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Fall Beauty

It was a drizzly day, rain gear came in handy for the hike down the path to view it. We had the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Omro, Wisconsin
Hidden Gem

This park is beautiful! It's quite the hidden gem, housing the tallest waterfall in Wisconsin. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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This park features a beach on Lake Superior, waterfalls, and miles of hiking trails.
Hwy 35, Superior, WI
+1 715-399-3111
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a drizzly day, rain gear came in handy for the hike down the path to view it. We had the park all to ourselves. We purchased a day pass for the Pattison State Park. Manitou Falls was quite a vision to behold and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This park is beautiful! It's quite the hidden gem, housing the tallest waterfall in Wisconsin. The storm damage was extensive but you can still see Big Manitou Falls and Little Manitou Falls. I highly recommend this park, its amazing.

1  Thank Heather M
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights over Labor Day weekend with 2 young children. The non electric sights are a bit far from the showers. But paths are well marked. Sites are a very good size and many are pull through. Both Big and Little Manitou Falls...More

1  Thank lamb45952
Reviewed August 7, 2018

We visited after some strong storms that changed the landscape in the park. We were able to walk to the upper falls following a changed path. The path was less than a mile long and easy to walk. We were provided views of the falls...More

1  Thank Sandy O
Reviewed July 23, 2018

We camped for three nights in Pattison State Park. Despite severe storm damage, we had fun playing horseshoes, hiking, and reviewing Pattison development and history in the old CCC buildings. There are "camp hosts" and they were attentive. Clean showers; decent pit toilets, and relatively...More

Thank Jodi S
Reviewed July 11, 2018

It was awesome nature to us, but we're from Kansas. Loved it. I can say I liked Amnicon Falls better or even the falls in Osceola cause you can stand behind them, but they are still awesome to me!

1  Thank Diedre C
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Upper Manitou (also called Big Manitou) Falls is the highest one in Wisconsin at 165'. When we visited, there had been a terrible storm in the area a few weeks earlier and many trails were not open. At the overlook across from the falls the...More

1  Thank rschmidt46
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Dew to bad weather washing out areas and not being able to get everywhere to look at the water fall they did a great job marking off to keep it open and safe it was amazing and beautiful place to go Safe was extremely friendly...More

Thank kassy24
Reviewed July 9, 2018

We camped for two nights in Pattison State Park. The Black River carried a massive load of water from the rains of June 17, and one park employee reported it may take a year to recover. The falls are beautiful, the old CCC buildings were...More

1  Thank Greg T
Reviewed July 4, 2018

The best waterfalls in Wisconsin, but the rain in the last week of June broke the damn. The lake and beach are gone as of now.

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Mark M
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Response from HijaDelRey | Reviewed this property |
Hi there :) We live just a few miles down the road from Pattinson and VERY rarely see bears. We sometimes hear them at night and see evidence of them regularly. But we hike our own woods often and have never actually... More
September 3, 2016|
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Response from Jason L | Reviewed this property |
Yes on certain length leashes and on certain trails.
August 15, 2016|
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Response from Jason L | Reviewed this property |
I have US Cellular and it is very spotty, the Park Ranger we spoke with had AT&T he said it works but also spotty.