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Mill Bluff State Park
MILL BLUFF STATE PARK
MILL BLUFF STATE PARK
15819 Funnel Rd.
Camp Douglas, Wisconsin   54618

Phone: 608-337-4775
Reservations: 608-427-6692
Mill Bluff State Park
'Swiming Pond'

Travelers passing through the Mill Bluff State Park area are intrigued by the unusual, tall bluffs rising abruptly from the flat plain. Straddling Monroe and Juneau Counties near Camp Douglas, Wisconsin, the park offers popular swimming, camping, hiking, or relaxing opportunities.

Camping and shelter reservations are open from Memorial Day into September. Day use is open year-round. For shelter reservations, please call Mill Bluff (608) 427-6692 from May 20 into September, or during the off-season call Wildcat Mountain State Park at (608) 337-4775.
FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
Day-UseSwimming Beachyes
CampingPrimativeyes
 Electric Sitesyes
Camping
Mill Bluff State Park has 21 wooded or partially wooded family campsites. (See the campground map.) Six electrical hook-ups are available. Sites # 7 and 10 through 21 are very flat and accessible. The park has pit toilets and hand pumps, no showers.

Reservations may be made up to 11 months in advance by calling toll-free (888) 947-2757.
Nearby Accommodations
Edge o' The Woods Motel - New Lisbon, WIHotels/Motels
The Edge O' the Woods Motel is a family owned and operated motel close to major highways, yet in a comfortable country setting. Edge O' the Woods Motel was established in 1973 with 9 units with 4 more added 3 years later. The entire property was upgraded and remodeled in 2000 along with the addition of 8 new units.
12.1 miles from park*
Swimming
A pond with 2.5 acres of clear cool water from underground springs and 250 feet of white sand beach is available for public swimming. Changing stalls are available. Don't swim alone or at night. Lifeguards are not provided at any time.

No fishing is allowed in the pond.


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Trails
The Nature Trail begins at the far end of the east picnic area. This .4-mile-long trail is a self-guiding. Hikers will learn about wildlife, trees, wildflowers and geology. Part of this trail is accessible for people with disabilities. A historical marker here describes the geological features of the area.

For the more ambitious, stone steps wind their way to the top of the bluff. In the mid 1930s, the Work Progress Administration (WPA) built 223 stone steps that lead to the top of Mill Bluff, where an observation deck on the north end offers an excellent view of the park and the surrounding area.

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
September 2 GOOD EXERCISE - GREAT PARK! by RoadTripper
Found this park on a road trip over labor day weekend. Very scenic overlook - bring a waterbottle and wear athletic shoes to climb all the steps!


Area Campgrounds

Moonlite Trails Campground LLC
W4641 9th Street
Necedah, WI
608-565-6936


St. Joseph Resort
W5630 Highway 21
Necedah, WI
608-565-7258


Oakdale KOA
200 Jay Street
Oakdale, WI


Tunnel Trail Campground
26983 State Highway 71
Wilton, WI
608-435-6829


Area Accommodations (over 15 miles away)
Wisconsin River Retreat - Mazomanie, WICottages and Cabins
Vacation cottages, fully furnished, located on the Lower Wisconsin Riverway. Clean 1100 sq. ft. two bedroom cottage with huge granite fireplace. Close to canoe rental, hiking trails and bike paths. Come and enjoy our backyard Wisconsin River shoreline.
Web Site: wisconsinriverretreat.com
58.7 miles from park*
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