Local Partners & Attractions

Deer Valley Partners

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Local Attractions

Click on these links to learn more about the local area attractions

Blue Mound State Park

The park is the highest point in Southern Wisconsin. Enjoy scenic panoramic views from two 40-foot park observation towers. The campground is open year around and contains 77 wooded sites and a rustic accessible cabin for people with disabilities. Other amenities include nature programs, off-road bike trails, picnic grounds, and a large outdoor swimming pool. Campers have direct access to the Military Ridge State Park Trail. The park is open year-round.

Cave of the Mounds

A one-hour guided tour of this Registered National Natural Landmark takes visitors through a cavern of colorful stalactites, stalagmites, waterfalls, and other mineral formations. In addition to cave exploration, enjoy beautiful rock gardens and walking trails. Located in the hills of Blue Mounds the limestone cave was accidentally discovered in 1939 and opened to visitors in 1940. Open year-around.

Guests can purchase Cave Passes at the front desk.

Governor Dodge State Park

Governor Dodge is one of Wisconsin’s largest state parks, with 5,270 scenic acres of steep hills, bluffs, and deep valleys, and a waterfall. The park also has two large lakes with beaches perfect for swimming or fishing. Enjoy nature and the trails that Governor Dodge has to offer. It maintains 40 miles of trails for hiking, biking, skiing, and horseback riding.

Military Ridge State Trail

The Military Ridge State Trail is a 40 mile long trail that lies in Iowa and Dane counties and connects Madison and Dodgeville, Wisconsin, by the communities of Verona, Klevenville, Riley, Mt. Horeb, Blue Mounds, Barneveld, and Ridgeway. It runs along the southern borders of Governor Dodge and Blue Mound State Parks. The trail is open to hikers, bikers, and snowmobiling.
The trail is within walking distance from Deer Valley.

Yellowstone Lake State Park

An abundance of wildlife and a 455 acre lake are some of the beauties to be discovered at Yellowstone Lake. The park offers camping and the lake furnishes the bulk of the day activities. The lake is shared by personal watercraft, boats, kayaks, canoes, anglers, and swimmers.

Tyrol Basin Ski & Snowboard Area

Known in the ski industry to be on the cutting edge of design, construction and maintenance, Tyrol Basin is situated on 40-acres, minutes outside of Mount Horeb. This ski and snowboard area offers winter enthusiasts 16 tree-lined slopes situated on a 300-foot vertical hill and a half pipe, considered the best in the Midwest.