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Water Recreation

Council Grounds State Park


The 217-foot beach has an expansive sunning area and picnic area. The best time for swimming is mid-June through mid-August. Lifeguards are not provided.

Boating, canoeing and kayaking

A dam on the Wisconsin River at Council Grounds forms Lake Alexander. Boating and water skiing are popular on the lake. The park has a boat landing near the accessible fishing pier and beach.

The Friends of Council Grounds State Park rent canoes and kayaks in season. There is also an adaptive kayak available for rental. Items can be rented at the park office when the office is open. Canoe/kayak rentals are for the day (no overnight rentals). Rentals must return prior to sunset and the equipment turned into the office prior to close. Contact the park at 715-536-8773 for more information.