Nature Preserves

Waukau Creek Biking

Hike, Bike & More

at Winnebago County's Nature Preserves

Tour Winnebago County’s most unique natural areas at any one of the five nature preserves within the county.

These nature preserves protect the natural beauty of the county while also providing educational and recreational opportunities. Lush woods, picturesque streams, unspoiled prairies and native wildlife are treasures to be enjoyed by inquisitive minds and adventure seekers of all ages. The general public is encouraged to use and enjoy all these preserves.

Recreation for All

Recreational activities available at Winnebago County’s nature preserves include hiking, biking, picnicking, fishing, bird watching, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Dogs are not allowed in any of the nature preserves due to the disruption of wildlife and surrounding habitats. Hunting is also not allowed at any of the nature preserves.

Learn more about all five of the county’s nature preserves by following the links below - including the single-track mountain bike trail at Waukau. Keep up with all the latest parks news on our Facebook page.

Winnebago County Nature Preserves:

Coughlin Community Natural Area

Lasley Point Archaeological Site

Shangri La Point Nature Preserve

Waukau Creek Nature Preserve

Waukau Creek Dam

Looking for more nature! Check out the Ken Robl Conservation Park

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Parks Department Office

625 E County Road Y
Suite 500
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Oshkosh:(920) 232-1960
Neenah:(920) 727-8641
Snowmobile & Cross Country Ski Open/Close Status:

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Expo Center

500 East Sunnyview Road
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Oshkosh:(920) 232-1960
Neenah:(920) 727-8641

Reservations - Parks And Shelters

625 E. County Road Y
Suite 500
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Oshkosh:(920) 232-1960
Neenah:(920) 727-8641


600 Butler Avenue
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Phone: (920) 232-1941

Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan

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