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Blue Mound State Park, Blue Mounds

#55 of 106 in Nature in Wisconsin
State Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Blue Mound State Park is a state park in Wisconsin, United States, located atop the largest hill in the southern half of the state, near the village of Blue Mounds. The 1,153-acre (467 ha) park features a pair of observation towers affording views of the Wisconsin River valley and Baraboo Range to the north, the mounds, buttes, and rolling forests of the Driftless Area to the south and west, and the young glacial plains and city of Madison to the east.

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  • We did some hiking through the woods. The kids enjoyed playing on the playground. The towers were closed, but there were still some openings in the trees that provided beautiful views for miles.  more »
  • Not at all far off the Interstate. Give a good idea what Laura Ingalls Wilder would have seen around her house on the prairie. Cool piece of FL Wright inspired architecture on the property. Good for.....  more »
  • Great state park, we had a blast. The campsites are awesome and pretty large in size. The bathrooms are nice and even on a busy weekend no one was too loud or anything. We really enjoyed our stay. We camped with two other families and the sites worked out GREAT for that!
  • Blue Mounds State Park was a great surprise after not visiting for many years. Took a number of grandchildren in elementary school and had a wonderful, varied time. The ranger gave us a scavenger hunt to do on our hike and the kids were highly entertained on the hike up the hill to the East Tower. They enjoyed climbing the tower, playing at the newly constructed playground, and then swimming at the pool. The pool itself is small, but wasn't crowded on the day that we were there. It was immaculate, though there's no lifeguard and children need to be supervised by parents and caregivers. The children also get a prize for completing the scavenger hunt, so they were very happy upon leaving, while also having spent time paying attention to to the natural world.

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