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Clearwater Dells Area Activities

If you're looking for other things to do while camping, Clearwater Dells is your ideal base of operation. 


There's plenty to do in the area.  There's something to do for everyone.  Experience all that the Black River Falls area has to offer close by.  It's an amazing area that's full of surprises.  All you have to do is get out and explore.  There's even showers at the area state parks when you get dirty from a full day's activities!  

Check out the links below for full details.


You can kayak on Halls Creek (which we are located on), or head to the Black River or any of the many other creeks and lakes with close by access.  Please see our KAYAK TAB for more details or click here for complete area boating, canoeing & kayaking information:  Kayaking/Boating Information


  • Close lakes include Lake Arbutus (beaches, boating, fishing & showers on site), Trow Lake (fishing, boating) and Lake Wazee (beaches, boating, fishing & diving).  A complete list of lakes in Jackson County can be found here: Jackson County Lakes

  • The Black River features great musky, walleye and small mouth fishing with many close-by access points.

  • Oxbow Pond is a unique area to hike, picnic and trout fish.

  • This area abounds with trout streams.  A listing of Jackson County trout streams can be found here:  Jackson County Trout Streams   

  • Complete information on area boating, canoeing & kayaking can be found here:  Kayaking/Boating Information

Area Parks:

  • Area parks offer exploration opportunities to see nature at its best and get some great exercise hiking!  There are an abundance of local parks, but there are two shining stars that worthy of your time:

  • Black River State Forest is close by and covers almost 69,000 acres!  It features amazing rock formations and has 12 miles of the Black River flowing through it.  It offers fishing, recreations trails (hiking & motorized), canoe/kayak opportunities and picnic areas.  And if you are lucky, you may see elk which were reintroduced in 2015 and 2016 after a 125+ year absence.  Click on the link for full information.     

  • Castle Mound Pine Forest is south of Black River Falls and offers great hiking trails, 400 million year old sandstone formations and buttes rising 180 feet above the surrounding plain with a view at the top worth hiking up to! Click on the link for full information.   

  • Full listing for area Hiking information and area Parks information can be found at these two sites: Hiking Information -or- Parks Information

ATV Trails:

  • Black River Falls offers some of the finest ATV trails in Wisconsin.  Jackson and Clark Counties trail maps, rules, regulations and information can be found here:  ATV/UTV Information

  • We respectfully ask that while we welcome ATV's to Clearwater Dells, ATV's only be used to get in and out of the property but not used for recreation on Clearwater Dells property.  

Black River Falls City and Immediate Area:

  • Black River Falls is a short 15 minute drive away.  The city has much to offer in case you forgot something, break something or just want to sight see; restaurants, grocery stores, gas stations, hardware stores, historic sites, etc.  Information for local businesses, recreation and activities can be found here: Black River Falls Area Information And if you'd like to see upcoming events in the area, click here: Calendar of Events

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