Marathon County

 

Marathon County parks, campgrounds, detailed county map, and lake maps

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Amco park-This natural area on the Big Rib River is a nice spot to picnic or fish. From Wausau, take Hwy. 29 west nine miles to Hwy. 107. Turn north and go 10 miles to Cty. F Turn west and travel seven miles to the park. Picnic tables, outhouses, playground.

 

Big Eau Pleine Park-This park covers more than 2,000 acres of woodland pennisula on the north shore of the Big Eau Pleine Reservoir. Most of the land is undeveloped, supporting, whitetail deer, black bear, raccoon and partridge. Two campgrounds offer a total of 106 campsites. Other facilities include three boat landings, a swimming beach, nine miles of hiking and biking trails. From Wausau, take Hwy. 51 south 12 miles to Hwy. 153. Turn west and travel eight miles to Eau Pleine park Road. Turn south and go 3 1/2 miles to the park entrance. Picnic tables, picnic shelters, outhouses, tent sites, trailer sites, swimming beach, dressing rooms, hiking, nature trails, cross-country skiing, playground, boat landing.

 

Big Rapids Park-This park provides a spot to swim, fish, and picnic on the Big Eau Pleine River. From Wausau, take Hwy. 51 south three miles to Hwy. N. Turn west on N and travel 23 miles to Hwy. 97. Turn south and go four miles to Big Rapids Road. Turn west and continue one mile to the park. Picnic tables, picnic shelter, outhouses, swimming, beach, dressing rooms, playground.

 

Bluegill Bay park-This 96 acre park on Lake Wausau draws anglers, boaters, and outdoors enthusiasts. From Wausau, take hwy. 51 south two miles to Hwy. NN. Turn east and go 1/4 mile to Hwy. N. Turn south and go 1/2 mile to Oriole Lane, then travel east 1/2 mile on Oriole to the park. Picnic tables, picnic shelter, outhouse, hiking, volleball, boat landing.

 

Cherokee Park-Just upstream from Big Rapids park, 69 acre Cherokee Park provides opportunities to fish hike and picnic under a reservable 1930's shelter. From Wausau, take hwy. 51 south three miles to Cty. N, then travel west on Cty. N 30 miles to the park. Picnic tables, picnic shelter, outhouses, hiking, playground.

 

D.C. Everest Park-Visitors who show up on Wednesday or Sundays during the summer might catch one of the local water ski shows at this five acre park ohn Lake Wausau. In Wausau take 3rd Ave. south of Thomas St. 1/2 mile to the park. Picnic tables, picnic shelter, outhouses, hiking, boat landing.

 

Dells of the Eau Claire Park-The rock gorge carved by the continous rush of the Eau Claire River ra[pids creates a wild and scinic backdrop for camping, hiking and picnicking. The campground has 26 sites, some with electricity, and separate group sites. A quiter stretch of river away from the rapids and falls is used as a swimming area. From Wausau, take Cty. Z east 14 mlies to Cty. Y. Go north on Cty. Y 1 1/2 miles. Picnic tables, picnic shelter, outhouses, tent sites, trailer sites, swimming, beach, dressing rooms, hiking, playground.

 

Marathon Park-A forest of white pine shelters the hiking trails and 35 unit campground at this 78 acre urban park. In Wausau, take Hwy. 52 north to Exit Hwy. 52 east. Travel east on 52(Stewart Ave.) 1/4 mile to the park. Picnic tables, picnic shelter, toilet, tent sites, trailer sites, hiking, baseball, volleyball, tennis, playground.

 

Mission Lake park-One of the few natural lakes in Marathon County, Mission lake draws the angler with its unpolluted waters and populations of pan fish, bass, northern pike and muskellunge. The park has a sand beach for swimming, and a picnic area overlooking the lake. From Wausau, take hwy 51 south 12 miles to Hwy. 153. Turn east and travel 15 miles to Cty. Y. Turn north and go one mile to Crooked lake Road. Turn east and travel 1 1/2 miles to the park. Picnic tables, picnic shelter, outhouses, swimming, beach, dressing rooms, hiking, nature trails, volleyball, playground, boat landing.

 

Rib Falls Park-Picnickers, hikers, and anglers will enjpy the small, scenic falls at this 315 acre park on the Big Rib River. From Wausau, take hwy. 29 west 13 miles to Cty. S. Go north on Cty. S two miles to its intersection with Cty. U. Picnic tables, picnic shelter, outhouses, hiking, playground.

 

Sunny Vale park-This park's 284 acres located on Sunny Vale lake just west of Wausau has a beach and picnic facilities. In Wausau, take Stewart Ave. (Hwy. 29) west three mlies to 72nd Ave. Travel south 1/2 mile on 72nd Ave. to the park. Picnic tables, picnic shelter, outhouses, swimming beach, dressing rooms, hiking, volleyball.

 

 

 

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Wausau/Marathon County Parks Dept.

500 Forest St.

Wausau, Wi. 54403

715-847-5235

 

 

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