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High Cliff State Park

A 125-acre area within the 1,187-acre park is designated as a state natural area, recognizing its excellent cliff environments, an undisturbed wet-mesic forest and more than a mile of Lake Winnebago shoreline.

The most common mammals observed here are fox and gray squirrels, raccoons, skunks, opossums, deer, woodchucks, 13-striped ground squirrels, chipmunks, mice, shrews and bats. Present, but rarely seen, are red fox, weasels and mink. High Cliff is a premier area to watch the warbler migration in the spring. The park is also home to several purple martin colonies.

Nature programs

Naturalist programs are offered primarily from May through September. All naturalist programs are subject to change. Make sure to contact the park prior to attending any event. The General Store Museum is open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends from Memorial Day through Labor Day when volunteers are available. Kids are also encouraged to participate in the Wisconsin Explorer Program.

You may buy nature-related books, T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, novelty items, etc. at the park office. Purchases support the Friends of the High Cliff State Park, which provides funding for nature programs and special projects in the park.