New Glarus Woods State Park

New Glarus Woods State Park


Location:Along Highway 39/69, south of New Glarus.
Facilities:32 campsites, 6 group camps, picnic area, hiking trails (7 miles), playground.
Activities:Camping (including winter camping), hiking, backpacking, biking, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, wildlife observation, naturalist programs (seasonal), hunting, picking of edible fruits, nuts, asparagus and mushrooms.
Special Features:Located near the Sugar River Trail, park features quiet campsites in an undisturbed woodland. The space that is now the group campground was originally logged to build a sawmill that today houses the administrative office. The lumber milled there was made into barrels to ship Limburger cheese on a railroad line that would later become the Sugar River State Trail. Hilly terrain kept much of the park from being logged, leaving many trees untouched; some are more than 250 years old.
Address:W5446 County Hwy NN
New Glarus, WI 53574

Phone:608-527-2335
Web: www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/land/parks/specific/ngwoods
Size: 411 acres.

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