State Park. Approximately 8 miles
northwest of Argyle on County N. The 1500 acre
park includes a 455 acre lake. The park has 128
campsites and 5 group sites. Don't feel like
cooking? The Yellowstone Dairy Bar Restaurant is
located on the east side of the park with great
views of the lake. There is a swimming area with
sand beach, picnic areas, and playgrounds. Boat
launch, boat rentals, fishing for bluegill,
largemouth bass, walleye and channel catfish,
with some northern pike and muskie. Hiking
trails, and groomed cross country ski trails.
The adjacent 4,000 acre wildlife area offers
extensive horse trails and a shooting range.
East Branch of the
Pecatonica River. Passes through the
village of Argyle. Boat landings above and below
the dam. Handicap accessible. Picnic shelter.
Enjoy a peaceful float through the countryside
and past high bluffs. Put in at Blanchardville,
Thunder Bridge (River Road north of Argyle) or
in the village of Argyle. Take out at River
Road, Argyle or Blackhawk Memorial Park
(Woodford). Canoe and Kayak rentals available.
Contact Pete Jaggi at Yellowstone Valley Canoe
Rental (608) 214-7229.
Park. Approximately 6 miles south of
Argyle off of County Y and alongside the
Pecatonica River. Picturesque 120 acre county
park offers camping, playground, hiking,
canoeing, fishing. Site of the annual Bloody
Lake Rendezvous, sponsored by Yellowstone Flint
and Cap Club, commemorating an 1832 skirmish of
the Blackhawk War.
Argyle Rod and Gun
Club. Approximately 2 miles east of
Argyle on Highway 81. Trap, skeet, sporting
clays open to the public. Special events. Hunter
safety classes and youth programs. Membership
inquiries call Craig Thoman at (608)558-7603
Cadiz Springs State
Recreation Area. Twelve (12) miles from
Argyle, traveling east on Hwy 81 and south on
County M. Park surrounds Zander and Beckman
lakes, and provides opportunity for fishing
(panfish, largemouth bass, northern pike),
boating (canoeing, kayaking, sailing, trolling),
and picnicking, There are 10 miles of
hiking/cross country ski trails. Beckman Lake
has a sand beach and swimming area.
Cadiz Springs Map (pdf)
Wisconsin Rustic Road
No. 94. Exploring backcountry roads in
the scenic driftless area surrounding Argyle can
be relaxing and rewarding. As you plan your trip
through the countryside, be sure to include
Skinner Hollow Road, approximately 10 miles east
of Argyle off Highway 81, a designated
"rustic road" by the state of
Pecatonica Loop. This 51 mile loop
passes through Argyle and affords panoramic
views from high ridges plus winding roads
through the Pecatonica river valley. Another
nearby loop takes you through Yellowstone Lake
State Park and areas west. Detailed maps and
route descriptions from Cycle Southwest
Cycling Map for Lafayette County (pdf)
Dougherty Creek. A
Class II trout stream crosses Highway 81 just east
of the village. Stream access from Puddledock
Road. There has been some habitat improvement work
done on the stream, primarily upstream from
Prairie View Road.
Map of Lafayette County Trout Streams (pdf)
Course. Just northwest of the village
along Old County Q, this scenic, 3,160 yard,
9-hole golf course plus restaurant, bar, and
banquet facility is nestled between the
Yellowstone and the Pecatonica Rivers.
You'll be surprised at what you find, and
have reason to come back.
Barn. Approximately 3 miles east of
Argyle on Highway 81, provides fun for the
entire family and an ever-expanding layout.
Here, you'll see interactive train layouts
in the barn, plus a real 12" gauge railroad
outdoors that allows you to ride past grade
crossings and over wooden trestles. Open every
day March 1-October 31, 10am-5pm. Also available
for group tours. Phone: (608)966-1464.
ATV and Snowmobile
Trails. Numerous marked ATV routes
totaling 139 miles along secondary roads in the
Argyle vicinity connect to the multipurpose
Pecatonica and Cheese Country Trails built on
former rail beds. See trail map (pdf). For information
on local snowmobile trails, contact one of the local
snowmobile clubs, the Argyle Ditch Bangers (Cody Stamm (608)558-8222) or the Fayette Sno-Goers (click on icon).
Lafayette County ATV Trail Map (pdf)
Erickson Wildlife Area Unique wetlands and wildlife area adjacent to the Argyle Village community park. The property is owned by Driftless Area Land Conservancy (DALC) and is open to the public for non-motorized uses such as hiking, birding and wildlife viewing. A boardwalk constructed in 2014 provides access through the wetlands. Click on the icon at right for more information and look for development news and events at the DALC website