Address 1: S2965 State Rd. 35
City: Fountain City
Phone: (608) 687-4936
Open: Open all year
Open all Year: Yes
Number of Sites: 65
Full Hook: Yes
Located along the lazy Mississippi River north of Fountain City, the 322-acre Merrick State Park is popular with anglers and boaters. The marshy backwaters are home for egrets, herons, muskrats and otters.
Things to Do
* Hiking and snowshoeing on 2 miles of trails
o Wisconsin Explorer programs for kids
o Watch and photograph spring and fall migrations of waterfowl and eagles
o Occasional naturalist programs, sponsored by the TURTLES
* PicnickingThe park has picnic areas along the Mississippi River. One near the lower boat launch is open to leashed pets. Three shelters throughout the park are reservable.
There are 65 individual campsites in three campgrounds and a 50-person group tents-only campsite at Merrick. You can reserve a site online or by phoning toll-free (888) 947-2757, TTY (800) 274-7275.
The North Campground has a flush toilet shower building. There are 25 sites, 22 of them with electrical hookups. Site 6 is accessible for people with disabilities.
The South Campground has 35 campsites including 28 waterfront sites on Fountain City Bay. In years with floods on the Mississippi River, the South Campground is closed until the flood recedes and the campground dries out.
There are five family walk-to tent campsites and a group tent site on an island, connected to the mainland by road. The island also has a log shelter, picnic area, pit toilets, drinking water, and boat and canoe launches.