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Hartman Creek State Park
HARTMAN CREEK STATE PARK
HARTMAN CREEK STATE PARK
N2480 Hartman Creek Rd.
Waupaca, Wisconsin   54981

Phone: 715-258-2372
Reservations: 715-258-2372
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Hartman Creek State Park
'Doe '
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Doe crossing

Hartman Creek State Park
'Fishing buddies on Hartman Lake'
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Hartman Creek State Park
'Teepee'
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Teepee available for camping.

Hartman Creek State Park
'Great Blue Heron'
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Hartman Creek State Park
'Hikers'
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Hikers on one of the many trails at the park.

Hartman Creek State Park
'Snowshoeing'
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Hartman Creek State Park
'Snowy Road'
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East Windfelt Lane 12/18/09

Hartman Creek State Park
'The Bridge'
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One of the bridges on the trail around Hartman Lake. October 9th

Hartman Creek State Park
'Hellestad House'
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April 8th

Hartman Creek State Park
'Hartman Lake'
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October 13th

Hartman Creek State Park
'Golden Geese'
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Geese on Middle Lake October

Hartman Creek State Park
'Resting Spot'
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Memorial bench overlooking Allen Lake 5/28/09

Hartman Creek State Park
'Freshly Fallen Snow'
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The walking trail between Middle Lake and Hartman Lake. March 9th

Hartman Creek State Park
'Whitetail Doe'
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Whitetail doe near the family campground March 4th

Hartman Creek State Park
'Snowy Parking Lot'
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Hartman Lake Beach parking lot February

Hartman Creek State Park
'The trail between Middle Lake and Hartman Lake'
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Trail between Middle Lake and Hartman Lake 2/18/09

Hartman Creek State Park
'Sunset on Hartman Lake'
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Fly Fishing on Hartman Lake

Hartman Creek State Park
'Middle Lake and Hartman Lake'
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Fishermen on Middle Lake and Hartman Lake May 31st

Hartman Creek State Park
'Pileated Woodpecker'
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Pileated woodpecker near Allen Lake. April 14th

Hartman Creek State Park
'Great Blue Heron'
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Great Blue Heron in Allen Lake. April 10th

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'Picnic Shelter at Allen Lake'
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December 21st

Hartman Creek State Park
'Entrance to the park'
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3/25/10

Hartman Creek State Park
'Hartman Lake'
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Memorial bench overlooking Hartman Lake.

Hartman Creek State Park
'Hiking path'
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Hiking path around Hartman Lake.

Hartman Creek State Park
'Sunrise Over Hartman Lake'
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February 18th

Hartman Creek State Park
'Sunrise over Hartman Lake'
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February 18th

Hartman Creek State Park
'Immature Bald Eagle'
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Young bald eagle near Hartman Lake beach. April 28th

Hartman Creek State Park
'Immature Bald Eagle'
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Young bald eagle near Hartman Lake beach.

Hartman Creek State Park
'Middle Lake'
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December 11th

Hartman Creek State Park
'Whitetail Buck'
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Whitetail buck near Hartman Lake hiking trail

Hartman Creek State Park
'Whitetail Buck'
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Whitetail buck at the end of East Windfelt Lane November 9th

Hartman Creek State Park
'Golden Tamaracks'
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Fishing on Middle Lake October 18th

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'Hartman Lake'
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October 13th

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'Hartman Lake'
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October 9th

Hartman Creek State Park
'Early Fall Colors'
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Maple near Allen Lake shelter October

Hartman Creek State Park
'Allen Lake'
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October

Hartman Creek State Park
'Allen Lake'
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Foggy April morning on Allen Lake

Hartman Creek State Park
'Fall Colors'
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The trail between Middle Lake and Hartman Lake October 10th

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Hartman Creek State Park
'Hiker'
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Hartman Creek State Park
'Hikers'
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Hikers on the trail around Allen Lake.

Hartman Creek State Park
'The beach at Hartman Lake'
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Children enjoying the uncrowded beach.

Hartman Creek State Park
'Fishing dock on Allen Lake'
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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.
FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
Day-UseFishingyes
 Hiking Trailyes
 Swimming Beachyes
CampingPrimativeyes
 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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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
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.
January 8 More horse trails? by Kim Winkel
Hartman creek is a beautiful park and a great place to ride our horses. Would love to see water closer for the horses though.
January 8 Great Park & Horse Trails! by Northeast WI Trail Rider
Your horse trails are great! Would love to have more trails available and water available for horses.
January 8 Horse Trails by Sue Wallrich
Being a horseback rider, I enjoy the trails in the parks. Please maintain the trails and add more if possible. Horseback riding is one of the fastest growing activities in Wisconsin.
January 8 Nice Trails
I really enjoy the Hartman Creek trails. It has been a good place to work with fresh horses and allows them to get use to strange noises in a safe environment. The parking lot is large enough to accommodate a lot of horse trailers. I would make the suggestion of adding a water source at the parking lot, a permanent bathroom, and maybe a few horse campsites as well.
January 7 Horse trails by Laura Steidl
I love riding my horse here. This park has beautiful horse trails winding through woods and around large fields. A great place to enjoy nature on horseback. The enlarged parking lot is nice. More horse trails and a source of water for the horses would be a huge improvement.
April 21 great park by schwinnisbest
very clean and during the spring a quet peaceful place to enjoy the day., one comment though this web site doesnt list the camping fees.


Area Campgrounds

Deerhaven Campground LLC
N3185 Butts Drive
Waupaca, WI
715-256-1412


Waupaca Camping Park, LLC
E2411 Holmes Road
Waupaca, WI
715-258-8010


Lake of The Woods
N9070 14th Avenue
Wautoma, WI


Wild West Campground & Corral
9495 Highway 54
Amherst, WI
715-824-5112


Ponderosa Pines Pub, Eatery & Campground
287 State Road Highway 73
Bancroft, WI
715-335-2267


Vista Royalle Campground
8151 County Road BB
Bancroft, WI
715-335-6860


Iola Pines Campground
100 Fairway Drive
Iola, WI
715-445-3489


Evergreen Campsites, Inc.
W5449 Archer Lane
Wild Rose, WI


Oakwood Campsites Bar & Grill
N5428 24th Avenue
Wild Rose, WI
920-622-4361


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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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