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“Perfect Day Hike During the Week”

Lake Wissota State Park
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Brooklyn, New York
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Perfect Day Hike During the Week”
Reviewed 14 August 2014 via mobile

We went here on a Tuesday during late morning. The park was easy to find due to the amount of park signs on the adjacent highways. The day parking fee is $7 for residents and $10 for non-residents.
There are a number of trails, which offers the hiker a decent variety of mileage and scenery. The wildflower trail goes through the a meadow with blooming flowers, while the lake trail takes you along the coast of Lake Wissota.
Our group chose the interpretive Beaver Trail. This trail was about a 1 mile loop. It took you though quiet pines, a marsh, and offered facts about the parks glacial origins along the way. It was a perfect trail for kids, because it offered a lot to look at. We saw lots of mushrooms, a field of ferns, and even illusive ghost plants.
This trail is mostly in the shade and very buggy, so make sure you bring your bug spray.

Visited August 2014
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English first
Level 6 Contributor
72 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Attention Boaters and Hikers”
Reviewed 10 July 2014

Lake Wissota State Park is located on Lake Wissota by Chippewa Falls, Wi. The campground bathrooms / showers are adequate. The west (sites 1-45+) bathroom - shower house also has a laundry room. Newer sites have been added to both campground areas. These are less shaded, but our site #45 had an area by the fire pit that was tucked around behind some trees affording a nice cozy area for a nice fire and time to read through a couple of books!

There are a number of marked and maintained hiking, biking and horse trails in the park and that one can take to the nearby (about 3-4 mile ride) to the Old Abe State Trail - a biking / running / roller blading must do. Keep the binoculars handy if you hike the trails as there are plenty of birds to watch and listen to.

Lake Wissota is a great place to boat, tube, and fish!! For a pretty cool picnic, head to the southeast corner of the lake where you will find a good sized island to park the boat and picnic or swim. The weekends and during out July 4th weekend, the weather was perfect, so there were a lot of boats and tubers on the lake!

Visited July 2014
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Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
Level 6 Contributor
167 reviews
37 attraction reviews
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“Nice visit.”
Reviewed 19 June 2014

Kayaking up to the yellow river is quite a distance and you can't get up the river too far, first you have to rough portage over some rapids and then not too far up you'll need super human strength to get past a fast moving bend. Otherwise the boat landing is nice and the rest of the park is great .

Visited May 2014
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Little Chute, Wisconsin
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“you have to go here”
Reviewed 4 June 2014

beautiful,just gorgeous.the sites are superb and well kept up.Bathrooms are handy and the showers are fantastic.Can get noisy especially with kids but worth the trip.The staff is very accommodating.Remember tick season and take precautions,especially with pets..

Visited May 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
273 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
“Picturesque!”
Reviewed 25 September 2013

We actually stayed in a hotel whie in Chippewa Falls and Eau Claire, but we had a couple hours to kill in the morning. We decided to visit Lake Wissota State Park. It was very nice, as there is camping, fishing, and a beach available. A very nice place to stay for a few days, if I were camping. I believe it is $7 a day, but I am not sure if that is the cost for camping, or other services.

Visited September 2013
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