Parks No matter what the season, the Stevens Point Area’s beautiful outdoor attractions set good times in motion. In the spring, enjoy the warm sun with a round of disc golf, or admire the new leaves as you hike on a scenic nature trail. Feel some creative energy during the annual Arts Walk, an event with musicians, dancers, and art activities. The Stevens Point Area entices outdoor enthusiasts with a classic mix of scenic trails. Here are some of the biggest hits: THE GREEN CIRCLE TRAIL is a 27-mile trail that circles the Stevens Point Area, passing the Wisconsin River, Plover River and other streams. The trailhead is located at the Schmeeckle Reserve, a beautiful 280-acre natural area that’s part of the UW-Stevens Point campus. THE TOMORROW RIVER STATE TRAIL features 24 miles of hiking, biking and horseback riding between Manawa and Plover. In the winter, it’s a snowmobile route that picks up in Plover and Amherst Junction. THE ICE AGE TRAIL is a thousand-mile footpath that crosses through Portage County, offering almost limitless adventure. STANDING ROCKS COUNTY PARK, just nine miles east of Plover, has more than 13 miles of rolling trails for hiking and biking. BORN LEARNING TRAIL is an interactive walking trail at Mead Park, just steps from the popular K.A.S.H. Playground along the Wisconsin River in Stevens Point. In the summer, ride one of our renowned biking trails and on-road routes. When the leaves turn, take in the color as they reflect on the area's scenic rivers and lakes and admire the massive flocks of migratory birds that pass through. Head to Altenburg’s Farm, where you can enjoy their pumpkin patch and corn maze, or stop by Casey’s Orchard for fresh, juicy apples. In the winter, bomb down Iverson Park’s sledding hills or their toboggan run. Take a sleigh ride at Wild West Campground & Corral or explore our ski and snowshoe trails or a picturesque skating rink. 12 StevensPointArea.com | 715-344-2556
STEVENS POINT AREA PARKS Bluebird Bukolt Cate Collins DuBay Easlan-Weslan Forest Pines Frost Galecke Goerke Iber Iverson Jacks Jordan Lake Emily Lake Helen Lake Pacawa Little Plover River Mead Oak Oakwood Forest Okray Peterson Pfiffner Pioneer Plover Pines Springville Pond Standing Rocks Steinhaugen Stevens Point Sculpture Park Sunset Lake Tech Veterans Memorial Whiting Wolf Lake Worzella Pines Woyak Zenoff Fishing Boat Ramps Picnic Areas Playgrounds Swimming Areas Restrooms Camping Sport Fields Trails Press play Discover some of the Stevens Point Area’s best parks with this setlist. | Cate Park in Amherst offers beautiful views of a pond that once powered a historic feed mill. | The Stevens Point Dog Park and Standing Rocks County Park offer exercise areas for Fido. | Hartman Creek State Park, on the far eastern edge of Portage County, offers bike and boat rentals. | The Stevens Point Skateboard Park covers more than 14,000 square feet. BMX bikes without pegs are allowed. | The Jordan Park nature trail draws nature lovers with a tract of giant oldgrowth pines. | Plover’s Lake Pacawa Park is home to the Korean War Memorial of Wisconsin. Area Park Highlights CATE PARK Cty. Hwy. A, northwest of Amherst Beautiful park overlooking Amherst Mill Pond, offering picnic area and fishing access. DUBAY PARK 4501 Cty. Rd. E, Junction City Boat launch on Lake DuBay. LAKE PACAWA 1831 Maple Dr., Plover Home of the Korean War Memorial of Wisconsin. MEAD PARK 1201 W. Whitney St., Stevens Point K.A.S.H. Playground, nine-hole disc golf and beach. PFIFFNER PIONEER PARK 1100 Crosby Ave., Stevens Point Bandshell, boat launch and playground. STANDING ROCKS COUNTY PARK 7695 Standing Rocks Rd., Stevens Point Cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, mountain biking, dog exercise areas, disc golf and more. STEINHAUGEN RECREATION AREA 3485 Bentley Rd., Custer Trails for hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and winter fat biking. SUNSET LAKE COUNTY PARK 1092 Sunset Lake Rd., Amherst Junction The best sandy beach in Portage County.