This 295 acre recreation area offers beautiful views and trails in Wisconsin's unglaciated "coulee" region. The day use area has restrooms, playground equipment, and shelter available for rent. The approximately 3 mile trail winds through the hollow. Allow plenty of time if attempting this hike as the trail has many switchbacks and hilly topography. The trail is open to hiking and horseback riding. There is a small open shelter midway through the trail available for camping. The property is bordered on the north side by the undeveloped State Natural Area. The orchard near the lower parking area is open to the public for picking in season.
Riverview is a 80 acre park on the banks of the Wisconsin River. The park has a set of outhouses, shelter, fire ring, and a well. The primary use is for youth and non-profit groups however when not reserved the park is open to public use. The front front gate remains locked when not reserved.
This area is at the confluence of the Wisconsin River and the Lemonweir River. The park has a set of pit toilets, picnic tables, and boat launch. The launch area offers a glimpse of the sand stone cliff areas located down stream at Wisconsin Dells. Often used by canoe and tubing trip outfitters in the summer,there is a link to some of these routes below. The area also offers a unique area for viewing waterfowl.
Lemonweir Mills is a boat launch on the Lemonweir River approximately 3 miles east of Mauston. The site does not offer any amenities but simple access to the river for fishing, boating and picnicking. Often used as a canoe route access, there is link for these routes below.
Drive out of New Lisbon on Hwy M past Kennedy County Park and you'll cross the Lemonweir River over the Buckley Bridge. The mill was built in 1850 but only its rock foundations can be seen today.The site offers a carry in canoe launch just west of HWY M on 37 th Street. Canoe route information can be found on the link above.