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Attractions Map for Argyle WI

ImageYellowstone Lake 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.

ImageEast 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 Cork Down Saloon (608)523-1543.

ImageBlackhawk Memorial 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.

ImageArgyle Rod and Gun Club. Approximately 2 miles east of Argyle on Highway 81. Trap, skeet, sporting clays open to the public. Shooting every Wednesday starting at 4pm. Special events. Hunter safety classes and youth programs. Membership inquiries call Tom Larson at 608-574-2638

ImageCadiz 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)

ImageWisconsin 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 Wisconsin.

ImageBicycling the 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 Wisconsin.General Cycling Map for Lafayette County (pdf)

ImageDougherty 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.

ImageYellowstone Golf 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.

ImageToy Train 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.

ImageATV 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)

ImageErickson Wildlife Area A unique 220 acre 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


Saxton House 204 N. State St., Argyle. Open for tours on the first Saturday of the month, July through October. The Saxton house is the boyhood home of Robert M. LaFollette and is Argyle's oldest exising house. It was moved to its present location and restored by the local historic society. Click on the icon at right for more information and learn more about LaFollette and local history at the Historic Argyle website