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Wisconsin
River Country Region
Hartman Creek State Park
Hartman Creek State Park Fishing buddies on Hartman Lake © Hntr
Hartman Creek State Park Snowshoeing © Hntr
Hartman Creek State Park © Hntr
Hartman Creek State Park Fall Colors © Hntr
The trail between Middle Lake and Hartman Lake October 10th
Hartman Creek State Park Hiking path © Hntr
Hiking path around Hartman Lake.
Hartman Creek State Park Hartman Lake © Hntr
October 13th
Hartman Creek State Park Hiker © Hntr
Hartman Creek State Park Hikers © Hntr
Hikers on one of the many trails at the park.
Hartman Creek State Park Hellestad House © Hntr
April 8th
Hartman Creek State Park The trail between Middle Lake and Hartman Lake © Hntr
Trail between Middle Lake and Hartman Lake 2/18/09
Hartman Creek State Park Early Fall Colors © Hntr
Maple near Allen Lake shelter October
Hartman Creek State Park Picnic Shelter at Allen Lake © Hntr
December 21st
Hartman Creek State Park Resting Spot © Hntr
Memorial bench overlooking Allen Lake 5/28/09
Hartman Creek State Park Golden Tamaracks © Hntr
Fishing on Middle Lake October 18th
Hartman Creek State Park The Bridge © Hntr
One of the bridges on the trail around Hartman Lake. October 9th
Hartman Creek State Park Golden Geese © Hntr
Geese on Middle Lake October
Hartman Creek State Park Entrance to the park © Hntr
3/25/10
Hartman Creek State Park Teepee © Hntr
Teepee available for camping.
Hartman Creek State Park Hikers © Hntr
Hikers on the trail around Allen Lake.
Hartman Creek State Park Snowy Road © Hntr
East Windfelt Lane 12/18/09
Hartman Creek State Park Hartman Lake © Hntr
Memorial bench overlooking Hartman Lake.
Hartman Creek State Park Middle Lake © Hntr
December 11th
Hartman Creek State Park Freshly Fallen Snow © Hntr
The walking trail between Middle Lake and Hartman Lake. March 9th
Hartman Creek State Park Fishing dock on Allen Lake © Hntr
Hartman Creek State Park Whitetail Buck © Hntr
Whitetail buck near Hartman Lake hiking trail
Hartman Creek State Park Middle Lake and Hartman Lake © Hntr
Fishermen on Middle Lake and Hartman Lake May 31st
Hartman Creek State Park Great Blue Heron © Hntr
Great Blue Heron in Allen Lake. April 10th
Hartman Creek State Park Immature Bald Eagle © Hntr
Young bald eagle near Hartman Lake beach. April 28th
Hartman Creek State Park Hartman Lake © Hntr
October 13th
Hartman Creek State Park Whitetail Buck © Hntr
Whitetail buck at the end of East Windfelt Lane November 9th
Hartman Creek State Park Hartman Lake © Hntr
October 9th
Hartman Creek State Park Allen Lake © Hntr
October
Hartman Creek State Park Whitetail Doe © Hntr
Whitetail doe near the family campground March 4th
Hartman Creek State Park Pileated Woodpecker © Hntr
Pileated woodpecker near Allen Lake. April 14th
Hartman Creek State Park Doe © Hntr
Doe crossing
Hartman Creek State Park The beach at Hartman Lake © Hntr
Children enjoying the uncrowded beach.
Hartman Creek State Park Snowy Parking Lot © Hntr
Hartman Lake Beach parking lot February
Hartman Creek State Park Immature Bald Eagle © Hntr
Young bald eagle near Hartman Lake beach.
Hartman Creek State Park Sunrise over Hartman Lake © Hntr
February 18th
Hartman Creek State Park Great Blue Heron © Hntr
Hartman Creek State Park Sunrise Over Hartman Lake © Hntr
February 18th
Hartman Creek State Park Sunset on Hartman Lake © Hntr
Fly Fishing on Hartman Lake
Hartman Creek State Park Allen Lake © Hntr
Foggy April morning on Allen Lake
Hartman Creek State Park Bald Eagle © Hntr
Bald eagle resting by Hartman Lake and Middle Lake crossing
Hartman Creek State Park Allen Lake © Hntr
Allen Lake view from fishing pier.
Hartman Creek State Park Bald Eagle © Hntr
Bald eagle resting
Hartman Creek State Park Osprey © Hntr
Osprey eating a fish
Hartman Creek State Park Does © Hntr
Whitetail deer bedded down by entrance of park.
Hartman Creek State Park Interpretive Sign © Hntr
History of Hartman Creek State Park
Hartman Creek State Park Turtles © Hntr
Turtles enjoying the sun on a log in Hartman Lake
Hartman Creek State Park Hiker © Hntr
Hiker on Allen Lake walking trail.
Hartman Creek State Park Sandhill Cranes © Hntr
A mated pair of Sandhill cranes
Hartman Creek State Park Swans and Geese © Hntr
Swan and geese on Middle Lake
Hartman Creek State Park Sunrise © Hntr
Sunrise over Hartman Lake
Hartman Creek State Park Does © Hntr
Does checking out hikers.
Hartman Creek State Park Osprey © Hntr
Osprey flying over Hartman Lake
Hartman Creek State Park Bald Eagle © Hntr
Bald eagle look for fish on Hartman Lake
HARTMAN CREEK STATE PARK
HARTMAN CREEK STATE PARK
N2480 Hartman Creek Rd.
Waupaca, Wisconsin   54981

Phone: 715-258-2372
Reservations: 715-258-2372
Email:
Seven lakes with crystal clear waters, a sandy swimming beach, and miles of different types of trails make summer an excellent time to visit the park. Before being established as a state park in 1966, Hartman Creek was a fish hatchery, where dams were built to create four spring-fed lakes -- Allen, Hartman, Grebe, and Middle. The park is located on part of the terminal moraine of the Wisconsin glacier, and potholes, gullies, and springs feed the lakes.

No gas motors are allowed on any of these four lakes, so they offer quiet water for paddlers and anglers. They have largemouth bass, perch, bluegill, and other panfish. Fishing piers, accessible to persons with disabilities, are along the east shore of Allen Lake and at Whispering Pines on Marl Lake..

A spillway and dam at the start of Hartman Creek are on the east end of Allen Lake. Hartman Lake has a 300-foot sand beach and large marked-off swimming area. The beach is adjacent to 3 acres of multi-use lawn area containing picnic tables, drinking water, and a combination changing and toilet building.

The park also adjoins Marl, Pope, Manomin, and Knight lakes, natural lakes that are at the head of Waupaca's famed Chain O' Lakes. These lakes allow gas motors, but watercraft are limited to "slow-no-wake" speed.

Paddlers can launch canoes or kayaks from the boat landing off Knight Lane on Manomin Lake and paddle through the east end of Hartman Creek State Park and the Pope Lake Natural Area to Marl Lake, where they can take time to ponder the depths of the lake's crystal clear waters. From the floating dock at Marl Lake, a stone staircase leads to the Whispering Pines Picnic area where paddlers can break for lunch. The picnic area has tables, grills, bathrooms, drinking water, and a vehicle access and parking lot off of Whispering Pines Road.
Passes
A Wisconsin State Park System vehicle admission sticker is required on all motor vehicles stopping in state parks, forests and recreation areas, please visit the VEHICLE ADMISSION STICKERS web page.
FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
Day-UseFishingyes
 Hiking Trailyes
 Swimming Beachyes
CampingPrimitiveyes
 Electric Sitesyes
WinterActivitiesyes
Camping
Hartman Creek State Park has a 101-site family campground, and five group camping sites. The campsites are located in either a red pine forest or an old apple orchard/hardwood mix of trees. The campground has spacious sites and has two shower and flush toilet buildings. Some campsites are open all winter on a first-come basis.

Reservations can be made by to 11 months ahead of time by calling (888) 947-2757.
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Location
Hartman Creek State Park is located near Plover, Waupaca

Picnicking
The Allen Lake Picnic Area is a short walk from the campground on an accessible trail. The picnic area includes tables, benches, grills, and swing sets

Another picnic area is at Whispering Pines, on the Waupaca Chain O' Lakes. This beautiful 30-acre property was donated to the park in 1977.

Shelter buildings are available for rent at both these locations (for family gatherings, reunions, company picnics, etc.). There is a rental fee, and each vehicle needs a park sticker, but special group rates may apply.

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
August 11 Great place for kids by JZ
We really enjoy taking the grand kids to this park. Miles of trails, lot of fishing and a swimming beach.
January 12 Love the Horse Trails
Nice Trails, the more the better..I would like to see more trails that carts will be able to use. Water for the horses would be a very nice addition.
January 9 Horseback Riding in the Park by Irene Petrik
I enjoy using the horseback riding trails in the park. The new loop past the dam is nice. The expanded parking lot with picnic tables is so appreciated. I would like to see more horse trails, water available for horses, bathrooms at the parking lot and horse camping available.
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Directions
Hartman Creek is about 1 hour and 15 minutes from Green Bay and about two hours north of Madison. It is west of Waupaca on Hartman Creek Road South of Highway 54 and north of Wisconsin Highway 22. The park straddles the Waupaca-Portage county line.

Any motor vehicle entering the park must have or purchase a Wisconsin State Park vehicle admission sticker.

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