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Video of Otter Lake County Park and Campground – Stanley, Wisconsin


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Lakes, rivers, and streams of Chippewa County

Chippewa County Parks

Map of Otter Lake (PDF File)

Fishing report for Otter Lake

Data for Stanley, Wisconsin

Weather forecast for Stanley, Wisconsin vicinity

Blog entries for Otter Lake County Park

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Video of John Muir Memorial Park, Town of Buffalo in Marquette County, Wisconsin


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From Wisconsin Historical Marker: John Muir View

“John Muir (1838-1914), world-famous naturalist and father of the national park system, often stopped to rest and admire this view as he walked from his home in Marquette County to the University of Wisconsin. Muir loved the wilderness from which his parents carved a farm and home, first at Fountain Lake, later at Hickory Hill, about twenty miles north from here (south of Montello). When he left Hickory Hill to enroll at the University, Muir’s love for nature was matched only by his genius for mechanical contrivances varying from a device to feed the horses at any designated hour to an early rising machine which tipped the occupant out of bed at a pre-set time. After four years in Madison, Muir left one University for another, the Wisconsin University for the University of the Wilderness.” Music by Paul Ehlers, Maury Smith, Evan Wanserski and Malignant Choir.
John Muir Memorial Park

John Muir: a brief biography (Sierra Club entry)

John Muir (Wikipedia entry)

Marquette County segment of the Ice Age Trail

Ice Age Trail Alliance

Weather forecast for John Muir Memorial Park vicinity

Blog entries for John Muir Memorial Park

The National Parks: America’s Best Idea

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Video of Man Mound Park – Baraboo, Wisconsin

On Saturday, August 9, 2008, the Man Mound Archeological Site was rededicated by the organizations that were responsible for its preservation: the Sauk County Historical Society, the Wisconsin Archaeological Society and the Wisconsin Federation of Women’s Clubs.

“Only one effigy mound in the shape of a human being has survived nearly intact. It is located near the base of a high hill in Man Mound County Park, to the northeast of Baraboo. Probably built more than 1,000 years ago, this huge mound is in the form of a walking man who has horns or is wearing a horned headdress, such as a buffalo-horn headdress, which is characteristically worn by Native American shamans in more recent times.” From: Indian Mounds of Wisconsin by Robert A. Birmingham and Leslie E. Eisenberg, p.205.

Effigy Mounds Culture

Odd Wisconsin Archive; In the Strangest of Places

On the Man-Shaped Mounds of Wisconsin by Increase A. Lapham

Indian Mounds of Wisconsin by Robert A. Birmingham and Leslie E. Eisenberg

Man Mound Park

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Video of Collins Park, Portage County – Rosholt, Wisconsin

Collins Park is a 21 acre space on the 42 acre Collins Lake three miles outside of Rosholt, Wisconsin. Early Polish settlers had passed the land to the county after a depression-era tax default. The deep cool lake in the heart of glacial moraine farm country has remained relatively free of development. This park of towering white pines, has a boat ramp, playground, beach and picnic lodge. The 27 campsites all have electrical hookups.

Collins Park

Map of Collins Park

Map of campsites at Collins Park

Blog entries for Collins Park

Map of Collins Lake (Fish Lake)

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Video of Pier Natural Bridge Park, Rockbridge, Wisconsin

Pier Natural Bridge Park is in Richland County near the village of Rockbridge. The Pier family donated the land for the Park in the 1920s. The West Branch of the Pine River flows under a 60 foot high sandstone ridge here to join the Pine River. An historical marker notes that on the night of July 29, 1832, during the Black Hawk War, General Atkinson’s troops camped at this location.

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Timm’s Hill County Park, Ogema, Wisconsin

Timm’s Hill is the highest point in the State of Wisconsin at an elevation of 1951.5 feet. This Price County Park near Ogema, Wisconsin has 220 heavily forested acres. The Hill is surrounded by three small but spectacular glacial lakes where you can swim and fish. The 10 mile Timm’s Hill Trail is open year round for hiking, mountain biking, skiing and snowshoeing. It connects to the Ice Age Trail.

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