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“Beautiful park!”

High Cliff State Park
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Sherwood
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Reviewed February 13, 2013

Many different trail combinations. We hike here with our dogs and always are making new discoveries. Absolutely beautiful park- best adventure in the Appleton area.

3  Thank Sarah A
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

It's a great place year round, but the hiking is the best! If you have a gps device, you should give Geocaching a go, it's a fun way to get the family out the doors and having fun!

2  Thank Brigid W
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

We didn't spend enough time there to have seen everything available, but we did swim at the beach. There is a nice beach house, and the water was really nice while we were there at the end of August. It was pretty shallow, but you need swimming shoes because there is no sand. The beach is all shells. That was amazing. I'd never seen anything like that. Also the Niagra Escarpment was incredible, but it's quite a trip uphill to the campgrounds. The observation tower view was beautiful. The Naturalist kid's program was fun and educational. I'm embarrassed to say that I did not sufficiently raccoon proof the campsite. What a mess. I wish I had thought to get a picture. They were very bold.

1  Thank Happy2Camp2012
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

This weed is a rampant spreader, and to see it here was sad. The roads are currently being redone, they are rerouted and it took awhile to get our bearings up to the top and the upper trails. The dolomite always impressive.

Thank Molly M
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Reviewed November 24, 2012

As a long time resident of the area and frequent user of the park, I noticed several bad reviews of High Cliff State Park and people complaining about the park, the lake and other things. People need to understand why Lake Winnebago is green and smelly in July. The name "Winnebago" roughly translated by natives means "lake of stinking waters". That "stink" is comes from the shallow, warm waters, compounded in modern times by human and animal loads of phosphorous and other contaminants into the lake which feed the algae and create the plumes of green and kill fish and other animals. For those who complain about things crumbling, why not step up and help out by volunteering at the park? It's a state park, there is no money to hire staff to do all the things that need doing. The park has a volunteer group who would probably love for you to be involved and help make a difference and lead by example. It's easy to complain, but it's harder to complain when you have helped be a part of the solution. Put on some work gloves and make a difference in YOUR state park by finding out how you, your business or your group can help. Raccoons: The problem is not the raccoons, it's the people who think it's fun to feed them and change their naturals habits. So as the saying goes, a fed raccoon is a dead raccoon. It's my understanding that the raccoons are being dealt with this winter.
And lastly, the park is called High Cliff...that means there is a high, natural elevation of rocks, not suitable for kids to be roaming around on. What would a fence do anyway? People don't respect fences and signs. From what I have noticed, the problems at High Cliff are largely due to human disrespect of the resources, heavy use, and a critical lack of funds. Mother Nature and lack of human respect are two things that are uncontrolable. This is a beautiful park that deserves some respect.

6  Thank BJ M
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