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Becker Lake Recreational Area
Location: Ellis Rd, 2 miles north of Ellis. The County owns 16 acres of land around the 32 acre lake. It is a bog lake in its natural state. The area is a public hunting area with no facilities.
Location: Co Hwy A, ½ mile northwest of Amherst. This 9 acre wooded park overlooks the Amherst Mill Pond. A parking lot, picnic area, and fishing access are provided.
Location: West River Dr, 1/2 mile south of Stevens Point. This 12 acre linear strip of land adjacent to the Wisconsin River is managed as a boat launching/fishing area and picnic area.
Location: Lake Rd, 1 mile north of Amherst Junction. This land was the Portage County Poor Farm Cemetery and is maintained as a cemetery.
Carrie Frost Park
Location: Co Hwy BB, 4 1/2 miles northwest of Almond. Named after a local woman, who started a factory to manufacture trout flies, this 7 acre park is adjacent to the local school forest. A small picnic area and a small snowmobile shelter are provided.
Location: River Dr, 1 1/2 miles west of Plover. A 34 acre park with Wisconsin River frontage. The park is primarily used for boating, water skiing, fishing and picnicking.
Green Circle State Trail
Location: This 24 mile multi-purpose recreation trail forms a corridor of green space around the Stevens Point urban area. This is a very popular hiking and biking trail. The Plover River segment is groomed as part of the 6 mile Plover River Ski Trail. The County parks department does all the maintenance and patrolling on the trail.
Lake Helen Park
Location: Lake Helen Rd, 3 1/2 miles east of Rosholt. On the north shore of th 87 acre Lake Helen, this 10 acre park has numerous facilities. An open picnic shelter with enclosed kitchen is available for rent. The aprk also has a boat landing, beach, picnic area, playground, volleyball court, and horseshoe pits.
Meyers Lake Boat Landing
Location: Lake Meyers Rd, 1 mile east of Amherst Junction. This area is managed as a boating/fishing access with a primitive boat ramp.
Location: Tree Lake Rd, 5 miles north of Rosholt. On the east shore of the 72 acre Tree lake, this 4 acre park has a playground, beach, and picnic area. The boat landing is located on the west shore of the lake off of Co. Hwy. A.
Plover River Ski Trail
Location: 1 mile east of the Stevens Point Airport on Hwy 66. This 6 mile ski trail is groomed on a regular basis for tracking skiing. A small beginner skate ski trail also exists. The ski lodge is open on weekends.
Plover River Wayside
Location: Hwy K, 7 miles northeast of Stevens Point. A small county highway right-of-way provides an access point for canoeists on the Plover River.
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Rinehart Lake Boat Landing
Location: South Lake Road Landing. This area is managed as a boating/fishing access with a primitive boat ramp.
Steinhaguen Recreation Area
Steinhaguen Recreation Area location is at 3485 Bentley Rd, Custer, seven miles northeast of Stevens Point. The area consist of 270 acres of woodlands, open fields and wetlands is managed as a green space preserve and public hunting area. Six miles of trails exist.
Location: Sunset Lake Road, 5 miles north of Nelsonville. This 18 acre park is located on the 63 acre Sunset Lake. The lake is a high quality swimming lake and can be very crowded on hot summer days. A boat landing and good fishing are also available. Alcohol is not permitted in the park.
Al Tech Park
Location: West River Dr, 1 mile south of Stevens Point. A 2 acre strip of land overlooking the Wisconsin River. A canoe access. picnic area, fishing, and low head dam observation area exist in the park.
Tomorrow River State Trail
Location: Plover to Waupaca County line. A 14.5 mile recreation trail along the old Fox Valley and Western Railroad tracks. Some of the trail is still under construction. The 9 mile segment from Plover to Amherst Junction and the 3 mile eastern segment from Alm Rd to Elkins Rd are surfaced with crushed limestone and open to the public. A parking lot in Amherst Junction and a small parking lot along Tower Rd are open. A parking lot at Cate Park will be built in 2002 for the eastern segment of trail. A trail user fee for biking and horseback riding is required and can be purchased at the trail heads.
Tomorrow River Wayside
Location: Hwy Q, 1 1/2 miles northwest of Nelsonville. A small 1 acre fishing access along the Tomorrow River.
Wisconsin River Recreation Area
Location: Park Rd, 8 miles north of Stevens Point. The 82 acre area along the Wisconsin River is managed as a fishing and hunting area.
Wolf Lake Park
Location: Wolf Lake Rd, 3 1/2 miles northwest of Blaine. The 89 acre park is on the north shore of the 36 acre Wolf Lake. The area is managed as a boating/fishing area, beach, picnic, and a 2 mile trial system exists.