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Map of Wisconsin
Locator Map of Wisconsin

Rolling green hills extend across the western third of Wisconsin. Referred to as the Western Uplands, they end at the sandstone bluffs and cliffs that front the Mississippi and St. Croix Rivers.

The Northern Highlands (anchored by Hayward, Eagle River and Wausau) is a forested, hilly area that includes the state's highest point, Timms Hill, at 1,915 ft.

The 21 Apostle Islands, located off the northern tip of Wisconsin on the shore of Lake Superior, are known for pristine birch forests and rugged sea-cliffs.

The Door County Peninsula, about 75 miles in length, is ringed by sand dunes, small bays and coves, and a few sandy beaches. It ends in a series of small, rocky islands; Washington Island and Chambers Island are the largest in that group.

Uncountable lakes (mostly small in size) dot the entire landscape of Wisconsin. Lake Winnebago is the 2nd largest natural freshwater lake in any state, behind Lake Okeechobee in the State of Florida.

Wisconsin's most significant rivers include the Chippewa, Fox, Menominee, Mississippi, St. Croix, Wisconsin and Wolf.

A closer look at the topography of Wisconsin is here!

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