Blue Mound State Park

View Website Favorite (22) 4350 Mounds Park Rd - Blue Mounds, WI 53517
Information: 608-437-5711
Toll Free: 888-947-2757


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Perched atop the highest point in southern Wisconsin at 1,719 feet of elevation, the park offers spectacular views along with unique geological features. The only Wisconsin state park with a swimming pool is equipped with a lift for persons with disabilities. Cross-country ski trail in season with warming house available. Pets are welcome in Wisconsin State Parks but must be on a leash and under control at all times. Certain areas may be off-limits to pets. Visit our website for more details. The 15.5 miles of challenging off-road, singletrack bicycle trails will bring even more elevation challenges to the park's trail mix. The difficulty ratings shown on the map are geared towards novice riders. More experienced single-track riders may feel the trails are less challenging than the color-coding implies. All in all, you'll have 500 feet of elevation to play with if you ride the trails and climb the paved road to the top. Not a mountain, but not bad for the Midwest. A steep connector trail accesses the Military Ridge State Trail where riders can roll on a near-level railroad grade.

  • Features
    • Disabled Access
    • Pets Welcome/Inquire
  • Cross-Country Skiing/Snowshoeing Trail Type
    • Groomed
    • Tracked
    • Flat
    • Hilly
    • Open
    • Wooded
  • Publicly Owned
    • Yes
  • Difficulty
    • Hard
    • Extreme
  • Campground Type
    • Tent
  • Trail Length (miles)
    • 10
  • Showers and Flush Toilets
    • Yes
  • Shelter
    • Yes
  • Dumping Station
    • Yes
  • Toilets
    • Yes
  • Nature Trails
    • Yes
  • Number of Campsites
    • 90
  • Camping Hook-ups
    • Electric
  • Concessions
    • Yes

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Wollersheim Winery Port Wine Celebration 1/26/2019 Prairie du Sac - 19.46 miles away
Southern Rites: Photography by Gillian Laub 1/25/2019 - 5/12/2019 Madison - 22.59 miles away
Imani Winds 2/01/2019 Madison - 22.59 miles away
Frostiball 2019 1/26/2019 Madison - 23.12 miles away
Winter Free Fishing Weekend 1/19/2019 - 1/20/2019 Madison - 23.35 miles away
Isthmus Beer and Cheese Festival 1/19/2019 Madison - 23.38 miles away

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Green Innovations

  • Replacing existing lighting with compact fluorescents.
  • Lighting set to motion/timed settings.
  • Low flow water fixtures are used
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