Friday, October 28, 2016

Camping at State Parks ~ Mirror Lake State Park ~ Wisconsin

Have you checked out State Parks for Camping? 

If not ~ you should give it a try. I have found that State Parks  not only have excellent camp sites but that the facilities are VERY clean.  I like to hike and they usually have great hiking trails in the park.

Location


Mirror State Park located just south of Wisconsin Dells is a great park for many activities.
There is a good selection of rustic sites - electric sites and even pull through for the Big Boys.   With my Jeep I like to stay in the electric site section close to the facilities.

The bathrooms are very clean - showers are a nice size and clean. The entire park is well kept - the park rangers do a great job keeping the park looking the best. 


Mirror Lake has a Camp Host for each campground in the park.  We purchased our wood from the Camp Host. The wood was dry and was easy to burn.


Photo: MIRROR LAKE STATE PARKHiking Trails - they were all groomed and made the hike a fun adventure.

The park concession stand near the boat launch sells ice and firewood and also rents boats, bicycles, canoes and kayaks in season - contact the park office for pricing. Great kayaking and boating.  


There are many waterways that make for a very pleasant boating trip. During Winter months there are Cross Country Ski Trails.


CLICK HERE for Park Map


CLICK HERE for Campgrounds Map

MIRROR LAKE STATE PARK CAMPING TIPS:


#1 - Make sure you keep your cooler with food inside your vehicle. We did not the 1st night! A very smart Raccoon ate everything in out cooler! Cooler in the vehicles from now on.


#2 - Some sites can not be reserved - they are  first come/first get basis.  Make sure to check out your site with the ranger. We called before our visit.

#3 - The sites with electricity are HUGE!!! The picnic table is not even in the pic - it is on the far left top corner in a separate area just for the table.


#4 - Wood cost $5.00 a bundle 


#5 - Walmart about 4 miles away ~ perfect for the odds and ends which can be forgotten when packing


#6 - October Camping can be chilly! October 12th & 13th - temps got down to 29 degrees at night - a bit chilly!


#7 - Each site has a very nice fire pit with a nice grid cooking surface.



Mailing Address:

MIRROR LAKE STATE PARK
E10320 FERN DELL RD.
BARABOO  WI  53913



Phone Number:

Information:  (608)254-2333

Excellent State Park ~ We will be visiting Mirror Lake again

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