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Firewood Notice: Firewood is not allowed on Wisconsin State Park, Trail or Forest properties from more than 10 miles away from the destination campground, unless it is certified by WI DATCP. The certified wood has been processed to kill harmful pests and diseases they may have hidden inside.
In addition, firewood that has been in a Wisconsin EAB quarantined area is not allowed on properties outside of the quarantined area. Please buy firewood nearby or at the property you are going to. Call the DNR toll-free Firewood Hotline 1-877-303-WOOD (9663) for information before packing for a trip.

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Status: Open year round.
Max reservation window: Tue Jun 07 2016


Perched atop the highest point in southern Wisconsin, Blue Mound State Park offers spectacular views along with unique geological features. The only Wisconsin State Park with a heated swimming pool is equipped with a lift for persons with disabilities. All campsites are wooded.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Amphitheater
  • Comfort Station
  • Disabled Access Only
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood
  • Flush Restrooms
  • Handicap Access
  • Hiking Trail
  • Information Center
  • Lookout Tower
  • Nature Area
  • Parking
  • Pay Phone
  • Picnic Areas
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Pit Toilet
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Toilet, Pit/Vault
  • Water Drinking
Within 10 Miles
  • Fishing
Alerts and Important Information
  • Sites 57 through 78 are 1st come/1st served bases only.
  • Reservations from 05/01 to 10/31 each year.
  • All sites are 1st come / 1st served from 11/01 to 04/30 - Walk in only when roads are snow covered. (Campground is not plowed)
  • Reservations for the rustic cabin are taken at the park, and are limited to people with disabilities. The cabin is reservable from 05/25 through 10/31 yearly. Please contact park for more information
  • Bike sites 1 - 12 are available first come / first serve year round.
    When the trails are snow covered, access is by skiing only, hiking is prohibited on the groomed ski trails.

Shower/flush toilet buildings open approximately April 15
Shower/flush toilet buildings close approximately November 1.
Dump station open approximately April 15
Dump Station Closes approximately November 1
These facilities are weather dependent and dates can change. Check with the property if you have questions.

Vehicle admission stickers are required. Click here for cost of the sticker. Motor vehicles are restricted to the designated parking area at the campsite. No more than 2 vehicles are allowed at a campsite, except as noted. For safety and environmental concerns, please back into the site and park single file.

NO PARKING is allowed on roadsides or shoulders. Ask at Visitor Station for extra parking locations.

  • Swimming Pool and Splash Pad open weekends only tentatively starting Memorial Day weekend, then daily starting the middle of June through Labor Day (weather permitting). Swimming pool is equipped with a lift for person with disabilities. Children under the age of 16 need to be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times. No lifeguards on duty. Admission: 13 and older - $2, 2 to 12 - $1, under 2 is free.
  • Pets are not allowed in the picnic areas, nature trails, or pool areas.
  • Park features a 15 miles single track Mt. Biking Trail.

For information regarding hunting in Wisconsin State Parks follow this link to the DNR web site Click here for more information

About the Admission fees, please Click Here for reference.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
43.02806, -89.85278
43°1'41"N, 89°51'10"W

The park is located 20 miles west of Madison, off U.S. Hwy 18 and 151. Exit on Cty Hwy F North (Blue Mounds exit). Turn left (west) on Cty Hwy ID. Proceed to the village of Blue Mounds, and turn right (north) on Mounds Road. The entrance to Blue Mound State Park is 1 mile north of the village of Blue Mounds.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

4350 Mounds Park RD.

Phone Number:

Project Office: (608)437-5711