This park is named for its centerpiece, a lake which often is so calm that not a ripple marks its surface. The lake reflects a wooded shoreline with cliffs up to 50 feet high, a swimming beach, and wetlands that are home to a variety of wildlife. Just three miles from Wisconsin Dells, Mirror Lake is also close to Devil's Lake, Rocky Arbor and Buckhorn state parks.

Echo Rock Trail
My family and I had a great time on this trail. Our most fun was actually had off the trail exploring the rocks formations and ledges along the lake. We could clearly hear the interstate which was a bummer. Well maintained, clearly marked trails. However there are too many people in this park. I will only come back during the week to avoid the crowds.

Northwest trail-
Really nice hike, well maintained trails and clearly marked. Saw quite a few turtles in the lake along the trail. Also saw a beautiful woodpecker land right next to the trail. A lot of people. Too many in my opinion. I will never come back here on a weekend.

trail running
10 months ago

[ Northwest > Newport > Lakeview ] Trails:
Bring some bug spray, the trails are mostly wooded areas and if you're walking the mosquitoes can be overwhelming. Beautiful views of the lake from The east side of Northwest Trail! Northwest is between easy and moderate because of the few inclines. Newport and Lakeview trails are very easy. There is a nice little beach and playground between Newport and Lakeview. Boat rentals at the end of Lakeview! Super well maintained! You can bring your dog on a leash but beware there are no trash receptacles except at the park entrance... so be prepared to carry it with you till the end!

This was a very enjoyable hike.

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Great hiking!!

Saturday, June 03, 2017


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

I love the state park not busy like devils lake, trails are pretty neat

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Warm January day with the sun shining through the pines. Not enough snow for the trails to be used by cross country skiers but open for hiking.
Lovely hike.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Great trails and very pet friendly

Monday, July 18, 2016

Family friendly trails near WI Dells. Great place to get out of the water parks for a few hours. The trail system is well marked and maintained as well. I would not call this difficult, there was only one moderate incline on the path we took. There are several trails that intersect that are marked with maps.

Friday, July 08, 2016

Great little part that is often overlooked for the nearby Devil's Lake State Park. Worth a look.

paddle sports
Friday, October 16, 2015

Loved kayaking in the narrow path of these waters.. bit dirty near US 23 rd

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Very fun time. Don't be discouraged; difficult is not that hard

Did the Northwest trail. Limited views of the lake, but really well marked trails. Very limited elevation changes, so this trail is reasonable for inexperienced hikers or even children.

trail running
Monday, July 27, 2015

This is hands down the best marked trail I've been on. I'm a trail runner and got a good run here on the Fern & Northwest trails which were easy/moderate. Northwest has some nice long climbs and descents. This park has a wide array of trails to choose from with varying levels of difficulty. It is also good for cross country skiing and mountain biking although I have not used the trails for that myself. As far as scenic goes I've had more beautiful settings but it's a great trail system.

trail running
Thursday, July 29, 2010

This is a fantastic State Park! The trails are amazing, the lake is refreshing, the campground is cozy. I camped here a few times and it became better each trip! The trails are fantastic, not too challenging, and are quite abundant. Be sure to exit the park on one of the inner trails to cross the road and enter the Beaver Pond trail loop. This will take you to the excellent Turtleville loop which is fantastic. It's a great area, away from the Dells strip, yet within distance of Wal-Mart should you need anything. I don't even believe I have run/hiked on all of the trails but the ones I have experienced are great! Be sure to book a camp site, you can't do it all in 1 day!

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