Lake Wissota State Park


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Jul 16, 2015
Twin Cities, MN
We just came back from camping this weekend at Lake Wissota State Park located on the NE side of Lake Wissota, just outside of Chippewa Falls, WI. It was a rainy Friday and Saturday with a sunny Sunday so not all was bad.

The park is expansive. 1 1/2 miles from the entrance/checkin station to the campground. Over a mile from the campground to the beach and boat launch area. Lots of well-groomed trails for walking (although the weather prevented us from much walking until Sunday).

The campground has 116 sites with most with electricity except those along the lake. The ones along the lake are really not lakeside as they are situated well above the lake, so no lapping water at your doorstep.

There are two main loops and only the west one was open due to the summer season being over. The sites are well secluded from each other, fairly level and most are situated so you don’t have a neighbor to look at on either side. Most are secluded well into the woods with trees around and overhead.

There is a mix of both pit toilets and one central shower on each loop. We stayed in sites 44 and 46. The pit toilet was just around the corner, a 3 minute walk. The showers necessitated a car ride over to them. Both showed their age but were in good repair and were clean. The shower building had a sign that new showers were being planned for next year.

We drove down to the beach and boat ramps. Lots of room for people and boats. The launch is on an inlet portion of the lake so there is quieter water before you get to the main part of the lake.

All in all, this one is one that I would return to next year. 2-3 hours from the Twin Cities depending on which side you live on. Easy drive and easy to locate.