Wisconsin Dog Park Takes Trails To Two Pet-Friendly Beaches
And now, for your semi-regular (non-paid) Wisconsin tourism feature.
But you're most likely here for the dogs and/or the dog parks.
But first a confession. I may have given you a bit of bait and switch with the picture at the top of this article. The dog on the left is my dog Max. He would not survive on the beach. Too low to the ground. Not enough clearance. But he is pretty cute so I figured throwing him at the top of an article wouldn't hurt.
If this works, expect Max to show up in a lot more pictures.
The dog one the left, is a real dog. Unlike Max, who is more cat-like than dog. Except wildly less athletic than either.
And if you have a real dog like the other one in the picture, you need to get them to this dog park just outside Madison.
We used to have to huskies, which are very much real dogs. They adored the huge dog parks we have here in Rockford, especially the Canine Corners. You can read about them in a post I wrote 6 years ago that is somehow worse than how I write now. They would have passed out if at the end of one of a trail was a huge beach.
And that's exactly what you'll find at Viking Country Park, just outside of Stoughton in southern Wisconsin.
Viking County Park is located on the Yahara River downstream of Lake Kegonsa. It's more than just a dog park. The park is home to other people-only beaches and shelters for gatherings.
The hiking trails are free to use. It's also free to park, just no over night parking without a permit.
The highlight for the pups will be taking a quick dip is one of the two sandy beaches that allow dogs. Make sure you bring the poop bags.
You probably won't get a picture this good, but it'll be fun to try.
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