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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We are now hiring for a student maintenance supervisor, maintenance crew members, and artists/painters. Click here for more info!

Visit the new Friends of Schmeeckle website! friendsofschmeeckle.org

COVID-19 Updates: The visitor center is open, with new hours. Face coverings are required for all visitors inside the building. Trails are open dawn to dusk daily. A restroom building is available near the visitor center parking lot. Click here for more information.

The meeting room is available again for group reservations. Click here to reserve.

Outdoor Gear Rentals are available from the Schmeeckle visitor center. Click here to learn more.

Why are trees being cut in Schmeeckle? This is part of a new prairie and oak savanna restoration. Click here to find out!

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

Trail Hours: Sunrise to sunset
No pets allowed

Visitor Center hours (now open!):
Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday: Noon to 3 p.m.

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

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