The Dunnville Bottoms is a WI DNR State wild life area located south of Menomonie.  It is likely the best local swimming hole located on the Chippewa River, which suffers less of the algal blooms that plague the Red Cedar River. Although it is 15 miles south of Menomonie along the Red Cedar State Trail the trip is well worth it.  The region has many ecosystems including, flood plain forests, oak savannas, prairies as well as steeply sloped hills with varying forest cover.  The people come to this site primarily for the sand and gravel beach that stretches out along the Chippewa river.

Map to swimming area.


















Besides the beach, the wildlife area offers areas for exploring the outdoors in all seasons.

A snowy day: KDaneilowski


A cold day ; KDaneilowskiNo weather can stop usIsaac finding Gandoderma applanatum 

Dunnville Bottoms-Oak Savanna