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Rib Mountain State Park

#1 of 5 Outdoor Activities in Wausau Features Animals
4200 Park Rd, Wausau, WI 54401-8286
+1 715-842-2522
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Walking through the beaituy of nature

I've been collecting stamps/badges from every Wisconsin state park I enter. I walked several... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David H
Saint Croix Falls, Wisconsin
Beautiful views in nearly every direction, great trails!

Our first surprise was seeing the paved parking path adjacent to the park entry road. What a great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Blue Mounds, Wisconsin
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Fantastic hiking trails with spectacular vistas and unique habitats, nature programs for the family, Summer concerts, and Winter snowshoe events. Reserveable shelters, and a beautiful outdoor event venue. Park concessions open daily during Summer season (Memorial Day weekend - Labor Day weekend), and weekends during Fall (through mid October) with gifts, snacks and more.
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  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
4200 Park Rd, Wausau, WI 54401-8286
+1 715-842-2522
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been collecting stamps/badges from every Wisconsin state park I enter. I walked several different trials throughout out the park, I stopped several time to take in the beautiful view, and so many trillium.

Thank David H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first surprise was seeing the paved parking path adjacent to the park entry road. What a great thing for the locals to have available! Next we were pleasantly surprised to see the ski area and its runs (even though it was summer). We will...More

Thank zeffantm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to wander and enjoy nature. Watch the local media to find out when they offer the free color tour in the fall!

Thank Barb G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rib Mountain State Park has in effect been sold to a downhill ski resort owner and to communication tower companies. There were once two campground areas. both have been eliminated to make room for ski runs and towers. There are hiking trails but they are...More

Thank bill m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I meet my friend here regularly to walk around the park as well as through the woods to get exercise. I really like coming here. It's beautiful + great place to exercise. They also regularly have concerts as well. Always enjoyed my time here.

Thank jennyrO2003MI
Reviewed 4 May 2017

When I went to Rib Mountain, we drove up the mountain, but they do have an excellent, paved walking path. The ski lifts were not operational as skiing season was over, but the facility and equipment looked good. It's a beautiful area and more to...More

Thank Janet W
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Go visit. Just do it. Beautiful trails and views. Well kept while still being very natural. I only wish some of the trails didn't have the asphalt poured, most of them don't but I'm always sad when I see that. It actually makes it harder...More

Thank Kaelyn S
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We live just a few miles from the park and have been going there as long as we've lived in the area, which is nearly 30 years. Rib Mountain is one of the highest hills in Wisconsin. It is a quartzite monadnock covered with dense...More

Thank ronl645
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Rib Mountain State Park is a beautiful area. There is a side walk/trail that leads you up from the foot all the way to the summit. In the fall, the scenery is breathtaking. There is a food counter open during the summer months and vending...More

Thank Michelle C
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Camping along with picnicking and hiking are offered. Just a short distance form the city of Wausau.

Thank sajjuly
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is breakfast included
1 October 2015|
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Response from Raymond G | Reviewed this property |
This is a State Park with minimal facilities. They do have a small snack shop that is open during busy times but I doubt that it is open now. There are many restaurants nearby the park. This is a great spot to visit to see... More