Brunet Island State Park

IUCN Category V - Protected Landscape / Seascape


The Brunet Iceland State Park [ bru ː neɪ ] is a state park on an island in the Chippewa River in Wisconsin.


1936 donated the Northern States Power Company Brunet Iceland to the State of Wisconsin. The state park was established in 1940 in honor of Jean Brunet. 1938 a shelter from the Civilian Conservation Corps was established, which was renovated in 2003. 1970 and 1977, the State Parks was hit by two tornadoes.


The state park is located on a namesake island in the concentration of Chippewa and Fisher River.


In state park there is an over population of white-tailed deer and grouse. Furthermore, there are squirrels, foxes, porcupines, skunks, chipmunks, woodchucks and raccoons. In the water live beaver, muskrat, mink and otters. As birds fish and bald eagles occur and owls and herons Canada.


In State Park Canadian hemlock occur. The area that was destroyed by a tornado in 1977 is now planted with birch, oak and aspens. In addition, various wildflowers, ferns, mosses, and lichens and Bärlapppflanzen and berries occur.


In Brunet Iceland State Park of the Old Abe State Trail begins. In addition, there are the following 12.8 km hiking trails:

  • Jean Brunet Nature Trail (1.3 miles)
  • Nordic Trail
  • Pine Trail
  • Spruce Trail
  • Timber Trail