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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.

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Outdoor gear rentals are now available! Kayaks and canoes can be used on the lake in Schmeeckle or taken off-site. Other items, such as paddle boards, tents, and backpacks, can only be used off-site. Click here to learn more.

Visit our Friends of Schmeeckle website to learn more about exciting enhancement projects and upcoming events!

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

Schmeeckle now has two solar panel arrays! How much power are they 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

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