Amnicon Falls State Park RV & Campground Guide

Wisconsin

Amnicon Falls State Park

sits on a geologically significant fault line called the Douglas Fault. Though the Amnicon River is only 46 miles long, it cuts through both sides of the fault, making an exciting set of waterfalls and rapids where visitors can observe the differences. While the upper falls bounce across basalt, an igneous rock formed by lava flows, the lower waterfall cuts through sandstone, a sedimentary rock once at the bottom of an ocean or lake. Both waterfalls are inside the boundaries of 825-acre Amnicon Falls State Park near the furthest northern point of Wisconsin. Established in 1961, most of this park is covered with second-growth forest as the site was harvested in the late 1800s to construct many of Duluth and Superior, WI, structures. This park's rustic nature, covered bridge, and delightful waterfalls attract visitors from as far away as Minneapolis, MN.

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Weather
Spring 40-66 F
Summer 53-81 F
Fall 25-71 F
Winter 5-28 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Amnicon Falls State Park

The area of Wisconsin where Amnicon Falls State Park is located has a fascinating story to tell visitors. RV travelers enjoy an advantage when they visit the place. Their units are enclosed, and modern amenities include the heating elements that battle the cold that dominates this region, especially in winter. To enjoy that comfort level, find an RV to rent near Amnicon Falls State Park through RVshare at this site in Superior, WI.

Amnicon Falls State Park Campground

Amnicon Falls State Park Campground offers 36 rustic RV campsites. The campground is considered a bare-bones camping area. Rigs of 55 feet can access the campsites, and the sites are well-spaced. Most of the campsites are shaded by the overhanging canopy. Firewood is sold at the office between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.

  • Water Hookup: No
  • Electric Hookup: No
  • Sewer Hookup: No
  • Wi-Fi Available: No
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other amenities: Vault toilets, fire rings, picnic tables
  • Fee: $16 to $23 per night

Northland Camping and RV Park

Northland Camping and RV Park near Superior, WI, offers 72 RV campsites, each with pull-through capability. The sites are tightly packed, which may be an issue if you are looking to deploy slide-outs on both sides of your RV. There is a heated pool and a hot tub for those visitors who wish to relax in the evening. A small playground is available for kids to work out their excess energy.

  • Water Hookup: Yes
  • Electric Hookup: 30/50 amp
  • Sewer Hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi Available: Yes
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other amenities: Restrooms with flush toilets, warm showers, fire rings, picnic tables, dump station, laundry facility
  • Fee: $30 per night

Nemadji Campground

Nemadji Campground provides 47 RV spaces, and all are back-ins. While the campground has some good views of the Nemadji River, these campsites are short and tight. A 45-foot RV will have trouble here, and it is unlikely that your slide-outs will fully extend. The campground is located inside Superior, WI, city limits, allowing visitors easy access to the town and its facilities.

  • Water Hookup: Yes
  • Electric Hookup: 30/50
  • Sewer Hookup: No
  • Wi-Fi Available: No
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other amenities: Restrooms with flush toilets, warm showers, fire rings, picnic tables, dump station
  • Fee: $14 per night

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Amnicon Falls State Park

Inside Amnicon Falls State Park

Since Amnicon Falls State Park is open year round, the park offers an extensive range of activities. In the spring, when the angling season opens, many visitors come to the park to test their luck in the cold, freshwater stream. During the summer, the 1.8 miles of hiking and biking trails are filled with children and parents seeking the waterfalls' secrets. In the fall, hunting and trapping seasons open, and many hikers are seen with their equipment as they seek an elusive deer or to trap an animal. During the white winter season, the hiking trails mutate into snowshoe adventures that connect with other snowshoe trails beyond the park's borders.

Outside Amnicon Falls State Park

There is much to see and to do in the area surrounding Amnicon Falls State Park. Many visitors use the park as a home base to explore Superior, WI, and Duluth, MN. Restaurants of all types and cuisines spring up in the region as you travel to sites you wish to visit. Museums, monuments, and parks grace much of the area with incredible Lake Superior views and the ships that travel its surface. Shopping is a must in this area where malls, small gift shops, and friendly outdoor shops greet visitors with open arms.

Restaurants

Thirsty Pagan Brewing

Even the homebodies of Minnesota cross the border to get some pizza at Thirsty Pagan Brewing. Whether you are looking for a pan of homemade freshly cooked pizza bread to dip in some hummus or a large "derailed" pizza with every topping in the shop, this is the place for you.

Type: Brewery, Pizzeria

Location: 1615 Winter Street, Superior, WI 54880

Golden Inn Restaurant

When you visit the wilds along Lake Superior's shores in upper Wisconsin, don't forget the allure of great Chinese cooking. Stop by the Golden Inn Restaurant to grab a plate of chow mein, subgum, and fried rice accompanied with your favorite sweet and sour meat.

Type: Chinese

Location: 24 E Street, Superior, WI 54880

Superior Family Restaurant

When your palate is set for a traditional American breakfast, lunch, or dinner, stop by the Superior Family Restaurant. The foods are typically filling. Try the breakfast of pancakes, eggs, and bacon, or have a lunch consisting of a Rueben melt that will keep you energized into the evening.

Type: American

Location: 1213 Tower Avenue, Superior, WI 54880

Shopping

Shannon’s Stained Glassery

One of the most unique gift shops in the area is Shannon’s Stained Glassery. The shop holds many glassworks from which you can pick and choose distinctive gifts for the family. If you have the time, the location holds classes each week to help create your signature designs to send to friends and family yourself.

Location: 5904 Tower Avenue, Superior, WI 54880

Mariner Retail and Business Center

If you are looking for a shopping mall near Amnicon Falls State Park, stop by the Mariner Retail and Business Center. The mall is close to downtown Superior and easy to access. Many of the 19 shops working in the center are service oriented, such as the Health Care Clinic or North Country Independent Living, and others are retail stores like Sears.

Location: 69 North 28th Street East, Superior, WI 54880

Sightseeing

Fairlawn Mansion

Fairlawn Mansion was constructed by lumber and mining magnate Martin Pattison in 1891. Once a family home, it is now a museum where visitors observe the elegant lines and accouterments associated with Queen Anne's Victorian design.

Location: 906 East 2nd Street, Superior, WI 54880

Richard I. Bong Veteran's Historical Center

The Richard I. Bong Veteran's Historical Center celebrates the life and times of America's leading Air Ace of all time, Medal of Honor recipient Richard I. Bong. At this museum, visitors interact with actual aerial combat footage, including a U.S. trooper hanging in mid-air over northern France in the early hours of D-Day.

Location: 305 Harbor View, Superior, WI 54880

Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve

Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve is an essential educational stop for any family visiting the region around Amnicon Falls State Park. At this location, visitors discover elusive facts about estuaries through interactive presentations and exhibits.

Location: 3 Marina Drive, Superior, WI 54880

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How to Get to
Amnicon Falls State Park

Visitors come to Amnicon Falls State Park from large urban centers like Minneapolis, MN, to experience nature at its best. To approach the park from Minneapolis, get on Interstate 35 (I-35W N), and travel north for 148 miles until you reach exit 253A. Turn right at exit 253A to get onto United States Highway 2 East (US-2 E). Drive for 2.6 miles while crossing the Richard I Bong Memorial Bridge into Wisconsin. At the traffic circle, take the second exit to stay on US-2 E, also known as Belknap Street. Go for 2.4 miles, and turn right onto East 2nd Street, which turns into United States Highway 53 South (US-53 S). Travel for 11.3 miles, and then use the two left lanes to take the US-2 E exit toward Ashland. Stay on US-2 E for 1 mile, and then turn left onto County Road U. The park entrance is 0.3 miles ahead.

Entering Amnicon Falls State Park

Amnicon Falls State Park is a day-use area that is open year round from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Entry fee (per vehicle, Wisconsin license plates) : $8

Entry fee (per vehicle, Wisconsin license plates, ages 65+) : $3

Entry fee (per vehicle, out-of-state license plates) : $11

Entry fee (per bus with Wisconsin license plates) : $11

Entry fee (per bus with out-of-state license plates : $15

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