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Wyalusing Hardwood Forest, one of the state’s oldest parks, occupies the steep sides and top of a ridge just east of the confluence of the Wisconsin and Mississippi Rivers and contains four major southern forest types illustrating John Curtis’ classic concept of a vegetation continuum. The wooded bluffs rise more than 400 feet above the Wisconsin River. You can camp 500 feet above it. The 2,628 acre park is ideal for fishing, boating, bicycling and picnicking (The 10 Best U.S. Cities for Boaters).