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establishing goals and objectives for DNR properties.
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Contact information
For information on Blue Mound State Park Planning, contact:
Phil Rynish

Property Master Plan for: Blue Mound State Park

In June 2018, the Natural Resources Board approved the department’s recommendation to develop a plan revision to the Blue Mound State Park master plan. The department has been gathering data and is prepared to initiate the planning process. The result of this process will be a master plan that replaces the existing 1984 master plan [PDF] and its modifications (2012 Variance [PDF], 2000 Variance [PDF]).

Blue Mound State Park is 1,153 acres atop the highest point in southern Wisconsin. The park straddles the Dane and Iowa County line and offers spectacular views, opportunities to see and learn about unique geological features and a variety of recreational facilities. Over 20 miles of scenic trails, access to the Military Ridge State Trail, bike-in campsites, a family campground, summer swimming pool and a rustic cabin for people with disabilities make Blue Mound a popular year-round destination.

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East Tower

Photo from East Tower - Courtesy of Katie Godding

Planning Update

The department initiated the planning process with a public involvement opportunity on March 12, 2019. Meeting materials are available in the Public Involvement tab below.

The public input period will remain open through March 26, 2019. Input may be submitted using the online public input form below:

Blue Mound State Park Master Plan Online Public Input Form

Individuals may also send the printable input form below via mail to:

  • Phil Rynish, DNR
  • P.O. Box 7921, LF/6
  • Madison, WI 53707-7921

Blue Mound State Park Master Plan Printable Public Input Form [PDF]

The scoping document below is to provide initial information to aid in understanding the existing opportunities and conditions at Blue Mound State Park and how the park fits into a broader regional picture of resource and recreation management.

Blue Mound State Park Scoping Document [PDF]

The public comment period will be open through March 26, 2019.

The map below shows and describes many features of Blue Mound State Park. Click the pins in the map to learn more.

Additional Information About Blue Mound State Park Planning

Public Involvement

Initial Public Meeting Materials

Public Involvement Plan [PDF]


Regional Locator [PDF]

Contact Information
For information on Blue Mound State Park Planning, contact:
Phil Rynish

Last revised: Wednesday March 20 2019