With natural beauty everywhere, numerous state parks, and picturesque lakes it is no wonder Wisconsin is one of the top destinations to visit especially with children. Wisconsin is the quintessential place to visit if you are an outdoor lover. Whether you are wanting a family fun vacation on a low budget or a fishing trip with your friends, there are plenty of campsites to choose from to suit your camping needs. Campgrounds are a fantastic idea to stay with your family, as they combine family fun activities with home comforts such as electricity, wifi and hot showers, whilst still being surrounded by natural beauty. This article will name the top 12 best campgrounds in Wisconsin, where you can camp in a tent, sleep in your RV or rent a cabin.
1. Stoney Creek RV Resort
Stoney Creek is the perfect place for a family getaway. The family run campground is located in Osseo where you can camp, park an RV, rent a cottage or cabin. With so many activities available, there is something for all the family to enjoy, including; basketball and volleyball courts, skate park, swimming pool, mini golf, laser tag, fishing and a playground. There are also daily scheduled activities such as relay racing and scavenger hunts. Additionally, the campground participates in weekly themes during the summer period including Christmas in July, 70’s/80’s fancy dress and a carnival theme. This is the ideal place for some good old fashion family bonding, plus it is dog friendly for campers and RV.
2. Fox Hill RV Park & Campground
With over 20 years of campground experience, this family owned business is ideal for a weekend getaway. If you are looking for a weekend full of nature and outdoor activities, then this is the campsite for you. Located close to Wisconsin Dells, there are plenty of beautiful hiking trails around the area. If hiking is not for you, then there are plenty of ground amenities available, including a swimming pool, playground, mini-golf, pedal kart rentals and kayaks to rent. After a fun day of outdoor activities, there is a 24/7 complimentary shuttle bus that takes you from the campground to the 2nd largest state casino; Ho-Chunk Casino. Or you can simply relax with a movie on a large screen with smores round a campfire.
3. Patricia Lake Campground
Patricia Lake is located in Northern Wisconsin in Minocqua. Located in the woods, next to a lake and beach, it is the ideal place to escape from city life for a perfect relaxing, tranquil retreat. There is a wide range of activities available, from fishing on Patricia Lake where you can catch crabs and bass, shuffleboarding or simply relaxing on the beach. There is also free wifi and hot showers available, so you don’t have to be away from your home comforts.
4. Wisconsin State Fair RV Park
If you are out of state, and want a RV site to be located close to a city, then Wisconsin State Fair is the campsite for you. Located in Milwaukee, this is the only RV park in Metro Milwaukee and only a short distance from downtown where you can visit museums, the casino, the shopping mall, and Milwaukee’s famous zoo. The campground offers long-term rates as well as great prices for short term stay.
5. Wisconsin Riverside Resort
If you are wanting an upscale camping experience, then Wisconsin Riverside Resorts is the perfect place. Located on the Lower Wisconsin river, the campsite is a short drive away from local activities, including a golf course, biking and hiking trails and house on the Rock (an attraction that should not be missed). If you are looking for some water fun, then there the campsite has a wide range of amenities and activities, including a lagoon with an inflatable water park, kayaking, tubing and canyoning. In addition, the resort offers a fully stocked bar and restaurant, where you can grab food and watch the sunset overlooking the river and enjoy live entertainment.
6. Blue Top Resort
Located in Fremont on Partridge Lake and Wolf River, this campground is the perfect spot for people wanting a fishing trip. It has been voted one of the top fishing areas in the Midwest, with all year round fishing opportunities. If fishing is not for you, there are other activities available including, a swimming pond, basketball court, boats, kayaks and paddleboard rentals. The campsite is also located closeby to hiking trails, antique stores and a golf course. The tranquil campsite is the ideal place for a city escape and if you are on a budget.
7. Devils Lake State Park
Camping at Devils Lake State Park is hugely popular due to it being the largest state park in Wisconsin. There are 3 campgrounds to choose from with each having different qualities depending on your needs. There are lots of activities available at the park, so this campsite is perfect if you want a fun packed day, including; swimming, relaxing on 2 beaches, numerous hiking and biking trails, rock climbing, canoeing, fishing, birdwarching. Camping here is very popular, so it is important to plan and book in advance to secure a spot.
8. Milton KOA
It was once named Hidden Valley RV Resort, Milton Koa, is located in Milton, Wisconsin and is the perfect place for family fun. There are loads of activities available for all the family including, a two story pool deck, a heated pool, jacuzzi, playground, frisbee golf, pedal carts, hiking and biking trails, skatepark and many more. Milton Koa, also has a convenience store where you can get all your camping necessities. The campsite is in close proximity to local Southern Wisconsin attractions which include museums, House on the Rock and Lake Koshonong. Your family is guaranteed not to get bored at Milton KOA.
9. River Bend RV Resort
The family oriented campsite is an ideal location for a family looking to have some fun on their vacation. With a wide range of activities, there is something for all ages and abilities. The main attraction is their outdoor waterpark; with 2 large waterslides, a kids area and a whirlpool. This attraction will give you endless laughs and keep you and your family entertained for hours. There is also miniature golf, shuffleboard, tennis courts, fishing pond and many more. If you don’t fancy cooking on your holiday, the campground also offers a restaurant and bar, where you can watch sports on the tv’s. River Bend is also ideal if you are looking to bring your furry friend on your vacation.
10. Mississippi Bend Campground & RV Park
Mississippi Bend is the perfect place if you are looking for an escape from society and be surrounded by stunning nature. The campsite is situated in a woodland area, perfect for all year round cover. The campsite is ideal if you want a trip that includes fishing, hiking trails, birdwatching. The local town is Lynxville where there are restaurants, casinos, saloons, and local antiques. The campsite also offers visitors the opportunity to rent out teepees or vacation homes if you don’t own your own camping equipment.
11. Rustic Timbers Door County Camping
If you are looking for a family summer vacation, then look at Rustic Timber. The location of Rustic Timbers is perfect as it sits in the heart of Door County, Wisconsin, where you have access to five state parks. Rustic Timbers is situated on 160 acres, there are plenty of activities and amenities available within the campground, including a water slide, jumping pillows, bar and restaurant, convenience store, pool, playground and many more. In addition to the wide range of activities available within the campground, there are loads of activities for your family outside of the campsite including, zip lining, horse riding, arts and craft, hikes, beaches, wineries, and boat tours. There is something for everyone in Door County and at Rustic Timbers.
7. Merry Mac’s Campground
If you are looking for a family fun camp getaway then look no further than Merry Mac’s Campground. The campground is situated next to Devil’s Lake and Lake Wisconsin. The 40 acre campground offers loads of activities for all ages, including a swimming pool, inflatable water park, beach, bike hire, basketball and volleyball court. The site also has a shop where you can buy food, drink and other camping essentials. If you are looking for a low-key activity then explore the picturesque Lakes that are on your doorstep.
No matter what vacation style you are after, there are plenty of campsites available in Wisconsin that can meet all your needs. Wisconsin is the perfect place for you and your family to create some fun-filled memories, escape from your day-to-day life, explore some beautiful state parks and splash around in the pool or waterpark.