Visitor Center

Open year-round, the Schmeeckle Reserve Visitor Center is your starting point for exploring the natural area. Friendly and knowledgeable staff are available to answer your questions and provide information about the Reserve, the Green Circle Trail, the university, and Portage County outdoor activities. Maps of the Reserve and other brochures and pamphlets are available to make your visit more enjoyable.

Visitor Center Hours

Open 7 days a week
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
Call ahead for holiday hours



The visitor center is located at 2419 North Point Drive, Stevens Point, WI.
Click here for directions to the visitor center.


The Schmeeckle Reserve Visitor Center is a universally accessible building. If you have any special needs, please contact us at

Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame

The Schmeeckle Visitor Center is home to the Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame. Wisconsin is a leader in conservation policy and education. In 1984, the Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame (WCHF) was founded to honor men and women who have made significant contributions to the environmental legacy of the state.

In 1990, Schmeeckle Reserve partnered with the WCHF, and a large addition was constructed onto the visitor center. The addition included conservation history exhibits, a formal hall of fame gallery, meeting room, and cedar sign shop.

To learn more about the Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame, visit

Green Circle Logo 2 in.jpgGreen Circle Trail

Schmeeckle Reserve is the headquarters of the Green Circle Trail, a 26-mile natural hiking and biking trail that loops around the Stevens Point area. About 1.4 miles of the Green Circle meanders through the northern part of Schmeeckle Reserve, with easy access to the rest of the trails. Stop by the Reserve visitor center for free parking, information and maps, and Green Circle Trail souvenirs.

To learn more about the Green Circle Trail, download maps, check trail conditions, or leave comments, visit

Please note: Pets are not allowed in Schmeeckle Reserve. An alternate Green Circle route is available along North Point Drive for trail users with pets.