Photo of deer taken near New Auburn

REGIONAL RECREATION

The Chippewa Moraine Recreational Area and Ice Age TrailPhotos of Ice Age Center building in New Auburn

The David R. Obey Ice Age Interpretive Center

The Ice Age Interpretive Center is named for David R. Obey, former United States Congressman, who was instrumental in ensuring that the reserve and its interpretive center would be a showplace of glacial history and in extending the Ice Age National Scenic Trail throughout the state.

The center is open Tuesday through Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The center is closed on Mondays. The center is the main stopping point for visitors to the Chippewa Moraine and adults and children of all ability levels can see and use the exhibits. Many hands-on and interactive activities are offered at the center including activity books, short films and displays about cultural, geologic and natural history.

Long Lake – Camping, Boating, Picnic Area

Long Lake is a 936 acre lake located in Chippewa County. It has a maximum depth of 101 feet. Visitors have access to the lake from public boat landings, a public beach. Fish include Musky, Panfish, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike and Walleye. The lake’s water is moderately clear.

Round Lake – Boating, and Picnic Area

Round Lake is a 3294 acre lake located in Sawyer County. It has a maximum depth of 74 feet. Visitors have access to the lake from public boat landings. Fish include Musky, Panfish, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike and Walleye. The lake’s water clarity is very clear.

The view from the hills around the Ice Age Center

Nature photos on this page (c) Troy Hess.