Wildcat Mountain State Park RV & Campground Guide
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Wildcat Mountain State Park is located in the western part of Wisconsin. The park is situated on a steep ridge overlooking the Kickapoo River Valley, which is positioned north of La Farge and south of Tomah. The park is 3,603 acres, and it offers activities to enjoy in the summer and the winter when the weather gets cold, such as skiing, hiking, horseback riding, and more.
Spring 42-70 F
Summer 73-93 F
Fall 45-72 F
Winter 22-38 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Wildcat Mountain State Park
RVing is a great way to visit state parks like Wildcat Mountain State Park. It gives you the freedom to explore the area, and you can easily find an RV rental from RVhsare that will fit your family's needs and expectations for your trip.
La Farge Village Park
La Farge Village Park is a quiet place where you and your family can relax during your trip to Wildcat Mountain State Park. There are not many activities planned at this campground, but it provides a great place to stay for a night or two.
Water hookup: No
Electrical hookup: Yes
Sewer hookup: No
Other amenities: Dump station, playground, outdoor ball courts
Leon Valley Campground
Leon Valley Campground is comprised of 80 acres of wooded area, so there will be plenty of shade to keep you cool in the summer. There are more than 150 campsites at this park, and some sites offer pull-through access and can accommodate big rigs.
Water hookup: Yes
Electrical hookup: Yes
Sewer hookup: No
Other amenities: Dump station, pool, playground, rec room, trails
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What to Do at
Wildcat Mountain State Park
Inside Wildcat Mountain State Park
During the summer months, you can explore over 21 miles of nature trails that you can hike on foot, ride on a bike or explore on the back of a horse. The park also offers access to the Kickapoo River, so visitors often enjoy fishing, canoeing, or kayaking in the water. In the winter, skiing or snowshoe hiking are great options, especially if you would like to visit the ice cave. The running water that flows over the rock formation when the temperature is warm freezes in the winter and creates a massive icicle.
Outside Wildcat Mountain State Park
If you are traveling in an RV, you can easily find other sites that may pique your interest. There are many stores to shop in and restaurants to eat at so that you don't have to cook your food at night when you get back to your campsite.
Wildcat Mountain Bar and Grill
Wildcat Mountain Bar and Grill is a good place to grab a quick burger and fries. You can also order a more complex entrée, like smothered chicken or shrimp alfredo. If you like spicy food, try the jalapeno poppers.
Location: 202 Main Street, Ontario, WI 54651
Blue Goose Pizza
This restaurant features a variety of toppings to choose from. Try Hannah's Big Beef for something interesting: steak, onions, peppers, and mushrooms with barbecue sauce.
Location: S2106 24 Valley Road, La Farge, WI 54639
Holvy's Café & Catering
Holvy's Café & Catering specializes in breakfast food. Try an omelet or pancakes, and don't forget the coffee to help wake you up.
Location: 824 Water Avenue, Hillsboro, WI 54634
Bailey's Diner is a great place to go if you want diner-style food with a Mexican take. The restaurant has a great ambiance, and the staff is ready to serve you. Try the tamales, the burritos, and the tostada if you are not sure which dish to get.
Location: 104 Railroad Street, Norwalk, WI 54648
Great Wall is a quick location to get some delicious Chinese food. There are lunch specials and combinations platters if you are looking for a full meal. Healthy food options are also available for those who prefer not to go off their diet while on this trip.
Location: 210 Airport Road #101, Viroqua, WI 54665
Walmart is a department store that has clothing to purchase if you’re running low. It also sells items like toothpaste, toilet paper, and medicine. If you need food, groceries can be purchased as well.
Location: 1133 N. Main Street, Viroqua, WI 54665
Dollar General is a store where you can get the odds and ends that you need for very little money. There also are food and drinks that you can buy. It also has toys for your kids to enjoy if they get bored at night.
Location: 98 Swiggum Road, Westby, WI 54667
Ace Hardware is a store that could come in handy when you are camping. If something breaks in your camper, you may not have the tools on hand to fix it. You can also grab a hunting or fishing license at Ace Hardware.
Location: 405 S. Main Street #27, Westby, WI 54667
Walgreens is a pharmacy, so you will be able to get medicine at the store. It also has toiletries in case you are running low. If you need more soda, you can grab some here as well.
Location: 517 N. Main Street, Viroqua, WI 54665
Country Discount Grocery
Country Discount Grocery will be convenient to use during your visit to Wildcat Mountain State Park. The food is fresh, and it is often sold at a discount from what you would find at a chain grocery store. Grab some snacks to munch on at camp in the store.
Location: W9483 State Road 21, Wautoma, WI 54982
Town of Stevenson Museum
Town of Stevenson Museum is a family-owned establishment. Its exhibits are designed to teach you more about the early Americans who settled in this town. The museum is on a 240-acre farm, so it's very scenic.
Location: 18798 Deere Path Lane, Richland Center, WI 53581
Eagle Cave is a resort that is designed for children to explore. There are exploratory programs that you can sign up for as well as guided tours of the caves. Canoes can be rented at the cave for use in the Wisconsin River.
Location: 16320 Cavern Lane, Blue River, WI 53518
Norskedalen Nature & Heritage Center
Norskedalen Nature & Heritage Center covers 400 acres. Heritage classes, like basket weaving and spoon carving, are held at the center. Group tours are also offered so that you can see more of the property while you are visiting.
Location: N455 O Ophus Road, Coon Valley, WI 54623
Deke Slayton Memorial Space and Bike Museum
The Deke Slayton Memorial Space and Bike Museum is an educational place to take children who enjoy learning about space. There is even a space camp that you can sign them up for if you plan to stay in the area long enough. Exhibits focus on Deke Slayton's history, moon rocks, aviation, and the evolution of the bicycle.
Location: 200 W. Main Street, Sparta, WI 54656
Vernon County Museum
Vernon County Museum features a large display of artifacts used by Native Americans to cultivate the land. If you want to know more about the area's history, this is a great place to stop. The museum has pictures, records, and publications to explore in addition to the artifacts.
Location: 410 S. Center Avenue, Viroqua, WI 54665
How to Get to
Wildcat Mountain State Park
From Ontario, take WI-33 east for about two miles. The park will be on your left. From points north, take I-94 south until you reach Ontario, and then take WI-33 east for about two miles. The park will be on your left. From the south, take US-14 North until you reach WI-131M. Then follow Highway F for a mile and a half until you reach WI-33. Head west for about half a mile, and the park will be on your right.
Entering Wildcat Mountain State Park
Wildcat Mountain State Park is open daily from 6 a.m. until 11 p.m. A Wisconsin state park admission sticker is required to enter the park.
Wildcat Mountain State Park Per out-of-state vehicle (1-4 adults) : $16.0
Wildcat Mountain State Park Wisconsin resident day pass : $8.0
Wildcat Mountain State Park Out-of-state resident annual pass : $38.0
Wildcat Mountain State Park Wisconsin resident annual pass : $28.0
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Frequently Asked Questions About Wildcat Mountain State Park
Most people visit the park in late spring, summer, and early fall, but it is open year-round. Each season offers different advantages for the visitor: spring delivers warmer but not hot weather, summer provides better wildlife viewing opportunities, fall offers beautiful foliage, and winter allows you a 7-mile-long cross-country ski trail.
Wildcat Mountain State Park has a wide array of wildlife, including red squirrels, hog-nose snakes, five-line skinks, red-bellied snakes, wild turkeys, bald eagles, red-tailed hawks, tundra swans, sandpipers, great blue herons, and turkey vultures.
Wildcat Mountain State Park does not explicitly designate RV-only sites. However, they have several locations that you can use as RV sites. They also offer a family campground area for RV camping if you want to hike.
The park recommends a reservation to guarantee your preferred day, location, amenities, season, and residency. The reservation fee for a standard campsite starts at $7.95, with an additional cancellation fee of $5.
Pets are welcome in Wildcat Mountain State Park as long as pet owners keep their pets on an 8-foot or shorter leash and clean up after them at all times. The park reserves the right to fine owners who do not meet these guidelines.