Local Parks & Beaches
Parks are an essential feature of vacation destinations, especially for families with non-stop, action-seeking children. Couple the amenities – swing sets, grills, picnic tables, restrooms – with a sand beach and you have all the essential ingredients for a wonderful day outside.
Manitowish Waters has four outstanding town parks that offer a wide variety of activities for all ages. Three are easily accessible by either land or water, and the fourth is conveniently located at the Community Center. More about the parks can be found at the town’s website, mwtown.org, or by calling the Town office at 715-543-8400.
Rest Lake Park
Rest Lake Park is located on 10.7 acres of land with 675’ of sand beach frontage on the west side of Rest Lake. It is 1.2 miles from Hwy. 51 on County Hwy. W. Amenities include a new pavilion with a covered open area featuring a woodburning fireplace, modern restrooms and a concession room. In addition, there are picnic tables, charcoal grills, and a hand water pump. There is also a boat launch ramp and dock with parking. The park is home to the Manitowish Waters Skiing Skeeters.
Little Star Beach Park
Little Star Beach Park is located on the east side of Little Star Lake. It is one-third mile off Hwy. 51 on Park Road. Amenities include a sand beach swimming area. The area is marked off by rope and buoys. In addition, there are picnic tables, grills, a hand water pump, pit toilets, and paved parking lot. The town manages the park for the Wisconsin DNR.
Frank B. Koller Memorial Park
Frank B. Koller Memorial Park is located by the Rest Lake Dam on Hwy. W in downtown Manitowish Waters. Amenities include a gazebo, picnic tables, charcoal grills, a small bandstand and modern toilet facilities. There is onsite parking, five boat docks, a fishing pier, and a small swimming area. The park is home to “Mani,” the world’s largest bass (good for photo ops). Music in the Park is held there every Sunday afternoon during the summer.
Manitowish Waters Community Park
Manitowish Waters Community Park is located on US Hwy. 51 at the Community Center/Airport Complex. Amenities include a large children’s playground area: a sand base under the equipment, which includes a slide, swings, a rope climbing tower and many other pieces, including ADAcompliant tables, panels and swings. There is a gazebo, picnic tables and benches, a baseball diamond with backstop and bleachers, two paved tennis courts with a rebound board, all enclosed with chain link fencing; a paddle ball court with a warming hut, heated court floor and lighting. The Lions Pavilion can accommodate up to 200 people for events and activities. Modern toilet facilities are adjacent to the pavilion and playground and are handicapped accessible.