The first-ever Girl Scouts Love State Parks Weekend is July 13th-14th! Get outdoors at your local state park by camping, hiking, fishing, or giving back through a volunteer opportunity. We put together a quick list of 5 state parks in the Badgerland Council area. There are many more state parks within our council, but here are a quick few that cover all corners of our part of the state.
Capital Springs Centennial State Park
Located minutes from Downtown Madison, this state park is where our council service project will be on July 13th (registration ends July 1st). After helping to clear invasive species and plant native trees and shrubs, enjoy camping, hiking, picnicking, and fishing on the shores on Lake Waubesa.
Yellowstone Lake State Park
Located in the driftless area of southwest Wisconsin in Blanchardville, this 1,000-acre park features a 455-acre lake. Enjoy camping, boating, swimming, fishing, boating, hiking, biking, and picnicking.
Wildcat Mountain State Park
This park sits on a steep ridge overlooking the scenic Kickapoo River Valley in Ontario, WI. Experience hiking trails with spectacular views, canoeing the Kickapoo River and camping for families, groups, and horseback riders.
Perrot State Park
Find this park where the Trempealeau River meets the Mississippi River in Trempealeau County. This park offers gorgeous views from 500 ft bluffs as well as a river bank and surrounding wetlands where you’ll find a variety of migratory birds. Unique to southwestern Wisconsin and Perrot are the goat prairies perched high on the bluffs. Have fun camping, hiking, canoeing, boating, biking, picnicking, and fishing at this state park.
Mirror Lake State Park
This park is named for its centerpiece, a lake often so calm not even a ripple disturbs its surface. Enjoy a wooded shoreline, 50ft cliffs, a swimming beach, wetlands, wooded campsites, picnicking, hiking, fishing, canoeing, biking and more. This park also offers summer rentals and a cabin for individuals with disabilities.