The Cabin in the Woods provides an opportunity to get back to nature again for the physically challenged. It was built by the Telephone Pioneers of America, Chapter 4 and gifted to the Department of Natural Resources in the spring of 1991. Nestled in Cliffwood Campground, the 700 square foot log cabin has asphalt surfaced parking and paths, and a screened porch with a panoramic view of Mirror Lake. Inside the cabin is a small kitchen with accessible countertops, a three-burner stove, microwave, and refrigerator. There is one bedroom with two single beds (one is automatic), and a full-size sofa-sleeper in the living room. The bathroom has a wheel-in shower, a fold-down bench, and a shower-commode chair. A Hoyer lift is provided for use throughout the cabin. Heating and air conditioning are available. The cabin campsite has the usual amenities: a fire ring, post-mounted grill, and picnic table. An accessible observation deck linked to the cabin by an asphalt walk provides a beautiful view of Mirror Lake.
The DNR has established rules for the use of cabins for the disabled in the state park system. This ensures that those least likely to be able to make use of traditional state park campsites are most likely to obtain reservations at the cabin.
The cabin at Mirror Lake operates from May 1 to October 31. Reservations are required. Applications for reservations may be obtained at most state park offices, or by calling (608) 266-2181 or (608) 267-2752 (TDD), or by writing to the Department of Natural Resources, Box 7921, Madison, WI 53707-7921, or by contacting Mirror Lake State Park, E10320 Fern Dell Road, Baraboo, WI 53913, (608) 254-2333 or (608) 254-2333 (TDD).