Lake Meyer, located in rural Fort Atkinson, is a little off the beaten path of tourist hotspots, which makes its outdoor charm all the greater. If you stop at Lake Meyer, have your fishing pole ready to reel in the photo-worthy bass while fishing from the lake’s edge or from one of the fishing docks, including a wheelchair-accessible fishing dock. Or perhaps you’ll want to bring your own boat and take in the great fishing on the water as you drop a line and wait for a bite. The Lake Meyer area also boasts a small nature center with deck space and a small picnic site nearby. This is the site of the West Trailhead, where you'll see wildflowers and birds in abundance as you take in this beautifully maintained grassy trail area. Lake Meyer has several trails, including the Sochepo and the Ontara, so everyone is bound to find one that suits their fancy.
If you don’t find enough wildlife during your hike, be sure to stop by the butterfly garden, where you'll likely see a monarch or two enjoying the vegetation planted just for them. It’s a lovely space where you can take a deep breath and just enjoy the wide swath of nature that Lake Meyer offers. Then, perhaps the family will wish to stop at the playground area or have a pick-up game of rag ball at the rustic, grass-covered ball diamond.
If you haven’t seen enough during the day, book one of the campground sites available. But book early to make sure your spot is reserved. Then let the campfire s’mores be your sweet treat as you try to pick out constellations in the still, starry sky. Don’t let the wonders of Lake Meyer go unexplored. Plan your summer trip today.