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Mirror Lake State Park

Mirror Lake State Park has 151 family campsites in three separate campgrounds with seven group sites. The campgrounds are predominantly forested, with beautiful pines and oaks making up most of the woods. Each site has a fire ring and picnic table, and most have a sand tent pad. The park also has an accessible cabin for people with disabilities and a rental cottage that was designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

Winter Camping and seasonal water

During winter, camping is available in the Sandstone Ridge Campground at sites 58-65. These sites all have electricity and are plowed. Reservations are required. Mirror Lake's other campgrounds and all shower buildings, flush toilets and the dump station are closed during winter. Vault toilets are available behind site 59 and water is available at the park entrance station.


Camping reservations are required year-round and can be made for the same day of your arrival or up to 11 months in advance of your planned date of occupancy. Campers must make a reservation before setting up on any site.

Reserve a campsite online or by calling 1-888-947-2757.

Family campgrounds

Sandstone Ridge campground

Sandstone Ridge campground has 68 sites. Site #63 is accessible for people with disabilities. 

  • Sites 58-83 are electric campsites
  • Sites 84-105 are mostly non-electric campsites. Sites 86, 88, 90, 92, 94 and 97 have electricity.
  • Sites 201-204 are walk-in campsites that are within 50 yards of the parking area.
  • The campground host is located between sites 75 and 78.

There are showers and both flush and pit toilets in season. Late fall through early spring, water and shower/flush toilet buildings are weather-dependent (all water facilities are unavailable from approximately Nov. 1 to May 1). Drinking water is available year-round at the park office.

The campground is near the boat landing, fishing pier and beach with the Lakeview Trail connecting the campground to both day-use areas. 

Cliffwood campground

Cliffwood campground has 35 sites, 29 with electricity. One of the sites is accessible for people with disabilities, site 132. Cliffwood Campground is open from May 1 to Oct. 31. 

  • Sites 106-121, 127-128, 130-131 and 135-136 are double sites. This means that two sites share a driveway but each has its own individual site. These sites are ideal for camping parties that would prefer to camp next to one another in a larger, shared space. The two campsites are reserved together, and a reservation fee is charged for each site.

There are showers and both flush and pit toilets in season. Late fall through early spring, water and shower/flush toilet buildings are weather-dependent.

The Echo Rock Trail makes its way through the campground with 0.4 miles of an accessible paved path that leads to a beautiful overlook and the Ishnala bridge which spans the Mirror Lake gorge.

Bluewater Bay campground

Bluewater Bay campground, the nearest to the park visitor center and amphitheater, has 63 non-electric sites in four loops. Bluewater Bay Campground is open from approximately May 15 to Oct. 15. 

  • Four separate loops have 57 campsites.  
  • Bluewater Bay campground host site is located between the Group Camp parking lot and the shower building.

There are showers and both flush and pit toilets available in season. Late fall through early spring, water and shower/flush toilet buildings are weather-dependent. 

This campground also has a reservable open-air shelter, reservable amphitheater, playground, sand volleyball court and large open field. The Kilbourn Trail connects the campground with the beach area.

Group campsites

The Bluewater Bay group camp is located just north of the family campsites. There are seven tent-only, walk-in group sites that hold up to 20 people per site. Carts are available at the main group camp parking area to help haul gear to the sites. Vehicles are not allowed within the group camp. Water fountains and a vault toilet are located within the group camp area. It is a short walk to the toilet/shower building. Group campsites are open from April 1 through the first Sunday in November. Early spring and late fall, water and shower/flush toilet buildings are weather-dependent.

Accessible cabin for people with disabilities

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The accessible cabin at Mirror Lake State Park will be closed until approximately the beginning of July 2024 due to construction in the campground. For the 2024 season, cabin reservations will only be available from July 1 to Oct. 15, 2024.

An accessible cabin for people with disabilities is available at Mirror Lake State Park.

The Cliffwood campground is home to the "Cabin in the Woods." This barrier-free cabin is the first such cabin in the Wisconsin State Park System. The cabin can accommodate up to six people and can be rented for a maximum of four nights per year. It is located between sites 131 and 135 and is available for rental approximately May 15 to Oct. 15.


Firewood sales at Mirror Lake

Don't move firewood! Due to the potential of carrying harmful tree pests and diseases, Wisconsin has restrictions for moving firewood. 

Firewood facts, rules and advice