With more than 200 species on its bird list, this park is the place to go for a great urban wildlife experience in Stevens Point. The 121-acre park is located along the Plover River that serves as a major migratory corridor for birds in the spring and fall. The property consists of deciduous and conifer forests, extensive wetlands, the Plover River, and McDill Pond. Many hiking trails traverse the property. There are picnic areas, park shelters and playground equipment for the kids. In winter, the trails are a popular with crosscountry skiers. The city’s 24-mile Green Circle Trail goes through Iverson Park. The park is completely handicapped accessible.
Directions: Entering the city westbound on Hwy 10, the entrance to the park is the first left after crossing the Plover River; watch for the sign.
Gazetteer: Page 64, D-4 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 58, F-3 (10th edition).
Phone: 715/346-1531 (Stevens Point Park, Recreation, and Forestry Department).
Web site: Iverson Park
Signature species: Scarlet Tanager, Pine Warbler and Wilson’s Snipe.
Rare species: Great Egret,
Trumpeter Swan, Caspian Tern,
Forester’s Tern and Common Tern.
Parking: Parking lots.
Nearest food & lodging: Stevens Point.