Visit Tower Hill State Park to see how lead shot was made in the mid-1800s, hike challenging bluff trails and enjoy panoramic views. Tower Hill is a seasonal park open from mid-May through Columbus Day weekend each year. The wooden shaft and the smelter house at the top originally built in 1831, have been rebuilt and displays show how shot was made when the tower was in operation. A picnic area, hiking trails, canoe landing and a 11-site campground are also available. The park is open year-round from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. During the off season (Columbus Day weekend through mid-May), the main gate is closed, but may park at the entrance and walk in to the park.
Activities and recreation:
Two miles of trails meander through the park. Tower Hill is an excellent area for amateur bird watchers, offering a variety of habitat with riverbanks, deep woods and clearings.
All campsites are non-electric. Vault toilets and a water source for jug filling are available in the camping area. There are no flush toilets or showers at Tower Hill State Park.
Tower Hill State Park has picnic areas, a large play field and a reservable shelter.
Canoeing and kayaking
Tower Hill State Park does not have a boat launch. The park borders the Wisconsin River and backwaters and is a popular place to explore by canoe or kayak.
Fishing is available in the backwaters of the Wisconsin River. Fishing licenses apply.
Hunting and trapping
Hunting and trapping are allowed in the open areas of the park during the Wisconsin state parks hunting and trapping time frame. Trapping is not permitted in closed areas as noted on the park hunting map or within 100 yards of any designated use area, including trails. Certain trap types are restricted on state park properties.
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