Best Wisconsin National Parks

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Wisconsin National Parks

On May 29, 1838, Wisconsin was admitted to the union as the 30th state of the United States. Wisconsin is surrounded by part of Lake Superior and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Lake Michigan. The neighboring states are Illinois on the south, Minnesota on the west, and Iowa on the southwest.

The word Wisconsin was originated from the French meaning “this stream of red stone“, denoting the Wisconsin river. Madison is the capital of Wisconsin.

In the state of Wisconsin, there are several national parks, and camping grounds as its geography is diverse. Let’s explore all the important Wisconsin National Parks on this page.

Best Wisconsin National Parks 1

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore is Wisconsin's national park consisting of 21 islands known as Apostle Islands. Explore this Wisconsin national park here.
Chequamegon Nicolet National Forest

Chequamegon Nicolet National Forest

The Chequamegon Nicolet National Forests are located in Wisconsin's Northwoods. The name Chequamegon derives from the Chippewa Indian language and means "place of shallow water."
Best Wisconsin National Parks 2

Gravel Island National Wildlife Refuge

Gravel (4 acres) and Spider (23 acres) islands comprise the Gravel Island National Wildlife Refuge. These islands are located in Lake Michigan, east of the Door county peninsula.
Green Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Green Bay National Wildlife Refuge

The island was set aside by Executive Order in 1913 as a preserve and breeding ground for native birds. Along with Gravel Island National Wildlife Refuge, Green Bay National Wildlife Refuge makes up the Wisconsin Islands Wilderness Area.
Horicon National Wildlife Refuge

Horicon National Wildlife Refuge

Over 21,000 acres in size, Horicon National Wildlife Refuge is located on the west branch of the Rock River in southeastern Wisconsin and encompasses the northern two-thirds of Horicon Marsh.
Best Wisconsin National Parks 3

Ice Age National Scenic Trail

The Ice Age National Scenic Trail travels through the edges of the glacier that passed into Wisconsin.
Iron River National Fish Hatchery Complex

Iron River National Fish Hatchery Complex

Iron River National Fish Hatchery (NFH) Complex was established in 1981. This hatchery is located in the upper Great Lakes region and is stocked with fish and eggs.
Leopold Wetland Management District

Leopold Wetland Management District

The Leopold Wetland Management District is named after Aldo Leopold, who is widely acknowledged as the father of wildlife conservation in America.
Necedah National Wildlife Refuge

Necedah National Wildlife Refuge

Whooping cranes, wolves, Karner blue butterflies, and white-tailed deer call Necedah National Wildlife Refuge "home." Ringed bog hunter dragonflies live in sedge meadows, flying squirrels in upland hardwood timber.
North Country National Scenic Trail

North Country National Scenic Trail

The North Country National Scenic Trail links scenic, natural, historic, and cultural areas in seven northern states. The approximately four thousand mile long trail incudes a variety of hikes from easy walking to challenging treks.
Saint Croix National Scenic River

Saint Croix National Scenic River

Calm or dancing waters surrounded by shades of green, the Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway provides 252 miles of recreational opportunities. Explore this scenic river on this page.
Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge

Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge

Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge is 6,200-acre refuge lies within the Mississippi flyway, along the Mississippi River in western Wisconsin. Explore this Wisconsin's NWR here.
Whittlesey Creek National Wildlife Refuge

Whittlesey Creek National Wildlife Refuge

Whittlesey Creek National Wildlife Refuge is part of a large wetland complex on Lake Superior, near Ashland, Wisconsin. These coastal wetlands are a significant part of the wildlife habitat and aquatic resources of the south shore of Lake Superior.

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