Pattison State Park

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Coordinates: 46°31′36″N 92°07′20″W / 46.52667°N 92.12222°W / 46.52667; -92.12222
Pattison State Park
Wisconsin State Park
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Big Manitou Falls
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Douglas
Location Superior
 - coordinates 46°31′36″N 92°07′20″W / 46.52667°N 92.12222°W / 46.52667; -92.12222
Area 1,436 acres (581 ha)
Founded 1920
Management Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
IUCN category V - Protected Landscape/Seascape
Website: Pattison State Park

Pattison State Park is a 1,436-acre (581 ha) Wisconsin state park south of the city of Superior, Wisconsin. Pattison State Park is located on the Black River and contains Big Manitou Falls, the highest waterfall in Wisconsin at 165 feet (50 m). Pattison State Park was established in 1920.[1]

Activities and amenities[edit]

  • Nature center: The Gitche Gumee Nature Center features exhibits about the park's cultural and natural history, including its wildlife and geology.[2] Guided nature walks are offered, and children's nature exploration backpacks are also available.
  • Swimming: The park has a 300-foot (91 m) sand beach on Interfalls Lake.[3]
  • Trails: The park's 9 miles (14 km) of hiking trails include trails that are used for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.
  • Camping: The park has 59 campsites in the main campground and three remote backpack camping sites.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History". Pattison State Park. Wisconsin DNR. July 3, 2013. Retrieved September 4, 2013. 
  2. ^ Smith, John (n.d.). "Camping in Pattison State Park in Wisconsin". Travel Tips (USA Today). Retrieved September 4, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Activities and recreation". Pattison State Park. Wisconsin DNR. January 18, 2013. Retrieved September 4, 2013. 

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