Park Activities

If I Only Have..Limited time to explore Hartman Creek? Check out our guide for an hour, a day or a few days!
HikingExplore over 10 miles of trails through the park. Whether a flat hike around Hartman Lake, weaving through oaks or a prairie or hiking along the Ice Age Trail, you’ll find the perfect hike for you.
CampingWith family 103 spots and 5 group sites, the park is a great home base for exploring the park and the Chain O Lakes and Waupaca areas.
BikingVoted some of the best mountain biking trails by the Friends of Wisconsin State Park members, come explore 9 miles of single track, or stick to the blacktop bike trails around the park.
Horseback RidingSeven miles of horseback trails circle through the park. A dedicated horse trailer parking lot at the trailhead, and a boarding ramp help you get started.
GeocachingLots of little treasures (geocaches) are hid around the park; some easy drives and others are longer hikes. As of now there are over 50 hidden around the park – how many can you find on your visit!
Beach & SwimmingSwimming beach and concession stand on Hartman Lake. Great place to cool off and relax! Rentals and concessions provided by Adventure Outfitters – The Outpost.
Ice Age TrailPart of the 1200 mile Ice Age Trail cuts through Hartman Creek, letting you get up close to all the glacial features the park has to offer. This part also connects to 23 additional miles of the Ice Age Trail, letting you explore lots of the trail from a home base in the park.
NatureLots of plants and animals call Hartman Creek home. Check out what you might see when you visit!
Hellestad House & Park HistoryThe Hellestad House is a restored settler’s cabin from the 1840s, full of history and natural exhibits, set near Allen Lake. You can also see plenty of the history of the area nearby, and that Hartman Creek State Park wasn’t always a park.
Whispering Pines Day Use AreaHike through towering pines or jump into the aqua-blue Marl Lake of the Upper Chain of Lakes from the Whispering Pines Day Use Area. Exciting projects are also taking place in this area to add views and explore the history of this part of the park.
Fishing & Boating
Winter ActivitiesThe park doesn’t close in the winter – whether you want to ski, snowshoe or fat-tire bike, winter at the park is a great time to visit.
What’s NearbyLots of places to eat, shop, and stay while visiting Hartman Creek.
FAQFrequently Asked Questions when visiting the park.

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