Mirror Lake State Park

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Why It’s a Must-Do

Simply put? The park’s namesake, Mirror Lake. Surrounded by sandstone bluffs, it’s a serene escape from the chaos of the world beyond the park. The lake is so calm at times that not a single ripple interrupts the surface, hence it’s mirrorlike appearance. The lake reflects a wooded shoreline with cliffs up to 50 feet high, and it boasts a swimming beach and wetlands that are home to a variety of wildlife.

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Location Details

Hours of Operation:
Open year-round
6 AM – 11 PM
Phone: 608-254-2333
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Who Will Love It

Come one, come all to explore the park’s 2,200 acres, which include several picnic areas, wooded campsites, summer rentals, and a cabin for people with disabilities. 

Interior design enthusiasts and really just those who appreciate a house with great bones will delight in a visit to the Seth Peterson Cottage, the first Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house in the world available for rental occupancy.

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When to visit

Featuring hiking trails, skiing trails, and biking trails, Mirror Lake State Park offers activities year-round. Just pick your adventure. 

Mountain biking trails are open from May through October. Hiking trails are open year-round, with some giving way to snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in the wintertime. And lucky campers can set up camp anytime of year.

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