Wildcat Mountain State Park, Ontario

#38 of 106 in Nature in Wisconsin
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Wildcat Mountain State Park is a state park of Wisconsin, United States, on the Kickapoo River in the Driftless Area. Sandstone bluffs topped with limestone, two of which are Wildcat Mountain and Mount Pisgah, provide views over the narrow valley of the river and its tributaries. The Kickapoo Valley Reserve is immediately adjacent and forms a continuous protected area. Wildcat Mountain State Park is open for year-round recreation including hiking, canoeing, fishing, and cross-country skiing. The 3,643-acre (1,474 ha) park is located in Vernon County near the town of Ontario, Wisconsin.

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  • My daughter and I have stayed here about 5 times when paddling on the Kicckapoo. We enjoy the drive up and walk in sites depending on how much time and equipment we have. We tent camp. It is a...  more »
  • This state park has great trails and you can even bring your horses. If you are camping there are no showers.  more »
  • Very nice and quiet campground. Hiking trails were nice with cool views of the Kickapoo valley. You can take advantage of canoe rental/shuttle place in Ontario which is a short 5min drive from the park. Camping sites were maintained. The outhouses did have a pretty bad stink and camping next to them would have not been pleasent. The outlook point on the trail past the amphitheater is overgrown and there is no views. The main overlook is a 2 minute walk from parking lot. The hemlock trail was my favorite but part was closed so it was not a loop. Definitely recommend checking out this park.
  • Wildcat Mountain is a great place to camp, hike, paddle, and ride horses. The view from observation point is breathtaking. The amphitheater has a great view too. Paddling the beautiful Kickapoo River is another treat. Winter brings a frozen waterfall and a candlelight snowshoe/ski in January. It's a gem!

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