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Blue Mound State Park


If you have never been amazed on any of your previous RV camping vacations, then get ready for the thrill of a lifetime because Blue Mound State Park leaves its visitors with that amazing effect that makes them always want to come back!

Blue Mound State Park is located on the tallest hill in south Wisconsin. The park is enclosed in 1,153 acres of land and was established in 1959. The park is protected and overseen by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

Blue Mound State Park is popular for swimming, hiking, camping, mountain biking, and cross-country skiing. The park is also popular for its beautiful and serene environment which serves as a place of interest to nature lovers and home to animals. Prickly pear cactus blooms between June and July, thereby adding beauty to the park and its surrounding environs. You can choose from a variety of hiking and biking trails that are suitable for all levels. If you want to take in panoramic views of the park you can climb up one of the two 40-foot tall observations located within the park. After your long day of outdoor fun make sure to take advantage of one of the many beautiful picnic spots dotted around the park.

Blue Mound State Park is definitely the place to be when considering the best RV camping destination with family and friends in southern Wisconsin. The camping area is open throughout the year and welcomes everyone to one of the most amazing camping experiences in the state.

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You'll find Blue Mound State Park just a half-hour to the west of Madison, WI, off of US Highway 18/151. You should have no problem driving your rig on the nearby highway, although some of the local roads closer to the park may be a bit narrow. Parking can be found scattered around the park, such as at the Park Office and near the Nature Center. If you are staying overnight it will probably be easiest to leave your RV at the campsite and explore the park or foot or by bike. With over 15 miles are trails open to hiking and biking it's easy to discover every corner of the park.


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Blue Mound State Park Campground

The Blue Mound State Park Campground is open year round, offering 77 sites for RV and tent campers. You can enjoy an easy way to cook and serve dinner since a fire ring and picnic table will be at your site. Only a handful of sites offer electric hookups; the rest have no hookups.

Restrooms, showers, and water fountains will be within walking distance as well. A dump station, dumpster, and recycling bin are located at the campground entrance. Pets are welcome. Although the campground is open all year long, sites can only be reserved from May to October. In the winter, campsites are only available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Winter Camping

From November to April the family campground at Blue Mound State Park Campground offers sites exclusively on a first-come, first-served basis. You are able to get a site whether you are walking in, driving in, or skiing in, as long as one is available. Some amenities and facilities may be closed during the winter months. You can still enjoy the use of the picnic table at your campsite. Your site will provide a cozy home base for you to return to after a thrilling day of snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, or snowshoeing. Pets are welcome too!

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Hiking and Biking

Blue Mound State Park is a prime destination in Wisconsin for RV campers to enjoy scenic hiking and biking. There are over 15 miles of trails available to hikers and bikers of all ability levels. Three trails are open to hiking only such as the Flintrock Trail, which features a self-guided tour describing the geological history of the park. There are a number of biking trails to choose from too. Families will like biking on the easy one-mile Pleasure Valley Bike Trail where you can coast through beautiful sugar maples. Avid cyclists will enjoy a trip on the Ridgeview Trail, which offers steep inclines and gorgeous views.


For those looking to beat those hot Wisconsin summer days head on over to the 1,950-square foot pool located right in the park. The pool is heated for added comfort and a splash pad is available for the little ones to run around and have fun. Changing rooms, restrooms, and showers are right on-site as well. Keep in mind that life guards at not on duty so make sure to monitor children while they swim.

Picniking and Sightseeing

Blue Mound State Park offers RV campers a number of spots to enjoy quiet picnics surrounded by the serenity of nature. Once you are done your meal head on over to the East or West Observation Towers. These towers soar 40 feet high and offer amazing views of the Wisconscin countryside and Baraboo Bluffs.


Cross-Country Skiing

If you take your RV trip to Blue Mound State Park in the winter don't forget to pack those skis in the camper. You can go cross-country skiing on over 10 miles of groomed trails while soaking in scenic forest views. Whether you are a beginner or an expert cross-country skier there are trails for all ability levels available.


Whether you want to go winter hiking or strap on those snowshoes there are still many trails open for exploration during the winter for RV visitors. There are two loops available just for snowshoeing, so those are excellent places to start. However, you're not just limited to those two trails. You can coast around on the snow anywhere except on the cross-country skiing trails.


If you enjoy hunting then you will be right at home during your RV trip to Blue Mound State Park. During the fall and the winter, many hunters flock to this park for deer hunting season. You don't need a firearm to hunt here as you are also allowed to hunt with archery equipment or by trapping too. However, you must follow all of the park's regulations to make sure you hunt in a safe manner. That is why it is so important to hunt in designated areas only. Check with the park staff to learn about the hunting rules before you head out.