Trail

Scuppernong Springs Nature Trail

Dousman, WI
Length: 1.50 mi.
Type: Loop

About This Trail

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Scuppernong Springs Nature Trail is located off County Highway ZZ across from Ottawa Lake Recreation Area Natural springs, foundation of previous marl works plant, hotel and Native American campsite. There is a PDF trail guide about the trail that can be found here :https://dnr.wi.gov/files/PDF/pubs/pr/PR0230.pdf

Please note all restrooms, picnic areas, playground and amenitites are located across the road from  the trailhead at the Ottawa Lake Recreation Area.

Taking the right you’ll followed the numbered signs around the trail, and can use the PDF trail guide to learn more about each numbered point of interest. Around sign 3 there is an old wall and large tubes kids enjoy running around and in. After Sign 4 there is a small bridge over the spring that you can walk down to access the spring and dip toes in there. Also at Sign 10 there is an open spot at Hotel Springs to take off your shoes on a hot day and get your feet wet! The trail goes through various parts of marshland and along boardwalks.

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Trail Features

Seasons Fall, Spring, Summer, and Winter
Surface type Dirt
Elevation gain 27 ft.
Carrier needed Yes
Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains Yes
Bathrooms Yes
Cell reception Spotty
Pet friendly No
Nearby convenience store No
Camping Nearby Yes
Emergency support
within 5 miles
Yes

Trail highlights

Boardwalk, Camping Nearby, Creek / River, Mud Puddles, Natural Play Area, Picnic Area, Playground, Shaded Hike, Shelter, Viewpoint, and Wildlife Viewing

This trail offers a learning experience the whole way! There are several spots along the trail for everyone to dip their toes in the cool, crisp spring water.

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Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $8.00

$8.00 daily fee for WI Residents or Annual State Park Sticker, or $11.00 daily rate for non-WI residents.

Trail Contributor

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Hello, I’m Abby, one of the Branch Ambassadors for the Madison, WI Hike it Baby branch. I’m a mom to 3 kiddos ranging from baby to school aged. I’m from Cincinnati, Ohio and have lived in several states over the past few years including Indiana, Ohio, Florida and now Wisconsin! We’ve lived here since May 2017 and have absolutely fallen in love with the area and LOVE to explore all the outdoor areas around us. Hike it Baby quickly became part of our lives and has built an amazing community for our family. Looking forward to continue helping families explore and love the outdoors one hike at a time! Can’t wait to see you out on a hike!

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Getting There

Trail is located County Highway ZZ across from Ottawa Lake Recreation Area Natural springs. Address for the Ottawa Lake Recreation Area is