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Picnic Areas and Shelters

Blue Mound State Park

Blue Mound State Park offers a number of beautiful and relaxing opportunities in the picnic area.

Reservable shelters and facilities

Thinking of having a reunion, wedding, birthday, school outing or another special event? Blue Mound State Park offers a number of beautiful facilities that you can rent.

  • Open Shelter: An open shelter is available for rental in the upper picnic area. It has electricity and several picnic tables. The capacity is 100 people.
  • Amphitheater: Blue Mound State Park offers an amphitheater for rental.

Reserve a shelter online.


Playground equipment and sandboxes are in the picnic area near the shelters and in the campground.

Observation Towers

Observation towers are at the far east and far west ends of the picnic area. Each tower is 40 feet high and equipped with a landmark locator to help pinpoint the location of various cities and geologic features. At the top of the towers, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the surrounding countryside hundreds of feet below. Enjoy the view of the Lower Wisconsin Riverway, Baraboo Bluffs and the gently rolling countryside as far as the eye can see.

Vistas have been cut through the trees on the north side of the picnic area, near the towers, for those who cannot climb the observation towers. These areas also offer panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.


A horseshoe court is on the north side of the main shelter. Horseshoes are available at the park office.