Sunday, December 5, 2021

Monday, September 27, 2021


Just Published

From the early days of horse racing at the top of the Mound and the Pleasure Valley Ski Resort, learn about the origin of this special place through the lens of the park’s longtime naturalist, Al Swain. Swain takes the reader on an interpretive guided journey through the tapestry of unique trails that traverse through woods and prairie and comprise an ecosystem that is unmatched in the region.

Pick up a copy of this book at the park office or order it online from Little Creek Press.
The park office will be open Saturdays and Sundays 9AM-5PM through the middle of October.

Friday, September 3, 2021

Saturday, August 28th was our biggest fundraiser of the year, the Horribly Hilly Hundreds bike event. It was a hot but beautiful day and many bikers completed the grueling course.  Thanks to all who volunteered and all who participated!

Saturday, July 3, 2021

 Summer is in full swing at the park. 

The pool/splash pad is open Sunday-Thursday 11AM-6PM, Friday and Saturday 11AM-7PM

Check out the weekend programs on our calendar page.

FREE MUSIC series on Saturday evenings this summer at the outdoor

amphitheater at the top of the Mound.  Check the schedule here. 

Saturday, March 6, 2021

The Friends of Blue Mound State Park plan to replace our aging, undersized, poorly placed woodshed with a multipurpose building to supply firewood and ice to park visitors without getting in the way of the park entry gates.  We are actively seeking donations from individuals or organizations that would like to be part of this project. Thank you for considering. (The Friends of Blue Mound State Park is a 501(c)(3) non-profit so donations are tax deductible to the extent of the law.)

Proposed plan for woodshed

Wednesday, March 3, 2021


As we transition from this wonderful winter to spring at Blue Mound State Park there will be many interesting things happening.  The melting snow wakes up thousands of spring flowers. These small flowers, called ephemerals for their fleeting appearances, decorate the forest floor from late March to late May.  Below is a link to an identification page.  ( Note: the Hepatica in the park is Triloba, with smooth leaf edges and white to lavender flowers).  Remember, these plants are for viewing only, do not pick the flowers or dig them up.  Some are more abundant in the eastern part of the park than in the poorer soils on the Upper Mound.  Enjoy your visit to the park this spring.

Spring Ephemerals