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Fox River Recreational Trail

Photo by Ashley Schounard

Photo by Definitely De Pere

The Fox River Recreational Trail is a part of the Wisconsin State Parks system, and features 25 miles of beautiful river and scenic views.  The De Pere stretch of the trail hugs the shore of the Fox River, offering beautiful views of St. Norbert College, Bomier and Fox Point boat launches and fishing spots, the De Pere historic locks and dam, the De Pere Riverwalk, Voyageur Park, and the historic home district on North Broadway.

Hours and Use

The Fox River Recreational Trail is open daily from 5:00 am – 9:00 pm.
Permitted trail uses include:

  • Bicycling
  • Walking and Running
  • Rollerblading
  • Dog Walking (leashes must be shorter than 5′)


You can park your car and access the trail from the following De Pere locations:

  • Bomier Street Boat Launch (Public restrooms available)
  • Voyageur Park (Public restrooms available)
  • Fox Point Boat Launch (Public restrooms available)

You can dock your boat for a limited timeframe and access the trail from the following De Pere locations:

  • Voyageur Park (Public restrooms available)
  • James Street Marina


Bicyclists and rollerbladers can purchase a $5 daily trail pass at various self-service stations locations along the Fox River Recreational Trail.  A $25 annual trail pass can be purchased from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.