Snapshot virtual tour
Welcome to the Lake Bronson State Park virtual tour! In this journey you'll find ample opportunities for fishing, beautiful views from an observation tower, and a swimming beach and camping area perfect for enjoying a weekend with family or friends. We hope it prompts you to visit the park in person sometime soon.
Lakeside Campground View
Lakeside Campground offers 48 campsites, each with a picnic table and fire ring. Some sites are right on the lakeshore and have lovely views of Lake Bronson. The lake is one of the few sizeable bodies of water in the area and provides visitors with an excellent swimming beach, good fishing, and canoeing and boating opportunities.
This well-shaded campground is the busiest in the park. It offers accessible shower and restroom facilities. There is also a small sandbox for kids to play in during their stay.
Boat Rental Area
Stop at the park office to rent boats, canoes, or electric motors. This area provides overflow parking, boat mooring, a small playground, and a fish cleaning building.
WPA Picnic Shelter
This is a great place for family activities! Enjoy a picnic lunch with family and friends inside a historic picnic shelter or at picnic tables beneath tall shade trees. The stone picnic shelter was built years ago by men employed through the Works Progress Administration (WPA). Please call the park office for information about renting this facility for your next event.
The park’s group camp is at a large, grassy area maintained for campers and tents. The location is great for large groups and offers rustic accommodations with hand pump water, vault toilets, picnic tables, and fire rings.
Group Camp Shelter
This Works Progress Administration (WPA) building provides a great place to escape the elements. It has electricity and offers a fridge, stove, microwave, stone fireplace and tables.
After a stroll under the trees, this is an excellent spot to rest, catch the breeze off the lake, and enjoy the view.
Two Rivers Campground
Seeking some peace and quiet during your camping trip? Two Rivers Campground is a quiet, family-friendly campground with two shower/bathroom buildings. Each campsite offers a picnic table and fire ring, and most sites are shaded by surrounding trees.
Two Rivers Boat Access
This access is for small boats only. Didn’t bring a canoe or kayak? Stop at the park office to rent one for the afternoon and enjoy the water and wildlife of Lake Bronson.
Two Rivers Bridge
This scenic bridge spans the South Branch of the Two Rivers and is a great spot to view beaver or waterfowl. Step across the bridge and you’ll find the start of the Meander Trail as it follows the river for a short distance.
This building serves as a trail center and venue for interpretive programs and events. View the interpretive displays within the building or call the park office to rent the building’s great room.
This reservable room within the visitor center provides a wonderful option for weddings or family reunions. The room offers limited kitchen facilities. In this scene, participants take part in a carving workshop during the park’s Woodcarvers Festival.
Stairs lead down to a long, wooden fishing pier where you can try your luck for largemouth bass, panfish, northern pike, and walleye.
This Works Progress Administration (WPA) built observation tower used to supply water to the park facilities. The stone structure now provides spectacular views to those who climb its stairs. Visitors will catch glimpses of what makes the park a fine example of a transition area between prairie and forest landscapes.
The observation tower is a great place to experience a bird’s eye view of the park. Come in the fall to catch a panoramic view of blazing autumn colors.
The park’s large, sandy beach is perfect for summer fun. A volleyball net, horseshoe pits, and a restroom are conveniently located nearby. An open shelter with electricity and picnic tables is also available and can be rented by contacting the park office.
This boat access, with trailer parking nearby, can accommodate large boats and pontoons. A small wooden dock is also available at this access to Lake Bronson.
Lake Bronson Dam
Lake Bronson played an important role in local history. When the region had no lakes, the drought of the 1930s caused wells to dry up. A decision was made to dam the South Branch of Two Rivers and create a sizeable artificial lake. Construction on the project began in 1936. A paved bike trail leads visitors to the dam, and a nearby picnic area and fishing pier provide places to relax and take in the view. Observant visitors may spot otter, mink, and waterfowl.