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Mirror Lake State Park, Baraboo

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Mirror Lake State Park is a 2,179-acre (882 ha) Wisconsin state park in the Wisconsin Dells region. The process of establishing the park began in 1962 and the park officially opened on August 19, 1966. It contains Mirror Lake, a narrow reservoir with steep sandstone sides up to 50 feet (15 m) tall. The lake has a surface area of 137 acres (55 ha) and an average depth of 10 to 14 feet (3.0 to 4.3 m). Recessed out of the wind, the water of Mirror Lake is usually calm and often as glassy-smooth as a mirror, hence the name. Situated in a major tourist area, the state park has an extensive campground and other visitor amenities. Also located within the park is the Seth Peterson Cottage, a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed building available for public rental.
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  • Nice impromptu stop in my travels. This is my first Wisconsin park, so I had to navigate the paper sticker/ admission forms (need cash) due to unmanned Ranger station, but hopefully I worked it out.....  more »
  • Pros: nice trails, Echo Rock, Amphitheater, camp host’s hummingbirds, kayaking is easy, bathrooms are clean, interesting birds. Cons: Pit toilets are the worst, heavy traffic noise, Hag’s Crag is...  more »
  • Very nice park! The water in mirror lake is cold!! Perfect for a hot day. Campground is huge! Looks like there is plenty of great views. Kayaks seem to be very popular. Clean plenty of area to spend time hiking to!! All around a great place
  • The lake is gorgeous and all the trails we took were stunning! Being able to rent a kayak and get right out in the water from the park was a huge bonus (as opposed to going there from nearby, like some parks) and we loved being able to see the park and the cliffs from the water! We saw an eagle fly over head, a giant turtle, quite a few ducks, and so many dragonflies!

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