Amnicon Falls State Park
Amnicon Falls State Park offers a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities year-round. Read on to learn about some of the popular activities available at this park.
Hunting and trapping
Hunting and trapping are allowed in the open areas of the park during the Wisconsin state parks hunting and trapping time frame. Trapping is not permitted in closed areas as noted on the park hunting map or within 100 yards of any designated use area, including trails. Certain trap types are restricted on state park properties. For more information, please see:
Although better known for its scenery than its fishing, the Amnicon River sometimes produces excellent catches. A warm water stream, it flows north into Lake Superior. Below the park, it changes from a fast-flowing river to one that is slow, wide and meandering. A variety of species that live in the lower river and Lake Superior migrate up the Amnicon to spawn each year. The best fishing is downstream from the Lower Falls. All anglers 16 years and older must have a fishing license. In addition, anyone fishing for or keeping trout must have a trout stamp.
While swimming and wading are permitted, caution is urged. Water levels and flows fluctuate and river conditions change from day to day. Rocks may be slippery. Never allow children to swim unsupervised. Amnicon Falls State Park has no designated beaches and no lifeguards.
No diving or jumping. Jumping from rock walls into the river is dangerous and not permitted. River levels vary, resulting in unknown water depths and current changes. In addition, rocks fall from the gorge walls and are hidden in the dark water.
Snowshoeing and winter hiking are allowed in the park. There is a 1.5-mile designated snowshoe trail during winter.
A designated 1.5-mile snowshoe trail does not have access to the river but provides a convenient way to enjoy some of the remote areas of the park in winter. The trail is fairly flat with some steeper segments in and out of the ancient river valley.