Schmeeckle Reserve

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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COVID-19 Updates: Trails will remain open dawn to dusk daily. The visitor center is closed until further notice. A portable toilet is available in the visitor center parking lot. All spring nature programs, the Spring Candlelight Hike, and the Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony have been canceled. Click here for more information.

We are now hiring a graduate assistant for August 2020 to May 2022. Click here for more info.

We are now hiring student employees for the summer. Click here to apply!

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

The Pankowski Friends Amphitheater is now available for rent! Click here for info

A Green Circle Trailhead project is planned for 2020. Click here for info

Trail Hours:
Sunrise to sunset
No pets allowed

Visitor Center hours:
Closed until further notice

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

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