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Ackerman's Grove County Park -Ackerman's
Grove provides a boat launch and boasts spectacular
views of Little Cedar Lake. Natural woodland
and wetland areas add to the splendor of this
park. From West Bend, go south on 18th Ave
about two miles. Turn left at Cty. NN and
travel one mile. Take a slight left at Cty.
Z and go a1/2 mile and turn right at park
entrance. Shelter, picnic area, restrooms,
trails, pier, boat launch, playground, beach,
Cedar Lake County Wayside-Cedar
Lake County Wayside is a three-acre park that
provides a wooded picnic area for family enjoyment.The
park is open April 1 through November 15.
From West Bend, take Hwy. 33 west two miles
to Cty. Z. Turn south and go 3 1/2 miles to
Cty. NN. Turn east and contiue to the entrance.
Picnic tables. outhouses.
Glacier Hills County Park-
this park is an excellent example of a glacier
moraine with rugged terrain, wooded trails
and picturesque views of Holy Hill. There
is 1200 feet of Friess Lake frontage. The
park is excellent for bird watching. A large
hall and chapel may be reserved for groups.
From West Bend, take Hwy. 45 south 10 miles
to Hwy. 167. Turn west and drive 5 1/2 miles
to Friess Lake Road. Turn south and continue
to the park entrance. Picnic tables, picnic
shelter, outhouses, toilets, hiking, cross-country
skiing, baseball, volleyball, playground.
Goeden County Park- this
park is a popular spot for canoeing and fishing
on the Milwaukee River. There is a scenic
nature trail that winds its way along the
river and through a wetland. Canoeists can
access the Milwaukee River from a pier in
the park. All facilities are handicapped accessable.
From West Bend, head east on Hwy. 33 for 4
1/2 miles to Cty. M. Turn south to the park
entrance. Picnic tables, picnic shelter, outhouses,
playground, boat landing.
Heritage Trails County Park-
this park has 234 acres of rolling Kettle
Moraine hills, valleys and meadows. This park
provides many panoramic views, miles of hiking
trails and picnic opportunities. From Hartford,
take Hwy. 60 east to Hwy. 175. Turn southeast
and continue one mile to Cty. J. Turn south
and go one mile to Cty. E. Turn west and go
3/4 mile to the park entrance. Picnic tables,
picnic shelter, outhouses, hiking, playground.
Homestead Hollow Park-this
park provides a variety of ecosystems throughout
the park. Trails that run through the woodlands,
prairies and marshy areas of the park provide
an opportunity to experience contrasting plant
communities. Wildflowers and prairie grasses
create colorful seasonal displays. From West
Bend travel south 10 miles on Hwy. 45 to Hwy.
167. Turn west and go one mile to Cty. Y Turn
south and go one mile to Friestadt Road. Turn
east and continue to the park. Picnic tables,
picnic shelter, outhouses, baseball, playground.
Lizard Mound County Park (located
north of West Bend on County Trunk "A",
one mile east of State Highway 144) was established
in 1950 to preserve one of the best Effigy
Mound groups remaining in the state of Wisconsin.
It is named for its most outstanding Indian
mound, shaped like a gigantic lizard. Lizard
Mound County Park consists of 26 fine examples
of effigy mounds. It is an unusually beautiful
group of mounds, and one is especially impressed
with the prominent height and careful construction
of each mound. Equally impressive are the
variety of mound shapes found in the park.
The mound group is in an exceptional state
of preservation. Many of the mounds rise more
than three feet above the ground surface.
Picnic tables, outhouses, hiking, nature trails.
Ridge Run County Park-Evidence
of glacial activity abounds in this heavily
visited park with its steep ridges and valleys.
Anglers, birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts
will enjoy showy seasonal displays. A small
creek runs through this par, and three lakes
are located within its parameters. Located
in the West Bend city limits, the park can
be reached by taking Hwy. 33 west to University
Drive, and then traveling south a couple of
blocks. Picnic tables, picnic shelter, outhouses,
hiking, cross-country skiing, playground.
Sandy Knoll County Park-This
park has been developed to meet the demands
of larger group activities. Scenic nature
trails wind around prairie, woodland and pond
areas. A manmade pond stocked with rainbow
trout, bluegill and other fish provides fishing.
From West Bend take Hwy. 33 east one mile
to Trenton Road. Turn north and travel two
miles to Wallace Lake Road. Turn east and
continue to the park. Picnic tables, picnic
shelter, outhouses, swimming, beach, dressing
rooms, cross-country skiing, baseball, playground.