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WILDCAT MOUNTAIN STATE PARK, WI

Located on a ridge rising steeply above the Kickapoo River in Wisconsin's driftless area. The park offers camping for families, groups and riders with horses. Canoes can be rented in the village of Ontario. Picnic areas, shelters, hiking, cross-country ski, horse riding and...
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Wed Jun 10 2015   Later Dates

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Alerts and Important Information
  • Vehicle admission stickers are required.
  • Horse and Group Camps Open May 1 - November 14 each year.
    Peace and Quiet in Wisconsin State Parks:
    Peace and quiet are among the things visitors appreciate most about Wisconsin state parks and forests. To keep the parks and forests quiet, the Department of Natural Resources prohibits operation of any sound truck, loudspeaker, generator, chainsaw, air conditioner or other device that produces excessive, loud or unusual noises without a written permit from the department.

    Horse Camp:

  • Campers must have horse to book these sites.
  • Horse sites 001H-004H and 008H-024H are electrical and cost an extra $5.00 per night.
  • Tether poles are provided at each campsite. Please bring your own tethering ropes, as none are available at the park. Please contact the park office for information about the use of fencing or other types of restraining devices.
  • Family and Group Camp = No Horse Campers.
  • Family and Horse Camp = Only 1 wheeled camper unit per campsite.
  • Pets must be leashed (under 8') and attended at all times. WINTER CAMPING: Family campsites 1-30 and cart-in sites 101-120 (carts not available in winter) are on 1st come / 1st served basis. Sites 1-4 are plowed for winter use. All other sites are closed to camping after reservations dates.

  • Group Camp Shelter is to be shared by all three group sites.
  • All sites except Group Camp: Two vehicles permitted per site. Additional vehicles use overflow parking areas nearby. Vehicle admission stickers are required.Click here for cost of the sticker.
  • All Sites: Showers, Dump Station & Flush Toilets CLOSED, Oct. 15 - May 15, each year.
  • To clarify the area of the park you will be in, a letter designation has been added to the site numbers: H for Horse and G for Group.

    Guidelines if an ADA Situation
    Situations may occur on a property where generators are normally not allowed and a person may request permission to operate a generator because of a physical or medical need that may be covered under ADA rules. Please contact the property before making a camping reservation or arriving to camp on a same-day campsite arrival (no reservation).

    Shower/flush toilet buildings open approximately May 15, 2013.
    Shower/flush toilet buildings close approximately October 15, 2013.
    Dump station open approximately May 15, 2013.
    Dump Station Closes approximately October 15, 2013.
    These facilities are weather dependent and dates can change. Check with the property if you have questions.



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    Footnotes: (applicable only where specifically marked above)
    ** Arrival dates less than 48 hours in advance may be available by walking in at the campground. You must occupy the site.
    *** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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    Overview

    Description

    Located on a ridge rising steeply above the Kickapoo River in Wisconsin's driftless area. The park offers camping for families, groups and riders with horses. Canoes can be rented in the village of Ontario. Picnic areas, shelters, hiking, cross-country ski, horse riding and nature trails are featured. Observation point is 1200 feet above sea level. Trout fishing in Billings Creek, Cheyenne Creek and the Kickapoo River is popular. Nature building offers displays and information to visitors. Shower building and dump station for all campers are near the family campground.

    Booking Window
    Sat Jul 12 2014 - Wed Jun 10 2015

    Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 11 Month(s) in advance.

    Season Dates

    Season Schedule

    Park Season Start End
    Reservation Thu May 01 2014 Fri Oct 31 2014
    Walk In Sat Nov 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
    Walk In Thu Jan 01 2015 Thu Apr 30 2015
    Reservation Fri May 01 2015 Sat Oct 31 2015
    Services and Amenities
    Within Facility
    • Comfort Station
    • Corrals, Horse
    • Disabled Access Only
    • Drinking Water
    • Dump Station
    • Firewood
    • Flush Restrooms
    • Handicap Access
    • Information Center
    • Nature Center
    • Parking
    • Picnic Shelter
    • Showers
    • Toilet, Pit/Vault
    • Water Drinking
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    Fees and Cancellation Policies

    Fees and Cancellation

    Fee Information
    Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A non-refundable $10 on-line reservation fee will be charged for each reservation.

    Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
    Visa Mastercard

    Cancellation Policy
    A non-refundable fee of $5.00 will be charged for any reservation cancellation. An additional late cancellation fee may apply to cancellations less than 48 hours prior to the scheduled arrival date, depending on your reservation.

    Please read the Fee and Cancellation Policy for more information


    Facility Rates*
    Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
    Reservation Season
    May 01 2014 -
    Oct 31 2014
    TENT NON ELECTRIC $12.00-$14.00
    STANDARD NON ELECTRIC $12.00-$14.00
    STANDARD ELECTRIC $12.00-$14.00
    HORSE NON ELEC $12.00-$14.00
    HORSE ELEC $12.00-$14.00
    GROUP STAN NON ELEC $10.00-$40.00
    Walk In Season
    Nov 01 2014 -
    Dec 31 2014
    TENT NON ELECTRIC $12.00-$14.00
    STANDARD NON ELECTRIC $12.00-$14.00
    STANDARD ELECTRIC $12.00-$14.00
    HORSE NON ELEC $12.00-$14.00
    HORSE ELEC $12.00-$14.00
    GROUP STAN NON ELEC $10.00-$40.00
    Walk In Season
    Jan 01 2015 -
    Apr 30 2015
    TENT NON ELECTRIC $12.00-$14.00
    STANDARD NON ELECTRIC $12.00-$14.00
    STANDARD ELECTRIC $12.00-$14.00
    HORSE NON ELEC $12.00-$14.00
    HORSE ELEC $12.00-$14.00
    GROUP STAN NON ELEC $10.00-$40.00
    Reservation Season
    May 01 2015 -
    Oct 31 2015
    TENT NON ELECTRIC $12.00-$14.00
    STANDARD NON ELECTRIC $12.00-$14.00
    STANDARD ELECTRIC $12.00-$14.00
    HORSE NON ELEC $12.00-$14.00
    HORSE ELEC $12.00-$14.00
    GROUP STAN NON ELEC $10.00-$40.00

    *Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
    **Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
    Getting There
    From the North: take State Highway 131 south from Interstate Highway 94 near Tomah about 25 miles to Ontario. From Ontario, go east on State Highway 33 for 2 miles. The main entrance to the park will be on your left.

    From the West: Take State Highway 33 east from La Crosse about 39 miles to Ontario. From Ontario, go east on State Highway 33 for 2 miles. The main entrance to the park will be on your left.

    From the East: Take State Highway 33 west from Reedsburg about 36 miles to the park. The entrance main entrance to the park will be on your right.

    From the South: Take State Highway 131 north from US Highway 14 at Readstown about 23 miles to County Highway F. Go right (east) on Highway F about 1.5 miles to State Highway 33. Turn left (west) on Highway 33 and go about .6 mile to the park entrance, which will be on your right.

    Horse campers: Follow the signs to go directly to Horse Camp (on Taylor Valley Road off Highway 33). Do NOT go in the main park entrance. Coming from Ontario on Highway 33, turn left on Taylor Valley Road before getting to the main park entrance. Coming from the east on Highway 33, turn right on Taylor Valley Road after passing the main park entrance.

    Contact Information

    Mailing Address:

    WILDCAT MOUNTAIN STATE PARK
    BOX 99, E 13660 Hwy 33
    ONTARIO  WI  54651

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (608)337-4775
    Additional Information