Winter recreation is available at Emmons Creek Barrens. While there are no designated trails, there are undeniable winter views perfect for backcountry cross country skiing and snowshoeing.
Located on sandy glacial out wash, Emmons Creek Barrens supports a semi-open oak savanna with scattered open-grown bur and white oaks. Try walking along the Ice Age National Scenic Trail that passes through the Emmons Creek Fishery Area and explore the restoration habitat for the federally endangered Karner blue butterfly. Other activities include berry picking, canoeing, swimming and snowmobile trails.
From the junction of Highways 10 and 54 in Waupaca, go west on 54 4.5 miles, then south on Hartman Creek Road to the State Park office and get a park map. Continue south on Hartman Creek Road, then go west on W. Windfeldt Lane to one of two parking areas. Follow the Ice Age Trail south into the natural area. One portion is within the State Park, the other within the Fishery and Wildlife Area.