DotW: Bigfoot Beach State Park (WI)

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DotW: Bigfoot Beach State Park (WI)
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Big Foot Beach State Park
1452 Highway H
Lake Geneva WI 53147

This 271-acre park on the shore of Lake Geneva offers wooded campsites, a sand beach, and picnic areas. The park entrance isat 1550 S. Lake Shore Drive, two miles south of the city of Lake Geneva.


No alcoholic beverages are allowed anywhere in the park.


Camping

A Big Foot Beach campsite


Big Foot Beach State Park has 100 campsites. Tall, old oak trees tower over many of the campsites with mowed grass underneath. The campground has showers and pit toilets.


Recreational vehicle sites have a gravel pad, fire ring and picnic table. There is a sewage dump station but no electric or water hookups.


Tent sites are a short walk from your vehicle (30-100 feet) and have a fire ring and picnic table.


Firewood is for sale most evenings around 6 p.m. Supplies are available at the Entrance Station and in Lake Geneva about a mile from the park.


You can reserve a campsite by using the Web or calling (888) 947-2757.


Fun in and on the Water

Lake Geneva is known for its clear, clean water. A 100-foot swimming area is about a 10 minute walk and across Highway 120 from the campground. The bathroom buildings near the beach have flush toilets and sinks.


Boy fishing from lagoon pierShare in family fun fishing in Ceylon Lagoon. You can reel them in from our pier, two bridges or the lagoon bank.Fishing equipment is loaned free of charge at the office. A fishing license is required of anyone aged 16 and over who is fishing.


The park does not rent canoes or any boats, but some folks bring their own canoe and paddle around the lagoon. Boat rentals are available in Lake Geneva.


Picnicking

Picnicking in view of lakeBig Foot Beach State Park offers 40 acres of picnic area with about 250 tables and a limited number of charcoal grills. Volleyball and horseshoe courts are available. Horseshoes and volleyballs are loaned free of charge at the office.


Pets are not allowed in the general picnic areas. If you wish to picnic with your pet, please ask at the Entrance Station for the designated area.


Trails

Hikers under large trees


The park has 5.5 miles of hiking trails through forest and open meadow. Most of the trails are relatively short and none are very strenuous.


We also have a self-guided nature trail with interpretive signs about interesting natural phenomena along the trail.


Maps are available at the office.


For more information, ask:



Tom Leith, Acting Manager
Big Foot Beach State Park
1452 Highway H
Lake Geneva WI 53147
Phone (262) 248-2528

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