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Nelson Dewey State Park

Highway V V, Cassville, WI
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Beautiful fall colors

Nice relaxing afternoon just reading a book and having the leaves falling around us. The forest... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2017
Neenah, Wisconsin
Great views!

We hiked Nelson Dewey and like the trail overlooking the river. Very quiet place and easy to get... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2017
Sue J
Madison, wi
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Highway V V, Cassville, WI
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

Nice relaxing afternoon just reading a book and having the leaves falling around us. The forest floor was a golden yellow. Looks like a nice campground too.

Thank Joebob747
Reviewed 1 October 2017

We hiked Nelson Dewey and like the trail overlooking the river. Very quiet place and easy to get around. Not great trail markings but we find that as a drawback at many of the WI State parks.

Thank Sue J
Reviewed 9 August 2017

It gets buggy and humid here, this is the Mississippi River basin, but the View! The four walk-in sites on the bluff have gorgeous views. Reserve early! The park is lightly used, bathrooms were cleaned well daily (if they're dirty it's fellow campers' fault). Even...More

2  Thank C K
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We stayed at Nelson Dewey en route across country. It was easy to find and conveniently located. It was not crowded, and the sites are private. Everything is green and beautiful. There are some great nature trails overlooking the Mississippi River. You can take a...More

Thank Alicia K
Reviewed 16 July 2017

We picnicked here and hike a bit. Very beautiful views of the Miss. River. Nice restored prairie - a state natural area - within the park.

Thank Delisa W
Reviewed 9 April 2017

If you are camping or just driving through southwestern Wisconsin, Nelson Dewey State Park is a great spot. Picnic, hike, bike, or camp. The views from the bluffs out over the river are grand. Be wary for snakes. There are timber rattlers known to be...More

1  Thank Andrew J
Reviewed 28 February 2017

This is a great park to take the family. Lots of good trails to hike, and very close to the Mississippi River. Chose the sites overlooking the river - you will not be disappointed!

Thank JaredJamesK
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

It got very foggy during our visit but what we could see was beautiful. Benches were in perfect locations just wish we would have brought a thermos of coffee to enjoy it a little bit more.

Thank mimi1971
Reviewed 7 September 2016

There are the most spectacular views from this park from the top of the bluff. Campsites along the way give the visitor a great place to relax and enjoy the outdoors, and all the sights, sounds and smell of the country.

Thank joycie444
Reviewed 22 August 2016

The trails are a little hard to find and short, but the views of the Mississippi River from the Mound Point Trail were worth the trip to this small, quiet [except for the trains] State Park. If you visit here, make sure to also visit...More

Thank lark77
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1 February 2018|
Response from C K | Reviewed this property |
For the best sites overlooking the Mississippi River, yes, make a reservation. If you really want to camp on a holiday weekend or there's a big event going on in the area, check the Reserve America website to see how full... More
Eaan C
19 August 2017|
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Response from C K | Reviewed this property |
We weren't in a travel trailer but here's my best recollection: First, none of the electric sites have bluff views...for that try Wyalusing State Park near Prairie du Chien, WI. If the weather is nice--and it changes a lot... More