Lake Wissota State Park RV & Campground Guide


Lake Wissota State Park is over 1,000 acres of open space that you can enjoy when you want some time with nature. It is located between Chippewa Falls and Cadott, Wisconsin and there is a 6,300-acre lake that brings anglers to the area to fish and enjoy. The lake was created in 1918 when a dam was built here to harness electric power for the surrounding cities. This is a great place to enjoy wildlife, and because the state park is on a lake, there are plenty of waterfowl and other animals that you can find living in the area. More than 200 species of birds have been spotted in the park, so make sure that you remember to bring your binoculars.

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Spring 40-70 F
Summer 70-85 F
Fall 40-70 F
Winter 20-40 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Lake Wissota State Park

Traveling in an RV to a location like Lake Wissota State Park will provide you with the comfort you enjoy while traveling without costing you a lot of extra money. With a large RV and toy hauler, you will be able to bring bikes and jet skis that you can enjoy in the park during your visit. If you don’t have an RV, check out RVshare for plenty of rental options that will fit your vacation needs.

Pine Harbor Campground

Pine Harbor Campground has full hookup sites as well as those with just electricity and water. There is a dump station on the premises, so if you cannot get a full-hookup site, you can still get rid of your wastewater. The camping sites are all level, and many of them offer shade to help keep you cool in the summer.

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: Yes

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: Horseshoes, playgrounds, and walking trails

O'Neil Creek Campground

O'Neil Creek Campground is only about 4 miles north of Chippewa Falls, and it is a place where kids will find plenty of activities to enjoy while you relax. This campground offers themed weekends, so make sure that you check the calendar to find a fun weekend that your family will enjoy. You can rent kayaks and tubes to use on the water at the campground, and there is a swimming beach. Kids can also enjoy the playgrounds, the ball courts, and the arcade.

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: Yes

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: Mini-golf, outdoor theater, and hiking and biking trails

Eagle Ridge Campground

Eagle Ridge Campground is a quiet place for the entire family to relax at night before venturing into Lake Wissota State Park. There is a lot of shade in the campground as well as a boat launch and a dock area where you can enjoy fishing. Since this is a quiet camping space, you will likely see wildlife living in the wooded areas.

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: Yes

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: boating, fishing, hiking, and playgrounds

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What to Do at
Lake Wissota State Park

Inside Lake Wissota State Park

While you are visiting Lake Wissota State Park, you will enjoy the lake by fishing off the pier and there is a swimming beach for the younger kids to play on. The lake is 6,300 acres, so you can spend an entire day fishing from a boat. Water skiing is also a popular activity here. In the winter, ice fishing, skiing, and snowmobiling are also enjoyed at the park.

Outside Lake Wissota State Park

Even though this state park offers many activities to keep you busy, you may want to find things to do outside of the park. Maybe you would like to visit a museum in the area or do some shopping for souvenirs before you return home. Perhaps, you would like to enjoy a nice meal out instead of cooking when you get back to the campsite; there's something for everyone nearby.


Smiley's Kitchen and Pizzeria

Smiley's Kitchen and Pizzeria is a great place to eat if you have a group of people or you are traveling with kids. After your pizza, enjoy some ice cream for dessert. They even have breakfast pizzas that to start your day off right.

Type: Pizzeria

Location: 14232 County Hwy S, Jim Falls, WI 54748

Connell's Supper Club

Connell's Supper Club is an ideal place where you and your family can enjoy a variety of food. Start with some cheese curds, frog legs, or deep-fried pickles as an appetizer. Enjoy the steak, lobster, or a rack of ribs for your main course. There are also kids' meals and meals for those with a smaller appetite.

Type: American

Location: 18525 50th Ave, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

Edge Pub and Eatery

Edge Pub and Eatery is a spacious place to dine that has an outdoor patio and deck so that you can breathe in the beautiful Northwoods air. Make sure to try the shrimp alfredo if you like rich seafood dishes. If you like ribs, they are on special during happy hour, Thursday nights after 4:00 p.m.

Type: Pub

Location: 9504 County Hwy S, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

SandBar and Grill

SandBar and Grill is a family-owned restaurant that has been part of the community since 2014. They serve grilled food that the entire family will enjoy. The raspberry chipotle wings are to die for, and they have a wide selection of burgers.

Type: Bar

Location: 17643 50th Ave, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

Chippewa Family Restaurant

Chippewa Family Restaurant is a great place to get diner-style food. They are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so you can get any food that you want. They also have a little appetite menu and a list of daily specials that you can enjoy until they are gone.

Type: American

Location: 1701 Kennedy Rd, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729


Jacobson's Market

Jacobson's Market is a local butcher shop. If you would like to enjoy some fresh steaks on the grill, then you can find the meat here. You don't need to order ahead to get the meat that you want.

Location: 17183 50th Ave, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

Dollar General

Dollar General has a wide variety of products at a reasonable price. You can get any food, toiletries, and clothing that you may need.

Location: 5474 169th St, Lake Hallie, WI 54729


Walgreens is a pharmacy, but they also have self-care essentials like soap and shaving cream. Don't forget to grab a candy bar to satisfy your sweet tooth later.

Location: 849 Woodward Ave, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

Walmart Supercenter

Walmart will have everything that you could need while camping. You can find paper plates and other food essentials here. They also have food, clothing, and camping supplies that you may have forgotten to bring with you.

Location: 2786 Commercial Blvd, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

Bargain City Superstore

Bargain City Superstore has a little bit of everything at a good price. If you need appliances during your RV trip, this is a great place to consider. They also have clothing and home goods as well.

Location: 475 Chippewa Mall Dr, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729


Irvine Park Zoo

Irvine Park Zoo is a place to create lasting memories with your kids. The zoo was established in 1906 and is 318 acres. They even have a light display during the holidays that will wow the kids.

Location: Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

Chippewa County Historical Society

Chippewa County Historical Society is a museum that will help you learn more about the history of your family. They provide materials to help you trace your family roots and offer programs to help. Check the calendar for events that will be held at this museum.

Location: 123 Allen St, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

Cook-Rutledge Mansion

The Cook-Rutledge Mansion is one of the only examples of High Victorian Italianate architecture that you will find in Wisconsin. It can be used as a venue for a large gathering, or you can view the home and take a tour of it. You can learn about the history of the mansion; in fact, it was used in the movie "The Lumber Baron."

Location: 505 W Grand Ave, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

River Bend Vineyard and Winery

River Bend Vineyard and Winery is a great place to visit to have some adult time. The vineyard has been operating since 2009. They offer tastings and have events that will entertain you while you're in the area.

Location: 10439 33rd Ave, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

Chippewa Falls Museum of Industry and Technology

If you are interested in technology, visit the Chippewa Falls Museum of Industry and Technology. The museum opened to the public in 1998. There are also demonstrations inside the museum to give you a better idea of how things work.

Location: 21 E Grand Ave, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

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How to Get to
Lake Wissota State Park

From Eau Claire, you will take US-53 North to WI-29. The highway will turn into BUS/WI-178. Follow signs for Seymour Cray, Sr Blvd. Turn right onto County Highway S East and then make another right onto County Highway O East. Lake Wissota State Park is on your right.

Entering Lake Wissota State Park

Lake Wissota State Park Per vehicle with Wisconsin license plates : $8.0

Lake Wissota State Park Per vehicle with out-of-state license plates : $11.0

Lake Wissota State Park Wisconsin residents aged 65 and older : $3.0

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Frequently Asked Questions About Lake Wissota State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Lake Wissota State Park?

If you are interested in warm-weather outdoor activities at Lake Wissota State Park such as boating, swimming, or hiking, the best time to visit is May through September. Ice fishing enthusiasts should choose to visit in February instead.

What is the climate of Lake Wissota State Park?

Lake Wissota State Park enjoys four distinct seasons with long, wet, hot summers. Winters are characterized by wind and snow. Temperatures vary considerably throughout the year from single digits in the winter to highs near 80 in the summer.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Lake Wissota State Park?

Lake Wissota State Park is home to the red-bellied snake, painted turtle, red fox, mink, otter, and muskrat. More than 200 species of birds have been sighted, including the turkey vulture and bald eagle. Visitors have reported seeing black bears.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Lake Wissota State Park?

Lake Wissota State Park features designated RV camping spots. There are a total of 58 campsites with electricity. Near the camping spots are showers, toilets, and a dumping station for RVers to use.

Are pets allowed at Lake Wissota State Park?

Pets are permitted at Lake Wissota State Park, but they are not allowed in the picnic areas. Pets must be on a leash with a maximum length of 6 feet outside of your vehicle.