Wyalusing State Park



The Wyalusing State Park is located in Grant County of the U.S. state of Wisconsin. Founded in 1917 State Park is located southeast of the confluence of the Wisconsin River and the Mississippi River. In the 1064 -acre park area, among other Indian Mounds, geological outcrops, scenic spots, hiking trails are on foot, on bicycle or by canoe, boat jetties, campsites and a visitor center.

Flora and Fauna

In addition to hardwood forests and pine plantations there are just as oxbow lakes and wetlands in the varied landscape of the state parks with cliffs, springs and waterfalls. In the summer months there live about 90 species of birds. As the bird walks in spring and autumn than 100 species can be observed, including turkey, turkey vulture, bald eagle, birds of prey, owls, birds, water birds and numerous songbirds. Among the mammals in the park include beaver, foxes and deer. In the side and backwaters of the two rivers feeding fish such as pike, walleye, and other American Real perch can be caught.


The 200 m high sandstone cliffs are over 400 million years old. 11,000 years ago the first people appeared in the area. Traces of settlements, mounds and artifacts can be assigned to the pre-Columbian Red Ocher people, the Hopewell culture and the Effigy Mounds culture of the Woodland period, among other things. A total of at least 14 strains were until the arrival of Europeans temporarily or permanently to be found in the region. The oldest records of Europeans come on 17 June 1763 by Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet. They were followed by French, British and later American fur traders and gold miners, farmers and settlers.

Beginning of the 20th century matured the plans to convert the site into a state park. The former owner of the family of Robert Glenn led into such negotiations and 1912 enabled the country to be transferred and the State Park will be opened in 1917. Initially, under the name of Nelson Dewey State Park was later renamed to Wyalusing State Park, where Wyalusing in the language of the Munsee - Delaware is home to the warrior.

Meanwhile, the State Park has again been extended and is managed by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.