A young boy and a young girl playing on a large bumblebee at a park. There is a swing set behind them.


Experience Superior Nature

Superior and Douglas County are the real deal when it comes to outdoor activities. From Lake Superior shoreline and the Brule River to state parks, trails and Wisconsin’s tallest waterfall – we’ve got it all.

A birds-eye view of a long beach and sandbar with an icy shoreline.

Wisconsin Point 

Behold the endless Lake Superior horizon. Stroll miles of beach on one of the world’s largest freshwater sandbars. Go birding in an old-growth forest. Walk the rocks to a century-old lighthouse. For many, this special place is The Point of vacation.

A fly fisherman in deep, dark water throwing out a line. He has his back to us and he has a fish net on his back framed in wood.

Explore the Brule

For paddlers and anglers, The Brule is a top Wisconsin vacation spot. With world-class trout fishing. Campgrounds with family sites and canoe landings on a river stretching 44 miles, plus nine miles of Lake Superior shoreline and 23 miles of the North Country National Scenic Trail.

Cascading waterfalls with a large rock and tree trunk in the forefront. The air looks so dewey that you can almost smell the vegetation and wet rocks.

Amnicon Falls State Park 

The name says it all. View idyllic waterfalls and rapids along the Amnicon River from a famous, covered footbridge and nearby trails. Named one of Wisconsin’s most treasured state parks, Amnicon Falls is a four-season spot to picnic, camp, hike and even take a summer dip.

Arched Foot Bridge over the Nemadji River in Pattison State Park in Wisconsin.

Pattison State Park 

Want a trip to gush about? Visit the highest waterfall in Wisconsin. Big Manitou Falls, at 165 feet, is just two feet shorter than Niagra Falls. What’s more, Pattison State Park has 1,400 acres to explore year-round. With camping, a lake with a beach, a nature center and scenic trails.

A closeup shot of a grouse with his head cocked slightly, standing on a bale of rolled straw.

Douglas County Wildlife Area 

Known among locals as “the Bird Sanctuary,” Douglas County Wildlife Area spans 4,000+ acres of public land actively managed as a brush prairie habitat for sharp-tailed grouse. Horseback riders come to enjoy miles of trail, open fields scattered with summer wildflowers, pine barrens, shallow lakes and wetlands. It’s natural for wildlife viewing. Each fall, it’s a Wisconsin destination for nationally recognized bird dog trials.

Birds-eye view of an autumn forest with pine and maple trees.

Superior Municipal Forest 

Get a taste of the wild, right in town. At 4,400 acres, Superior Municipal Forest is the third largest forest within a US city—and one of Wisconsin’s few remaining boreal habitats. Find easy access to hiking and biking, cross-country skiing, snowmobile and ATV trails. A stunning disc golf course. Picturesque paddling. And even a lone campsite accessible by water.

A smiling little boy and his dad biking across a foot bridge on a sunny day.

City Parks

Meander beautiful Billings Park trails along the St. Louis Bay, or launch a boat. Play disc golf deep in the forest. Shred the region’s baddest skateboarding park. Dip your toes and paddle at Barker’s Island, where you can hop on the paved Osaugie Trail.

County Parks

Claim a campsite and hike the trails. Swim, paddle or launch a fishing boat. Kick back in parks where beaches, picnic areas and playgrounds make for a perfect day or weekend trip.


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North Shore Sights within reach

Gooseberry falls

46 Miles (52 min)

Split Rock Lighthouse State Park

54 Miles (1 hour)

Tettegouche State Park

66 Miles (1 hr 12 mins)

George Crosby Manitou State Park

80 Miles (1 1/2 hours)

Temperance River State Park

88 Miles Away (1 hr 34 mins)

Grand Portage State Park
(You’rE Almost TO Canada eh?)

157 Miles (3 hours)

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