Pudgie Revolution

Pie Iron Cookin' for Food Lovin' Campers


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Top 10 Places to Make a Pudgie Pie in Southern Wisconsin

1. Lower Wisconsin State Riverway

Pack the pie irons into your canoe and paddle to a sandbar island on the lower 92 miles of the beautiful Wisconsin River. Consider cooking a coconut and mango pudgie pie because it’ll feel like a tropical island paradise.

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Lower Wisconsin State Riverway

2. Nelson Dewey State Park

A short hike to any of the walk-in sites will reward you with a private spot on the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River. Make your pudgie pies with a scenic view that is just as delectable!

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Nelson Dewey State Park

3. Kickapoo Valley Reserve

The crooked-est river in Wisconsin is also one of the most beautiful. Paddle or hike into a site and cook your pudgies riverside where rocky outcroppings abound.

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Kickapoo Valley Reserve

4. Buckhorn State Park

Located on a peninsula in the Castle Rock flowage of the Wisconsin River, Buckhorn is a beauty. Hike into one of the walk-in sites and watch the moon rise over the water as your pudgie pies toast over the campfire. Consider a trip here in the fall as both the bugs and fellow campers are at a minimum!

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Buckhorn State Park

5. Tailgating at a Packer game

Okay, Green Bay may not technically be southern Wisconsin, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t include cooking your pudgie pies over the grill in the parking lot of legendary Lambeau Field.

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Lambeau Field. Go Pack, Go!

6. Governor Dodge State Park

Take in a show at the Sh*tty Barn in Spring Green and then head home for dessert pudgies at Governor Dodge State Park. Visit area eccentricities like The House on the Rock and Don Q. Inn or git yerself sum culture at The American Players Theater or Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin.

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The Infinity Room at The House on the Rock

7. Your own backyard

Why wait to go camping to eat pudgie pies? They can easily be made over a fire pit or grill in the comfort of your own backyard. While you don’t need a custom-built fire pit with pie iron notches, it certainly doesn’t hurt!

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Carrie’s backyard fire pit–complete with pie iron notches!

8. New Glarus Woods State Park

Choose a walk-in site along the Sugar River Trail and then hop on your bike and head to the nearby New Glarus Brewery for a tour. Bring back some Spotted Cow to wash down those pudgie pies!

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New Glarus Brewery

9. Perrot State Park

Here you can hang your hammock, hike to the top of Brady’s Bluff, and canoe the backwaters of the mighty Mississipp. Sacrifice one pudgie pie meal to get a famous walnut burger at the nearby Trempealeau Hotel.

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Perrot State Park

10. Kohler Andre State Park

Pack a picnic pudgie basket and cook your pies over a grill by a great lake. Wait 30 minutes after eating before taking a “refreshing” dip in Lake Michigan.

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