Enjoy the beauty and serenity of Wisconson when you visit the Schmeeckle Reserve and WI Conservation Hall of Fame. Wildlife abounds in the reserve year around. The reserve features 100 plus year old oak trees and 4 acres of beautiful scenery to explore. The 24-acre Lake Joanis in the southeast corner of the Reserve is a perfect place for fishing, canoeing, wildlife watching, photographing, or just plain relaxing. From the Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center start out going south on Amber Ave toward US -10W, turn right onto US-10 W, merge onto I-39 N/ US-10 W/ US-51 N/ WI-66 N toward Wausau, take the WI-66 exit, exit 159, toward Stevens Point/ Rosholt, turn left onto WI-66 S/ Stanley St, Continue to follow Stanley St, turn right onto Northpoint Dr, Schmeeckle Reserve and WI Conservation Hall of Fame is on the left.
Schmeeckle Reserve is an interface between the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and the central Wisconsin community. The 280-acre natural area makes up 2/3 of the University campus. The Reserve was created to protect and restore native ecological communities, serve as an outdoor classroom for students and teachers, and provide recreational opportunities to all visitors. When Schmeeckle Reserve was created in 1977, the committee established three priorities which would guide the management and development of the property. Refuge:Preserve and restore native ecological communities of Central Wisconsin.Research & Education:Serve as a living laboratory for teaching and research.Recreation:Serve the recreational needs of the campus and the community, when those uses are not in conflict with the first two priorities.
Address: 2419 North Point Drive – Stevens Point, WI
Phone Number: 715-346-4992
Hours of operation: Contact us