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Anglers can fish the Wisconsin River and its backwaters, including 6,830 acre Lake DuBay, a hotbed for walleye, northern pike, musky and bass. More great fishing opportunities can be found in the abundant backwaters, sloughs, trout streams and smaller lakes throughout Portage County. Learn more about
On land, leisurely follow one of the many great trails, like 30.5 mile Green Circle Trail, which takes hikers and bikers across wetlands, through forests and along rivers.
The fun continues indoors at the Stevens Point area's breweries and distilleries, farmers' markets, tasty restaurants engaging art galleries and more.
There's always more to be discovered in the Stevens Point area. Start planning your visit now!
Outdoor RecreationThe Stevens Point area is a recreationalist playground in the heart of central Wisconsin. Fish the diverse rivers of the Wisconsin River and the backwaters, including the 6,830 acre Lake DuBay, a hotbed for walleyes, northern pike, muskies and bass. Paddle the backwaters and sloughs, trout streams and smaller lakes more variety. On land, leisurely follow one of the many great trails, like 30.5 mile Green Circle Trail, The Stevens Point Area has no shortage of great recreational trails but what makes these trails even better is the ability to connect from one trail system to the next with ease.
On the Water
Venture out on one of the many waterways in Portage County. More than 40 lakes, an array of rivers, streams, and flowages offer an opportunity to fish, kayak, canoe and swim. County parks, such as Lake DuBay, Lake Emily, Jordan Park, and Collins Park offer a variety of uses, as well as camping.
When conditions exist, experience the stunning views of winter in the Stevens Point Area. Start by cross-country skiing through Standing Rocks County Park, located in eastern Portage County. Or, try gaining a little more speed, by exploring the downhill skiing at Standing Rocks Park. While cross-country skiing is also available at Iverson Park, for more winter fun, bring a sled and enjoy the sledding hills or the toboggan runs.
If the conditions are right, try snowshoeing the Ice Age Trail. Portions of this 1,000 mile footpath travel through eastern Portage County, linking history, cultures and geological features.
For a little more speed, try snowmobiling in the Stevens Point Area. With more than 300 miles of groomed trails, plan to stay at a hotel just off of the trail for easy access. Or, try a different pace as you ride through the quiet winter woods by horse-drawn sleigh at Wild West Campground & Corral.
Explore the best views in the county on foot or by bike and follow the Green Circle Trail, a 30.5 mile trail that circles the city of Stevens Point winding along the Wisconsin River, Little Plover River and other tributaries. The trailhead for the Green Circle Trail is located in the Schmeeckle Reserve, a 280 acre nature preserve on the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point campus. Hike or bike the Ice Age Trail and wind through the hills and valleys once shaped by glaciers. More glacial trails framed by woods and wildlife are available at Standing Rocks County Park. Or take a journey down a once abandoned railroad bed, by foot, bike or horseback, where the 18-mile Tomorrow River State Trail brings the county's history and natural beauty to the forefront.
ResourcesPlanning to visit the Stevens Point Area to take in some great outdoor recreation? Here you can find some great resources to help make your trip easier, like trail maps, waterway information, paddling routes, and more.
To view the the Trails Guide Click Here!
To view the the Portage County Snowmobile Map Click Here!