Last night I was informed by park attendants while at Willow River State Park that rain would begin promptly at 6am today. Sure enough, heavy thunderstorms started at 6:15am. Thankfully I woke early and broke down camp quick. My next stop was not planned – more of an “I’m bored and tired of driving in rain” moment. So I pulled off and briefly checked out Lake Wissota State Park.
Just as I suspected, this wasn’t the most brilliant time to visit the park. It was wet, rainy, grey, and getting colder. No bueno, but an effort was made. I witnessed the leafless Centennial Tree – planted in 2000 to celebrate 100 years of Wisconsin State Parks.
I briefly hiked part of what I think is the Beaver Meadow Nature Trail but the heavy fallen leaf cover made me lose the trail easily even with GPS active. I was the only car in the park – generally a bad sign in my experience. Oh well, on to the next stop!
Not much to see here. I would like to return in the future, and it looks like with a full day I could hike all the trails. Probably best in September. Photos look different because the Gaia site was all jacked up – fitting for this location because none of it worked that day.Lat = 44.9798698 , Long = -91.3086624 -- Show at Google Maps