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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 campgrounds at Mirror Lake State Park are predominantly wooded with beautiful pines and oaks making up most of the woods. Campsites are nicely separated with many sites convenient for multiple sites camping together. Electric sites are very popular throughout the summer and fall camping seasons. Each site has a fire ring, picnic table and sand tent pad.

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.


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.


Firewood is available for purchase at the park office year-round or from the Sandstone Ridge and Bluewater Bay campground hosts (May through October). Cash or check only are accepted for firewood purchases.

Family campgrounds

Winter camping is available in the Sandstone Ridge Campground in sites 58-65 from Nov. 1 through May 1. Group Camp, Cliffwood and Blue Water Bay campgrounds and all shower buildings and the dump station are closed for the season during this time. Vault toilets are available behind site 59 and water is available at the park entrance station.

Sandstone Ridge campground has 68 reservable sites, including four walk-in sites. Site #63 is accessible for people with disabilities.

  • Sites 58-83 are electric, reservable campsites
  • Sites 84-105 are mostly non-electric reservable campsites with sites 86, 88, 90, 92, 94 and 97 having electricity.
  • Sites 201-204 are walk-in campsites that are within 50 yards of the parking area.
  • The campground host is located between sites 75 and 78.

There are showers and both flush and pit toilets. It's near the boat landing, fishing pier and beach with the Lakeview Trail connecting the campground to both day-use areas.

Cliffwood campground has 35 reservable sites, 29 with electricity. One of the sites is accessible for people with disabilities, site 132.

  • Sites 106-121, 127-128, 130-131 and 135-136 are double sites. This means that two sites share a driveway but each has their own individual site. These sites are ideal for camping parties that would prefer to camp next to one another in a larger, shared space. The two campsites are reserved together, and a reservation fee is charged for each site.

There are showers and both flush and pit toilets. The Echo Rock trail makes its way through the campground with 0.4 miles of accessible paved path which leads to a beautiful overlook and the Ishnala bridge with spans the Mirror Lake gorge.

Bluewater Bay campground, the nearest to the park visitor center and amphitheater, has 63 non-electric sites in four loops.

  • The first loop houses sites 1-15 which are non-reservable sites.
  • Loops 2, 3 and 4 have sites 16-57 and are reservable sites.
  • Sites 401 and 402 are non-reservable bicycle touring campsite.
  • Four emergency back-up sites are located in this campground and may be available on a day-to-day basis.
  • Bluewater Bay campground host is located between the Group Camp parking lot and the shower building.

This campground has a reservable open-air shelter, reservable amphitheater, playground, sand volleyball court, large open field, showers and both flush and vault toilets. The Kilbourn hiking trail connects the campground with the beach area.

Group campsites

Bluewater Bay Group Camp is located just north of the family campsites. We have 7 tent-only walk-in group sites that hold up to 20 people per site. Carts are available at the main Group Camp parking area to help haul your gear to your site. Vehicles are not allowed within the Group Camp. Water fountains and a pit toilet are located within the group camp area and it is a short walk to the toilet/shower building. The Group Camp is open from about April 1 – Oct. 31 each year. 

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 Cliffwood campground is home to our "Cabin in the Woods." This barrier-free cabin is 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. It is located between sites 131 and 135 and is available for rental approximately May 15 to Oct. 15.

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 to rent.

The cottage is also open for public tours the second Sunday of each month from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 per person. Tours of 10 or more should call 608-254-6051. If you are unable to attend an open house day, a video is available for viewing at the park office during business hours.

Last revised: Monday April 29 2019