Attractions Waterfront Park
Attraction Name Description
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Wisconsin's northernmost landscape juts out into Lake Superior as the scenic archipelago known as the Apostle Islands. The national lakeshore includes 21 islands and 12 miles of mainland Lake Superior shoreline, featuring pristine stretches of sand beach, spectacular sea caves, remnant old-growth...
Appleton Lock No. 1 The Lower Fox River lock and dam system was constructed between 1850 and 1860. The lock system is currently being reconstructed their original, hand-operated, nineteenth-century operational state. Check the Friends of the Fox website for the current status of each lock and their schedules. Not cu...
Appleton Lock No. 2 The Lower Fox River lock and dam system was constructed between 1850 and 1860. The lock system is currently being reconstructed their original, hand-operated, nineteenth-century operational state. Check the Friends of the Fox website for the current status of each lock and their schedules. Along ...
Appleton Lock No. 3 The Lower Fox River lock and dam system was constructed between 1850 and 1860. The lock system is currently being reconstructed their original, hand-operated, nineteenth-century operational state. Check the Friends of the Fox website for the current stat...
Appleton Lock No. 4 The Lower Fox River lock and dam system was constructed between 1850 and 1860. The lock system is currently being reconstructed their original, hand-operated, nineteenth-century operational state. Check the Friends of the Fox website for the current status of each lock and their schedules. Not cu...
Ashland Memorial Park Overlooking Lake Superior and the historic Soo Line Ore Dock, Ashland Memorial Park contains artifacts from the maritime logging days of Ashland. Sitting at the western edge of the park is a propeller from a mid-20th century rafting tug which towed pulpwood from parts of Minnesota and Canada to A...
Berlin Lock and Dam The old lock and dam no longer exist, but you can see the entrance to the old lock at the Berlin public launch and the remains of the old dam along a river walk and overlook on the river.
Big Bay State Park Located in the Apostle Islands on Madeline Island, the park features picturesque sandstone bluffs, lake caves and 1.5 miles of Lake Superior shoreline. A family campground, including walk-in campsites, hiking and nature trails, and 1.5 miles of sand beach await visitors.
Blackhawk Park The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Blackhawk Park is located adjacent to the main channel of the Mississippi River. The park is three miles north of DeSoto, Wis., and 30 miles south of La Crosse, Wis., just off Wisconsin State Highway 35 on County Road BI. Blackhawk is the largest public use facil...
Brule / St. Croix Portage Old portage trail between the headwaters of the St. Croix and Brule Rivers. Walk in the footsteps of Native Americans and Voyageurs who used this very path.
Cassville Riverside Park Cassville Riverside Park features an historic steamboat mooring ring that is still in place along the river that was used to moor historic river boats while they loaded and unloaded at Cassville.
Cedars Lock The Lower Fox River lock and dam system was constructed between 1850 and 1860. The lock system is currently being reconstructed their original, hand-operated, nineteenth-century operational state. Check the Friends of the Fox website for the current status of each lock and their schedules. Cannot...
Combined Locks - Upper and Lower The Lower Fox River lock and dam system was constructed between 1850 and 1860. The lock system is currently being reconstructed their original, hand-operated, nineteenth-century operational state. Check the Friends of the Fox website for the current status of each lock and their schedules.
Eureka Lock No. 1 Lock, dam, and lockkeeper's house at end of DNR parking area and boat ramp.
Ferryville Landing Small observation deck that overlooks historic ferry landing. Great place to watch the river, wildlife, river boats, and trains.
Fort Winnebago Lock At the end of the road past the Indian Agency house is the lock to enter the canal from the Fox River. One gate is still in place and back filled to prevent its collapse. Also where the Marquette and the Portage Canal Ice Age Trails meet.
Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park Recreation of an a North West and an XY Company fur trading post.  Operated by the Burnette County Historical Society.
Fox River State Trail The Fox River Trail offers a rich variety of scenery as it meanders from downtown Green Bay along the Fox River and passes through the Brown County communities of Allouez, De Pere, Rockland, Wrightstown and Holland. The 20 mile trail has approximately 8 miles of paved surface on the more urban se...
Governor Bend County Park Remains of lock and dam on small island on the end of Lock Road. Also the trail head of the Winnebago Ice Age Trail.
Great River Road Visitor and Learning Center Visitor and heritage center. Building has displays of steam boating and logging on the Mississippi River as well as many historic interpretive signs along the scenic overlooks. Great views of the confluence of the St. Croix and the Mississippi Rivers. Located at Freedom Park overlooking the river.
Harrington Beach State Park Peacefulness and serenity draw people. The 636 acres with a mile-long Lake Michigan beach leave room to be alone with nature. Hiking, fishing, picnic areas, nature and cross-country ski trails are available.
Interstate State Park Site of the world's largest log jam in 1886 when 150 million board feet of logs piled up along three miles of the river. It took 200 men working for six weeks to free the jam.
Kaukauna Guard Lock The Lower Fox River lock and dam system was constructed between 1850 and 1860. The lock system is currently being reconstructed their original, hand-operated, nineteenth-century operational state. Check the Friends of the Fox website for the current status of each lock and their schedules. There ...
Kaukauna Lock No. 1 The Lower Fox River lock and dam system was constructed between 1850 and 1860. The lock system is currently being reconstructed their original, hand-operated, nineteenth-century operational state. Check the Friends of the Fox website for the current status of each lock and their schedules. There ...
Kaukauna Lock No. 2 The Lower Fox River lock and dam system was constructed between 1850 and 1860. The lock system is currently being reconstructed their original, hand-operated, nineteenth-century operational state. Check the Friends of the Fox website for the current status of each lock and their schedules. Not cu...
Kaukauna Lock No. 3 The Lower Fox River lock and dam system was constructed between 1850 and 1860. The lock system is currently being reconstructed their original, hand-operated, nineteenth-century operational state. Check the Friends of the Fox website for the current status of each lock and their schedules. There ...
Kaukauna Lock No. 4 The Lower Fox River lock and dam system was constructed between 1850 and 1860. The lock system is currently being reconstructed their original, hand-operated, nineteenth-century operational state. Check the Friends of the Fox website for the current status of each lock and their schedules. Has a ...
Kaukauna Lock No. 5 The Lower Fox River lock and dam system was constructed between 1850 and 1860. The lock system is currently being reconstructed their original, hand-operated, nineteenth-century operational state. Check the Friends of the Fox website for the current status of each lock and their schedules. Not cu...
Kinnickinnick State Park State Park at the confluence of the Kinnickinnick and St. Croix rivers.
Kohler-Andrae State Park Kohler-Andrae State Park in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, is the home of majestic sand dunes, miles of golden beach, shimmering blue Lake Michigan water, whispering pines, an abundance of wildlife, and recreational activities for everyone. Kohler-Andrae State Park is one of the last natural preserves alo...
Lawler Park Waterfront park in Prairie du Chien that has many signs about early Wisconsin and its ties to the Mississippi River, as well as the connection between the Mississippi and the Great Lakes via the Wisconsin/Fox waterway. Great place to see modern pushboats and barges working on the river.
Lions Park on the St. Croix River Waterfront park that has two historic markers  a Wisconsin Historical Society historic marker for the battle of St. Croix Falls and a Wisconsin Heritage Tourism historic marker for the worlds largest log jam that occurred near here.
Little Chute Guard Lock The Lower Fox River lock and dam system was constructed between 1850 and 1860. The lock system is currently being reconstructed their original, hand-operated, nineteenth-century operational state. Check the Friends of the Fox website for the current status of each lock and their schedules.
Little Chute Lock The Lower Fox River lock and dam system was constructed between 1850 and 1860. The lock system is currently being reconstructed their original, hand-operated, nineteenth-century operational state. Check the Friends of the Fox website for the current status of each lock and their schedules.
Little Kaukauna Lock and Dam The Lower Fox River lock and dam system was constructed between 1850 and 1860. The lock system is currently being reconstructed their original, hand-operated, nineteenth-century operational state. Check the Friends of the Fox website for the current status of each lock and their schedules. The Li...
Manitowoc-Two Rivers Mariners Trail The Manitowoc-Two Rivers Mariners' Trail is the finest shore-hugging, surf-sounding paved six miles of trail anywhere on Lake Michigan's shore. Hike, bike, or roller blade and enjoy the longest, continuous, most scenic view of Lake Michigan in the state of Wisconsin! The popular Mariners' Trail b...
Menasha Lock The Lower Fox River lock and dam system was constructed between 1850 and 1860. The lock system is currently being reconstructed their original, hand-operated, nineteenth-century operational state. Check the Friends of the Fox website for the current status of each lock and their schedules. The Fr...
Mercord Mill Park Located at the confluence of the St. Croix and Mississippi River, a sawmill was located at this site in 1852, and later the Mercord family ran a flour mil at this location. There is a historic marker installed by Prescott at this location, as well as one installed by the Mercord family. Other att...
Mississippi Lock and Dam No. 10 Constructed and placed in operation November 1937, Lock and Dam No. 10 is located on Mississippi River mile 615.0 near Guttenberg, Iowa. The concrete dam is 763 feet long with four roller gates and eight tainter gates. The earth embankment is 6,000 feet long with a concrete spillway that is 1,200...
Mississippi Lock and Dam No. 11 Lock and Dam 11 borders on the northern edge of Dubuque, Iowa, and is 583 miles above the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers. The movable dam has 13 submersible Tainter gates (20-feet high, 60-feet long) and three submersible roller gates (20-feet high, 100-feet long). The roller gates...
Mississippi Lock and Dam No. 4 Located on Mississippi River mile 752.8 in Alma, Wisconsin, Lock and Dam No. 4 was constructed and placed in operation in May, 1935. The dam consists of a concrete structure 367 feet long with six roller gates and 22 tainter gates. The earth embankment 5,400 feet long. The lock is 110 feet wide b...
Mississippi Lock and Dam No. 5a Located on Mississippi River mile 728.5 near Fountain City, Wisconsin, Lock and Dam No. 5a was constructed in 1932 and placed in operation in 1936. The dam consists of a concrete structure 682 feet long with five roller gates and five tainter gates. The earth embankment is 22,000 feet long with a...
Mississippi Lock and Dam No. 6 Located on Mississippi River mile 714.1 at Trempealeau, Wisconsin, Lock and Dam No. 6 was constructed and placed in operation in June 1936. The dam consists of a 893-foot long concrete structure with five roller gates and 10 tainter gates. The earth embankment is 2,600 feet long with a concrete o...
Mississippi Lock and Dam No. 7 Located on Mississippi River mile 702.5 near LaCrescent, Minnesota, Lock and Dam No. 7 was constructed and placed in operation in April, 1937. The lock in on the Minnesota side of the river, but there is a pathway over the top of the earth embankment along which you can walk to the lock. The dam ...
Mississippi Lock and Dam No. 8 Located on Mississippi River mile 679.2 near Genoa, Wisconsin, Lock and Dam No. 8 was constructed and put into operation by April 1937. The dam consists of a concrete structure 934 feet long with five roller gates and 10 tainter gates. An earth embankment 17,500 feet long with two submersible spi...
Mississippi Lock and Dam No. 9 Lock and Dam No. 9 is located on Mississippi River mile 647.9 near Lynxville, Wisconsin. Constructed and placed in operation in July 1937, the dam consists of a concrete structure 811 feet long with five roller gates and eight tainter gates. The earth embankment is 9,800 feet long with a grouted ...
Montello Historical District Park Street corner park with historic images and descriptions of old Montello and use of the river.
Montello Lock and Dam Lock gates are no longer intact, but the lock walls are.
Navy Memorial Park Dedicated in memory of U.S. Marines and Coast Guard from Kenosha, Navy Memorial Park sits in a fitting location, overlooking Kenosha Marina, Kenosha North Pierhead Light, Kenosha Lighthouse, and a short distance from the Kenosha Public Museum. Several maritime artifacts reside in the park, includ...
Neenah Dam The Fox River's original dam. A lock was once operated here.
Newport State Park Newport State Park, northeast of Ellison Bay, is Wisconsin's only formally designated wilderness park. With 2,373 acres and 11 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline it offers quiet alternatives to bustling Door County. There are evergreen and hardwood forests, wetlands, and upland meadows. The park ha...
Osaugie Waterfront Trail The five mile long, asphalt-paved, Osaugie Waterfront Trail meanders past the one of the busiest harbors on the Great Lakes, passing several historic maritime sites. Beginning at the trailhead situated at the Superior and Douglas County Visitors Center, hikers and bikers head southeast past Super...
Payne Row Houses Nineteenth century row houses on Summit Street that begin with house number 1202. The old Payne Lumber Company's Thrift Bank is located on the north end of Summit Street, at the corner of Summit and Congress (what is now the Supple Restaurant Group building).
Peninsula State Park Peninsula State Park, established in 1909, is a 3,776-acre state treasure on Wisconsin's Door County peninsula. Nearly seven miles of Lake Michigan's Green Bay shoreline wrap around a landscape of forests, meadows and wetlands. Rocky bluffs ascend over 150 feet while deer graze contentedly in aba...
Perrot State Park Wisconsin state park along the river just outside of Trempealeau. A historic marker for Perrots Post is located just before the entrance building.  
Point Beach State Forest The Point Beach State Forest includes 2,900 acres of forest land, bordered on the east by some six miles of sand-ridged beach on Lake Michigan. Lying just north of the City of Two Rivers, the forest offers all of the natural beauty and assets of the wilderness with the convenience of urban facili...
Portage Canal Locks to the Wisconsin River Canal lock on Wisconsin River end of the Portage Canal. Not currently connected to the Wisconsin River as there is a large levee in between the canal and the Wisconsin River. Great view of the Wisconsin River.
Potawatomi State Park Potawatomie State Park, south of Sturgeon Bay, has gently rolling upland terrain, bordered by steep slopes and rugged limestone cliffs along the Green Bay shoreline. Potawatomi offers a 75-foot observation tower, camping, boating, fishing, picnicking, hiking, on and off road bicycling, skiing and...
Potosi Station Historic river landing for the town of Potosi. A warehouse once stood at this spot. Today, it is used as a local fishing spot and boat landing, and provides a scenic view of the Mississippi River.
Rapide Croche Lock and Dam The Lower Fox River lock and dam system was constructed between 1850 and 1860. The lock system is currently being reconstructed their original, hand-operated, nineteenth-century operational state. Check the Friends of the Fox website for the current status of each lock and their schedules. Best v...
Rock Island State Park Take the ferry (Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day) to this primitive island off the tip of the Door County peninsula in Lake Michigan. Stone buildings, built by a wealthy inventor who owned the island between 1910 and 1945, house exhibits. Cars and even bikes are not allowed on the 912-ac...
Sea Wing Memorial Park Park on the river with a memorial to the Sea Wing riverboat disaster. Historic marker reads: 'Home port here it capsized in Lake Pepin killing 98 of the 215 people aboard 22 of them from WI. The disaster ranks as one of Wisconsins worst transportation disasters. Occurred on 13 July 1890 ranks amo...
St. Croix Falls Park and Dam Park that overlooks the hydroelectric dam on the St Croix River. Has a bronze plaque on a rock, a bronze statute, and a mill stone on display.
St. Croix National Scenic Riverway Visitor Center and Park Headquarters Some of the Riverway's history is documented and interpreted in visitor center exhibits and programming.
Stockholm Village Park City park with camping and a 700 foot stone pier that extends into the river.
Voyageur Park Voyageur Park has a good view of the DePere lock, as well as two historic markers within the park grounds.
Vulcan Heritage Park Parking area and park along the river with a great view of the dam and a nice river walk on the south side of the river with interpretive signage.
Vulcan Street Power Plant The first Edison hydroelectric central station to serve a system of private and commercial customers in North America that began operation on September 30, 1882. The story of its development provides keen insight into the nation's first experiences with the electric light. The present site is an ...
Whitefish Dunes State Park The 6,600-foot beach at Whitefish Dunes is considered by many to be the best in Wisconsin. This Door County park also offers rugged Lake Michigan shoreline and huge protected sand dunes. In winter, it showcases beautiful ice formations with frigid Lake Michigan waves in the background. An observa...
Wilke Memorial Park Osceola Falls a lumber mill as first established in 1855 and a flour mill in 1854. Became a stop for excusion boats on the St. Croix River during the 1880s. Historic marker reads: 'First settled by William Kent in 1844 when he came looking for lumber for ship masts. Built a lumber mill powered by...
Wyalusing State Park State park at the confluence of the Wisconsin and Mississippi Rivers. Two explorers, Marquette and Jolliet, mapped the connection between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi and made the connection on June 17, 1673.
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