Sun Breaks Through Clouds While Hiking White Mounds

by wendysoucie on May 14, 2012

Lodi, WI~

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Hiking Group in field with flowers and sunshine - White Mounds - Kurt Eakle

image copyright by Kurt Eakle

The Saunter Hiking Group meets Mondays at 7:30 – 8:00 at the Blue Spoon in Prairie du Sac for coffee then heads to a hiking spot.  They couldn’t have picked a better day this week to hike White Mounds County Park located in Sauk County.

About White Mound County Park

White Mound County Park is a 1,092 acre property located in Sauk County.  The property is comprised mostly of grasslands, forest, and lake.

With a  104 acre lake at the center of the park, White Mounds is a delight, especially during the day of a work week. It is Sauk County’s largest park. The curious name comes from a village, now gone, that was located at the south edge of the park. White limestone is found in the park as well.

How to get there

White Mound County Park is directly west of Natural Bridge State Park and just off of Highway 23 between Spring Green & Reedsburg.  The park offers a 70 site campground, 104 acre lake, picnic & swimming beach, shelter rentals, play grounds, hiking trails, Horseback riding trails, great fishing and more.  In the winter 11 miles of trail are groomed for cross-country skiing as well.

According to the DevilsLakeWisconsin.com Website:

Of White Mound’s 70 campsites, 30 are electrical. Each site has a fire ring and picnic table.   One unique feature of White Mound County Park is the ability to “Horse Camp”. A horse campground is located at the north end of the park and offers restrooms, picnic tables, hitching posts, trailer parking, fire rings and water pump.

The beach sandy and fairly well maintained. There is a small but nice playground with swings, slide and tiny climbing wall. There are also 2 reservable shelters within the park.  You will need reservations for the shelters.

Fishing is also popular at White mound.  There is a boat landing on the opposite side of the lake from the beach which offering easy access to the water. Just like at Devil’s Lake, gas motors are not allowed and you may only use trolling motors on White Mound Lake.

 

All interested hikers are encouraged to meet up with us at the Blue Spoon for stimulating conversation on and off the trail.

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