Cute little campground with a breathtaking view. The campground is situated on the smaller mound of bluemounds. A perfect place to star gaze or watch a storm roll in. You can see for miles and miles. The cool breeze rolls up over the mound at night, keeps you cool on your tent.
In 2021, this is one of two Dane County Campground that will allow tents. Token Creek will allow tents, all others (Babcock, Mendota and W. G. Lunney Lake Farm County Parks) will be RV only with self-contained restroom facilities and no tents allowed!
This 232-acre county park is located northeast of the Village of Blue Mounds. Blue Mounds State Park is just up the road and is home to a national landmark cave. If you can't camp at the Blue Mound State Park this would be a good alternative.
This campground has 23 rustic campsites, two shelters, a picnic area, play equipment, a nature trail, and hiking trails that connect to the Blue Mound State Park. There is a 1.3-mile paved shared-use trail where mountain bicycling is allowed. The campground is only served by pit toilets. This campground does not have a dump station. There are electric sites throughout. Permits and reservations are purchased at ReserveDane.com
I did not camp here but spent a while walking around the park and campground to get a good idea of what camping here might be like. The first group of campsites is between the main road and a farm field. They are directly across from the park shelters and picnic area. There is no privacy in front of or between campsites.
On the other side of the loop, however, campsites are much more secluded with under-story between sites. These also back up to the woods, which makes for a much nicer overall camp experience.
If you have your choice, I would recommend sites 12, 14, 15, 16, 18, 20.