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a Wisconsin state park, forest, recreation area or trail.
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to attend a nature program or event with family and friends.

This park is named for its centerpiece, a lake which often is so Locationcalm that not a ripple marks its surface. The lake reflects a wooded shoreline with cliffs up to 50 feet high, a swimming beach and wetlands that are home to a variety of wildlife. The park's 2,200 acres includes several picnic areas, wooded campsites, summer rentals and a cabin for people with disabilities.

Accessible Pets Camping Hiking Nature Trail Swimming Canoeing and kayaking Boating Picnicking Playground Shelters Bicycling Cross-country skiing Snowshoeing Fishing Hunting Trapping Winter Activities

Contact information
For information, contact:
Mirror Lake State Park
E10320 Fern Dell Rd.
Baraboo WI, 53913

Wisconsin State Park System Mirror Lake State Park

A view of a trail at Mirror Lake State Park in winter.

© Wisconsin Department of Tourism

Reserve campsites at Mirror Lake State Park.

Ishnala Trail Section Temporary Closure: A portion of the Ishnala Trail north of the road to Ishnala restaurant will be closed beginning Monday, Oct. 30 for utility work. This work will take a few days and the trail will reopen when work is complete.

Fern Dell Trail Detour: Due to wet conditions, a portion of the Fern Dell Trail is closed to all uses. There is a marked detour route onto a couple of trails and Fern Dell Road. Hikers will cross Fern Dell Road and follow signs along the Time Warp and Northwest trails to bring them back to the Fern Dell Trail/Park Office. Bikers are not allowed to operate on trails on the North side of Fern Dell Road, therefore they can bike along Fern Dell Road, approximately 0.5 miles to the intersection of Fern Dell Road and Hastings Road where they can enter onto the Fern Dell Trail again to continue biking off-road.

Park information



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. Driving directions [PDF].


Concessions and rental equipment

The park concession stand near the boat launch sells ice and rents pontoon boats (reservations accepted and recommended), row boats, stand-up paddleboards, canoes and kayaks in season. For rental hours and pricing information, see: Mirror Lake rentals [exit DNR].

Friends group and volunteering

Last revised: Wednesday October 25 2017