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About Highland Ridge

Highland Ridge overlooks the sparkling Eau Galle Reservoir located in Spring Valley, in western Wisconsin. The area boasts 648 acres of scenery with numerous opportunities for recreation, including fishing, canoeing and plenty of hiking. Horseback riders enjoy the trails around the lush region.


Hikers can enjoy the 7 miles worth of trails, along with overlook seating areas and a swimming beach. Horseback riders have a variety of trails to choose from. Fishermen cast their reels year-round. Kayaking, canoeing, and electric-motor boating are common.


Highland Ridge has forty-six campsites including eight walk-in tent sites. Showers, trash/recycle stations, an interpretive building, water fill stations, dump station, and a playground are all available for campers. During the summer, weekly interpretive programs are presented on Saturday evenings by the Park Rangers. Highland Ridge; Equestrian Loop has ten non-electrical sites. Manure pits, hitching posts, satellite toilets, water fill stations, dump station, and garbage/recycling stations are available for campers.

Natural Features

The 35-mile Eau Galle River feeds into 150 acre Eau Galle Lake, which is surrounded by steep hills and bluffs. The campground is opposite the dam on the north side of the small reservoir. The area is set in a heavily wooded area that provides a welcoming habitat for native plants and animals.

Nearby Attractions

Highland Ridge is minutes from Spring Valley Golf Course and Crystal Cave.

ADA Access: N

US Army Corps of Engineers
Drive In
Walk In
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Firewood Available
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Sanitary Dump
Trash Available
Highland Ridge is located in Wisconsin
44.8726 N
-92.2432 W
Get Directions
Interstate 94 east from Minneapolis/St. Paul to Exit 24. Take County Road B at Exit 24 south approximately 2 miles. Follow highway signs east on County Road N for another 2 miles until it intersects County Road NN. Go south on NN for 2 miles until campground entrance sign, turn right onto Dugan Road.
5 Reviews of Highland Ridge
Nice secluded place.

Good veiw, clean bathrooms with hot showers. Quiet.

Nice campground but be prepared for shade...all the time

First thing you need to know: It's completely in the woods, and sites are FULLY shaded. Sites 28-38 are on a loop with a picnic pavilion in the middle with some openings for sun on the road and in the picnic area. Other than that, the rest of the campground is rather dark all the time; there aren't as many sunlight openings on the road to the other sites. This is not a good place for solar panels, but almost all sites are electric.

Nice price: Cost is $20/$16 for electric/non-electric. This is an Army Corps of Engineers park which means you pay $10/$8 if you have an NPS Lifetime Senior Pass.

Services: There are full services at this campground - flush toilets, sinks, showers, trash receptacles, and drinking water/dump station near the entrance. There is an interpretive center for Saturday evening ranger programs and a playground next to it.

Roomy sites: This campground is small, but almost all sites are large. There are 38 sites plus walk in tent sites A through G and a group site. It looks like sites 28-38 can be rented for a group; the entrance was blocked off when we were there.

Equestrian section may be open to campers without a horse: There is an equestrian campground about a half mile before the main campground entrance. You may camp in the equestrian area (E1-E10) without a horse if the main area is full. We were able to reserve a site in there a couple days ahead of time because the main campground was full. It was just us and one other family on a Saturday night, and neither of us had a horse. We moved to the main area on Sunday morning because lots of sites were open on Sunday.

Great campground for group gatherings

Very clean, well maintained sites and group shelter area. The campground is convienent and easy to get to from many different directions. The staff are very frirndly and knowledgable, but also respectful of the sites.

Camping on a hill.

Many sites are placed on on incline. They got the sites are pretty flat, but it's still on a hill. Not a whole lot to do at the campground. Trails are in poor shape.

First to Review
Highland Ridge

Beautiful Amish country, green, green, green, beside the lake…this place is a little off the beaten path, but a great place to stay while driving through WI. We stayed during a severe storm, and the wind through the trees was just massive! The bath houses are very nice and there's a playground for the kids.