Waupaca Recreational Resources & Facilities
Rivers & Lakes
- Waupaca River - 2nd largest river in Waupaca County, flowing southeast through the city. Fish species: trout, smallmouth bass, panfish and catfish.
- Crystal River - Flows east through southern Waupaca. Fish species: northern pike, largemouth bass, bluegill, rock bass, pumpkinseed, green sunfish and brown trout. Canoeing.
- Shadow Lake - A 39-acre body of water located in southern Waupaca. Fish species: largemouth bass, northern pike, black crappie, pumpkinseed, bluegill and perch. Swimming beach. Boat launching. Fishing pier.
- Mirror Lake - a 13-acre body of water in southern Waupaca. Fish species: largemouth bass, trout and panfish. Boat access available in South Park.
- Chain O' Lakes - Chain of 22 lakes located southwest of Waupaca. Swimming, waterskiing, boating, canoeing and river boat cruises. Boats available for rent.
Parks & Trails
- Brainards Bridge Park - 19.3 acres located on the northern and southern shore of the river on North Bailey Street in northwest Waupaca. An open-sided shelter. Picnic area. Phone 715.258.4435
- Clintonville Trail - Greentree Road in Clintonville, WI
- Dog Park - County K, Waupaca. www.waupacacountyparks.com Phone 715.258.6243
- Fremont Nature Trail - 1/2 mile nature trail for hiking or biking
- Hartman Creek State Park - N2480 Hartman Creek Road, Waupaca www.wiparks.net Phone 715.258.4783
- Hatten Park Nature Trail - 801 Werner-Allen Boulevard, New London. www.newlondonwi.org Phone 920.982.8521
- Patridge Lake Park - also know as Fremont Beach, located at the intersection of Lake Street and Wolf River Drive.
- Pfeifer Park - 509 Burton Street, New London. www.newlondonwi.org Phone 920.982.8521
- River Ridge Trail - Near Swan Park, 25 miles of trail for walking, hiking or biking.
- South Park - 14.9 acres between Mirror Lake and Shadow Lake on South Main Street. Two shelters, picnic area, barbecue pit, playground equipment, speed skating rink, open ice skating rink, sledding hill, public swimming beach with full bathhouse and diving dock at Shadow Lake and boat launching areas and fishing piers located on both lakes. South end of Main Street in Waupaca - Phone 715.258.4435
- Swan Park - Includes 4 baseball/softball diamonds, a skateboard park, a play ground, picnic area, walking trails, restrooms, and much, much more. Brainerd Road in Waupaca - Phone 715.258.4435
- Waupaca County Fair Grounds - Weyauwega, WI. www.waupacacountyparks.com Phone 715.258.6243
- Waupaca Recreation Center - 407 School Street, Waupaca. Phone 715.258.4435 - Offering two full size basketball courts, volleyball, walking, kids actitivites, classes, clinics, camps and education programs. It also includes the Senior Center with many activities for area Seniors.
- Wau-King Trail - Paved 3.9 miles trail from Hwy. QQ to South Main Street.
- Weyauwega Community Park - 411 W. High Street, Weyauwega. Phone 920.867.2630
- Whispering Pines Park - State park overlooking Marl Lake in the Chain. Picnic facilities. Boat access. Grills. Hiking trails. Hwy. QQ south to Cty. Q to Whispering Pines Road.
- Wolf River Crossing Park - located on the west bank of the Wolf River, under the Highway 10 bridge.
- Yellowstone Trail - www.yellowstonetrail.org
For more information on recreational resources and facilities contact the Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce at 715.258.7343.