. It has 7 lakes, a sandy swimming beach, and miles of trails. Dams where built and created 4 of the lakes. Its 1,417 acres. The park is open all year round.

10 I is for Interstate State Park. Interstate is Wisconsin's oldest state park. It was established in 1900. There is an excellent swimming beach. The rock is hardened lava from more than 1 billion years ago. There are more than 200 types of birds.

11 J is for Jersey Valley County Park. Jersey Valley is 370 acres. It is located 3 miles north of Westby. It has swimming, fishing, boating, hiking and picnicking. Jersey Valley has a 56- acre lake that is part of a Flood Control project.

12 K is for Kohler-Andrae State Park. Kohler and Andrae are 2 adjoining parks. It is the home of majestic sand dunes. There are more than 400 plant species in the park. It is 760 acres. It consists of beaches, sand dunes, wetlands, and forests.

13 L is for Lake Wissota State Park. Lake Wissota is 1,062 acres and it has a 6,300 acre lake. It has a 285-foot swimming beach. There are 17.4 miles of scenic hiking trails within the park. There are more than 200 species of birds.

14 M is Mill Bluff State Park. Mill has unusual tall bluffs. The park has popular swimming, camping, and hiking places. The park's sandstone is from the Ice Age, 12,000 and more years ago. Camping is open from Memorial Day into September.

15 N is for Newport State Park. Newport is 2,373 acres and 11 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline. It is Wisconsins only formally designated wilderness park. It offers 38.3 miles of trails. There are evergreen, hardwood forests, and wetlands.

16 O is for Old Wade House State Park. Old Wade House was built in 1851. The house has 28 rooms. It is 260 acres. There are daily tours. Old Wade House State Park preserves a time when tiny Greenbush was a thriving village on the Wisconsin frontier.

17 P is for Peninsula State Park. Peninsula is the 2 nd oldest State Park. It attracts over 1,000,000 visitors each year. Its 3,776 acres. Nearly seven miles of Lake Michigan is part of the park. It was established in 1909.

18 Q is for Lake Noquebay Park. Lake Noquebay is 12 Acres. It has a beach, boat landing, and a lodge. It is in Marinette County. There is a bathhouse for the swimmers and picnic areas.

19 R is for Rib Mountain State Park. Rib Mountain is 1,480- acres. It is a billion-year-old hill and is one of the oldest geological formations on earth. It has deer, fox, raccoons, woodchucks, rabbits, squirrels, wild turkeys, and other birds

20 S is for Straight Lake State Park. Straight Lake is 2,780-acres. The State of Wisconsin is contributing $8.8 million to the park. You can hunt deer, small game, waterfowl, and turkey in fall. On April 19, 2005, Governor Jim Doyle dedicated the purchase of Straight Lake.

21 T is for Tower Hill State Park. Tower Hill is 77 acres. It has a 175-foot Cambrian sandstone cliff. The Old Helena Cemetery is across the road from the park. At one time there was a shot tower that produced millions of pounds of lead shot that was turned into ammunition.

22 U is for Blue Mound State Park. Blue Mound is 1,153 acres. The park is a popular place for swimming, hiking, and camping. The top of the hill is 1,716 feet above sea level, the seventh-highest spot in Wisconsin. The park was established in 1959.

23 V is for Veterans Memorial Park. Veterans Memorial is 320 acres. It has a bridge over a waterfall. It is located in Marinette County. The park opens May 1. People can camp and trout fish.

24 W is for Willow River State Park. Willow River has 2,891 acres. It has four scenic overlooks provide views of the water falls and Willow River gorge. The park draws more than 300,000 visitors each year. The park has 13 miles of hiking trails.

25 X is for Fox Lake Riverside Park. Fox Lake Riverside is just west of Clausen Park. The park features a large playground area, barbeque grills, and a picnic shelter. There is a public boat launch and a handicapped accessible pier for fishing. The park is on the Fox River.

26 Y is for Yellowstone Lake State Park. Yellowstone Lake has 968 acres and a 455 acre lake. It is the summer home to more than 4,000 little brown bats. Since 1997, 400,000 pounds of carp were taken from Yellowstone Lake. The park offers 128 individual campsites.

27 Z is for Aztalan State Park. Aztalan is one of Wisconsin's most important archaeological sites. It is 172 acres. Portions of a stockade and two mounds have been reconstructed in the park. It marks the site of an Indian village.

28 Bibliography. April 1 ml April 15 ml April 30 May 14 April 15 Davenport, Don. A Travelers Guide to Wisconsin State Parks and Forests. Wisconsin Natural Resources Magazine. Madison,1989

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