High Cliff State Park Campground

Sherwood, Wisconsin 54169

High Cliff State Park Campground

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Here’s a state park with a lot to offer: the state’s largest internal lake with a beach and marina, a stellar long view of the surrounding counties, easy and challenging hikes, American Indian history, and a story of the big geology of North America. Welcome to High Cliff! The name is the centerpiece of the rock story. The exposed ledges at the top of this bluff overlooking Lake Winnebago are the westernmost reaches of the Niagara Escarpment. It’s hard to imagine, but at one time this entire ledge was nearly deforested by a limekiln operation.

The rock was quarried, crushed, and kilned right here before being shipped off for roads, construction, and agricultural purposes. You can still see ruins of the industrial site, as well as the quarrying and deposits, along one of the hiking trails. The lime production ceased in 1956, and the affiliated 19th-century general store is now an interpretive center and museum."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Additional Use
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, 920-989-1106, tinyurl.com/highcliff; reservations 888-WI-PARKS, reserveamerica.com
Local Contacts
Fees per Night
Hot showers, flush toilets, vault toilets, water spigots.