Pattison State Park RV & Campground Guide


Pattison State Park is located just south of the city of Superior, Wisconsin, off of WI-35. Further north is the city of Duluth, Minnesota, which is a port city on Lake Superior. This state park is a unique place to visit because it is home to one of the largest waterfalls east of the Rocky Mountains, Big Manitou Falls. The 165-foot falls are only one of the highlights that you can enjoy at the 1,436-acre park. Also, since there is abundant water in this region, there is a lot of wildlife that live in the area as well. Nearby cities include Superior and Poplar.

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Spring 16-63 F
Summer 50-80 F
Fall 25-70 F
Winter 2-28 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Pattison State Park

The area around the Great Lakes is great for exploring in an RV. It gives you a home base so that you can enjoy more activities in the area during your trip. If you do not have an RV, consider renting one at RVshare.

Northland Camping and RV Park

Northland Camping and RV Park is a family campground where you can relax. Full hookup is available, and there are pull-through and back-in sites to make it easier for you to park. Hiking and biking trails are nearby so that nature lovers can do some exploring.

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: Yes

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: A heated swimming pool and laundry facilities

Indian Point Campground

Indian Point Campground has full hookup sites available for rent with both pull-through and back-in sites as an option. This campground has something for everyone to enjoy, and there are even boat rentals that you can take advantage of while you are a guest at the campground. This includes a large pontoon boat that can hold six to eight people.

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: Yes

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: Trails, bike rentals, and laundry facilities

Spirit Mountain Campground

Spirit Mountain Campground is a great campground to stay at if you are traveling with adventurous teens. At Spirit Mountain, there is snow tubing, biking trails, a zip line, and an adventure park to enjoy. The campground has 73 sites available, with a combination of electric and water hookup sites available.

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: No

  • Wi-Fi: No

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: Mini-golf, a jumping pillow, and trails

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What to Do at
Pattison State Park

Inside Pattison State Park

Pattison State Park is a forested area that is made up of spruce, fir, birch, aspen, and more, which means that it's an ideal location for wildlife watching. There are over 200 species of birds in the park and 54 species of mammals that you may see. You can hike in the area to see beautiful vistas at the falls and the gorge below. There are also hiking trails that go through the forest that you can explore. There is also a 300-foot beach in the park where you can go swimming or fishing.

Outside Pattison State Park

Since Pattison State Park is located so close to Lake Superior, there are a lot of things in the area that you can enjoy. There are a lot of interesting restaurants in the area to check out that serve burgers, wings, and barbecue. You can also check out several museums in the area to learn more about the Lake Superior area.


Manitou Inn Bar and Grill

Manitou Inn Bar and Grill has a full menu of food, so there will be something for everyone to enjoy. Their food is delightful and gives you a taste of the local cuisine. They also serve alcohol, so you can get a drink with your meal if you'd like.

Type: American

Location: 6198 WI-35, Superior, WI 54880

Bucktales Cantina and Grill

Bucktales Cantina and Grill is a Mexican restaurant with quite a variety of food. Try the enchiladas or the burritos for an authentic taste. If Mexican is not your thing, they also have food like burgers and chicken wings.

Type: Mexican, American

Location: 6098 WI-35, Superior, WI 54880

Road House Restaurant

The Road House Restaurant makes delicious food that you will smell before you enter the restaurant. They serve steak, seafood, chicken, and more. All meals come with unlimited access to a full salad bar.

Type: American

Location: 9076 E County Rd B, Hawthorne, WI 54842

Wild Hog BBQ and Smokehouse

If you are a barbecue fan, then make sure to eat at Wild Hog BBQ and Smokehouse. The brisket and the pulled pork are delicious. They also have drinks to go with your meals.

Type: Barbecue

Location: 10688 US-53, Solon Springs, WI 54873

Dreamland Supper Club

Dreamland Supper Club is a steakhouse that can give you a hearty meal while you are camping. They have steak, seafood, and chicken, so you can easily get a surf and turf meal. All meals come with salad, bread, and a side.

Type: Steakhouse

Location: 4368 County Rd E, South Range, WI 54874


Walmart Supercenter

Walmart Supercenter is a department store that has clothing that you may need while camping. They also have food at low-prices, so you can stock up if you need to. Don't forget to grab some cards to play in the RV at night.

Location: 3705 Tower Ave, Superior, WI 54880


Aldi is a supermarket. It has fruits, vegetables, and meats in addition to plenty of snacks that will be great for camping.

Location: 4429 Tower Ave, Superior, WI 54880

Family Dollar

Family Dollar is a relatively low-cost store where you can get odds and ends. They have cleaning supplies that you can use to clean up your picnic area or your RV. They also have basic food items that you could be running low on.

Location: 902 Commonwealth Ave, Duluth, MN 55808

Superior Meats

Superior Meats is a grocery store that is great for getting meats. If you don't want to pack a lot of meat into your RV freezer, then you can come by this store to restock. They also have meat bundles that you can purchase if you are cooking for a lot of people.

Location: 6301 Tower Ave, Superior, WI 54880


CVS is a pharmacy, so it is great to have nearby so that you can get first aid items if you need them. At CVS, you can also get toothpaste, toilet paper, and deodorant. Snacks are also available for purchase.

Location: 2631 Tower Ave, Superior, WI 54880


Superior Entry Lighthouse

The Superior Entry Lighthouse was built in 1913 on the shores of Lake Superior. It is not open for tours, but you can still visit the lighthouse and take some breathtaking photos. The lighthouse stands 70 feet tall, and there is a concrete pier that allows you to get closer to Lake Superior, which is a gorgeous place to watch the sunrise.

Location: Superior, WI 54880

Fairlawn Mansion and Museum

Fairlawn Mansion and Museum is one of three of the Superior public museums in the area. The mansion was complete in 1891 and was built for Martin Pattison and his family. The mansion has murals on the ceiling, a grand entrance hall, marble fireplaces, and stained glass windows. There is also a garden that you can take a stroll in.

Location: 906 E 2nd St #3245, Superior, WI 54880

World of Accordions

The World of Accordions is home to over 130 displays of some of the most recognizable accordions in the world. The museum holds historical documents, patents, histories, and manufacturing information. There are also instruments in the museum that are kept on hand to teach individuals how to repair them.

Location: 1401 Belknap St, Superior, WI 54880

Lake Superior Zoo

The Lake Superior Zoo is a great place to visit with kids. There are exhibits about African lions, Australian animals, primates, barnyard animals, and more. Don't forget to explore the nocturnal building to see creatures that sleep during the day, like the two-toed sloth or the kinkajou.

Location: 7210 Fremont St, Duluth, MN 55807

World's Largest Ball of Twine

If you are looking for something that will create memories, then visit the World's Largest Ball of Twine. A few cities in the country claim to have the largest ball of twine, but this one is by far the heaviest. The ball is about 21,280 pounds.

Location: 8009 S Oakdale Rd, Lake Nebagamon, WI 54849

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How to Get to
Pattison State Park

From Duluth, take I-35 South and then use the left lane to merge onto I-535 S/US-53 S via exit 255B. Stay left to remain on I-535 S, which will turn into Hammond Ave. Turn right onto Belknap St, and then turn left onto WI-35. In about 12 miles, start looking for the Pattison State Park entrance on the left.

Entering Pattison State Park

Pattison State Park is open daily from 6:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m.

Pattison State Park Per vehicle with Wisconsin plates : $8.0

Pattison State Park Per vehicle with out-of-state plates : $11.0

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pattison State Park

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

Pattison State Park is a park that visitors can enjoy all year! Summers are generally warm and balmy while winters and even springs offer lots of snowy scenery.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Pattison State Park?

At Pattison State Park, wildlife lovers will have plenty of chances to spot squirrels, deer, rabbits, moose, and wolves—along with plenty of insects for the budding entomologist!

Are there designated RV camping spots in Pattison State Park?

Eighteen of the park's 59 family campsites have electric hookups but no sewer or water hookups. RVers might want to check out nearby RV parks for more amenities.

Are pets allowed at Pattison State Park?

Pets are allowed at Pattison State Park. You can take leashed dogs on the Logging Camp and Big Falls Trails, and they can join you at the picnic areas at both waterfalls in the park.

Is Pattison State Park accessible for disabled visitors?

While not all areas in Pattison State Park are accessible for the disabled, the park's main attraction, Big Manitou Falls, does have wheelchair access at the viewpoint near the small picnic area.