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Belmont Mound State Park

County Road G Off Us 151

Belmont, from the French belle monte, means "beautiful mountain." The top of Belmont Mound is 1,400 feet above sea level. From the tower atop the mound in the center of the park, you can see for many miles in all directions, to the Wisconsin River valley, Iowa and Illinois. Wisconsin's First Capitol historic site is a half mile west of the park.

Activities & Recreation

  • Hiking
  • Picnicking
  • Hunting & trapping
  • Winter Activities


Joey Godiska

Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018
It's a nice little place to hike in the area. There's maybe 1 or 2 trails that aren't terribly exciting, but there are very cool rock formations all around. The tower is closed, but you can still get up it. It doesn't seem super unsafe, just a little sketchy and not fit for complete public use. Proceed with caution if you decide to climb it. It's worth it for the views at the top.


Friday, Jan. 19, 2018
Nice place with a playground, shelter with a lot of picnic tables and a large grill. The bathrooms we're clean. The trails were under maintained. Unfortunately the tower was closed and I didn't see any signs of it reopening. Could be closed just for winter. Definitely seems like a good Palace to gather with people for a short period of time and maybe to a quick short hike.

Carson George

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Nice little park to hike not big but fun to walk around on side trails.


Tuesday, Sep. 26, 2017
The tower was closed a few years ago after too many people were jumping off the tower and committing suicide. A sad fact. Also lots of trash was being tossed off the top of the tower. The road to the top was also closed to discourage people from going to the top of the mound. You can still hike the road but that's about it. Many of the trails that used to go to the top and also around the base of the mound have also become overgrown. Despite all this a nice new restroom building was built a couple years ago.

Howard Ogden

Sunday, March 26, 2017
The 64 foot observation tower is closed. This fact is not shared with you until you climb the 400 foot hill. This time of year, nether the snow nor foliage can hide the litter. It is a dump. This place does not live up to the standard set by the other state parks. Do yourself a favor and drive up the road to either Gov. Dodge or Blue Mounds state park.

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