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Best place for kids in WI?

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Erica Wilfer · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Nov 2021 · Points: 0

My boyfriend and I would like to take my kids outdoor climbing for the first time (ages 6, 8, 13).

We aren’t sure where the best place in WI would be…ideally somewhere with a shorter approach and trees to hang some hammocks.  We have TR and sport gear.  Located in Eau Claire but willing to travel and make a weekend out of it.

Any parents out there with tried and true suggestions?  Thanks! 

Erica Wilfer · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Nov 2021 · Points: 0

Thanks so much for the suggestions Rob!  We love sugar loaf but not sure if my younger two could do the approach and have enough energy to climb haha!  

I just looked at Interstate State Park and that looks like an awesome option.  Love that we could make a full weekend out of it too.  

Thanks again for the help.

Professor Watermelon · · MADISON · Joined May 2017 · Points: 0

You are describing places at Devils Lake like: Stettners, Misery and the Guilotine.  In addition to reasonable non technical approaches, these have the advantage of proximity to a nice beach and ice cream stand.

Phil K · · Montello, WI · Joined Sep 2014 · Points: 566

Be careful with the river nearby at Interstate

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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