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 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. Click here for more information.

Outdoor Gear Rentals at Schmeeckle have resumed for pick-up and drop-off. Click here to learn more.

Register now for Fall 2020 Family Nature Programs presented by UW-Stevens Point student naturalists!

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

The Green Circle Trailhead project is currently under construction. 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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