Wisconsin Rapids WI 54494

Wisconsin Rapids WI 54495 was founded in 1894 and is located along the Wisconsin River in the south eastern part of Wood County WI.  It is southwest of Stevens Point and southeast of Marshfield. Rapids is in the top 50 largest cities in Wisconsin.  It has a hospital, lots of shopping, parks, a community theatre, a Historical Museum, a cultural center, river bike riders share, golf courses, LOTS of area class streams and more. The City of Wisconsin Rapids and surrounding areas are known for Timber Company Land, Papermaking, The Wisconsin River, Farming, Cranberry Growing, NEPCO Lake County Park, trout fishing, public hunting land, recreational real estate and so much more! The Native Americans called this area Ahdawagam which stands for Two Sided Rapids.

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Wisconsin Rapids WI 54495

Wisconsin Rapids Municipal Zoo where you can see animals like Camels, Sheep, Ducks, Fox, Goats, Lemurs, Peacocks, Horses and Donkeys is seasonal.

Wisconsin Rapids Quick Facts

Wood County WI

Grand Rapids Township

General Size – about 17,500 (2020)

Area Lakes – Nepco Lake WI, Lake Petenwell, Wazeecha Lake, The Tri-Lakes that include Arrowhead Lake, Lake Camelot & Lake Sherwood.  Also there are three named flowages that are part of the Wisconsin River; Nekoosa Flowage, Port Edwards Flowage and Biron Flowage.

Area Creeks and Rivers – There is The Wisconsin River and too many creeks to name.  This area has named class trout streams.  They are Buena Vista Creek Class 1 & 2, Fourmile Creek Class 1, Ditch #3 Class 2, Bloody Run Class 1, Fivemile Creek Class 1, 2 & 3, Sevenmile Creek Class 1, Tenmile Creek Class 2 & 3, Leola Ditch, Big Roche-A-Cri Creek Class 1, 2 & 3,  Chester Creek Class 1, Lynn Creek Class 1, Moccasin Creek Class 2, etc…

Area Terrain – Mostly flat land with sandy soil, irrigated farm fields and abundant woodlands and wetlands.

Area Code – 715 & 534                

Zip Code – 54494 and 54495

Access - State Roads 13, 73 and 54

Main Area Features – Shopping Centers, Hospital, Wisconsin River Frontage, Farms, Paper Making Industry, Cranberry Production, Lots of Timber Company Acreages,  Alexander Field South Wood County Airport, Big Island (Island formed by the Wisconsin River).

School District – Wisconsin Rapids School District

Classified as a City founded in 1894

Wisconsin Rapids Parks

  • Popular Springs Park
  • Woods Grove Park
  • Robinson Park
  • Legion Park
  • Gaynor Park
  • Mead Rapids View Park
  • Veteran’s Memorial Park
  • Henry Demitz Park
  • Ben Hanson Park
  • NEPCO Lake County Park
  • Other Area Amenities
  • West River Bank Conservancy Area
  • East River Bank Conservancy Area
  • Witter Field
  • River Riders Bike Share
  • Municipal Zoo

Wisconsin River

Wisconsin is home to the 430 mile long Wisconsin River that is known for its amazing historical background.  Many years ago it was used throughout the state as a road for transportation from one location to another.  The river begins at the Northeast corner of the state and ends at the Mississippi River.  When fishing in the river you get the best of two worlds.  Not only do you get to bask in the glory of prime Wisconsin fish, but you get to enjoy the novelty of the Mississippi creatures.  The Wisconsin River flows through Adams County into Wisconsin Dells which is filled with fun attractions and historical landmarks.  An interesting fact is that historically the ice that formed Lake Wisconsin melted away causing overflow that cut a portion of the Wisconsin River out which in turn created the Wisconsin Dells.

Nepco Lake

NEPCO Lake WI is located just south of Wisconsin Rapids in Wood County and north of the Tri-Lakes area.   Bloody Run Creek class trout stream flows in from the east and Fourmile Creek also known as Buena Vista Creek flows in from the north east into Nepco.  It is split by State Road 13.    On the west side is Nepco Lake Dam where the water flows into Buena Vista Creek and is very short.  The water goes under County Road Z into the Wisconsin River.  The north section of the river here is considered Port Edwards Flowage and to the south section it is called the Nekoosa Flowage.  According to the Wisconsin DNR (Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources) the lake is 496 acres with water quality that is “moderately clear” with a max depth of 29 feet deep and a mean depth of 10 ft that has 95% of a sand bottom.  

Nepco Lake County Park

Nepco Lake County Park is located on north side NEPCO Lake on the east side of State Road 13 in Wisconsin Rapids, WI. The park entrance is off of Griffith Ave / County Road Z.  The Park has 7.3 miles of trails.  There are over 5 trails open to biking, hiking and snowshoeing.  There is a boat launch, sandy beach, playground equipment, restroom, open shelter, water well, enclosed shelter, ice fishing access, large free parking lot and a fee parking lot boat launch area.  Nepco Lake Solar Panel Bank was installed in 2019 to help offset energy costs.  The Enclosed Shelter can be rented out for Weddings, Meetings, Graduations, Birthday Parties, Memorials, Celebrations and more… It seats 150 with a total capacity of 250 people capacity.

Wood County WI

Wood County WI is located between Neillsville and Stevens Point in the central part of the state with the Wisconsin River winding through it. Wood County is known for its hunting, fishing, ATVing, snowmobiling, wildlife, bird watching, timber, parks, farms, golfing, cranberries, shopping, biking, hiking, boating and more.  It features Wildwood Park Zoo, Power Bluff, North Wood County Park, South Wood County Park, Nepco Lake County Park, Sand Hill State Wildlife Area, Lake Dexter and Biron Flowage.  It’s communities include Marshfield, Arpin, Vesper, Auburndale, Milladore, Rudolph, Lake Wazeecha, Port Edwards, Nekoosa, Babcock and Wisconsin Rapids. It's surrounded by 6 other Counties; Marathon, Portage, Adams, Juneau, Jackson and Clark. On this page you'll find links for more detailed information including tourism, things to do, places to go, visitor information, sporting events, lakes, rustic roads, farmers markets, parks, camping, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, ATVing, outdoor recreation and more…

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Wisconsin Lakes

  • NEPCO Lake - Nekoosa Edwards Paper Company
  • Nekoosa Flowage – Part of Wisconsin River
  • Port Edwards Flowage – Part of Wisconsin River
  • Wazeecha Lake – Buena Vista Creek
  • Petenwell Lake
  • Tri-Lakes
  • Lake Arrowhead
  • Lake Camelot
  • Lake Sherwood
  • Biron Flowage – Wisconsin River

Rivers & Trout Steams

  • Wisconsin River
  • Buena Vista Creek Class 1 & 2
  • Fourmile Creek Class 1
  • Ditch #3 Class 2
  • Bloody Run Class 1
  • Fivemile Creek Class 1, 2 & 3
  • Sevenmile Creek Class 1
  • Tenmile Creek Class 2 & 3
  • Leola Ditch
  • Big Roche-A-Cri Creek Class 1, 2 & 3
  • Chester Creek Class 1
  • Lynn Creek Class 1
  • Moccasin Creek Class 2

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Wisconsin Rapids US Census Numbers - https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/wisconsinrapidscitywisconsin

Wisconsin Rapids Website - https://www.wirapids.org

Wood County WI - http://www.co.wood.wi.us

Wisconsin Rapids Municipal Zoo - https://www.wirapids.org/municipal-zoo.html

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