Mirror Lake State Park
Mirror Lake State Park
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E10320 Fern Dell Rd
Baraboo, WI 53913
Mirror Lake State Park Description
Mirror Lake State Park is a natural oasis just north of the hustle and bustle of the Dells. With miles of (separate) hiking and bicycling trails, bike and boat rentals, and an historic Frank Lloyd Wright Cottage available for rent, there's plenty to do. Mirror Lake offers a unique glimpse of what the Dells area looked like before the Tommy Bartlett era kicked off.
Babies: The best way to get around this park is with a baby sling or backpack, as there are no paved trails. With nearly 30 miles of trails, it's easy to customize a shorter, easier hike (ask for suggestions at the park office).
Pre-Teens & Teens: Bikes and helmets are available for rental near the boat dock. They are suitable for older pre-teens or teens only—no child-sized bikes.
- Parking sticker required. Park at the Visitor Center to purchase either a one-day ($7 for Wisconsin residents, $10 for non-residents) or year-round Wisconsin State Parks pass.
- Hike to Echo Rock. If your visit is short, the Echo Rock trail is short but spectacular. Be aware that there's no guard rail at the rock itself, where it overlooks the river.
- Check trail status before hiking or biking. Because of the fickle Midwestern weather, make sure trails aren't too muddy or waterlogged for easy travel.
- Wright tour on Sunday. Tour the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Seth Peterson Cottage that illustrates his principles of combining form and function in harmony with nature ($2).
Just the Facts
Hours: Daily 6 a.m.-11 p.m. (Park office opens at 8 a.m.)
Recommended Time: 1 to 2 hours
Reviews of Mirror Lake State Park
By vlpelton December 28, 2008
What we loved:
A wonderful quiet get away yet close to all the excitement of the Dells
What we didn't love:
Can be crowded on weekends in the summer
My family loves this park! Not only for day use, it is a great place to camp! Very modern facilities and many of the sites are nice and wooded. The camp hosts are wonderful as is the park staff! Even though there may not be many paved trails, the rest of the trails are kept in excellent shape and are fun to walk. We especially enjoyed the trails that lead off from the beach. We especially enjoy exploring the lake by canoe, the sandstone bluffs are beautiful and since the lake is a no wake lake, its easy to enjoy the peaceful surroundings. There is a great handicapped accessible fishing pier near the boat landing. Weve also enjoyed the parks interpretive programs. Let alone the park is close to the Dells with all of the other family activities that are offered, we rate this our #1 attraction in the area! Read More