Looking for the perfect place to hammock in the Stevens Point Area? Whether you want a quiet place to read a book or shorelines with a stunning view, we've scouted out the best spots so you don't have to get tied up searching. Here are our recommended hangout spots to hammock in the Stevens Point Area!Header Photo Credit @kelseyzdz
Want to hammock with a good chance of spotting wildlife? Head out to Schmeeckle Reserve located on the UW-Stevens Point campus. Excellent hammock trees rest around the scenic shoreline of Lake Joanis within Schmeeckle Reserve. Be on the lookout for deer, duck, and other wildlife sightings!
Want more to do?
- Paddle it up! Kayak, canoe, or row the 24-acre lake, perfect for beginner paddlers.
- Lace up your hiking shoes for a hike before taking a snooze in your hammock. The 280-acre natural area contains more than 5 miles of trails. Find more great places to hike in the Stevens Point Area!
- Explore by bike! Pedal through Schmeeckle Reserve or hop on the beautiful 27-mile Green Circle Trail.
- Don't forget your phone or camera as Schmeeckle has incredible photo opportunities! Be sure to tag us @StevensPointArea on Instagram or use the hashtag #StevensPointArea.
Restrooms: The nearest public restrooms to Lake Joanis are located at the Green Circle Trailhead. Expect a 0.4 to 0.8-mile walk if you decide to hang out by the lake. Schmeeckle Reserve Visitor Center also has restrooms located inside. See Visitor Center hours for availability.
Along the Wisconsin River
Dreamy hangout spots with great views of the Wisconsin River can be found at Pfiffner Pioneer Park, Bukolt Park, and Mead Park. Located near the Green Circle Trail, these parks make the perfect rest stop during a bike trip.
Pfiffner Pioneer Park
If you enjoy live music, downtown life, or a nice breeze Pfiffner Park is the spot for you. Select from hammock trees that are great for a single hammock or bring your friends to create a triple-decker!
Want more to do?
- Sway to music on Wednesday or Thursday nights! On Wednesdays, you can enjoy City Band Concerts at the Pfiffner Bandshell or Notes at Night located in Downtown Stevens Point. On Thursday evenings the Levitt AMP summer concert series brings great music, food trucks, and kids' activities to the riverside on Thursday evenings.
- Explore murals, shops, and more in Downtown Stevens Point, which is just a 5-minute walk from Pfiffner Pioneer Park.
- Adventure up and down the river on the Green Circle Trail by foot or by bike.
Parking: Free parking is available in the lots on Crosby Ave. adjacent to Water St. Crosby Ave. also has free street parking.
Restrooms: You'll find public restrooms next to the bandshell that are open April through October, 10am-11pm.
Bukolt Park has great hammock trees growing east and west of the lagoon. Tie up your hammock on the west side for a better view of the Wisconsin River or seek out a peaceful spot under the towering pine trees east of the lagoon.
Want more to do?
- Watch the sunset across the Wisconsin River from your hammock!
- Access the water by boat at the Bukolt Park boat landing or fish from the handi-cap accessible fishing dock.
- Hike part of the Green Circle Trail
Parking: Bukolt Park offers free parking adjacent to the Stevens Point Skate Park and along Rachick Rd.
Restrooms: Public restrooms are available next to the boat launch at Bukolt Park.
Looking for more recreational activities to take part in while out hammocking? Find a nice selection of hammocking trees and an abundance of recreational opportunities at Mead Park, located on the west side of the Wisconsin River.
Want more to do?
- Explore KASH Playground with the kids! This park is fun for all ages and mobilities.
- Fish along the shoreline and swim in the Wisconsin River! A small swimming beach is located north of the park along W. River Dr.
- Bring your friends and enjoy some pickleball, basketball, sand volleyball, or disc golf on the 9-hole course at Mead Park.
- Take a stroll up the river!
Parking: Mead Park has free parking available along W. Whitney St. and in a small lot south of the playground. There's also a small parking lot near the swimming beach, conveniently located for beach goers and trail walkers.
Restrooms: Public seasonal restrooms are open adjacent to KASH Playground and at the KASH Playground.
With over 100 acres of land that is scattered with great hammock trees, Iverson Park will soon become one of your favorite spots. Tranquil streams and stone bridges are situated around Iverson Park and offer picturesque views.
Parking: Iverson Park provides abundant parking in two large lots located within the park.
Restrooms: Public restrooms are located near the baseball diamond on the north side of the park.
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