Wisconsin has more than sixty state park units, but some get busier than others. To escape the crowds, plan a visit to Hartman Creek State Park in Waupaca County! This gem offers many of the same natural amenities that make destinations like Devil’s Lake so popular. The park has a beautiful beach, wide trails, and great campsites.
Exploring Hartman Creek State Park
Tyler and I stopped here on a day trip from Milwaukee to Wisconsin Rapids, but I would definitely visit again, even for an overnight stay. The park is located two hours from Milwaukee and just over an hour from Green Bay. Admission is $8 per car per day or free with the purchase of an annual vehicle admission sticker.
The miles of trails found throughout the park offer opportunities to hike, bike, cross-country ski, or horseback ride. A segment of Ice Age National Scenic Trail even runs through the west side of the park. It’s easy to plan your route by referencing the Hartman Creek State Park trail map. This would also make a great stop on a summer road trip from Milwaukee to Bayfield!
Getting to Hartman Creek State Park
Hartman Creek State Park is located in the southwestern corner of Waupaca County. It is conveniently located just a few miles from Highway 54 and Highway 22.