This park was in an absolutely beautiful area, but it needs a lot of TLC. Many of the sites were overgrown and there are a lot of rundown permanent sites here.
We had a full hookup site and are not pool users, so I’m not aware of bathroom or pool conditions. This is a very peaceful park and a short ride to the Horicon Marsh which is a must see for bird-lovers.
I hope the owners are able to put some more time into caring for this campground and turning it into the exceptional park it has the potential to be.
Just about every site in the campground is desirable with amenities all around. Great place to stay for families with kids of all ages. You get the feeling they really know how to take care of their guests- and they do. Beautiful sites all around the lake.
This place surprised me. It’s relatively close to town and yet it’s miles down a dead end road so it’s really quiet. The host was super nice. Friendly welcomes are the best! The sites are large and open. We were here when it was empty so filled sites might make a different experience.
Sites have electric and there is a dump station so it’s set up for RVs but there is space for tents too. Flushing toilets and showers were an unexpected treat.
The lake is just across the road so bring your fishing gear or canoe. There is a small park by the shore but not really any place to walk my dog. We did laps and Dakota was perfectly happy.
This place is worth a stop if you want a quiet spot to enjoy life.
This park is a GEM! Honestly, the campground is a bit busy for my liking during the summer, but it's a great place to camp in winter! Facilities are decently maintained.
The cord walk trail is great. The beach stretches so far and makes for a good afternoon of walking. Nice nature center. Fun programs during the summer as well. Lots of wildlife, especially birds, but we saw deer as well.
*For a rainy day or chilly winter day, I like to check out the art museum in Sheboygan. Not big, but some unique stuff.
A good campground for tents and trailers in a pine forest. It is close to the Ice Age trail and the Scuppernong trail, and a short drive from Ottawa Lake. Nearby is some excellent mountain biking in hilly terrain at the Emma Carlin and John Muir trails. You can almost feel like you're away from it all, but there is a small highway in the distance.
Reservable backpacking sites about 45-60min away from nearest parking.
Fire pit, shelter, and picnic table at site.
Really enjoyed the hike through forest to get to this site.
Area has extensive trail systems.
Was remote, quiet, and beautiful.
We chose to stay at Kohler-Andrae state park on Memorial Day weekend as it's close to Milwaukee (home). This camping trip was for our family of five plus a (crazy) dog. We reserved our site well in advance (9 mos). We were tent and hammock camping, and situated at the far east of the campground. The camp sites are pretty close together with not much between sites, but they were sized to fit a large tent and had enough room for us all.
There are a couple of miles of trails at this park, and I think we covered them all, some are though the woods, another through a marsh and few that straddle the beach. One of the most unique parts of this park are the sand dunes, and the trails through the dunes are actually boardwalk trails. None of the hikes were strenuous, and all trails were very well maintained. But we found ourselves completing all the hikes about 1.5 days into the camp, but we were all happy to just go back our site and relax.
Overall we had a great time, and were happy to choose this park. The unique landscapes were well worth it, and I think we'll be back for some day hikes during different seasons, or to just hang out at the beach. A few drawbacks, the park is small(er), and the sites are pretty open to the world. But if you're looking for a short jaunt from Milwaukee - this is a great option.
The campground and campsites are pretty standard. Nice amount of space and privacy. 101 Walk in site was quite nice. Level ground, nice tree cover so it didnt feel too open.
Loved being close to the beach and playground area! The kids really appreciated it :) The beach was very clean and even though it was a warm, busy day we didnt feel like it was too crowded. The earlier you arrive the better chances you have of getting a picnic table in the shade ;)
Enjoyed the walk around the lake, some parts are still a bit muddy, but overall it was a nice walk and the kids actually made it without too many complaints ;) Nice variety of scenery! Even caught a couple frogs.
Definitely a place to visit again!
*checked out some of the trails near by which were really great as well!
I took my kids camping to the Pinewoods the first weekend in May 2019, the weather was great if a bit cool for my kids taste. The sites were far enough apart for some privacy and the trails were very well kept up. We had great hiking weather and some great scenery at the Overlook View. It was really about camping, tho. The unfortunate thing was that, apparently, there was some sort of project being done at the campsites, looked like a series of tanks had rumbled thru the camp sites and gutted the area. If I didn’t know any better it looked like the Battle of the Ardennes. We still had tons of fun and will go back except we’ll wait until next year.
Nice size camp sites. More privacy as trees and bushes fill out throughout the spring. Shower house no hot water, made for a quick shower.
We live near here, so mostly go for day use but we have stayed in the group campsite J, which was nice, large, and private. There were a ton of Boy Scouts staying at another group site and a large group of adults who were having a really good time but the only time you could hear anyone else was when you were walking to the toilets. The beach on whitewater lake is one of our favorite places to go in the summer. We drove through the regular campsite and there is a lot of vegetation so it seems like it would be pretty private.
Autumn camping along the lake - we chose an electric site even though we tent as it was in mid autumn and it gets darker earlier - it was mid week so no issue getting a site. Love the hiking here and easy lake access - Plus it's near Sheboygan and Kohler with all they have to offer
Sesonal campera are welcomming and nice. Alot of things to do.
I backpacked the IAT with a group and we camped for the night at Mauthe Lake at the beginning of April. There are lots of downed trees at the campground, which sort of detracted from the landscape (tornado damage, I'm told). Pit toilets were open, but water had not yet been turned on so be prepared to filter if you go this early in the season. We perused different sites/loops for a while to find adjacent non-electric sites large enough for multiple tents at each and were able to fit 8-9 (small backpacking) tents between 314 and 313.
This was a nice (Big) campground. We had a large, private pull through site. There was a pool and a slow water slide for the kids. Didnt spend a ton of time there because we were there in mid June and it was still chilly. The campground had fun activities for the kids. Bathrooms were nice.
Duck Creek Campground is very family friendly. They have weekend themed activities for kids and adults, a clean swimming pond with inflatables, volleyball & basketball courts and play structures for the kids. The food served in the restaurant is delicious, my favorite is the gyros! The bathrooms and shower were clean and warm! We were surrounded by friendly people and welcoming owners and employees.
We stayed in site 334; absolutely gorgeous space. Very nearby and convenient pit toilet, well maintained fire ring, nice sandy spots for tents and a beautiful view of the marsh. It was a bit if a bike from the parking area, so keep your packing to a minimum or bring a heavy duty cart to pack it all in and out. We had to bug out a day early because of some weather, but will definitely try to book this site again
You can rent backpacking shelters, at the ranger station in Eagle. The shelter is basically a barn without a front door. It comes with a fire ring, table, and an outhouse! It’s along the ice age trail and offers stunning views for easy hikes.
We were there Labor Day weekend huge campground of course it was very crowded. I didn't like our site no tress I felt like I was in my front yard. There's plenty to do 3 pools , Mimi golf, outdoor movies, the weekend we were there they had a band. The race track is very close by and the noise from the cars can be pretty loud but not a deal breaker. We would probably go back.
It's a one-hour drive from Milwaukee. Nice, easy hiking trails. Facilities are kept clean. LOTS of RVs, so check out the photo of site before you reserve if you want to ensure your site has at least some privacy. They have one large teepee for rent that sleeps several people with cots provided, situated on a large wooden platform at the top of a hill with views of the lake beyond for $40 a night. Make sure you attempt to reserve it well in advance.
Camped here twice - the first time was just one night in early July 2017 when we were backpacking on the Ice Age Trail. 3 of us were newbies and wanted a comfortable/safe place to stay for the night. Since we were new to the area (and backpacking), we completely missed the check-in area, which is located at a different camgrounds… when you're hiking with a 25lb pack, there was no back-tracking! We decided to skip the check-in and just hoped they didn't give away our previously-reserved spot. Pit toilets were fine, and the flush toilets and showers were clean.
Second time we stayed (early October 2017), we car camped and stayed for 2 nights. It was really cold and we blew through 4 bundles of firewood each day! Our site was close enough to the vault toilets and the flush toilets/showers weren't too far off. We hiked a little bit, but the trails were quite a hike from the campgrounds to begin with.
Sites (135 family, 68 of them electric, 2 group sites and one teepee) are generous in size with varying amounts of privacy. Two loops have bathrooms with flush toilets and showers while two just have pit toilets. Bathrooms and showers were clean with expected light water pressure. There were also laundry facilities, something I’ve not seen before in a state park campground. Trails, a small marsh boardwalk and the dunes cordwalk provide a nice exploration of the area. We were there on a rainy weekday in September and it was quiet but I expect that would not be the case on weekends and in the summer.
This is a wonderful park for family get togethers. The group site is separate from the single sites. Very nice showers with soft water. There is a great water park just on the edge of the park. We have stayed at the single sites also and there are several secluded ones. Over all a very nice park.
We liked this site because it was on the "quiet loop." No radios or pets allowed. I'm not sure about children! :) The sites are fairly close together and the trees are sparse, but it was a beautiful site and wonderfully quiet for the long weekend over the 4th of July 2017.
You can walk over to an area that has hiking trails right out of the campsite. State park mountain biking trails are also close by, but you would need to drive to them. The showers were clean and when we used them, available. There is a playground right next to them as well.
The campsite itself had a good log-stopper so you wouldn't drive too far into the woods, great fire ring, and picnic table. We had nice flat areas for our tents.
I am not so sure I would have enjoyed myself if I'd been in another loop. The quiet was perfect!