Green Lake Park


Area Status: Open
Photo of Green Lake Park. A person stands in front of the lake.

Green Lake Park is historically significant. The shelter at Green Lake Park is a rare glimpse into the past. The shelter was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996. Members of Civilian Conservation Corps Company 1695 constructed the building in 1937. They used local materials, including wood from cedar and pine trees. Members of Company 1695 also cleared the beach along the lake in front of the shelter and added sand to the beach.

Photo of a stone fireplace
USDA Forest Service photo by Veronica Hinke.

Located at Camp Mountain during the construction of the shelter, CCC carpenter Clarence Way, an experienced blacksmith, carpenter, and mason, crafted the original benches and the masonry fireplace and chimney and perhaps the wrought iron letters and hinges with their attached decorative trees.

In 2023, the USDA FS signed a 25-year lease for the MHS to maintain and preserve the Green Lake Shelter at the Green Lake Beach and Picnic Site and to operate and maintain the site for the enjoyment of the public. Through the USDA FS agreement, the MHS continues to make great strides in getting the recreational area around Green Lake in Mountain, Wisconsin ready to re-open.

A group photo at Green Lake Park. A sign reads: This property has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior
USDA Forest Service photo by Eric Britton.

The park features a boat landing accessing Green Lake, which is no-wake lake.

After being closed to the public for nearly a decade, Green Lake Park in Mountain, Wisconsin re-opened to the public on May 25, 2024.

The park was one of approximately 11 percent of recreation areas in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest that had to be closed due to budget constraints in 2015. Key factors in the determination to re-open the park include Recreation Site Assessment findings, the demonstrated commitment of the Mountain Historical Society (“MHS”), and the historical significance of the park.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open May 25 through October 31, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Rentals & Guides: Pavilion rental: Please contact Brenda Carey-Mielke at mhspresident.01@gmail.com
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site, Accessible, Picnic tables, Toilets, Parking
Fees: No fee; donation can be made to the Mountain Historical Society.
Open Season: May 25 - October 31
Closest Towns: Mountain, Wisconsin
Water: No Potable Water
Restroom: 1 Vault Toilet
Operated By: Mountain Historical Society

General Information

Directions:

Address: 13322 State Hwy. 32, Mountain, WI 54149

From Mountain, Wisconsin:

  • Go south on WI State Hwy. 32
  • Turn left into parking area

Accessibility:

5 accessible picnic tables


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Lake and Pond Fishing

Ice Fishing

Day Hiking

Viewing Wildlife

Viewing Plants

Viewing Scenery

Interpretive Areas

Picnicking

Group Picnicking

Boating - Motorized

Boating - Non-Motorized

Swimming

Waterskiing

Amenities

Interpretive Site: Yes
Picnic tables: Yes, 5 accessible tables; 5 grills
Parking: Yes, 25 spaces
Toilets: Yes, 1 vault toilet
Accessible: Yes

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
45.1611289

  Longitude : 
-88.4500057