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Calumet County does not have any manmade water parks, climbing walls, or plastic tunnels for slithering. What we do have is Wisconsin's largest inland lake, the cliff faces of the Niagara Escarpment, and a series of underground natural caves!

High Cliff State Park is a favorite amongst fitness enthusiasts and historians. With its cliff walls and miles of steep and varied trails everyone from artists to athletes enjoy the park. It has a campground, Native American effigy mounds, old lime kilns, and a wealth of history within the walls of the old general store that still sits in the park. It is located along Lake Winnebago and there is a marina at the north end of the park.

In addition to a state park, there are four state wildlife and natural areas encompassing thousands of acres of prairies, marshes, and woodlands. They draw hunters, hikers, and bird watchers.

The Calumet County Park System adds yet another shoreside campground with a winter tubing hill, nature center with caves, passive lakeside park, and three harbors. The County Park and its marina along Lake Winnebago was once the site of an old brickyard and traces of the yard's history can still be found on site.

A second nature center in the county is tucked quietly in the midst of the Brillion State Wildlife Area offering trails and a marsh platform to view nesting osprey and other wildlife.

In addition to thousands of acres of park land and wildlife areas, there are miles of trails and over 35 local parks offering a variety of amenities from a canoe launch to an aquatic center.

Calumet County Parks
Calumet County Park
Calumet County Park
N6150 County Road EE, Hilbert
(920) 439-1008    Map

Calumet County Park is located northwest of the Village of Stockbridge, Wisconsin, on County Highway EE on the east shore of Lake Winnebago. This 200-acre park has much to offer. Indian Effigy Mounds, a Post-Civil War brickyard, and the Niagara Escarpment, combined with forest and lake create a beautiful park.

The primary geological feature in Calumet County Park is the Niagara Escarpment. The entire escarpment runs from eastern Wisconsin to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, through southern Ontario to western New York State, where Niagara Falls cascades over it, giving the escarpment its name. known as the Niagara Escarpment.

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Ledge View Nature Center
Ledge View Nature Center
W2348 Short Road, Chilton
(920) 849-7094    Website | Map

The park 105 acres in size with about 2.5 miles of hiking trails. A wonderful 60 foot observation tower overlooks our prairie. We have 3 caves that can be explored with a naturalist on a guided tour.

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Becker Lake County Park
Becker Lake County Park
County Highway JJ, Brillion    Map

Calumet County owns the southwest corner of land adjoining Becker Lake. It is still in the early stages of development. A new access road and parking lot were constructed in 2003. Future attractions will include prairie plantings throughout the park and restored wildlife habitats. The park can be found by following Cty Hwy PP South out of Brillion and turn east on Cty Hwy JJ. Becker Lake is about 1.5 miles on Cty Hwy JJ.

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Wisconsin State Parks
High Cliff State Park
High Cliff State Park
N7630 State Park Road, Sherwood
(920) 989-1106    Website | Map

High Cliff State Park is the only state-owned recreational area on Lake Winnebago, Wisconsin's largest inland lake. The park gets its name from the limestone cliff of the Niagara Escarpment, which parallels the eastern shore of Lake Winnebago. The magnificent 12-foot statue of Winnebago Indian Chief Red Bird, standing high on a huge granite rock, overlooks the lake and is a popular destination in the park.

The marina has over 100 slips available for rent. For transient slip rentals, call the marina at 920-989-1349 (Memorial Day through Labor Day). For seasonal slip rentals, contact the Harbor Commission. Slip rentals include the use of the marina shower building.

The park's marina offers concessions from Memorial Day through Labor Day and some weekends in the spring and fall as staffing allows. Park visitors may purchase food and beverages, as well as ice and general camping/boating supplies. The General Store and Museum sells candy, snacks, cold beverages, a few camping supplies and Friends of High Cliff merchandise.

Rods, reels and basic tackle are available at the park office through the tackle loaner program. There is no cost to borrow the equipment. You will need to provide your own bait.

A Vehicle Admission Sticker is required to enter the park. Prices are as follows: a daily sticker for a WI resident is $7.00, annual resident stickers are $25.00, senior citizen (65+) is $10.00. Non-WI resident daily stickers are $10.00 and non-WI resident annual stickers are $35.00.

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State Wildlife Areas
Brillion State Wildlife Area
Located between Brillion, Hilbert and Potter     Website

The Brillion State Wildlife Area is 4,800 acre property consisting of bottomland hardwoods, prairie, marsh, wetlands, some upland hardwoods and agricultural fields. Recreational opportunities such as birding, cross country skiing (on Brillion Nature Center trails but not groomed), canoeing (Manitowoc River), dog training and trialing site, hiking (no desigated trail), hunting, snowmobling, trapping, wildlife viewing exist in the wildlife area. Additional activities are available at the Brillion Nature Center, which is located within the wildlife area. Location and parking information can be found on the Brillion State Wildlife Area website.

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Kiel Marsh State Wildlife Area
South of Kiel     Website

The Kiel Marsh Wildlife Area is an 843 acre property located just south of Kiel. The property lies at the junction of Sheboygan, Calumet and Manitowoc counties. Since there are no roads bordering it, the main public access to the marsh is on the north end of the property using the boat access and parking area located at the south end of 8th Street in Kiel. A smaller and less developed boat access and parking area is on the southwest side of the property at the north end of Highview Road (about three miles north of Elkhart Lake). These boat accesses provide users the means to get onto the Sheboygan River by boat, canoe, skiff or kayak. Recreational opportunities such as birding, canoeing (Sheboygan River), cross country skiing (no designated trail), fishing, hiking (no designated trail), hunting, snowmobiling, trapping and wildlife viewing exist in the wildlife area. Location and parking information can be found on the Kiel Marsh State Wildlife Area website.


Killsnake State Wildlife Area
East of Chilton     Website

The Killsnake State Wildlife Area is located in both Calumet and Manitowoc Counties. The property is approximately 7000 acres in size. The landscape consists of prairie grasslands, uplands with large wetland-grassland complex, bottomland hardwood forest, a small area of cedar swamp, a small area of tamarack and bog, agricultural landscape, small areas of upland forest and over 50 small wetland restorations. Several rivers also run through the property (South Branch-Manitowoc River, Cedar Creek and Killsnake River). Recreational opportunities such as birding, canoeing (Manitowoc River and limited on Killsnake River), cross country skiing (no designated trail), hiking, hunting, trapping, wildlife viewing and archeological historical sites exist in the wildlife area. Location and parking information can be found on the Killsnake State Wildlife Area website.

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Nature Centers
Brillion Nature Center
Brillion Nature Center
W1135 Deerview Road, Brillion
(920) 756-3591    Website | Map

6.5 miles of trails give hikers a chance to view wildlife in marsh, pond, forest, and prairie habitats. Trails are open from 7am to sunset. A boardwalk trail leads to a large viewing platform that extends out into the marsh. From the platform, watch for ducks, sandhill cranes, herons, and nesting osprey. Aquatic insects and frogs can be found in Jason's Pond. Wisconsin fish, reptiles, and amphibians can be viewed inside the nature center. A restored prairie is home to over 50 species of wildflowers. The Nature Center is open Monday-Friday and some Saturdays. Call to confirm that they are open.

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Ledge View Nature Center
Ledge View Nature Center
W2348 Short Road, Chilton
(920) 849-7094    Map

The nature center houses a library, two classrooms, and an exhibit hall with live animals and interactive educational exhibits on lake sturgeon, Wisconsin bats, the Niagara Escarpment, and birds. Building hours: 8am-4:30pm weekdays; 10am-4:30pm weekends.

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Trails
Brillion Nature Center Trails
W1135 Deer View Road, Brillion
(920) 756-3591    Website | Map

6.5 miles of trails give hikers a chance to view wildlife in marsh, pond, forest, and prairie habitats. Click here for the trail map.


Calumet County Park Trails
N6150 County Road EE, Hilbert
(920) 849-1494    Map

5 miles of trails through the woods and on the Niagara Escarpment. Call the Parks Activity Line for updates on the trails (920) 849-1494. Click here to download a map of the park.


Chilton Riverwalk
221 Park Street, Chilton
(920) 849-2451    Map

Over 1/4 mile, paved trail that meanders along the South Branch of the Manitowoc River from Madison Street to Park Street (by Chilton Public Library).

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Fox River State Trail
N9099 Holmes Road, Brillion
(920) 439-1008    Map

A multiple use trail that runs east of Highway 32/57 from Green Bay to Ott Road, north of Hilbert, for approximately 26 miles. The Calumet County portion of the trail is a 5-mile, limestone section. Permitted uses include walking, biking and horseback riding. Trail parking is located on at N9099 Holmes Road outside of Forest Junction.


Friendship State Trail
Between Brillion and Forest Junction
(920) 439-1008    

A 4-mile, multiple use, limestone trail that runs east-west along Highway 10 between Forest Junction and Brillion. In Forest Junction, the trail connects to the Fox River State Trail. Permitted trail uses include walking, biking and horseback riding. There is no dedicated parking area for this trail. It is recommended that users park at the Fox River State Trail parking area located at N9990 Holmes Road near Forest Junction. The distance from the parking lot to the Friendship State Trail is approximately 1 mile to the south.


High Cliff State Park Trails
N7630 State Park Road, Sherwood
(920) 989-1106    Website | Map

8.5 miles of trails within the park, running through the woods and on the Niagara Escarpment. There is also a 40 foot observation tower in the park. Park stickers are required to enter the park. Prices are as follows: a daily sticker for a WI resident is $7.00, annual WI resident stickers are $25.00, senior citizen (65+) is $10.00. Non-WI resident daily stickers are $10.00 and non-WI resident annual stickers are $35.00. For more information about the park, visit the website.


Ledge View Nature Center Trails
W2348 Short Road, Chilton
(920) 849-7094    Map

Hiking trails through forest and prairie habitats. Trails are groomed in winter for cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. Snow shoes can be rented for in-park use.


Menasha Conservancy
Hwy 10 and 114 near Oneida Street, Menasha    Website | Map

The conservancy encompasses about 50 acres and contains about 1.25 miles of wood chip trails. It is located about a half mile east of Oneida Street, on the north side of Highway 10 and 114. It is open March to November from 6am-8pm and December to February from 7am-6pm. Many species of birds and other wildlife inhabit the conservancy, including many migrating neo-tropical birds in early to mid-spring.


Solomon Trail
Between New Holstein and Kiel
(920) 898-5766    

A 2.25-mile trail that connects the cities of New Holstein and Kiel. This multiple use, paved trail connects to the Sheboygan River Walkway in Kiel. Benches and a rest station can be found along the way. Located along State Hwy 57.


Conservancies
Menasha Conservancy
Highway 10 and 114 near Oneida Street, Menasha    Website | Map

The conservancy encompasses about 50 acres and contains about 1.25 miles of wood chip trails. It is located about a half mile east of Oneida Street, on the north side of Highway 10 and 114. It is open March to November from 6am-8pm and December to February from 7am-6pm. Many species of birds and other wildlife inhabit the conservancy, including many migrating neo-tropical birds in early to mid-spring.


Marinas/Launches
Brothertown Harbor (Lake Winnebago)
N5691 Harbor Road, Chilton
(920) 439-1008    Map

23 permanent slips, unused slips considered transient. Restrooms available. Daily launch permits may be purchased at the site. Daily launch: $6. Calumet County (Brothertown, Stockbridge and Calumet County Park) or Tri-County (Osh-O-Nee, Asylum, Black Wolf, Hwy 45 Wayside, Columbia, Brothertown, Stockbridge, Calumet County Park) seasonal boat launch permits are available at the Calumet County Park Office (N6150 CTH EE, Hilbert): $35/Calumet; $50/Tri-County. GPS: 43.96639 N / 88.32079 W.


Calumet County Park Marina (Lake Winnebago)
N6150 County Road EE, Hilbert
(920) 439-1008    Map

15 transient slips (no overnight), restrooms and showers. This is a DNR approved ADA accessible launch facility. Daily launch permits may be purchased at the site. Daily launch: $6. Calumet County (Brothertown, Stockbridge and Calumet County Park) or Tri-County (Osh-O-Nee, Asylum, Black Wolf, Hwy 45 Wayside, Columbia, Brothertown, Stockbridge, Calumet County Park) seasonal boat launch permits are available at the Calumet County Park Office (N6150 CTH EE, Hilbert): $35/Calumet; $50/Tri-County. Overnight docking and sleeping on watercraft is not permitted at this facility. Campers who are camping in the park may keep their boat in the harbor. Convenience store and concessions available at park office. Park offers trails, picnic areas, playground and camping. Fishtale Inn Supper Club within walking distance. GPS: 44.1034 N / 88.3282 W.

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Firelane 8 Boat Landing
Firelane 8, Menasha    Map

A boat landing located along the north shore of Lake Winnebago with a paved parking area for five car/trailer units. During winter, it's used for snowmobiles and vehicles.


High Cliff Marina (Lake Winnebago)
N6779 Lower High Cliff Road, Sherwood
(920) 989-1349    Website | Map

Over 100 permanent slips, 15 general transient, overnight available. This is a DNR approved ADA accessible launch facility. Restrooms, showers, gas, pumpout, shorepower. Convenience store and yacht club. Within walking distance to High Cliff State Park. Park offers trails, picnic areas, camping, and dog area. Also within walking distance to High Cliff Public Golf Course, High Cliff Supper Club, laundromat and snack shop. Fresh off the grill, all summer, 11am to 2pm, brats and burgers. A Vehicle Admission Sticker is required to enter the park. Prices are as follows: a daily sticker for a WI resident is $7.00, annual resident stickers are $25.00, senior citizen (65+) is $10.00. Non-WI resident daily stickers are $10.00 and non-WI resident annual stickers are $35.00. Call the park office for more information. GPS: 44.1656 N / 88.2973 W.

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Leahy-Lions Park Canoe Launch (South Branch of Manitowoc River)
143 W. Main Street, Chilton
(920) 849-2451    Map

Leahy-Lions Park is located along the shore of the millpond on West Main Street (Hwy 151) in Chilton. The park contains a shore wall with a handicapped accessible shoreline fishing pier and a boat ramp for canoes and other small craft. This is a DNR approved ADA accessible launch facility. Other facilities at the park include a small shelter/restroom building, picnic tables and playground equipment.

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Quinney Boat Launch (Lake Winnebago)
W5626 Quinney Road, Chilton
(920) 439-1341    Map

2 launch lanes and a dock. The Quinney Quencher Bar & Grill (ph: 439-1341) is adjacent to the launch.


Stockbridge Harbor (Lake Winnebago)
1903 W. Lake Street, Stockbridge
(920) 439-1008    Map

15 slips available with a 3 day maximum stay. This is a DNR approved ADA accessible launch facility. Restrooms, showers, shorepower. Daily launch permits may be purchased at the site. Daily launch: $6. Calumet County (Brothertown, Stockbridge and Calumet County Park) or Tri-County (Osh-O-Nee, Asylum, Black Wolf, Hwy 45 Wayside, Columbia, Brothertown, Stockbridge, Calumet County Park) seasonal boat launch permits are available at the Calumet County Park Office (N6150 CTH EE, Hilbert): $35/Calumet; $50/Tri-County. Walking distance to Harbor Bar & Grill. Shuttle available for Gobbler's Knob Supper Club (phone 920-439-1265). GPS: 44.0696 N / 88.3300 W.

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Local Parks
Darboy Community Park
N9334 Noe Road, Appleton
(920) 989-1062    Website | Map

An 18-acre park with softball diamonds, soccer fields, basketball court, a shelter, playground equipment, a picnic area and a wooded hiking/walking trail.


Freitag Memorial Park
N8795 Church Street, Brillion
(920) 989-1686    Website | Map

This 24-acre park in Forest Junction has a shelter building, playground equipment and an 18-hole disc golf course.


Funke Memorial Field
Washington Street, New Holstein
(920) 898-5766    Website | Map

Located on the north end of Washington Street and north of the New Holstein Elementary School, this eight acre park has two tennis courts, several horseshoe courts, lighted baseball and softball diamonds and two little league diamonds that double as two temporary soccer fields.


Harrison Athletic Association Park
W5298 State Road 114, Menasha
(920) 989-1062    Website | Map

A 17-acre park that has a pavillion, lighted softball diamond with spectator seating for 300, press box and scoreboard, an unlighted baseball diamond with spectator seating for 100, concessions/press box and scoreboard, a shelter/concessions building, picnic facilities, restrooms, lighted sand volleyball court, playground equipment, and a sand box.


Heritage Park
S. Main Street & Fairway Drive, Brillion
(920) 756-2250    Map

This five-acre park has four lighted tennis courts, playground equipment, shelter building with restrooms, picnic facilities, a sand volleyball court and baseball diamond.


Hilbert Civic Park
N. 8th Street (Hwy 32/57), Hilbert
(920) 853-3241    Website | Map

Located at the intersection of N. 8th and W. Chestnut Streets, Civic Park occupies a six-acre site and contains two ball diamonds with bleachers, soccer field and concession stand. There are also two food stands, a beer stand, a pavilion, bandstand, restrooms, picnic tables, grills and playground equipment.


Hobart Park
W. Chestnut Street, Chilton
(920) 849-2451    Map

This park located along the banks of the millpond and adjacent to the fairgrounds has a picnic area with picnic tables and grills, a shelter, playground equipment, restrooms, bandstand, softball field, boat ramp for small boats and canoes and two exhibition buildings.


Horn Park
200 N. Parkway Drive, Brillion
(920) 756-2255    Website | Map

A 19-acre park with that has a baseball field, play ground equipment, picnic facilities, a 9-hole disc golf course, a sheltered picnic area, an enclosed shelter, an open-air amphitheater, restrooms and a lighted paved walkway.


Kiwanis Community Park
1514 Parkview Drive, New Holstein
(920) 898-5766    Website | Map

At 56 acres, Kiwanis Community Park is New Holstein's largest park. Park amenities include a community center, an outdoor aquatic center, a fishing pond with a fishing deck, lighted tennis and basketball courts, soccer fields, restrooms, extensive picnic facilties, three open shelters, playground equipment, two recreational softball/baseball diamonds, batting cage, volleyball courts, a nine hole disc golf course, lighted paved walkways and a prairie.


Kiwanis Park Nature Study Area
Madison Street and Hickory Lane, New Holstein
(920) 898-5766    Website | Map

A two acre wooded park with trails located across Hickory Lane from Kiwanis Community Park.


Klinkner Park
Memorial Drive and Calumet Street (Hwy 151), Chilton
(920) 849-2451    Map

This 5 acre park as picnic tables, grills, a shelter with restrooms, playground equipment, horseshoe pits and a sand volleyball court. The site also contains a Veteran's of Foreign Wars memorial.


Leahy-Lions Park
143 W. Main Street, Chilton
(920) 849-2451    Map

A small park with with a shelter/restroom building, picnic and play facilities, shoreline fishing pier and a handicap accessible boat launch for canoes and other small boats.


Legion Park
W489 Clifton Road, Sherwood
(920) 989-1589    Website | Map

An 11-acre park that has play equipment, a softball diamond, a shelter and picnic facilities.


Lions Park
704 10th Street, Kiel
(920) 894-2909    Website | Map

A two acre park with playground equipment, restrooms, open air shelter and picnic tables.


Memorial Park
Fur Farm Road, New Holstein
(920) 898-5766    Website | Map

This seven acre wooded park has trails and is located south of Kiwanis Community Park.


Morrissey Park
509 School Court, Chilton
(920) 849-2451    Map

A 12-acre park that includes the Chilton High School football field and track, a large community built playground, three tennis courts (one double court and one single court), a shelter, basketball court and the city's skating rink during the winter months.


Nennig Park
224 Dove Avenue, Chilton
(920) 849-2451    Map

A 16-acre park with three ball diamonds, soccer/football field, basketball court, volleyball court, indoor/outdoor shelter, restrooms, horseshoe pits, picnic tables, grills, sandbox and playground equipment.


New Holstein Civic Park
Park Street, New Holstein
(920) 898-5766    Website | Map

Civic Park is a five acre park located on Park Street in the northern portion of the City of New Holstein. It forms part of a recreational complex, which also inlcude Funke Memorial Field and the New Holstein Elementary School. Facilities inlcude an enclosed pavilion, a large open shelter, two concession buildings, restroom facilities, picnic tables and grills, a three-sided band shelter, lighted sidewalks, and several pieces of play equipment.


Optimist Park
Mason Street, New Holstein
(920) 898-5766    Website | Map

This 14-acre park has a sledding and tobogganing hill, shelter/restrooms, an overlook deck and horseshoe pits.


Peters Park Athletic Field
Glenview Avenue & Tesch Street, Brillion
(920) 756-2250    Map

A 6-acre park adjacent to the Brillion High School football and track area. Facilities include a lighted softball diamond, a lighted basketball court, two lighted sand volleyball courts, playground equipment, a soccer field and restrooms.


Potter Fireman's Park
Main Street (County Road PP), Potter    Map

An 11-acre park with two softball fields, two large buildings and a restroom facility.


Railroad Park
5th and Main Streets, Hilbert
(920) 853-3241    Website | Map

Located at the intersection of W. Main and N. 5th Streets, this small park contains a gazebo-type shelter, picnic tables and the community clock. In the winter, the park is flooded to create an ice skating rink.


Riverside Park
139 E. Grand Street, Chilton
(920) 849-2451    Map

A one acre park with playground equipment, picnic tables, grills and sitting benches.


St. Martin Heritage Park
St. Martin Heritage Park
N3298 County Road T, New Holstein
(920) 849-9592    Website | Map

A towering steeple of a century old church reigns over this 6.5 acres of quiet countryside known as St. Martin Heritage Park. Picnic tables and benches are scattered on the sunny lawn and under the shade of dozens of trees for convenient relaxation. The soft-spoken beauty of the native limestone rock and dancing butterflies accent the many gardens. Keep an eye open for a flying martin– the Park Mascot. Spin, climb & slide on the kid-friendly playground. Planted on the grassy hillside is a pristine Celebration Gazebo. It bids welcome to a quiet moment of contemplation, guitar strummin’, or a picnic of laughter. While the park is free for all to enjoy, the church, gazebo and social hall are available for private rentals. Call (920) 849-9592 for more information.


Stockbridge Firemen-Legion Park
S. Military Road (State Highway 55), Stockbridge
(920) 439-1700    Website | Map

Located just off of S. Military Road (Hwy 55), Stockbridge Firemen-Legion Park has a large picnic shelter, restrooms, tables and grills, drinking water, concession stands and a lighted and fenced softball field with bleacher seating.


Stockbridge Recreational Park
S. Military Road (State Highway 55), Stockbridge
(920) 439-1700    Website | Map

Adjacent to Stockbridge Firemen-Legion Park, Stockbridge Recreational Park is a 5-acre park with two fenced and lighted tennis courts, baseball diamond, a combination basketball/volleyball court, play ground equipment, sandbox and open play area.


Wannick Choute Park
W4690 Castle Drive, Sherwood
(920) 989-1589    Website | Map

A 34-acre park that features a baseball diamond, basketball and tennis courts with timed lighting for night-time play until 10pm, playground areas, soccer fields, splash pad, miles of paved trails, sledding hill with timed lighting for night-time sledding until 10pm and an ice rink (weather permitting).


Dog Parks
Brillion State Wildlife Area
Reimer Road, Hilbert    Website | Map

Dogs are able to run without a leash at the Dog Training Area in the Brillion Wildlife Area. It is located just west of Potter off Reimer Road. Dogs can be run and trained at this site all year. The remainder of the Brillion Wildlife Area is open to running dogs EXCEPT between April 15th and July 31st, during the nesting season for ground nesting birds, or where posted (at the Brillion Nature Center).


Killsnake State Wildlife Area
Stecker Road and River View Road off of County Road Y and E, Chilton    Website | Map

Dogs can be run anywhere in the Killsnake Wildlife Area EXCEPT between April 15 and July 31, which is bird nesting season.