Council Grounds State Park

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Council Grounds State Park
Wisconsin State Park
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Lincoln
Location Merrill
 - coordinates 45°11′7″N 89°44′35″W / 45.18528°N 89.74306°W / 45.18528; -89.74306Coordinates: 45°11′7″N 89°44′35″W / 45.18528°N 89.74306°W / 45.18528; -89.74306
Area 509 acres (206 ha)
Founded 1938
Management Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
IUCN category V - Protected Landscape/Seascape

Council Grounds State Park is a 509-acre (206 ha) Wisconsin state park on the Wisconsin River. It was originally a Merrill city park that was donated to the state in 1938, evolving in designation from a state roadside park to a state forest to full state park status in 1978. The Works Progress Administration planted trees and built visitor amenities. The name Council Grounds comes from reports that the site was once used for seasonal gatherings of Native Americans.

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