We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Slice of history

As history buffs, we wanted to check the shot tower out and learn some local history. We were a bit... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
Noreen E
Perkasie, Pennsylvania
A small State Park with a lot to offer

We've both hiked and camped at Tower Hill State Park. We tent camped at a wonderful spot by the... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2018
Wendy C
Read all 16 reviews
All photos (13)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent12%
  • Very good39%
  • Average37%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“shot tower”(10 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
5808 County Road C, Spring Green, WI 53588-9055
+1 608-588-2116
Reviews (16)
Filter reviews
16 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews shot tower bring bug spray wisconsin river hike history
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 16 reviews
Reviewed 6 August 2018

As history buffs, we wanted to check the shot tower out and learn some local history. We were a bit surprised when we saw the $11 fee, but paid it as we wanted to visit. Being from Pa, we don't know if all Wisc parks...More

Thank Noreen E
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Bring bug spray, they have some of the biggest horse flies I have ever seen, also most trails are shaded so brings out the bugs. It is a bit of an uphill hike for the shot tower, not suitable for all.

Thank Sharon V
Reviewed 29 June 2018

We've both hiked and camped at Tower Hill State Park. We tent camped at a wonderful spot by the Wisconsin river. The camping spot was nice and it was very relaxing, as we sat in our chairs waiting for dinner we could hear the fish...More

Thank Wendy C
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

This is a small state park with a few camping options. I would think this is a very popular location during the summer months. Several picnicking areas within the park and there were also several bathrooms scatter about. We are from Florida and I have...More

Thank Karlboy
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We had a picnic dinner at Tower Hill State Park. The bugs were awful and that might have been why on a Sunday afternoon we were the only ones there - a group of 9.

Thank Sue J
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Stopped at this park when we were in Spring Green to visit another attraction. When you pay at the entrance - grab a newsletter - it provides good historic information and a map, as the signage in the park is very brief. Climbed to the...More

1  Thank Christine S
Reviewed 27 June 2017

With only 11 campsites, you want to arrive early to get the best pick. You're right on a Wisconsin River backwater slough for fishing & canoe access. Bass, bluegill & walleye are what we catch there. Checking out the shot tower & tunnel is worthwhile,...More

Thank dmmurray54
Reviewed 22 June 2017

We hiked the trail up to the shot tower and smelting house. It was pretty steep, but doable even for us. The reconstructed shot tower and smelting house were interesting, as were some of the displays. There are nice views from the decks on either...More

1  Thank mn_daytrip
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Really nice park, mostly designed for picnicing, but some nice campsites. Be warned that the trail up to the tower where lead shot was made seems longer than it is, because it is about a 45 degree climb the entire way over fairly rough terrain...More

1  Thank Kent B
Reviewed 16 August 2016

I visited this State Park more than 30 years ago and remember it as a small but delightful and interesting place to visit. It still is a nice place for a picnic and there are a few camping spots but oh my, the rest seems...More

1  Thank Genevieve K
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 6 nearby hotels
The House on the Rock Resort
237 reviews
1.26 km away
Spring Valley Inn
373 reviews
2.89 km away
Spring Green Motel
188 reviews
3.61 km away
Round Barn Lodge
134 reviews
5.47 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 21 nearby restaurants
Freddy Valentine's
455 reviews
3.77 km away
Spring Green General Store
235 reviews
3.60 km away
Riverview Terrace Cafe
117 reviews
1.09 km away
Traders Bar & Grill
11 reviews
2.54 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 19 nearby attractions
Taliesin Preservation
2,622 reviews
1.03 km away
Wisconsin Canoe Company
182 reviews
6.31 km away
American Players Theatre
344 reviews
.78 km away
Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center
212 reviews
1.10 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Tower Hill State Park staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines