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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 initial public input period closed on March 26, 2019. A summary of the public input DNR received is now available:

Initial Public Input Summary

Thank you to those who submitted input. The DNR planning team is now developing the draft master plan and intends to involve the public at key points during the remainder of the process.

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


Blue Mound State Park Scoping Document [PDF]

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: Monday May 13 2019