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I went to Pentoga many years as a kid, always a good time. They have a decent playground and camp store, the beach is great for swimming and the lake for fishing. They have a dock to jump off about 50' out, and another with a diving board about 200' out. There are trails and a lot of history to discover, it is quite crowded though…
This is a nice campground if your looking for a decently quiet crowded experience. I’m a backpacker so it’s not my thing but it was great short notice and the caretaker was really cool and a super nice guy! A lot of loud ATV’s at night but it wasn’t awful!
Great off the beaten path spot. There is a boat launch right at this site and a small private beach that can be used for wonderful star gazing. Sites are small and close together. The bathrooms (outhouse style) while clean, were full of bugs. I was there in early September on a Sunday night and it was my group and one other very quiet. Once the fishers left it was completely silent and secluded. Would tent camp again
This is a little campground a short drive down some narrow, twisty backroads from Governor Thompson State Park. We stayed at site 11 which had an awesome little trail to the lake. Tons of tiny fish everywhere that are very interactive. The site itself was open, yet private, and very flat. It was a short walk to the pit toilets and there’s another path to a little beach behind the toilet building. It was great for swimming and finding more tiny fish. I think we stayed over a busier time of year, but even with every other campsite occupied it was still a very peaceful time. The view from over the trees was gorgeous. Perfect for a few nights of tranquility. You can drive back to the Governor Thompson building and get firewood, ice, and use the shower building and flushing toilets. Overall a great stay and we definitely will be coming back!
We got a great spot with some amazing views and the lake breeze kept most the bugs at bay. Clean (and free) showers available for campers and a nice playground for the kids… rocky beach by the campsite but a long walk/short drive to the sandy beach… kids had a blast. Some sites don’t handle the rain well, but they don’t oversell in case people need a different spot. Lots of space, lots of fun…
We stopped here for a quick overnight pit stop on our way from Minneapolis to our final destination camp site in Rowleys bay , Door county, Wisconsin.
We were in a bind & needed something last minute but we still had specific wants…..like privacy!
Their online reservations were easy. Pics of the sites were clear. Electric hook up & a great rate!
This camp is well off the beaten path , narrow windy roads abound. But all paved & no traffic. In fact, we never saw a soul. The drive is lovely thru the Nicollet State forest. Although, you will lose service & it your relying on GPS directions, you’ll find yourself in a bind like us. But we got out our trusty map & winged it. Cell service kicked in just in time & we made it!
Check in was a breeze. The gal was lovely & helpful. You will need a Wisconsin park’s admission sticker. The drive is still a 2.2 mile trek beyond the check in building. Our site was perfect. It was lush, green, & private . Well sized, easy to find, part grass, part gravel. Picnic table & fire ring. If you need it , they have a few bathroom buildings peppered around the loop & a very well kept shower & bathroom building upon entering the campground. I’m telling you, this place is PRIVATE. It is out there.. but still very well maintained. We were impressed by that.
If anyone one else was camping , we didn’t know until we walked the dogs around the loop. Our site was surrounded by forest & the dogs were able to roam our site freely. There were mosquitoes, as it was slightly humid & rained a bit. But nothing mosquito spray couldn’t handle. FYI- if you have kids they will be bored. There is no playground that we saw. But if you just want some peace & quiet - this is the place for you! Most of the campers were older retirees. It looked like there were trails to explore but since it was a quick stay, we didn’t get a chance. We plan on coming back for sure & checking it out. For reference: We have a 19ft travel trailer & a ford truck. We stayed at site 19 , it is pull in & it was perfect,with plenty of room for everything. We took a walk to be nosy &also liked site 20, it was even bigger! Site 14 looked great for a pull thru site. There were also some much larger sites for bigger rigs. There also plenty of tent sites that looked great too. Dogs are welcome. As an added bonus- there were raspberry bushes everywhere! They were just coming in , but if you catch it right. You’ll be up to your eyeballs in fresh raspberries.. yum!
Quiet and roomy campsites. Private and treed. One campsite near water, the rest are off water. Boat ramp outside of campground, but is in walking distance. Small beach for swimming with picnic table and BBQ in campground.