Due to its being located at the highest point in southern Wisconsin, Blue Mound State Park provides incredible views of the surrounding landscape, including some truly unique geological features.
There are 20 miles of natural trails available to hikers, cyclists, and cross-country skiers throughout the year. These trails are quite clearly marked, but as they're natural trails they aren't as kept as some state parks. Officials recommend having a charged phone and keeping any accompanying canines on a leash no longer than six feet.
Specific to Blue Mound are bike-in campsites, which cater to long distance and recreational cyclists throughout the year. These feature bike-centric amenities like a staffed cycling shop, bike part vending machines, and map boards outlining all the connecting cycling trails. These sites tend to reserve very quickly, so make sure to get ahead of the curve and reserve sooner rather than later. Dogs are prohibited from the bike-in campsites.
Traditional camping is served up here as well, with 77 traditional sites available for rental seasonally. These sites are dog-friendly, provided you keep your canine on a leash. All campsites have washroom and shower facilities adjacent to the grounds, as well as water services on site. Dogs are allowed on the traditional grounds, provided they stay on a leash.
Picnic pavilions are available for rental during the summer months and are completely dog-friendly with an extra deposit. These sites have connected washrooms as well as grilling facilities, and open up for reservation starting in March. More information on these is available at the Wisconsin DNR website.
Fishing is a popular sport here as well, and all river shorelines are available for the sport. Equipment is not provided for rental, so make sure to bring everything you may need. Vehicle admission stickers are required for this park and can be purchased upon entrance for a variable fee.