Recreation Outdoors

Can’t-Miss Outdoor Attractions in Menomonie

Looking to get outdoors in Menomonie? Here are some of the most popular spots

V1 Staff, photos by Andrea Paulseth, Timothy Mather |

MARVELS OF MENOMONIE. Listed are several of the great outdoor locations you can visit to fish, hike, bike, camp, and do so much more! (Photo by Tim Mather)
MARVELS OF MENOMONIE. Listed are several of the great outdoor locations you can visit to fish, hike, bike, camp, and do so much more, including Jeremiah's Bullfrog Fish Farm, pictured. (Photo by Tim Mather)

Whether you’re looking to hike, bike, camp, or just enjoy the picturesque scenery, the Menomonie area has several great places to enjoy your day. Here is a list of local favorites you can enjoy by yourself or with your friends and family!

Bjornsen Recreation Center Trail

From I-94 take the Hwy Q exit and drive north to 700 Avenue. Turn right and head to 160th Street. Look for signs.

This trail is perfect for those who may want an easier hike, featuring trail loop options through the woods with creeks and several footbridges as well. There is also a camping area nearby with a picnic shelter, a fire ring area, and bathrooms. Learn more at

Dunn County Recreation Park

620 17th St., Menomonie

This park is a great place for families to spend the day, with several activities to do. There is a picnic area, restrooms, a track, an ice hockey arena, lighted ball fields, and exhibition buildings. That sounds like a day of fun to us! Learn more at

Dunnville Wildlife Area

South of Chippewa River. County Highway Y and 210th Avenue on the north

Also called “Danville Bottoms,” this area has sand beaches, steep hillsides, and a vast forest. It's a great space for camping, biking, hiking, canoeing, fishing, swimming, and wildlife viewing. Learn more at

Govin’s Farm

N6134 670th St., Menomonie

For some good ol’ farm fun, head over to Govin’s Farm where – depending on the time of year – they have a barn with cute farm animals and their babies, berry picking, and a corn maze and haunted trail during the spooky fall season. Learn more at

Govin's Farm. (Photo by Andrea Paulseth)
Govin's Farm. (Photo by Andrea Paulseth)

Irvington Campground, Tube, & Canoe Rentals

E4176 County Road D, Menomonie

For all you campers out there, the Irvington Campground has it all! Bring your tents or RVs (they have full hookups with electricity and water) and enjoy a fun time in the woods or out on the water. Learn more at

Jeremiah’s Bullfrog Fish Farm

N1409 566th St., Menomonie

A fan of fishing? This farm is known for its Rainbow Trout fishing and beautiful views. They also cook up your catch at their “Hobo Shorelunch” and have drinks and live music on the weekends. Learn more at

Lake Menomin

2997 Domain Drive, Menomonie

There is plenty to do on Lake Menomin, from visiting the park, heading to their 8.3-mile Lake Menomin Loop, and of course, swimming and fishing in the lake. Learn more at

Menomonie Lions Game Park Trails

From I-94 head south on North Broadway Street, turn left on Pine Avenue E to Game Park Rd.

This trail is easy AND exciting, featuring a variety of game animals, including elk, deer, and bison, as well as a 20-30 minute self-guided tour through the park. Enjoy a nice walk with great natural surroundings. Learn more at

Red Cedar State Trail

912 Brickyard Road, Menomonie

This 14.5-mile trail connects to the Chippewa River State Trail and passes prairies, farmland, bluffs, and the Red Cedar River for one beautiful adventure. Learn more at

Red Cedar State Trail (Photo by Andrea Paulseth)
Red Cedar State Trail. (Photo by Andrea Paulseth)

Twin Springs Resort Campground

N6572 530th Street, Menomonie

With 75 camping sites, the Twin Springs Resort Campground offers amenities and activities including a swimming pool, boat rentals, firewood and ice for sale, a bar and game room, nature trails, play areas for children, camping cabins, fire areas, and fire rings, tiled showers with hot water, and more. The whole family is sure to enjoy a trip to Twin Springs! Learn more at

Wakanda Park and Water Park

909 Pine Ave E, Menomonie

Your kiddos will have a blast swimming in the water park and enjoying a fun time on the large playground in Wakanda Park. The park also includes the Russell J. Rassbach Museum, the Menomonie Lions Club Game Park, ballfields, shorelines, and more. Learn more at

Wilson Park

800 Wilson Ave., Menomonie

Wilson Park is an iconic part of Menomonie, hosting its local farmer’s market and the weekly Ludington Guard band concerts. There are also tons of fun events held in the park – like yoga and the city’s Pride events! Learn more at

The Bottoms

524th Street/Dunnville Road, Menomonie

And no, we’re not talking about the Bottoms of the Bikini variety. The Bottoms is dirt path toward the water with a beach that stretches for about a mile along the Red Cedar River in the shadows of a walking bridge from the Red Cedar Trail. The sand is soft, the water is cool, and it is a favorite amongst adventurers and those looking for a relaxing beach escape right in the heart of Menomonie. Learn more at

The Devil’s Punchbowl

410th St., Menomonie

While the name may induce a queasy feeling, The Devil’s Punchbowl is one of the prettiest – and most unique – places to visit in Menomonie. There is a beautiful waterfall inside the “bowl,” which is a hollowed-out basin carved over the millennia by water. The stairway is currently under construction but will reopen soon. This is a challenging trail – so be aware! Learn more about the rare and gorgeous site at

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Best of Menomonie is brought to you by:

Westconsin Credit Union

Explore Menomonie

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