Atzalan State Park
Atzalan State Park is located 3 miles east of lake Mills on Hwy. B. Aztalan State Park is open year-round from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. There are about two miles of trails at the park. The two miles of trail meander through open prairie and along the Crawfish River. On the trail you can see a view of the reconsructed stockade and mounds. Aztalan State Park is a National Historic Landmark and contains one of Wisconsin's most important archaeological sites. It showcases an ancient Middle-Mississippian village that thrived between A.D. 1000 and 1300.
The 172 acre park is mostly prairie with a small oak wood. Along the Crawfish River are cottonwood, willow, sumac and burr oak trees. The fishing is not the greatest althoug you might catch some northern, walleye or catfish. The park is near other recreational lands. Governor Nelson, Lake Kegonsa and Pike Lake state park. There is also the southern Kettle Moraine State Forest and the Glacial Drumlin Trail.
Activities and recreation include hiking, canoeing kayaking or boating in the Crawfish River. There is an open reservable shelter and picnicking is available in the park. Pets are allowed in designated pet areas only and must be on a leash at all times. Maps showing pet areas are located at all parking lots. Fishing is allowed in the park but you must have a license, Hunting and trapping are allowed in the open areas of the park during the Wisconsin state parks hunting and trapping time frame. Cross-country skiing is allowed, but trails are not groomed. Snowshoeing and winter hiking are permitted. Sledding is not permitted at the park. It is illegal to sled on the mounds. For more information, please see:
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