Tour of Wisconsin

For the month of July we have been touring the state of WI State Parks. We started in the south in the middle of the state and made our way up to the MIssissippi River. We then cut over to Lake Superior and the Apostle Island Area. We are then following the northeast portion of the state to the east and coming back down the Lake Michigan side back to IL where we live.

When we are done we will have visited 9 WI State Parks, 2 private campgrounds and one US Forest campground, The highlight of the trip has been Madeline Island and Big Bay State Park. The natural beauty and the clear cool water of Lake Superior was amazing. Lake Wissota State Park near Chippewa Falls, WI was a very nice park with a beautiful lake and hiking with large treed sites. The town had a lot of history and events going on as well.

Devil’s Lake State Park has a beautiful lake, but more impressive are the rock tumbles and paths to hike. It is a very crowded park and has many concessions for food and snacks.

Blue Mounds State Park in Blue Mounds, WI has nice trails, wonderful picnic grounds and a pool and splash pad that are very new along with one year old bath house and vault toilets. This is a great place for kids, and there is a small cave to explore near by.

We discovered we are not minimalist campers in Flambeau River State Forest. It was very isolated with very few campers.

Perrot State Park along the Mississippi River is close to Trempealeau, WI a historic town. Like any place along the Mississippi the humidity is very high. The forest and flowers were abundant.

We are enjoying our month so much. Has anyone done a longer trip for just one state? What are recommendations.

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My wife and I visited every state park in Michigan (103!) in 2019 and did video reviews. You can find them on our YouTube playlist here.

We are currently in Minnesota for the entire month of July and recently returned from a week-long vacation exploring the North Shore. Minnesota has a lot to offer – a lot more than we expected.

This past January through March, we stayed in three different areas of Texas and learned how very different parts of that giant state can be. (We stayed a month each in the San Antonio area, Galveston Island and San Angelo.)

Staying for an extended period in any state is a great idea because it gives you a chance to really experience it and try out different parts. Now that we have done this a few times, we plan on doing more of it instead of bouncing from one long-distance destination to the next.

Sounds like a great trip. I am checking out your MI trips. Thanks!

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