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Nice place and a nice lake. Offer more fishing access that’s not 100% weeds. Sites are very close to each other, and they should have a camp store. Lake was very nice for swimming with the long sand beach. Lots of boats, and towables.
We camped at Long Lake Recreation Area and that was wonderful (wrote a separate review on that with more specifics). Also checked out Parnell Tower - good hike up the steps on the trail to get to the tower and then a good hike up...More
This was are first time at This state park. We camped at Long Lake but spent our days at Mauthe Lake kayaking, swimming and exploring. My husband is an avid geocacher and enjoyed all the opportunities in the area. Our middle schooler participated in a...More
This area of hills is actually the lateral moraine from the great ice sheets of the ice age. Learn all about it the very good Ice Age Visitors Center near Dundee.
There are two campgrounds, we chose Mauthe Lake. Sites can be near the lake...More
Parnell tower is really nice. You are up high enough to see out for miles. Then hiking on the smaller loop is really great. The hike is an intermediate hike. There are grades up and down throughout the hike. Not really that difficult. The smaller...More
If you are looking for a great view of the Kettle Moraine State Forest at the north end, take a walk up Parnell Tower. Great view! Then for an adventurous hike, do the loop. 3 1/2 miles. Don't forget the bug spray!
On several of the "cooler" trails the state has allowed some significant cutting. Parnell Loop and Butler Lake are seeing some significant foresting. These forests won't look the same for many years. I'm sure that other areas will also be seeing some cutting. I've heard...More
We brought our dog to this beautiful state park, but it is not as dog friendly as others. Only some of the trails allow dogs. We thought the dogs prohibited signs were meant for the grass and beach, but also applied to the trails near...More
This is the best trail system in the State. The Ice Age Trail connects to the Kettle Moraine Trail, you could walk the entire State this way. The best time to visit is the fall when all the leaves are in full color.
Living in California you don't give much thought to glaciers and the affect they had on developing the countryside we are visiting here in Wisconsin. The interpretive center/museum does a very good job in explaining what took place 10,000 years or so ago. We watched...More
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Long Lake is a very pretty area. From the campground, you can hike "Dundee Mountain" as we call it. On the other side of the lake (head south on Division Road, turn right on F) is Dundee, WI. There is a neat little burger... More
Long Lake is a very pretty area. From the campground, you can hike "Dundee Mountain" as we call it. On the other side of the lake (head south on Division Road, turn right on F) is Dundee, WI. There is a neat little burger stand there (The Hamburger Haus) which is fun for lunch. Follow 67 south out of town and you will find the Ice Age Visitor Center. That is a neat WI State Parks run educational center on how the Kettles were formed; I highly recommend it.
If you follow G south (road splits from 67 right near the Ice Age Visitor Center), you can turn left on SS and enter New Prospect. There is a little trinket/candy shop there. Keep going and turn right on GGG. Down the road is Park View General Store. They rent boats and bicycles. Just past that is Mauthe Lake Campground/park. Mauthe has some nice trails as well and a lake.
Lots of trails, lots of little recreational areas, lots of pretty places to just take a drive. Follow the Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive (Google that).
Greenbush is not too far away either. Greenbush has the Wade House (civil war era estate). (Google Wade House)