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Amnicon Falls State Park

4279 South County Highway U
715-398-3000

Amnicon Falls State Park features a series of delightful waterfalls and rapids along the Amnicon River. You can view them from a covered foot bridge or trails along the river, or-if you're sure-footed-from the rocky shore of the river. The park is a place to picnic, camp, walk in the woods and learn about the Douglas Fault, the geological formation that created the falls. Amnicon Falls State Park is open year-round from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

County and State Park

The special charm of the area had long brought visitors to the falls. In 1932, Douglas County purchased 60 acres of land and received another 65 acres as a gift from the Bardons and Bardon Park was established.

In the 1930s the Town of Amnicon took over operation of the park in cooperation with the county. During this period, much of the development was accomplished by the Works Program Administration (WPA). By the mid-1950s the Town of Amnicon had purchased land adjacent to Bardon Park that totaled 522 acres. By 1959 the park had become so popular and maintenance costs became such a load, the town suggested that they and the county consider transferring ownership to the state.

In 1961 Douglas County donated the original 125 acres of Bardon Park plus an additional 40 acres to the state of Wisconsin. In 1965 the Town of Amnicon sold its 522 acres to the state. Between 1965 and 1977 the state purchased another 138 acres of property completing the 828 acre park now know as Amnicon Falls State Park. The falls will be here for untold years to come and so, too, will be the people who walk the river banks and enjoy this special place.



Reviews

Seejay Szolc

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Sunday, May 20, 2018
This is one of the simplest, prettiest places in Wisconsin. There are a number of small waterfalls as the river splits and rejoins to form an island. There is a nice bridge to the island and a beautiful pine forest with paths along the river. Kids can play in a shallow area below the falls, near the main bridge and there is a nice campground in the park. This is one of my favorite places, any time of year.

Jason Koszuta

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Saturday, May 26, 2018
Put your device down, now, and come here! Get ready to snap pictures. Dress for the weather, the terrain, and the insects...if they're active. Bring your own food or dine at their kitchen. You'll have a wonderful time!

Paul Kuijer

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Saturday, June 2, 2018
One of the most beautiful parks I've ever been to and I've been to hundreds. Valley setting, deep forest, and clear shallow creek running through. You might see a black bear or deer here!!! Well groomed foot or bike path. Must see if in area!!

Jared Wold

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Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017
If you need to get a fix of awesome waterfalls, this is your place. Make it part of a day of waterfall viewing by hitting Pattison State Park as well. The multiple cascades of Amnicon Falls are breathtaking, especially at high flows like we experienced this past October. The light filtering through the trees and mist from the falls made for magical conditions. There are great hiking trails along the river and waterfalls, quaint footbridges that crisscross it all, and ample parking on either side of the river to access the trails. You can climb up and down plenty of rock walls and follow trails that will take you all the way to the north end of the park.

Ben Spader

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Thursday, March 8, 2018
Everybody has to experience this at least once Great River walking opportunities. Perfect for the family to get out and stretch your legs. It is an amazing place to visit.

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