Portage County

 

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

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County lake maps

 

Becker Lake Recreation Area-A 40 acre undeveloped lake, also called Baker lake. This is a public hunting area. From Stevens Point, take Hwy 66 northeast about six miles to Ellis. Turn north on Ellis Road and travel two miles.

 

 

Cate Park- This remote park on the Tomorrow River, which is a small stream, offers a spot for children to fish. It has one picnic table and receives very little use. From Stevens Point, take Hwy. 10 southeast to Amherst. In Amherst turn northeast on School Road and go 1/2 mile. Picnic table, outhouses, boat landing.

 


Collins Park, located three miles Southwest of Rosholt, Wisconsin, is just one of 24 areas managed by the Portage County Parks Department. This 21 acre wooded park is adjacent to the 42 acre Collins Lake which provides easy access for fisherman, boaters, and swimmers. There’s a picnic lodge, boat ramp, playground equipment, trailer dump station, and small swimming beach.

The 27 site campground is open May 15 – September 30. All sites are provided with electrical hookups. Approximately half the sites can be reserved. Reservations are made at the Portage County Parks office, either in person, through the mail, or by telephone with Master Card or VISA and must be made at least 7 days in advance of when a site is to be occupied. Reservations are accepted up to 11 months in advance. The campground also has a handicapped site that can be reserved. Toilet facilities in the campground are pit vaults. A flush toilet building is located in the picnic area. A seasonal park manager lives in the park. From Stevens Poit take Hwy. 66 northeast about 13 miles to Cty. I, about two miles west of Rosholt. Turn south on Cty. I and continue to the park.

 

Consolidated Park-This strip of land along the Wisconsin River is commonly used for shore fishing and boat access to the river. The park is located in Stevens Point on West River Drive. Picnic tables, outhouses, boat landing.

DuBay Park, located 13 miles northwest of Stevens Point, Wisconsin is just one of 24 areas managed by the Portage County Parks Department. This 51 acre park is bordered on the east by the 600 acre Lake DuBay which provides easy access for fishermen, boaters, water skiers, and swimmers. There’s a large picnic area, picnic lodge, boat ramp, trailer dump station, playground equipment, swimming beach, and baseball field. Take Hwy 10 West out of Stevens Point to Hwy 34. Turn north on Hwy. 34 and travel 5 1/2 miles to Cty. E.Turn right on County Hwy E; drive 7 miles. You will come to Dubay County Park which is on both sides of the road.
The 31 site campground is open May 1 – October 31. All sites are provided with electrical hookups. Approximately half the sites can be reserved. Reservations are made at the Portage County Parks office, either in person, through the mail, or by telephone with Master Card or VISA and must be made at least 7 days in advance of when a site is to be occupied. The campground also has two handicapped sites that can be reserved. All toilet facilities in the park are pit vaults. A seasonal park manager lives in the park.

 

Frost Park-Area residents often picnic at this park just north of Almond. From the junction of Hwy. 51 and Cty. W near Bancroft, take Hwt. W east through Bancroft yo Cty. BB Turn south on BB and continue to the park. Picnic tables, picnic shelter, fireplaces, outhouses.

 

Galecke park-Boaters , anglers and waterskiiers extensively use tihs park, located along the Wisconsin River, west of Plover. From Plover, take River Drive west 1 1/2 miles. Picnic tables, picnic shelter, outhouses, boat landing.


Jordan Park, located two miles northeast of Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is just one of 24 areas managed by the Portage County Parks Department. This 271 acre park has the 85 acre Jordan Pond and Plover River flowing through it. There’s a large picnic area, picnic lodge, open pavilion, showers, boat ramp, trailer dump station, playground equipment, nature center, nature trail, swimming beach, and baseball field.

The 22 site campground is open May 1 – October 31. In addition to the main campground, three canoe campsites adjacent to the Plover River exist. All sites except the canoe sites are provided with electrical hookups. Approximately half the sites are reservable. Reservations are made at the Portage County Parks office, either in person, through the mail or by telephone with Master Card or VISA and must be made at least 7 days in advance of when a site is to be occupied. The campground also has a handicapped site that can be reserved. Picnic tables, picnic shelter, outhouses, tent sites, trailer sites, swimming, beach, hiking, nature trails, cross-country skiing, baseball, volleyball, playground, boat landing.


Lake Emily Park, located just west of Amherst Junction, Wisconsin is just one of 24 areas managed by the Portage County Parks Department. This 143 acre park is adjacent to the 96 acre Lake Emily which provides easy access for fishermen, boaters, water skiers and swimmers. There’s a large picnic area, two picnic lodges, showers, boat ramp, trailer dump station, playground equipment, nature trail, swimming beach, and baseball field. The campground is open from May 1 to October 31. The north campground has 51 sites and the new south campground has 15 sites. All sites except the tent sites are provided with electrical hookups. Approximately half the sites are reservable. The sites can be reserved by contacting the Parks Office. Reservations are made at the Portage County Parks office, either in person, through the mail or by telephone with Master Card or VISA and must be made at least 7 days in advance of when a site is to be occupied. The campground also has two handicapped sites that can be reserved.

 

Lake Helen Park-This park is a day-use park just east of Rosholt. Anglers on 87 acre Lake Helen will find northern pike, walleye, bass and pan fish. From Stevens Poit, take Hwy. 66 east through Rosholt. Continue 3 1/2 miles east on 66 to Lake Helen Road. Turn south and continue to the park. Picnic tables, outhouses, swimming, beach, playground, boat landing.

 

Meyers Lake-Boat landing on 27 acre Meyers lake, where angles will find northern pike, bass and pan fish. From Stevens Point, take hwy. 10 southeast to Amherst. in Amherst, turn north on Cty. A and travel two miles to Lake Meyers Road. Turn west and continue to landing. Boat landing only.

 

Peterson Park-Visitors to this park can swim, boat, waterski and fish on 74 acre Tree Lake, just north of Rosholt. From Stevens point, takeHwy. 66 east 1 1/2 miles past Rosholt. Turn north on hwy. 49 and go three miles to Tree Lake Road. Turn west and continue to the park. Picnic tables, outhouses, swimming, beach, playground, boat landing.

 

Plover River Wayside-Canoeists can launch their boat intl the Plover River here. From Stevens point, take Hwy. 66 east to Cty. Y. Turn north and travel 3 1/2 miles to Cty. K. Turn east and continue to the Plover River. Picnic tables, boat landing.

 

Rinehart lake-Boat landing on 43 acre Rinehart lake, where anglers will find northern pike, bass and pan fish. From Stevens point, take Hwy. 10 southeast to its junction with Hwy. 161 in Amherst Junction. Take hwy. 161 north through Nelsonville, then continue east on 161 to Cty. T. Turn north and go one mile to South Lake Road. Turn west and continue to the landing. Boat landing only.

 

Standing Rocks Park- During the winter months this park offers five downhill ski runs, groomed cross-country ski trails and a ski lodge. When the snow melts, visitors can hike, mountain bike and picnic near Bear lake. From Plover, take Cty. B east five miles to Custer Road. Turn south and travel 1 1/4 miles to Standing Rocks Road. Turn east and continue to the park. Picnic tables, outhouses, toilets, hiking, cross-country skiing.

 

Stedman park-An old highway right of way, this park now provides a few picnic tables and a spot to fish on the scenic but small Waupaca River. From Plover, take Hwy. 54 southwest about 18 miles to Cty. D. Turn north and travel two miles to the park. Picnic tables.

 

Sunset lake park-This park has 63 acres, which offer swimming, boating and fishing for bass, panfish and trout. From Stevens point, take Hwy. 10 southeast to its junction with 161 in Amherst Junction. Take 161 north through Nelsonville, then continue east one mile to Cty. A. Turn north and travel 2 1/2 miles to Cty. MM. Turn east and go one mile to Sunset lake Road. Turn north and continue to the park. Picnic tables, outhouses, swimming, beach, playground, boat landing.

 

Tomorrow River Wayside- Anglers have access to the Tomorrow River at this site just northwest of Nelsonville. From Stevens Point, tkae Hwy. 10 southeast to its Junction with Hwy. 161 in Amherst Junction. Take hwy. 161 north to Nelsonville. Turn northwest on Cty Q and continue 1 1/2 miles to the wayside.

 

Wolf Lake park-This remote park receives little use, but has a large swimming beach and a bopat landing on 36 acre Wolf lake. Anglers will find walleye, bass and pan fish. Other than the park, there is no development on the lake. From the southern county line, take Hwy. 51 north to Cty. D. Turn east and continue to Almond. In Almond, turn north on Cty. A and travel two miles to Cty. EE. Turn north and go three miles to Cty. GG. Turn east and continue two miles to Wolf Lake Road. Turn south and continue to the park. Picnic tables, outhouses, swimming, beach, hiking, cross-country skiing, boat landing.

 

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Portage County Parks

1516 Church St.

Stevens point, Wi. 54481

715-346-1433