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Tower Hill State Park
TOWER HILL STATE PARK
TOWER HILL STATE PARK
5808 Cty. C
Spring Green, Wisconsin   53588

Phone: 608-588-2116
Tower Hill State Park
'Sign by Smelter House'
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Tower Hill State Park
'Shot Tower Sign'
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Tower Hill State Park
'Tower from Below'
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Tower Hill State Park
'Tunnel'
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Tower Hill State Park
'View by Building'
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Tower Hill State Park
'View by Building'
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Tower Hill State Park
'Overlooking the Valley'
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Tower Hill State Park
'Sign by Tunnel'
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Tower Hill State Park
'Smelter House'
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Beautifully sited above the Wisconsin River, 77-acre Tower Hill State Park provides campsites, nature and hiking trails, and picnicking facilities. The upland forests, a wide variety of plants, shrubs, birds, and animals, and a 175-foot Cambrian sandstone cliff make the park attractive for those who enjoy natural settings.

The location has special significance in Wisconsin history as the site of the lead region village of Helena and the place where Green Bay entrepreneur, Daniel Whitney, and his partners built a tower to make lead shot, hence the park name. An energetic Yankee entrepreneur who had come to Green Bay in the 1820s, Whitney delved into a wide variety of potentially profitable ventures - lumbering on the upper Wisconsin (long before Indian title had been extinguished), fur trading, and town-site speculation. He formed a business partnership to manufacture lead shot in 1830 at a time when Wisconsin had no shot tower and he hoped to market lead in the East. Construction began in 1831 and was completed in 1833, having been interrupted by the Black Hawk War.
Nearby Accommodations
Wisconsin River Retreat - Mazomanie, WICottages and Cabins
Vacation cottages, fully furnished, located on the Lower Wisconsin Riverway. Clean 1100 sq. ft. two bedroom cottage with huge granite fireplace. Close to canoe rental, hiking trails and bike paths. Come and enjoy our backyard Wisconsin River shoreline.
14.3 miles from park*


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December 14 beautiful by not ok
its the prettiest place i ever saw
June 3 Start a Wisconsin River Trip Here
We stayed at the park before starting a trip down the Wisconsin River. It was right on the river, which made it perfect for our purposes. The campsites are an average size for a Wisconsin state park and all wooded. Facilities were clean and well maintained. Since it is a smaller campground, it was very quiet and peaceful at all times. Bring your bug spray-- the mosquitoes also like to camp out next to the river.
May 20 Rare Piece of History
History buffs, do yourself a favor and visit this park. A bit of a climb to tower and to shot tunnel but well worth the effort. Frank Lloyd Wright museum nearby.
September 21
May 25 Delightful Place by LG
We stopped in the park while on our way elsewhere. A very nice place to spend some time, take a walk, visit the shot tower, have a picnic. And there is a nice pavilion for group events.


Area Campgrounds

Wisconsin Riverside Resort
S13220 Shifflet Road
Spring Green, WI
608-588-2826


Tom's Campground
2626 Spring Road
Dodgeville, WI
608-935-5446


Area Accommodations (over 15 miles away)
Mississippi River Lodge - Thomson, ILBBs / Inns
Located right on the banks on the Mighty Mississippi River between Savanna and Thomson Illinois. Our location has one of the most awe-inspiring views of the Mississippi River around.
Web Site: mississippiriverlodge.com
79 miles from park*
Carroll County Tourism - Carroll County, ILHotels/Motels
You will feel right at home when you reach Carroll County, our corner of beautiful Northwest Illinois. The magnificent Mississippi River and outdoor spaces will refresh your spirit and touch our soul.
Web Site: gocarrollcounty.com
70.2 miles from park*
Savanna - Savanna, ILHotels/Motels
Located just 30 minutes from Galena and 2 hours from Chicago, Savanna is a great place for renewal and regeneration. We invite you to browse through our web-site and plan your getaway today.
Web Site: visitsavanna.com
73.3 miles from park*
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Carroll County Tourism - Carroll County, ILTourism
You will feel right at home when you reach Carroll County, our corner of beautiful Northwest Illinois. The magnificent Mississippi River and outdoor spaces will refresh your spirit and touch our soul.
Web Site: gocarrollcounty.com
70.2 miles from park*
Savanna - Savanna, ILTourism
Located just 30 minutes from Galena and 2 hours from Chicago, Savanna is a great place for renewal and regeneration. We invite you to browse through our web-site and plan your getaway today.
Web Site: visitsavanna.com
73.3 miles from park*
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