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Mirror Lake State Park
E10320 Fern Dell Rd.
Baraboo WI, 53913

Mirror Lake State Park Camping and reservations

Mirror Lake State Park has 151 family campsites in three separate campgrounds, with seven group sites. The park also has an accessible cabin for people with disabilities and a rental cottage that was designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright.


Camping reservations for outdoor campsites can be made online or by calling 888-947-2757.


Family campgrounds

Bluewater Bay campground, the nearest to the park visitor center and amphitheater, has 63 sites in four loops. It has a shelter, showers, and both flush and pit toilets. A hiking trail connects the campground with the beach area.

Sandstone campground has 68 sites, including four walk-in sites and one site that's accessible for people with disabilities. There are showers and both flush and pit toilets. It's near the boat landing, fishing pier, and beach. Twenty-one of the sites have electrical hookups.

Don't move firewood!

Don't move firewood!Due to the potential of carrying harmful tree pests and diseases, Wisconsin has restrictions for moving firewood.

Cliffwood campground has 35 reservable sites, 26 of them with electricity. One of the sites is accessible for people with disabilities.

Group campsites

The seven group sites, each accommodating 20 campers, are near Bluewater Bay campground. They're tent-only sites (no vehicles on the sites, but there are parking lots nearby). Water and vault toilets are available in the campground.

Accessible cabin for people with disabilities

An accessible cabin for people with disabilities is available at Mirror Lake State Park.

Cabin in the Woods at Mirror LakeThe "Cabin in the Woods" was the first such cabin in the Wisconsin State Park System. The cabin can accommodate up to six people and can be rented for a maximum of four nights per year.


Firewood may be purchased at the park concession stand in season.

Seth Peterson Cottage

The Seth Peterson Cottage [exit DNR] was the first Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house in the world available for rental occupancy. Designed in 1958, it was one of Wright's last commissions.

Seth Peterson was a Wisconsin native with a lifelong interest in Wright in his work. He convinced the 90-year-old Wright to design the cottage. Peterson died before the cottage was finished, so later owners completed it. The Department of Natural Resources acquired the property in 1966 to add to the state park. Due to the remote location and lack of regular use, the cottage fell victim to neglect and the ravages of nature. In 1989 concerned Mirror Lake residents and Wright devotees founded a nonprofit organization to save and restore the cottage and give it a new life. The cottage is open for rent through:

Sand County Services
PO Box 409
Lake Delton, WI 53940
608-254-6551 phone
608-254-4440 fax

The cottage is also open for public tours the second Sunday of each month from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is $2 per person. Tours of 10 or more should call 608-254-6051.

Last revised: Friday July 19 2013