Council Grounds State Park Article

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Council Grounds State Park
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
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Pine forest, Council Grounds State Park, September 2013
Map showing the location of Council Grounds State Park
Map showing the location of Council Grounds State Park
Map showing the location of Council Grounds State Park
Map showing the location of Council Grounds State Park
Location Lincoln, Wisconsin, United States
Coordinates 45°11′7″N 89°44′35″W / 45.18528°N 89.74306°W / 45.18528; -89.74306
COUNCIL GROUNDS STATE PARK Latitude and Longitude:

45°11′7″N 89°44′35″W / 45.18528°N 89.74306°W / 45.18528; -89.74306
Area509 acres (206 ha)
Established1938
Governing body Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Council Grounds State Park is a 509-acre (206 ha) Wisconsin state park on the Wisconsin River. It was originally a Merrill city park that was donated to the state in 1938, evolving in designation from a state roadside park to a state forest to full state park status in 1978. The Works Progress Administration planted trees and built visitor amenities. The name Council Grounds comes from reports that the site was once used for seasonal gatherings of Native Americans.

Picnic area by the lake, May 2014

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