Yellowstone Lake State Park, Blanchardville

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#47 of 57 in Nature in Wisconsin
Yellowstone Lake State Park is a state park of Wisconsin, United States, featuring a 455acre reservoir on a tributary of the Pecatonica River. The state park is included in the 4047acre Yellowstone Lake State Wildlife Area. The park has 128 campsites and 5 group sites. There is a swimming area with sand beach, picnic areas, and playgrounds. Boat launch, boat rentals, fishing for bluegill, largemouth bass, walleye and channel catfish, with some northern pike and muskellunge. Hiking trails, and groomed cross country ski trails. The adjacent 4,000 acre wildlife area offers extensive horse trails and a shooting range.Located in the town of Fayette in Lafayette County, the man-made lake is sustained by the Yellowstone River which enters on the northwest side, and the man-made dike built on the southeast side. The dam, at the southern end of the dike is crossed by a narrow, steel catwalk, from which fishing is not allowed.
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  • July 6, 2017
    This place has it all: a great fishery, a FREE archery / gun range (it is a little run down though), GREAT trails, a descent concession area (esp. the ice cream!) and a little bar called the "Cork Dow...  more »
  • September 26, 2016
    Decent set up. Nice that its free. It was not crowded and they updated the archery area since last year. We spent the whole day here and had a blast. Wife, hubby, and son.  more »
  • September 5, 2016
    Its a small park with one road through it - so more of a weekend getaway. We hiked the short trail on the end of the lake opposite the dam. You can glimpse the water, for about a 150 yards and then it...  more »
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  • May 30, 2017
    We spend a fair amount of time here because it's close to home. Fishing from shore is OK (when it's busy, it's hard to find a place). Beach is relatively clean and free of goose droppings. Amenities are standard WI state park. Interesting to note the bat boxes up all over this park.
  • June 19, 2017
    Very spacious composites with big trees that offer privacy and shade. Not too crowded. The showers and restroom are nice and cleaned daily. Nice lake.
  • June 22, 2017
    This is a nice little state park with an excellent little lake. The bugs though... be prepared!
  • January 25, 2017
    Had a great time and was able to do pretty well ice fishing. Really had to sort through the small fish but we were able to keep quite a few nice ones. I will go back next year for ice fishing again. I wish you didn't have to drive clear to the other side of the part to get a day pass though but that is a minor complaint.
  • May 30, 2017
    Gem of a state park out in the country. Large lake (reservoir) with boat rentals and fishing, great hiking and more.

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