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Yellowstone Lake State Park, Blanchardville

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.1/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web
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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  • 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. 
  • 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...  read more »
  • We had a good time fishing. We don't have a boat and we were looking for a place that could fish on shore and catch something. WELL this is the place. In 2 days we caught 11 catfish. It is handcapp ac...  read more »
  • Great place. Very clean. Beautiful scenery. Lots to do. Only problem we had was my 3 year old driving his battery powered power wheel in our campsite. A park ranger stopped and threatened to issue a citation to me if that " non licensed motorized vehicle" is not put away for the rest if the weekend. Really?? My kid is 3. It is completely silent. Nice attitude pal.😠😠 Other than that, great place but will continue to leave a bad impression.
  • Beautiful campground, there's some sites that go in a ways and are really beautiful along with more open RV spots. The facility's are cleaned daily, the staff is also friendly. Cell phone service is pritty touch and go for most carriers.
  • Great place to camp! We have been here on three separate occasions and it has always been a nice visit. There is plenty to do here like fishing, swimming, hiking, camping, boating, and more. The campsites are very nice and most of them are wooded and somewhat private. The shower building is new and has nice facilities. The lake is nice to explore, I have done fishing and canoeing on the lake and both were great! One thing to note is that if you go around sunset out on the water expect there to be lots of bats flying around. Speaking of the bats there are lots of bat houses around the park, which is very cool to checkout and also cuts down drastically on the amount of mosquitoes. The beach is nice and good for young children. There are also two playground areas. There is a ice cream place on the edge of the east end of the part, but I have never been in it. The south west region of Wisconsin is hillier than a lot of the state and is very beautiful, Yellowstone is a great park to experience that part of Wisconsin. The lake is man made and there is a dam you can explore on the East end of the park.
  • Facilities were clean and relatively new. Park was great, plenty of woods and wildlife. They have bat boxes located throughout so that really helps control the mosquito population. Only complaint would be that some of the campsites were a bit to open and didn't offer any privacy.
  • Beautiful state park. Nice beach for swimming, easy to navigate, food options nearby, good hiking trails.
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