Recreation

 

Mineral Point and its surrounding area are a year-round paradise for the outdoors person. The city parks, local state parks, and recreation areas include activities like swimming, tennis, baseball, biking, fishing for trout and pan fish, sailing, waterskiing, canoeing, kayaking, sledding, ice skating, cross country skiing, downhill skiing, ATV trailing, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing.

CITY PARKS

Soldiers Memorial Park 

This beautiful park on Shakerag and Copper Streets offers tennis courts, a baseball diamond, picnic shelters, basketball court, playgrounds, public restrooms, and an Olympic-size swimming pool.

Watertower Park

This small park is located at the top of High Street, and hosts the popular seasonal Farmer’s Market.  It has a picnic shelter and a small playground.

Ted Galle Park, Jerusalem Park, Library Park

These three neighborhood parks are perfect for picnics and relaxation.
 

STATE PARKS NEAR MINERAL POINT

Blue Mounds State Park
4350 Mounds Park Rd.
Blue Mounds, WI 53517
608-437-5711
http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/bluemound 

Devil’s Lake State Park
S5975 Park Rd.
Baraboo, WI 53913-9299
608-356-8301
http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/devilslake 

Governor Dodge State Park
4175 State Highway 23 N
Dodgeville, WI 53533
608-935-2315

Mirror Lake State Park
E10320 Fern Dell Rd.
Baraboo WI, 53913
608-254-2333
http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/mirrorlake 

Yellowstone Lake State Park
8495 Lake Road
Blanchardville WI 53516
608-523-4427
http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/yellowstone 
http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/govdodge 

TRAILS

The Cheese Country Trail

This 47-mile trail runs from Mineral Point to Monroe, Wisconsin, and its route is just steps away from the Walker House.  ATVs, horses, bikes, and snowmobiles are allowed on this unique trail.  Hikers are also welcome.

http://tricountytrails.com 

The Military Ridge Trail

This trail runs between Dodgeville and Fitchburg, Wisconsin, and can be accessed in Mineral Point.  This trail is open to bikers, hikers, snowmobilers, and cross-country skiers.
http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/militaryridge