High Cliff State Park and High Cliff Escarpment State Natural Area
This state park is the only state-owned recreation area on Lake Winnebago, Wisconsin’s largest inland lake. The park offers a marina, historic site, 112 campsites, 5 miles of hiking trails, and an accessible cabin for people with disabilities. Lake Winnebago draws in large rafts of waterfowl during migrations in the spring and fall. The State Natural Area features both shaded and exposed cliff habitats along the Niagara escarpment, talus slopes supporting wet-mesic forest, more than a mile of Lake Winnebago shoreline, and outstanding examples of conical and effigy mounds in the level woodland about the escarpment.
Directions: From Sherwood drive west 2 miles on Spring Hill Road to the park. The Lime-Kiln Hiking Trail provides access to the natural area.
Gazetteer: Page 55, C-6 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 71, D-8 (10th edition).
Web site: High Cliff State Park
Signature species: Trumpeter Swan, American White Pelican, Northern Parula Warbler and Red-breasted Nuthatch.
Rare species: Snow Bunting,
Winter Wren, Orchard Oriole,
Dickcissel, Upland Sandpiper and
Parking: Parking lots.
Nearest food & lodging: Sherwood, Chilton and Menasha.
Fee: Park fees apply.