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    About the Stevens Point Area

    The Stevens Point Area includes all of Portage County, Wisconsin, including the communities of Stevens Point, Plover, Park Ridge, Whiting, Almond, Amherst, Amherst Junction, Junction City, Nelsonville, Rosholt and the Lake DuBay area. The Stevens Point Area is located in the heart of Wisconsin, at the crossroads of the Wisconsin River Valley and the Central Sands Region.

    Stevens Point

    When Stevens Point was founded in 1858, this was a community of loggers, fur traders and brewers. The community is still known for its outstanding beer and so much more: companies such as Delta Dental, Sentry Insurance and Herrschners all call this place home. The University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point is one of the community’s treasures. The 400-acre campus includes Schmeeckle Reserve, the Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame, the Museum of Natural History, the Carlsten Art Gallery and the Allen F. Blocher Planetarium.

    Village of Plover

    Just south of Stevens Point on the east shore of the Wisconsin River is the Village of Plover. This charming community is conveniently located at the crossroads of I-39 and Hwy. 51, and is home to a variety of retailers and businesses, including O’so Brewing Company and Great Northern Distilling. The village also has many great parks and the Korean War Memorial of Wisconsin at Lake Pacawa.

    Town of Plover

    The Town of Plover is a great place to live, offering peaceful surroundings just minutes from shopping, dining and other businesses. The town has a rich agricultural tradition and is home to some of the state’s largest vegetable farms.


    On the banks of the Tomorrow River, you’ll find the Village of Amherst, a quiet but thriving community with a very strong sense of place. Amherst is home to the Tomorrow River State Trail, Lettie W. Jensen Community Center and Central Waters Brewing Company.

    Other Gems

    The countryside is dotted with small communities like Junction City, Almond, Rosholt, Nelsonville, Park Ridge, Whiting and Amherst Junction. The rural Lake DuBay area in northwestern Portage County offers many recreational opportunities and encompasses most of the townships of Eau Pleine, Hull and Dewey.

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    Stevens Point Area Spotlight

    Local Flavor in the Stevens Point Area

    Explore the Central Wisconsin Craft Collective

    Explore the local food movement, classic Wisconsin supper clubs and everything in between to find deliciousness in the Stevens Point Area.

    Explore your creative side

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    Follow your fork

    Explore the local food movement, classic Wisconsin supper clubs and everything in between to find deliciousness in the Stevens Point Area.