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Firewood Notice: Firewood is not allowed on Wisconsin State Park, Trail or Forest properties from more than 10 miles away from the destination campground, unless it is certified by WI DATCP. The certified wood has been processed to kill harmful pests and diseases they may have hidden inside.
In addition, firewood that has been in a Wisconsin EAB quarantined area is not allowed on properties outside of the quarantined area. Please buy firewood nearby or at the property you are going to. Call the DNR toll-free Firewood Hotline 1-877-303-WOOD (9663) for information before packing for a trip.

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Status: Open year round.
Max reservation window: Sun May 29 2016


One of Wisconsin's cornerstone parks, Pattison features the highest waterfall in Wisconsin: 165-foot-high Big Manitou Falls. Twin 30-foot-high Little Manitou Falls are also among the ten highest falls in Wisconsin.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Designated Swimming Area
  • Disabled Access Only
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Firewood
  • Flush Restrooms
  • Handicap Access
  • Information Center
  • Nature Center
  • Parking
  • Pay Phone
  • Pet Picnic Area
  • Picnic Areas
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Pit Toilet
  • Playground
  • Ranger Station
  • Showers
  • Toilet, Pit/Vault
Alerts and Important Information

Park is open to camping year round.
When not on reservations, sites are on 1st come / 1st served basis for winter camping. Site 34 is the only site plowed for winter camping.

Vehicle admission stickers are required.Click here for cost of the sticker.

Campsites 33 and 34 available year round.
Reservation season May 1 - Oct 7. 2015.
1.Shelter building and Shower building will be turned off the beginning of the week of Oct. 6-10 .
2.Bathhouse at the beach will be turned off September 1st. .
3.Water fountains/dump station will be turned off at night when temperatures approach freezing, but turned back on during the day if temperatures are warm enough.
4.The water is turned off to protect our water lines from freezing. However, the pit toilets located in the campground are open year round. Also, after the water has been turned off to the campground, visitors can get water from the contact station during open office hours.

These facilities are weather dependent and dates can change. Check with the property if you have questions.

For information regarding hunting in Wisconsin State Parks follow this link to the DNR web site Click here for more information

About the Admission fees, please Click Here for reference.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
46.52083, -92.11944
46°31'15"N, 92°7'10"W

Pattison State Park is 10 miles south of Superior, on state Hwy 35. It is 16 miles west of Hwy 53, via Douglas County Road B.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

SUPERIOR  WI  54880-8326

Phone Number:

Information:  (715)399-3111