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High Cliff State Park is the only state owned recreational area on Lake Winnebago, Wisconsin's largest Lake.  High Cliff  gets its name from the limestone cliff of the Niagara Escarpment, which parallels the eastern shore of Lake Winnebago.  This ledge extends northeasterly to the Door County Peninsula and on to Niagara Falls, New York. The magnificent 12 foot statue of Winnebago Indian Chief Red Bird, standing high on a huge granite rock, overlooks the lake and is a popular destination in the park.  A 125 acre area within the 1, 147 acre park is designated as a state natural area, recognizing its excellent cliff environments, an undisturbed we-mesic forest, and more than a mile of Lake Winnebago shoreline.  The park offers several camping opportunities, along with water recreation, hiking, biking, fishing, hunting, horseback riding and many winter activities.




For the adventurous one, Chilton takes you deep underground at the caves at Ledge View Nature Center, located one mile south of Chilton off Highway G.  Ledge View Nature Center is a 105 acre park and interpretive center.  The park features 2.5 miles of hiking and cross country ski trails through field and forest.  There is also a 60 foot observation tower, an arboretum, a butterfly garden, a rain garden, prairie, three natural solution dolomite caves accessible only by guided tour and a quarry. 

The Ledge Views caves are one of two publicly owned park systems accessible in eastern Wisconsin with the other one being Cherney Maribel Caves County Park in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin.  These Naturalist-led tour of the cave system includes Carolyn's Caverns. Carolyn's Caverns includes Mothers Cave, Bat Room, Dave's Sink, Keith Karst, and Wayne's World.  Some of the more recent discoveries unearthed by The Wisconsin Speleological Society.  Carolyn's Caverns are the connection of Wayne's World to the Bat Room, Wishing Well, Temptation Alley, Sliver Passage and Thunder Dome . Has seven crawl passages, drip formations, and glacial melt water features.

Learn cave geology, biology, and human history.  These caves are accessed by stairs and ladders that involve crawling.  These cave systems are natural holes in bedrock dolostone, a type of limestone.  The nature center offers school programs in caving, sedimentary geology, maple syrup production and winter ecology on traditional wood-framed snow shoes.




Killsnake Wildlife Area is located in both southeastern Calumet and southwestern Manitowoc counties. The property is approximately 7,000 acres with a desired goal of 9,106 acres.  The landscape consists of prairie grasslands, uplands with large wetland-grassland complex, bottomland hardwood forest, a small area of cedar swamp, a small area of tamarack and bog, and agricultural landscape.  Several rivers also run through the property, such as the south branch of the Manitowoc River, Cedar Creek and Killsnake River.  Recreational opportunities such as birding, canoeing, cross country skiing, hiking, hunting, trapping wildlife viewing and archeological historical sites exist in the wildlife area.











Or for those who want to feel the wind in their face and see the earth below, Gravity Park USA puts the "extreme" into extreme sports with its motocross and ATV race track.  Gravity Park USA offers weekly stock car racing on Friday nights from April through September.  Bike and Quad racing on the MX Track.  The race track is a 1/3 mile dirt race track.  The track hosted the 2005 Kraft Amateur Stadium Cross Championship with 250 drivers competing in the event.  The track has been used for special touring events, such as Badger Quad Championship Races, along with SCCA Rally Cross and mud bogging. 






The City of Chilton has something to offer to everyone.  There are so many amenities to be proud of about our community.  Chilton offers visitors wonderful places to dine, shop or be entertained. There are a variety of places to please the palate. The shopping experience includes quaint little shops to larger, locally-owned stores including.  If you want to take a walk along the water, the Chilton Riverwalk takes visitors along the Manitowoc River, under the cover of trees and through Morrissey Park.  Golf fans can chase the little white ball at Hickory Hills Golf Course, an 18-hole challenge that will test even the best players. Hickory Hills also has a driving range, pro shop, restaurant and more.


Discover Wisconsin made a stop in Calumet County and has made a video about the three counties (Fond du Lac, Winnebago and Calumet) that surround Wisconsin's biggest inland lake.  Find out what makes these three counties the perfect trio for your next Wisconsin getaway: The Endless Shores of Wisconsin

Checkout a complete listing of events happening in the area by visiting Travel Calumet County.