Parks & Open Spaces

Grab your camera, picnic basket, and hiking poles!

Monroe County’s public parks and open spaces provide the perfect backdrop for outdoor adventures.

Public Parks & Open Spaces

Explore the natural beauty of Monroe County, Wisconsin, through its extensive network of public parks and open spaces. From serene lakeside retreats to lush green spaces, these areas offer a variety of recreational opportunities for visitors of all ages. Whether you’re seeking a peaceful picnic spot, scenic hiking trails, or picturesque vistas for photography, Monroe County’s public parks and open spaces provide the backdrop for outdoor adventures.

McMullen Memorial County Park

Just north of Warrens, Monroe County's first county park is located on the shores of Wazeda Lake. The 60-acre park has more than 60 campsites, along with hiking trails and lake access to a peaceful fishing spot that does not allow gasoline engines.

The park is a part of the Monroe County Forest system, which maintains more than a thousand acres of woodlands in the area. Reserve your site or the picnic shelter now.

Angelo Wayside County Park

Angelo Wayside County Park, is a charming outdoor retreat offering a variety of recreational activities for visitors to enjoy. Situated amidst lush greenery, this picturesque park features scenic walking trails, tranquil picnic areas, and opportunities for birdwatching and wildlife spotting.

Glenwood Park

Glenwood Park, located in Kendall, Wisconsin, is a beloved community hub offering a range of outdoor amenities and recreational opportunities. Situated amidst rolling hills and verdant landscapes, this charming park features playgrounds, picnic areas, and scenic walking trails, making it an ideal destination for families and nature enthusiasts alike.

Norwalk Village Park

Norwalk Village Park,  at 104 Mill St. within the picturesque Village of Norwalk, Wisconsin, boasts an array of inviting amenities for outdoor enthusiasts. Enjoy free tent campsites thoughtfully equipped with showers, restrooms, and shelters, offering a comfortable retreat amidst nature.

For travelers with RVs, affordable camping spots provide a convenient base for exploration at a modest rate. After a day of adventure, immerse yourself in the warm hospitality of local restaurants and bars, where you’ll find home-cooked meals.

Village of Wilton Park

Wilton extends a warm invitation, presenting an ideal launching point for your biking adventures along the trail and a gateway to explore various attractions in the area. At the heart of Wilton lies the charming Wilton Village Campground, where you’ll find everything you need for a comfortable and enjoyable stay. With scenic surroundings, the campground offers public amenities such as a swimming pool, hot showers, and spacious areas for recreation and relaxation.

With its convenient location and array of amenities, Wilton Village Campground is your perfect home base for exploring the beauty and charm of Wilton and its surrounding areas.

Mill Bluff State Park

Located on the eastern border of Monroe County with half of the park in Juneau County, Mill Bluff State Park offers a stunning landscape of tall sandstone bluffs and thick forests. These towering bluffs were natural landmarks for early pioneers and are often referenced in journals and diaries.

The most popular trail in the park is short but steep. More than 200 stone steps constructed in the 1930s lead to the top of Mill Bluff, where visitors can stand on the observation deck towering above the landscape below.

Wegner Grotto County Park

Ten miles north of Sparta you will find the Wegner Grotto County Park—a fantastic landscape of concrete sculptures decorated with thousands of glittering glass shards and found objects, such as seashells, china dishes, and arrowheads. The Wegner Grotto is named for its creators, Paul and Matilda Wegner, the German-born couple who constructed these ambitious patriotic and religious monuments on their property from 1929 to 1942. Since 1987 the Grotto has been an official Monroe County park.



124 N. Court St.
Sparta, WI 54656
Monroe County, WI

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