Prairie Dells Scenic Area

June 3, 2020

The Prairie Dells Scenic Area is an awesome hidden gem in central Wisconsin. It’s almost like the lesser-known, little sister of the Eau Claire Dells! Located about 10 miles northeast of Merrill, it features a large river gorge, a wooded forest, and rocky outcroppings.

To get there from Merrill: drive north on Hwy 17. Take a left on Prairie Dells Road (Old 17 Rd). Keep left down the dirt road and you’ll arrive at a dead-end circle parking lot. Park and take the trail to the dells! 

This is a fantastic spot to go for a walk, sit and reflect, and just enjoy nature. I would definitely recommend checking it out. Just be very careful on the rocks and bring some bug spray along!

Prairie Dells Scenic Area

Located approximately 10 miles northeast of Merrill, Wisconsin off of Highway 17.

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