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Winter Recreation

Wildcat Mountain State Park

Wildcat Mountain State Park offers beauty and recreational opportunities to visitors year-round. 

Cross-country skiing

The park has 7 miles of cross-country ski trails. Skiers can begin and end at the park office or maintenance building. There's a rest stop midway where you can continue or take a short trail turnaround. Beginner and intermediate skiers can enjoy this trail with easy bypasses on steeper areas, as the trail follows along the ridge top. Cross-country ski map.


The 2.5-mile loop Old-Settlers hiking trail is transformed into the snowshoe trail in the winter. A snowmobile trail also crosses part of the property.


The opening closing of snowmobile trails is at the discretion of each county. Snowmobile trails which cross DNR lands are opened and closed consistent with the surrounding county (or counties). Whenever possible, the opening and closing of snowmobile trails is done on a county-wide basis; however, localized conditions may require localized trail opening and closing. It is the responsibility of the county to provide notification about the status of snowmobile trails. The Travel Wisconsin Snow Conditions Report [exit DNR], and local club and county snowmobile web pages [exit DNR] and telephone hotlines will provide the most current information.