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Nelson Dewey State Park
IUCN Category V (Protected Landscape/Seascape)
Dewey Heights Prairie, Nelson Dewey State Park.jpeg
Dewey Heights Prairie, Nelson Dewey State Park, May 2011
Location Grant, Wisconsin, United States
Area 756 acres (306 ha)
Established 1935
Named for Nelson Dewey
Governing body Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Website Nelson Dewey State Park

Nelson Dewey State Park is a 756-acre (306 ha) Wisconsin state park on the Mississippi River. The land was once part of the Stonefield estate of Nelson Dewey, the state's first governor.

Activities and amenities

  • Trails: The park offers 2 miles (3.2 km) of hiking trails with bluff-top views of the Mississippi River Valley.
  • Camping: The campground has 45 sites, four of them walk-in sites located along the top of the bluffs.
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