Marinette County contains vast public lands, the most waterfalls and a comprehensive park system to offer year round variety in recreational interests.


Follow web links to additional information pertaining to each topic.


Specific information on any other activities can be gotten from each municipality or the  Marinette/Menominee Chamber of Commerce.


Marinette County Tourism

Spring/Summer/Fall/Winter Activities

Click on a link for more detailed information.

ATV Trails




 Over 200 miles of trails are maintained by five ATV clubs in Marinette County. Erosion control has been applied to the trails and a new over night camp has been set up in McClintock park.  Check local ordinances for access roads within Villages/Townships using ATV vehicles.


Map of Wausaukee Town & Village  ATV Routes

Bicycle Trails

















Bicycle routes are throughout the county on scenic roads and parkways leading to campgrounds, rivers, lakes and waterfalls. Organized bike trips are set up by local bike clubs. The following four trails were mapped out from starting points in the Village of Wausaukee.


Trail 1: 5.1 Mile Pike River Rd

Trail 2: 8.1 Mile Pike River Rd

Trail 3: 12.1 Mile Wausaukee to Amberg

Trail 4: 13 Mile Pike River Rd.













Boating is accommodated on our inland lakes, flowage and rivers. Boat access is available using available boat launch sites. Lake Michigan is one of the largest freshwater lakes in the US and can accommodate the largest of pleasure yachts and fishing boats.


















12 Marinette County parks and some of the 14 village/city parks are set up for hiking, camping, fishing, swimming, have parking, playgrounds. User fee for county parks is $3.00 per car/day. Camping site fees are extra and listed on page.

Wausaukee Campgrounds: Evergreen Campgrounds is a full service Tent/RV Campground within the Village of Wausaukee - Visit the page







Canoeing is available at all campgrounds, lakes and rivers using the local boat ramp access points and beaches.

















Travel the many rustic roads and parkways in the county with scenic overlooks, waterfalls, campgrounds and public access to lakes. The following two tours are mapped out from starting points in the Village of Wausaukee.

Tour 1: Daves Falls Car Tour

Tour 2:  26 mile Pike River Rapids, Two Water Falls, Indian Dance Rings Tour

Cross Country  Ski


Cross country ski trails are in Crivitz, Oconto, Marinette, Gladstone, Cedar River, and Menominee.
Down Hill Skiing



Visit the UP for downhill skiing opportunities. Two are located in Iron Mountain MI/Norway approximately 50 miles north and seven more are located in the upper UP of Michigan.




Marinette County contains 62 inland lakes, many rivers, streams and borders the shoreline of Lake Michigan.





Marinette County has 9 golf courses within its boundaries. Seven other courses are within 25 mile range in Town of Stephenson and Menominee Cty.














Hiking trails are available in all  Marinette Cty. and City parks. Camp sites are available.


Hiking Trails 1 & 2: Walk the upper and lower Evergreen Campgrounds Hiking Trails in Wausaukee along the Wausaukee River.

Hiking Trail 3: Daves Falls Hiking Trails








Ducks, pheasant, deer, bear, turkey are some of the game available within the county's public lands and private parcels. Marinette County continues to be a very popular area because of the large expanse of public land open to hunting.

















Jogging is a favorite pastime for those wanting to view nature from the forest roads and scenic hi-ways within the county park system.


Trail 1: 5.1 Mile Pike River Rd

Trail 2: 8.1 Mile Pike River Rd

Trail 3: 12.1 Mile Wausaukee to Amberg

Trail 4: 13 Mile Pike River Rd.
































Menominee River
A boundary river separating Wisconsin and Michigan. The upper stretch offers fast water and difficult rapids. Many rapids and dams must be portaged. Portions of the upper river are extremely dangerous and should only be run by experts in decked boats. The lower river has a slower current with some low-hazard rapids.
Peshtigo River
The upper portion flows through beautiful Nicolet National Forest and has some of the most difficult whitewater in the Midwest. The river above Caldron Falls Reservoir (Hwy C) has long and difficult rapids that require a high degree of skill. Water levels should be medium high or above. Below Crivitz, the river slows and widens in sharp contrast to its previous character. Reservoirs on the central river provide lake paddling.





Movies are available at  Marinette's Pine Tree Mall Cinema.  University Of WI-Marinette Theatre on the Bay produces live stage plays and concerts.





Nine Museums exist within Marinette County and adjacent Menominee City for those wishing to view an historical perspectives of the area.
Parks City














14 parks are maintained by villages/cities in Marinette County or the  adjacent City of Menominee, Michigan.

Evergreen, Payant and Ballas Parks are in the Village of Wausaukee.

Ballas Park Recreation Center

Evergreen Campgrounds

Parks County



12 county parks are maintained and offer some of the most spectacular falls and scenery in Northern Wisconsin.



Three Rafting companies offer organized funyak and raft trips down the Peshtigo and Menominee Rivers.


R/V & Tent Camping








Many local park and Marinette County campgrounds supply potable water, sewage disposal, fire pits, showers and electric hookups for RV campers.


Evergreen Campgrounds is a full service Tent/RV Campground within the Village of Wausaukee - Visit the page







Lake Michigan and the Green Bay offer ports of call to all size sailboats with marinas in all cities that touch its borders. Most inland lakes can accommodate small vessels for less challenging trips.


Skateboarding, Inline Skate, BMX




Skateboard ramp area that is designed for the thrill seeker.  BMX, skateboard and inline skating are welcome. The area is known as Marinette Area Recreation Skate Park (M.A.R.S.) and is located in the Civic Center Park complex.
Snowmobiling Marinette County offers 10 Snowmobile Clubs that groom and maintain hundreds of miles of interconnecting trails.

Maps are offered by all clubs to define their routes




Outdoor pool swimming  is available at the Marinette City recreation center. The county offers swimming in many of the county's 62 lakes, rivers  and Lake Michigan Shoreline. Check out the parks listing for beaches.
Indoor Winter Walking

Wausaukee School allows Winter Walking of the Hallways during the hours of 6 AM to 7:30 AM and 3:30 PM until 9 PM. Only days not available is when school is closed for inclement weather, Vacations and Special Events.
Waterfall Tours




Marinette County contains the largest amount of water falls in any county of Wisconsin. Visit our link for descriptions of the falls, directions and accessibility.
Water Skiing



  Waterskiing is allowed on most inland lakes, Lake Michigan, Peshtigo River and High Falls Flowage.
Water Ski Shows



Two ski teams offer shows at two separate locations. Lake Noquebay and High Falls Flowage. Family entertainment, snacks & drinks available with donations.
Wind Surfing




Wind surfing is accommodated on any of the 62 lakes, Lake Michigan beaches and  the High Falls Flowage.



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