Mirror Lake State Park is named for its centerpiece, a lake that often is so calm that not a ripple marks its surface. The lake reflects a wooded shoreline with cliffs up to 50 feet high, a swimming beach, and wetlands that are home to a variety of wildlife. The park encompasses some 2,200 acres and includes several picnic areas, boat launches, and some excellent hiking trails that take you through some beautiful scenery that one would expect in the Wisconsin Dells area.
Hunting is allowed in areas of the park, so wearing the appropriate clothing in-season would be highly recommended for your safety.
Southern Savannah Biome
This region, the bottom middle of the state, is characterized by remnants of the once predominant oak savanna biome. A savannah will have a low plant density, allowing for grassland development under the open canopy of forest dominated by oak. These landscapes are often described as “park like” due to their open appearance and with development, are disappearing from their original boundaries. Red-Headed Woodpeckers and Wild Turkey are birds that depend on this kind of biome, and of course Whitetail Deer are seen throughout the area, as are raccoons, squirrels and small rodents.
WISCONSIN GEOCACHING ASSOCIATION
The Wisconsin Geocaching Association (WGA) is a group of geocachers dedicated to promoting and protecting geocaching within the state of Wisconsin. The WGA organizes geocaching events, works with land owners/managers on geocaching policies, educates the public at large about geocaching, and facilitates communication between WGA members. To learn more about the WGA visit: wi-geocaching.com.
2013 kicks off the beginning of the Wisconsin Geocaching Association State Parks series. It is our goal to place a geocache in every state park in the state of Wisconsin so watch out for more in this series that encourages geocachers to explore the natural resources in this beautiful state of ours.
The Geocache Notification Form has been submitted to park manager Rebecca Green at Mirror Lake State Park, and in-person consent was granted for the cache placement. Geocaches placed on Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources managed lands require permission by means of a notification form. Please print out a paper copy of the notification form, fill in all required information, then submit it to the land manager. The DNR Notification form and land manager information can be obtained at the Wisconsin DNR website.
This a WGA STATE PARK SERIES geocache: