Tower Hill isn’t just a state park; it’s a historical marker as well.
For 11 months, we’ve called Wisconsin home and we’ve already explored 16 Wisconsin state parks. We’re determined to hit 50 before we even consider moving out of state. Our life is all about adventure, and we’ve made the most of spring, summer, and fall. With winter approaching, we’re planning new escapades to keep the excitement alive.
We covered the distance from the camping side to the tower in just 0.8 miles. Our initial plan was to hike the 1.5-mile loop to see the tower and the tunnel. Despite the trail being rated as difficult, we found it to be relatively easy. Although we thought of bringing a carrier for our daughter, she ended up running along with us, and we ended up hiking 2.5 miles to the tower and down to the tunnel.
I highly recommend this trail to families, and I would rate it as easy even though it’s uphill. It’s also toddler-friendly, but dogs must be kept on a leash. It’s easy not to get lost in this park as it is well-marked, with signs at every corner and a map to guide you. However, you should pay attention to the details.
As we explored the tunnel, we discovered that actual bats were hibernating inside.
learn more about the history of this amazing state park.
The park is open year-round from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Even during the off-season (Columbus Day weekend through mid-May), visitors can park at the entrance and walk into the park, since the main gate is closed.