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Yellowstone Lake State Park is in the driftless area of southwest Wisconsin. LocationThis 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.

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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

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Reserve campsites at Yellowstone Lake State Park.

COVID-19 Update

Wisconsin state park system properties are operating 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week. Most campgrounds are open with special conditions.

An annual park sticker or trail pass is required to visit state parks and trails. Buy before you go: annual and daily passes are NOT available for purchase at individual properties.

Office buildings, visitor centers, observation towers, shelters and playgrounds remain closed. For more information, please see:

Properties may be limiting admission based on capacity. Please make sure to seek out current property information on our website before visiting:

Park information


  • 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.

Master Plan

A regional master plan is in progress for the Southwest Savanna region. For more information, see: Southwest Savanna Regional Master Plan.


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.


Last revised: Wednesday May 06 2020