Rib Mountain State Park
Rib Mountain is a billion-year-old hill that is the capstone of this beautiful state park. A 60-foot observation tower atop the hill offers spectacular views of the Rib River and valley. From spring through fall, this park is a great place to watch large numbers of Turkey Vultures, hawks and Bald Eagles glide on the thermals above. In the spring, park woodlands attract large numbers of migrating songbirds, especially warblers. In the summer, it holds Winter Wrens, Yellow-bellied Flycatcher and Tufted Titmice. In the fall, it offers one of the best spots to watch migrating hawks. The park offers 9 miles of hiking trails, 30 campsites and terrific skiing in the winter.
Directions: Exit I-39 at Cty N .1 mile to the park entrance.
Gazetteer: Page 64, A-3 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 58, A-2 (10th edition).
Signature species: Bald Eagle, Broad-winged Hawk and Osprey.
Rare species: Golden Eagle.
Nearest food & lodging: Wausau.
Fee: Park fees apply.