Kayaking at Mirror Lake State Park

Kayaking at Mirror Lake State Park

While in The Dells area I checked out a couple waterfall spots but many of the water sources feeding smaller falls are dried up right now. Rather than waste my whole day, I headed to Mirror Lake State Park and got my kayak on the water. Main goal was to test out a new PFD … Read more

2021 WI Turkey Hunting (Governor Dodge State Park)

Sun behind clouds while hunting/hiking near Old Orchard Pass trail area

After getting shutout at Yellowstone Wildlife Area I decided to try my luck at Governor Dodge State Park which is only about a 30 minute drive away. I saved a screenshot to show how the temperatures were screwing with me – weather was unseasonably warm except for this weekend. Low temps on Sunday morning were downright … Read more

Eagle Eye Rapids

Eagle Eye State Natural Area - Views over the North Fork Bad Axe River

Took a big detour from the area I was camping in order to visit Eagle Eye Rapids, named so because they are within Eagle Eye State Natural Area. This one is far off the normal routes but it’s always interesting driving through remote areas of southwestern Wisconsin. This one is a bit hard to find … Read more

Red Cedar Waterfall

Red Cedar Waterfall - Direct View

It’s now the 2nd weekend in June. COVID-19 restrictions have changed a bit and I was finally able to go camping for a proper socially-distanced weekend trip. First stop is to find the waterfall along the Red Cedar State Trail / Red Cedar River. I started from the large boat launch parking lot on County … Read more

Waupaca Falls

Waupaca Falls - View from right side of Water Street bridge

Rounding out my day trip in early June was a late-afternoon visit to Waupaca Falls which is of course located in Waupaca, Wisconsin. Access is extremely easy – just find the bridge crossing the Waupaca River on Water Street and look over the side. Nearby is an informational kiosk with a short history of how … Read more

Lime Kiln Falls

High Cliff State Park - Lime Kiln Falls (Upper)

Thanks to my friend Bob over at waterfallswisconsin.com I was made aware of a fairly large waterfall at High Cliff State Park in Sherwood, Wisconsin. He is referring to this as Lime Kiln Falls upper & lower because the main access is directly off the Lime Kiln Trail. I’ve been here before but never even … Read more

Copper Culture State Park

Copper Culture State Park - Trail to Indian Cemetery

One of the lesser-known historical sites in our state, Copper Culture State Park is just a short drive north from Green Bay located in Oconto, Wisconsin. This is also one of the smaller state parks but does contain some short hiking trails and a volunteer-staffed museum inside an old farmhouse with relics and information on … Read more

December Falls

Devil's Lake State Park - December Falls

Ironically the terrible rainy weather created perfect conditions to visit an ephemeral waterfall called December Falls (sometimes referred to as Roznos Falls). I visited on both Saturday & Sunday and as you can see 1 inch of rain makes a big difference. To find the falls, hike north on the Ice Age Trail / East … Read more

East Bluff Falls

Devil's Lake State Park - East Bluff Falls

Weather forecasts today were calling for 100% guaranteed rain all day with accumulation around 1″ so naturally I thought it would be perfect to explore Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo, Wisconsin. Turns out this was a great strategy as the usual massive summertime crowds were nowhere to be found. Hiking conditions were less than … Read more

Wisconsin Spring Turkey Hunt 2020

Wisconsin Spring Turkey Hunt 2020

Spring turkey season was finally here and I was able to take off an extra day for some fun in the woods! Since I have never hunted turkey before I was going in partially blind, but I did some road scouting at the start of April and decided to focus my attention around Yellowstone Lake … Read more