Mirror Lake State Park*

Mirror lakeMirror Lake State Park is another park located in the vicinity of Wisconsin Dells. This is the closest of these parks. And yet, it feels so far away from civilization. At its heart is beautiful Mirror Lake. It is a great place to swim and paddle in. The latter is my favorite activity to do in the park. The park rents canoes and kayaks for your water-based adventures. I highly recommend paddling toward the dam to see the sandstone rock formations. They are amazing!
There is a great hiking trail network that goes around a good portion of the lake and through a variety of habitats. My favorite hike is in the winter through Fern Dell Gorge. Ask at the park office how to get there. Beautiful ice formations that we do not want to think about right now form there! Go enjoy one of my favorite Wisconsin Dells destinations the next time you are in the area!
***** Jonathon Ringdahl visited all of Wisconsin’s 64 State Parks, State Forests, and recreational areas in 2012. This is another in a series of articles he is writing for the Friends of Wisconsin State Parks. Opinions expressed in this blog are the author’s