Yellowstone Lake State Park is in the driftless area of southwest Wisconsin. This 1,000-acre park, has a 455-acre lake, which offers visitors ample space to enjoy camping, swimming, fishing, boating, hiking, biking and picnicking. In winter the park is open to ice fishing, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing.
- Contact information
- For information, contact:
- Yellowstone Lake State Park
8495 Lake Road
Blanchardville WI 53516
Wisconsin State Park System Yellowstone Lake State Park
- Yellowstone Lake State Park is open year-round from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
- The 4,000-acre Yellowstone Wildlife Area next to Yellowstone State Park offers many additional recreation opportunities, including horse trails and a shooting range. The wildlife area is managed by the DNR.
From Madison: Head west on U.S. Highway 18/151 toward Dodgeville. Take the State Highway 78 South exit and head south on 78 to Blanchardville (Highway 78 will also become County Highway F). After passing through downtown Blanchardville on 78/F, turn right on County Highway F at the T-intersection where County F and Highway 78 split - there will be a road sign directing you toward the park (don't turn right at your first opportunity to take county F on the north side of Blanchardville prior to the downtown area). Continue following F for about 8 miles to Lake Road. Turn left (east) onto Lake Road (look for the large unlit park sign). The park office is about 1 mile east of County F on Lake Road on the right side.
From Dubuque: Take State Highway 11 east about 31 miles to State Highway 23. Go north about 7 miles to Darlington. In Darlington, take County Highway F to the northeast and go about 10 miles to Lake Road. Watch for signs for Yellowstone Lake State Park. Turn right onto Lake Road and the park office will be one mile on the right.
From Rockford/Freeport: Take U.S. Highway 20 west to Illinois State Highway 26, following signs to Monroe. Continue north onto Wisconsin State Highway 69. At Monroe, take State Highway 81 west through the village of Argyle, then turn right onto County Highway G/N. Follow County N to South Lake Road and turn left following signs to Yellowstone Lake State Park.
Concessions and rental equipment
A concession stand and boat rentals are located at the east end of the lake and are available during summer.