A great place for family time

Looking to have fun with your family? Explore a trail in the Stevens Point Area for a little adventure...Read More
Jump In!

The Stevens Point Area is a recreational haven, with crisp clear water ready for you. Explore the best waterways here, by boat, kayak or canoe...Read More
Finding the Fishing Hot Spots

Find the best fishing spots, including Wisconsin River fishing to get some walleye fishing in this season....Read More
Paddling, anyone?

There is plenty of water to canoe and kayak in the Stevens Point Area, including the Plover River (shown). View Paddling routes here...Read More

Outdoor Recreation



The 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 for 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.




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...

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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.


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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...


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Planning 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.



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