Rib Mountain State Park


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Rib Mountain State Park


Location:3 miles southwest of Wausau on US 51.
Facilities:30 campsites, showers, picnic area, enclosed day-use shelter, concessions, hiking trails (13 miles), accessible trails (8 miles), snowmobile trails (10 miles), snowshoe trails (8 miles), playground, scenic vistas, observation tower, outdoor amphitheater.
Activities:Camping, hiking, snowshoeing, downhill skiing, hunting, naturalist programs (seasonal).
Special Features:One of the oldest geological formations on earth, this billion-year-old hill was long thought to be the highest point in Wisconsin. (It is actually the third-highest point.) The top of the 60-foot observation tower is 700 feet above the surrounding plain.
Address:5301 Rib Mountain Dr
Wausau, WI 54401

Phone:715-842-2522
Size: 1,480 acres.

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