A community nature area at UW-Stevens Point

Schmeeckle Reserve is a 280-acre conservancy area on the campus of UW-Stevens Point, set aside to protect natural communities of central Wisconsin. It is open to the public and serves as a unique gathering place for the community and university. Explore 5 miles of trails and boardwalks, a 24-acre lake, and a large diversity of habitats that support numerous wildlife species. View a map to get started!

The Reserve is managed by the College of Natural Resources to protect and restore ecosystems, serve as an outdoor classroom for learning, and provide outdoor recreation opportunities.

Preserve & Restore
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Now hiring for numerous student summer positions. Click here to apply!

Visit the new Friends of Schmeeckle website! friendsofschmeeckle.org

Outdoor Gear Rentals are available from the Schmeeckle visitor center. Click here to learn more.

Why are trees being cut in Schmeeckle? This is part of a new prairie and oak savanna restoration. Click here to find out!

How much power is our new solar array generating? Click here to find out!

Trail Hours: Sunrise to sunset
No pets allowed

Visitor Center hours:
Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday: Noon to 3 p.m.

Contact Info:
2419 North Point Drive
Stevens Point, WI 54481

Trail Map


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