Monday, April 11, 2011

Trip # 10 Yellowstone Lake State Park, Site #59

August 2001

"One of the few lakes in southwestern Wisconsin, 450-acre Yellowstone Lake is a popular recreation area year-round.  Fishing, swimming, boating, family and group sites."

Blanchardville, Wisconsin

This is a great park.  The drive around the lake up into the campground is really pretty.  It was HOT this weekend!  The lake was really warm too.  It's not a clearwater lake, in fact it was really murky.  I'm guessing the dark water is why it was so warm.  I'm pretty sure this is a man made lake.  There is one end of it that is completely straight and the land is significantly lower on the other side.  You can rent fishing boats at this park.  We caught a lot of catfish/bullheads.  Regulations state that you can't keep a catfish larger than 15 inches, which sounds backwards to me.  I caught one that was 16 inches.  It put up a great fight. Even if we could have kept it, I don't know that I would have.  I'm not familiar with cleaning catfish.  I would really recommend this park to others.  I'm kind of sad I can't go back here until I'm done with my mission.

I think this was the first time using the tent without the fly.  Sleeping under the stars is the best!

Still can't get over how clean our sites were.

Yellowstone Lake from the campground.

Bullhead we caught by the dam.

Mmmmm corn and cheddar wurst.  

Breakfast is served.  Spam anyone?

Goofin around.  I was so tiny back then.

Beach at Yellowstone Lake.  

End of the lake.  It was a lot higher on the lake side.  I've never seen anything else like it.

Sitting on the boat,  dying of heat!

My catfish that I didn't want to touch.  It was 16 1/2 inches.  

Yellowstone Lake from on the boat.

The dam near where we caught the bullhead.

Standing on the dam looking down.  Cool pic!

Alice (mom) Street in Darlington, Wisconsin

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