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.

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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.