Pike Lake State Park is located just outside of Slinger, Wisconsin. It offers several recreational opportunities throughout the summer and winter months. It's part of the broader Kettle Moraine State Forest, which means guests are treated to some stunning glimpses of both wildlife and plant species.
If you're someone who likes to get out on the water, Pike Lake State Park has you covered with its 272-acre lake of the same name. These waters are friendly to all manner of watercraft, be they motorized or non-motorized. A concrete boat launch is located just within the edges of the state forest, free for public use.
There are also two private launches available upon request seasonally, more information on which can be found on the Wisconsin State Park's website. Kayak and canoe rentals are located just to the north of the lake's beach area, and the kayak launch area.
Whatever type of boat you decide to bring, make sure you're displaying up to date registration from the state of Wisconsin. Dogs can accompany guests onto the water, provided their leash is no longer than eight feet long. There are nine different trails inside of Pike Lake State Park, which provide guests with multiple different habitats to enjoy.
During the summer months, guests are treated to wildflower blooms nestled away in the depths of these northern forests. Make sure if you bring your dog along during any adventures on these trails that you pick up any messes they might leave behind.
The hiking trails in Pike Lake State Park are all available to cyclists as well, which means you can feel free to bring your bicycle and test your mettle on the park's myriad paths. Make sure to keep your eye out for foot traffic if you're riding here, and wear all state recommended safety equipment.