Blue Mound State Park RV & Campground Guide
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Blue Mound State Park is beautiful in spring and summer when everything is green. In the fall, enjoy the leaves changing colors and the crisp autumn air. If you are hardy, you might even enjoy winter in the park since winter camping is allowed. Be prepared, though, because temperatures in winter are usually below freezing. Outside of the park, there are several wonderful tourist attractions to see. Cities close to the park include Spring Green, Dodgeville, and Mt. Horeb.
Spring 26-68 F
Summer 58-81 F
Fall 29-72 F
Winter 10-31 F
Blue Mounds, WI
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Blue Mound State Park
Taking an RV on your vacation to Blue Mound State Park is a great idea. You will enjoy your trip so much more if you are immersed in nature day and night. It is easy to rent an RV from RVshare at the Dodgeville location or in any other city of your choosing.
Blue Mound State Park Campground
Blue Mound State Park has a campground with RV sites. Electrical hookups are available, and two of the sites are handicap accessible. The park has flush toilets, showers, drinking water, a dump station, a picnic table, and a fire ring at each site. Wi-Fi is not available. Pets are allowed if kept on a leash.
Tom's Campground offers pull-through RV sites with electrical and water hookups. Each site has a fire ring. Amenities at the campground include showers, flush toilets, a dump station, a snack bar, and free Wi-Fi. RV rates start at $30 per night.
Crystal Lake Campground
Crystal Lake Campground is on the shore of beautiful Crystal Lake and offers a beach for swimming, a swimming pool, kayak and canoe rentals, fishing, and a camp store. RV sites have water and electrical hookups, a picnic table, and a fire pit. Showers, bathhouses, and laundry facilities are available. Rates start at $30 per night.
Fireside Campground offers water and electrical hookups, and most of the sites are pull-through and up to 80 feet long. There are also some full hookup sites, but most of those are back-in sites. The campground is dog friendly, offers laundry facilities, and has free Wi-Fi. It has a walking path, a playground, free mini-golf, a basketball court, and more. Nightly rates start at $34.
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Blue Mound State Park
Inside Blue Mound State Park
Blue Mound State Park is located on top of the highest hill in southern Wisconsin. The park has two 40-foot-tall observation towers that you can climb for a spectacular view of the surrounding area. The park has a swimming pool, and you can go hiking or biking on the trails. You can learn about the park's wildlife and plants from the naturalists' presentations that are held in the evenings in summer. You can also listen to concerts in the amphitheater on several summer Saturdays.
Outside Blue Mound State Park
Southern Wisconsin has beautiful rolling hills, farms, and small villages. The area near the park has many lovely attractions that should not be missed, such as the Cave of the Mounds and Taliesin. The state capital, Madison, is only 40 minutes away. Enjoy the wonderful sights near the park, and then drive to Madison for more sightseeing, shopping, and dining.
Hi Point Steakhouse
Hi Point Steakhouse has been around since the 1930s, and, in the past, many dances were held there. Now, it is a popular supper club specializing in cocktails, steaks, prime rib dishes, and Friday fish fries.
Location: 6900 County Road HHH, Ridgeway, WI
Spring Garden Family Restaurant
Spring Garden Family Restaurant is a casual eatery with a nice outdoor patio. It is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and it serves traditional American favorites.
Location: 520 Springdale Street, Mount Horeb, WI
Bistro 101 serves locally grown food, and the menu changes seasonally. The food is exceptional, but the atmosphere is friendly and casual.
Location: 101 East Main Street #150, Mount Horeb, WI
Macker-Backer is open all day. It specializes in macaroni and cheese, but it offers plenty of other comfort foods as well. In particular, the breakfast skillets are outstanding.
Location: 1204 Mills Street, Black Earth, WI
Barneveld Community Cafe
Barneveld Community Cafe is open for breakfast and lunch. The breakfast menu is extensive and is available all day. Lunch consists of sandwiches and burgers. The chefs are excellent and make all the food from scratch.
Location: 110 East Orbison Street, Barneveld, WI
Wisconsin Made is a great place to get gift baskets for all your friends back home. It sells food, art, toys, décor items, and sports memorabilia that are all made in or related to Wisconsin.
Location: 2551 Parmenter Street, Middeton, WI
Are you hungry? Stop in at Brennan's Market to find all kinds of gourmet food, gifts, pies, and more. You can also order some Wisconsin specialty food to be sent to your friends and family.
Location: 8210 Watts Road, Madison, WI
Red Barn Company Store
Red Barn Company Store is a unique gift shop where you can purchase wall art, home décor, Wisconsin memorabilia, candles, essential oils, and more. This is a fun place to browse and to pick up some gifts and souvenirs.
Location: 114 East Main Street #107, Waunakee, WI
Cave of the Mounds
Cave of the Mounds has been designated a National Natural Landmark because of the delicate beauty of the cave. Take a self-paced tour of the cave for $19 for adults and $11 for children.
Location: 2975 Cave of the Mounds Road, Blue Mounds, WI
House on the Rock
The House on the Rock is part architectural wonder and part museum. The house was built on top of a large rock in 1960. Since then, many rooms have been added to accommodate the owner's growing collection of unusual items. Tickets are $26 for adults and $15 for children.
Location: 5754 State Road 23, Spring Green, WI
Visit Folklore Village to learn about the cultures of the various people from Europe who settled in southern Wisconsin. The site offers potlucks, social dances, concerts, classes in folk art, and special activities for children and families.
Location: 3210 County Road BB, Dodgeville, WI
Museum of Minerals and Crystals
If you enjoy rock and crystal hunting, you will love the Museum of Minerals and Crystals. The displays are amazing, and the owners are very friendly and knowledgeable. They have specimens for sale, but the emphasis is on the collection.
Location: 4228 WI-23 Trunk, Dodgeville, WI
Taliesin is Frank Lloyd Wright's beautiful home and estate in Spring Green. It contains several buildings designed by the architect and has been designated a National Historic Landmark. It is also part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The staff offers several different tours of the estate, the house, and the Driftless landscape.
Location: 5607 County Road C, Spring Green, WI
How to Get to
Blue Mound State Park
From Madison, take Highway 151 S/18 W going west to the village of Blue Mounds. Take County Highway ID north to Mounds Park Road, and turn onto Mounds Park Road north to the park. The address is 4350 Mounds Park Road, Blue Mounds, WI.
Entering Blue Mound State Park
The park is open year round from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. A vehicle admission sticker is needed to enter the park.
Blue Mound State Park Entry fee (per vehicle, Wisconsin plates) : $8.0
Blue Mound State Park Entry fee (per vehicle, out-of-state plates) : $11.0
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Frequently Asked Questions About Blue Mound State Park
Blue Mounds' campground has 73 sites suitable for RVs, including 40 sites with electrical hook-ups. There is a dump station across from the restroom building. Three of the campground loops are near the wildlife viewing pond.
Blue Mound State Park typically has moderate summers and very harsh winters. The winter months can drop as low as 9 degrees and see heavy snowfall. The summers usually range from 57 to 80 degrees.
If you visit Blue Mound State Park between June and September, you'll experience the warmest, most pleasant weather for recreational activities such as hiking, swimming, biking, bird-watching, and wildlife viewing.
The bison herd is the main draw for many RVers visiting Blue Mound State Park. While at Blue Mound, you may also see deer, foxes, coyotes, jackrabbits, and a host of migratory bird species.
Pets are allowed at Blue Mound State Park for no extra fee. However, all pets must be kept on leashes of no longer than six feet when outside of your RV.