Although Wisconsin isn’t the Land of 10,000 Lakes, maybe it should be because so many of our state parks include gorgeous lakes to enjoy. Whether you hike around them, kayak above them, or swim in them, trips to Wisconsin should include a visit to state parks to enjoy the pretty Midwestern nature that we’re lucky to be surrounded with. During your stay at Baker’s Sunset Bay Resort, make sure to check out these Wisconsin Dells state parks nearby for some great hikes, views, and other outdoor activities.
Wisconsin Dells State Parks
Before departure, make sure to double-check the hours of the Wisconsin Dells state parks, as they’re not all open 24 hours a day. Dress appropriately for the time of year, as the long hiking trails don’t make returning to the car to grab a jacket or drop a layer very convenient.
Mirror Lake is located just a little south of the Wisconsin Dells. 50-foot cliffs surround it, so you can appreciate the views of the glasslike surface of the water from above while you hike around it. If you’re willing to break the surface of the water, rent boats, SUPs, canoes, kayaks, and pontoon boats from the stand nearby. Otherwise, go swimming, camping, hunting, or trapping within the 2,200 acres of Mirror Lake State Park.
When it comes to Wisconsin Dells state parks, Devil’s Lake is the most well-known. This might be due to the number of landmarks to scout out during your hike around the lake: whether it’s Prospect Point, Elephant Rock, Balanced Rock, or Parfrey’s Basin. Many couples even get engaged once they finally reach the Devil’s Doorway. The level of difficulty varies depending on the spot around the lake, so hikers of all skill levels will be satisfied here. Once you’re done with some of the most scenic Wisconsin Dells hiking, go for a dip in the lake and grab some ice cream to cool off.
Rocky Arbor State Park
Created to protect the sandstone that can be found throughout the park, Rocky Arbor is also known for the thick pines that surround the camping area. The one-mile hiking trail, combined with the playground and showers and flush toilets available at the campsite, makes this a very family-friendly option of the Wisconsin Dells state parks to visit.
Wisconsin Family Resorts
After an afternoon or day of hiking the state parks near the Wisconsin Dells, return to Baker’s Sunset Bay Resort to rest and recharge. Or, take the kids to our indoor and outdoor pool areas to continue burning off energy. For more information about lodging at Baker’s Sunset Bay Resort, visit us on our website or give us a call at 608-254-8406.