Set on the highest point in southern Wisconsin, Blue Mound State Park is a furrific spot for an outdoor adventure with the whole family, including canine members! Located just north of the village of Blue Mounds, this 1,153-acre site draws visitors with its puptacular views and one-of-a-kind geological features. Many come here to hike, bike, camp, swim, and ski; with so many things to see and do, you and your four-legged pal will be occupied until the sun goes down.
Intrepid doggos will appreciate the park's more than 20 miles of trails. All of them are open to hiking, and most are used by bikers as well. For a walk with a geology lesson, take the 1.3-mile Flintrock Trail, which features interpretive signs explaining the area's natural features. You and Fido will also pass flintrock boulders as you follow this path along the north side of the mound. For a pawmazing vista of the surrounding countryside, don't miss the observation towers at the far east and far west ends of the picnic area.
Blue Mound is home to a variety of flora and fauna, so keep your eyes peeled for wildlife such as white-tailed deer, fox squirrels, woodchucks, and cottontail rabbits while you are out and around. If you hit the trails between April and early June, you'll be treated to an unfurgettable floral show! During the winter, you and your doggo can hike and snowshoe anywhere in the park except on the cross-country ski trails.
Visitors who wish to spend the night at Blue Mound can get comfy in the campground, which contains several wooded and bike/hike-in sites. There's also a rustic accessible cabin, but it is off-limits to four-legged guests except for service animals. Each campsite comes with a picnic table and fire ring, so remember to fill your cooler to the brim with your favorite camping foods.
Be sure to clean up after your canine buddy and keep them on a leash at all times, so that everyone can have a pawsitively pawtastic experience at Blue Mound State Park!