Mirror Lake State Park RV & Campground Guide

Wisconsin

Mirror Lake State Park

is located just three miles south-west of Wisconsin Dells in the state of Wisconsin. It covers an area measuring over 2,000 acres and features sandstone bluffs, pine-oak forest, and its namesake Mirror Lake. The lake gets its name due to its often calm and glassy-smooth texture, which beautifully reflects its surroundings. The popular state park is also home to over 150 campsites, as well as a 200-foot swimming beach, boat ramp, picnic area, and over 28 miles of trails designed for hiking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. Mirror Lake State Park also provides the perfect habitat for a number of wildlife, including deer, raccoons, squirrels, bats, chipmunks, muskrats, beavers, red foxes, and coyotes.

The park is open every day from 6am - 11pm, even when the temperature dips to just 13°F in winter. In summer, visitors can expect temperatures as high as 82°F, making it a balmy destination to enjoy a week or weekend. If you’re planning a trip to this region, you’ll certainly want to brush-up on your knowledge of the state park’s campgrounds, in-park activities, and more. Keep reading to find out all there is to know!

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Weather
Spring 26°F - 70°F
Summer 58°F - 82°F
Fall 31°F - 74°F
Winter 13°F - 32°F
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Nearby Cities
Wisconsin Dells, WI
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Mirror Lake State Park

If you’re planning on camping in or near the state park, you may as well do so in comfort. RVs offer a lot more space than your average tent, plus they can come equipped with a comfortable bed, functioning kitchen, and private bathroom. If you don’t own one, you can rent an RV from RVshare.com to suit your budget or needs. All rentals come with nationwide insurance, 24/7 roadside assistance, and a world-class team dedicated to helping you succeed.

Mirror Lake State Park has 151 family campsites in three separate campgrounds with seven group sites. Each site has a fire ring, picnic table and sand tent pad and electrical hookups are available. There are showers and both flush and pit toilets.

There are also plenty of campgrounds and RV parks located outside of the state park, including those listed below.

Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park of Wisconsin Dells

Just 5 minutes outside of the state park is Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park of Wisconsin Dells, one of the most popular campgrounds within the region. It has been running for over 49 years and still provides some of the best, family-friendly fun you’ll find at a campground.

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wifi: yes
  • Pet-friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: playgrounds, laundry facilities, outdoor pools, snack bar, poolside bar, boat rentals, mini golf, game rooms, camping store, golf cart rentals, sports courts, restrooms, showers, dump stations.

Wisconsin Dells KOA Holiday

Located 15 minutes north is the Wisconsin Dells KOA Holiday, just 1 mile from downtown Wisconsin Dells. It can accommodate pull-throughs as long as 80 feet and has a long list of amenities and on-site activities to keep the whole family entertained. 

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wifi: yes
  • Pet-friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: showers, restrooms, laundry facility, cable TV, camp kitchen, bike rentals, swimming pool, dog park, pavilion, propane / firewood for sale, sports courts, dump station.

Merry Macs Campground

Merry Macs Campground is a 25-minute drive south of the state park. They provide 20, 30, or 50 amp service, as well as fire pits and picnic tables on every site. Along with their long list of amenities, there’s also planned weekend activities for a whole lot of family fun. RV sites start at $25 daily.

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: no
  • Wifi: yes
  • Pet-friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: dump stations, game room, laundry facility, flush toilets, showers, swimming pool, swimming pond, spaceball, pedal carts, bikes and trykes, miniature golf.

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What to Do at
Mirror Lake State Park

Inside Mirror Lake State Park

Whether you’re hoping to enjoy recreational activities such as hiking, biking, fishing, kayaking, swimming, boating, or winter sports – there’s something to keep every type of traveler entertained at Mirror Lake State Park.

Hiking: There are 28.4 miles of hiking trails within the state park, offering varying terrain and levels of difficulty. The most popular is the Echo Rock trail, which is a paved and accessible trail beginning near the Cliffwood campground or boat landing parking areas. A full list of trails can be viewed here.

Biking: There are around nine miles of trails available for off-road bike enthusiasts that are open from May 1st - Oct 31st each year. These trails are all located on the south side of Fern Dell Road and have surfaces including sand, grass, and woodchips.

Fishing: Both Mirror Lake and Dell Creek offer exceptional fishing opportunities for visitors. There is an accessible fishing pier to the north of the boat launch and an accessible boardwalk with fishing access to the south. Anglers can expect to catch species such as trout, panfish, bass, walleye, and northern pike. Basic fishing equipment is available to use for free from the park office.

Boating, kayaking, and canoeing: The entirety of Mirror Lake is a slow-no-wake zone. Boat, canoe and kayak rentals are available in summer from the park concession stand, Mirror Lake Rentals.

Swimming: Mirror Lake has a 200-foot swimming beach with vault toilets located nearby, making it the perfect place to cool off in summer. Just keep in mind no lifeguards are on duty and pets are prohibited from entering the beach.

Winter activities: There are 17.4 miles of cross-country ski trails and 1.2 miles of trails for snowshoeing within the park. View the winter trails map here. A state trail pass is required for skiers 16 years of age and older. Ice fishing is also a rewarding activity during the winter months.

Outside Mirror Lake State Park

If you thought Mirror Lake State Park has lots on offer, then you’re going to be delighted by just how many experiences are available to you outside of the park in the surrounding area, including stunning sightseeing opportunities, award-winning restaurants, and more.

Restaurants

Log Cabin Family Restaurant

For a cozy breakfast, lunch, or dinner, head to the Log Cabin Family Restaurant, which is just over a 15-minute drive from the state park. They’re famous for their delicious pies, but you can also find meat, seafood, sandwiches, burgers, soups, salads, and dessert on their menu.

Type: restaurant and bakery

Location: Baraboo, WI

Culver's

Get your fast-food fix at the local Culver’s in Wisconsin Dells. They specialize in frozen custard and signature burgers made with Midwest beef and dairy. We hear the onion rings are great too!

Type: American fast-food chain

Location: Wisconsin Dells, WI

Jose's Authentic Mexican Restaurant

For some of the best, traditional Mexican food in the area, visit Jose's Authentic Mexican Restaurant. The service is friendly, and the lengthy menu contains something for absolutely everyone. Don’t forget to try a tasty margarita too!

Type: Mexican

Location: Baraboo, WI

Shopping

Sightseeing

Wizard Quest

Just a short drive from the state park is the popular Wizard Quest, the nation's first team-building fantasy game. It offers three different levels: Dragon Quest, Apprentice Quest, and Freedom Quest. Admission ranges from $10.99 - $14.99 per person.

Location: Wisconsin Dells, WI

Tommy Bartlett Show

The Tommy Bartlett Show is a long-running water-ski and boat show featuring extreme stunts and comedy during the summer. The Tommy Bartlett Exploratory Interactive Science Center is also on-site, open year-round. Tickets start at $12.

Location: Wisconsin Dells, WI

Mid-Continent Railway Museum

For something less challenging or extreme, a visit to the nearby Mid-Continent Railway Museum is recommended. Here, you can enjoy seasonal countryside train rides, as well as exhibits and artifacts on steam railroading from 1880-1916.

Location: North Freedom, WI

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How to Get to
Mirror Lake State Park

Mirror Lake State Park is conveniently located just off Interstate 90-94. Exit I-90-94 to U.S. Highway 12 south of Wisconsin Dells.

Entering Mirror Lake State Park

A vehicle admission sticker is required to enter the park.

If you’re planning a trip to Mirror Lake State Park, you’re in for a treat! Once you’ve finished exploring all that the park has to offer, check out the incredible opportunities waiting for you outside of its gates. During or after your stay, we encourage you to tag us in any of your social media posts, or why not share your photos and experience with us at [email protected]? We may even feature your story on our blog or social media channels. Happy camping!