Nelson Dewey State Park
Nelson Dewey State Park is located in Grant County about two miles west of Cassville on Highway VV. The park is open year-round from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. During the off season the main gate is closed but visitors may park at the entrance and walk in to the park.
Nelson Dewey State Park has campsites for individuals and families and small and large groups. There is a family campground equipped with 45 sites with 18 having electric. There is also a group camping area that can accommodate up to 40 people on three separate sites for a total of 120 people. Each site has a large camping area, picnic tables and a large fire ring.
There are two reservable shelters at Nelson Dewey State Park, the Dewey Heights Shelter and the Prairie Shelter. The Dewey Heights Shelter contains electricity two fireplaces and is enclosed. The Prairie Shelter has no electricity and is not enclosed.
The five trails in the park are all less than a mile. There are five hiking trails with several different views of the area.
Recreation and activities include hiking, camping, picnicking, canoeing, boating, kayaking, fishing, hunting, trapping and cross-country skiing. During winter cross-country skiers, snowshoers and hikers are welcome to park in the parking lot and hike or ski into the park.
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