This place was amazing. Very nice facilities. The only thing I can complain about is the wifi. With all the amazing stuff they have going on, they cheaped out on the wifi… Ver spotty, even close to thw club house.
This is a small, rustic campground with water and vault toilets. Most sites offer privacy with the over growth of trees and bushes but every time I go in warmer months, theres a lot of bugs. It is next to a road so you do hear cars all night/day but it’s proximity to the brewery can’t be beat. Also on the Sugar River Trail so bring your bike!
Nice park, fair amount of stuff for the kids, game room, mini golf, pool. Bathrooms are nice and clean. Only issue I had was the sites are little small, but I’m used to larger parks. This was an impromptu stay, but the people are very friendly and helpful. Would probably go back but try for a bigger site. Hardly any mosquitoes, pretty sure they spray for them
The campground was small with only sites. There were only a few sites available to accommodate campers most were tent only. It was primitive with no electricity or showers available. Sites were secluded and wooded. A great bike trail starts right in the campground and goes for many miles. The famous New Glarus Brewery is right across the street. The old Swiss town is perfect for a weekend getaway.
This is a state park so amenities are electric and the campgrounds do have public showers. Great little lakes for canoe, paddle board, kayak and fishing. A small concession is available and they do sell wood at the entrance.
I want to point out from the start that is has been an unusually wet spring in northern IL. The camp sites are very rustic and all the rain didn’t do many of them any favors. Several are completely unusable this weekend. We had to use 4 wheel drive to back the trailer in our spot. It is very soggy and the ground is pretty saturated. It a big campground near a big lake with fishing and a store. The loops have old pit toilets as well as central shower houses. the spaces range from small and private to small and wide open. It’s Saturday night and the local racetrack is running heats. About a mile away, and it’s loud. If I was in tent it would be awful.
We stayed 1 night on our way home from a long road trip. That is what it is meant for, and they do it right. The staff was terrific and the campground is clean. The pool is dated and really needs an upgrade, but the water was wet and relaxing. The pull through space was level and allowed staying hooked up to truck. Full hook ups was nice for the last stop before parking til next trip.
Found this place by snooping around the internet prior to a free weekend. Made a call and had reservations for the next day/weekend. They had live music, loud live music Saturday night. To be fair, the music was made clear on their webpage. We were kind of close and didn’t have to go to the stage area to hear it clearly. It was good music and it was fun. They have a margarita bar as we’ll as a bags tournament. (Corn hole anyone?) The pool is big and clean. There is a little store and a snack bar too. The camp spaces are wacky and strangely placed, but with some buddy sites. The rise angle to our space was almost too much to back in without dragging the bumper. Once in, the concrete pad was level. Lots of seasonal residents and lots of golf carts. Lots of kids driving golf carts all day, and lots of drunks driving golf carts at night especially after the music wound down in the dark, many without lights on. The golf cart stupidly cost a star for this review. There is supposed to be fishing and peddle boat rentals, but it it has rained and the little lake was dark brown and dirty.
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.
Our group stayed at sites 268, 269, and 270 in the Twin Valley campground. Sites 268 and 270 were large, but our site on 269 was the smallest and half of it was unusable due to the river that flowed through it in the rain! Had to set our tent up right next to the fire ring, as that was the only spot that wasn’t muddy, so we couldn’t have a decent fire. During the rain the water was ankle deep under the picnic table. It appears that a water runoff pipe goes under the path that leads to 271 and flows into this site. 268 was electric, 269 and 270 were not and were walk to sites. Gravel trails leading from parking to the sites were well maintained. 270 also has a private trail leading out to a beautiful bluff area. We walked down and checked out 271, which is where we will stay next year! The park itself is huge. We walked to Steven’s Falls which is beautiful. There are a lot of slippery stone stairs up and down, but if you take your time it’s well worth the effort. We also took the Lakeview trail which was pretty. Unfortunately the weather didn’t cooperate so we weren’t able to go out canoeing, but the lakes looked nice from the shore. Firewood is sold at the park for $5 a bundle, but there are also private sellers along the road who have better prices- we were very happy with the wood sold off the trailer next to the Don Q Inn.
Stayed here last year with a group of friends! Had 2 different group sites and both were awesome! A lot of space and not close to other group sites so it was nice to not have to worry about surrounding people! We have a loud group and had no complaints since they are nice and spaced apart. The hiking trails are awesome and some beautiful sights! Would definitely recommend.
Nice family orientated campground been camping here for years and my kids and family love it and always want to stay when it’s time to pack up and head for home the people are nice and owners are too like one big family and quick to help one another
I've stayed at WP for many years, but will now avoid holiday weekends. Made the mistake of staying there over the 4th of July. Very crowded with some sites with 4 tents on them. Woken up at 2 AM by a guy and woman screaming at each other in some kind of domestic dispute. Shower building was filthy with overflowing toilets. Not sure who takes care of these things, but they really dropped the ball.
Regular weekends have been fine but can be noisy during high season. If you're a light sleeper, be aware that BNSF trains blow their horns for a nearby road crossing and possibly the bridge on the north side of the park.
The cabins are nice and the lodge restaurant serves decent food at reasonable prices.
Great spot for a weekend getaway. My fiancé and I actually spent 2 nights here and although it poured rain for half the trip, we still enjoyed every bit of it. We hiked one of the trails on site that we thought would only take 20-30 minutes, but ended up taking nearly 2 hours! There was a lot to gawk at too—got so many great photos. Even though it was Labor Day weekend, the park wasn’t crazy busy which made it better. Close enough to the small town and far enough for peace and quiet!
This is a private “resort” type campground with something for everyone, except peace and quiet and privacy. This is a mostly RV campground with a handful of tent sites wedged in almost as an afterthought. I stopped in and talked with the campground personnel for a while before getting a tour of grounds. There are several loops with lots of long term campers/RVers. There were some cute cabins and even yurts. Behind the office was a large pond with a sand beach, lots of blow up pool toys, a bar, and volleyball, plus there are trikes and bikes available after you play mini-golf. There was an extensive calendar of events for the campers to enjoy including a chili cook-off and activities just for the kiddos (including a water ballon filling station!). This is the place to go if you are looking for a party type campground. Be careful when you arrive and drive to your site as kids are running around and riding their bikes everywhere! The campground has several bath houses scattered between the loops and all were kept very clean.
State park offers some good hiking and all season activities. Camp ground was quiet and clean.
Sesonal campera are welcomming and nice. Alot of things to do.
Note - this review is for the walk-up sites only This is our go-to campground when we decide we want to go camping with short notice. The park itself is neither very popular nor very interesting, so there are usually still sites available for reservation only a few days before your intended camping trip. The park itself isn't that interesting, but it is worth noting that it is located across the road from New Glarus Brewery. The brewery is an easy walk or bike ride from the walk-in campsites.
We have camped at several of the walk-in sites. The sites are all located along the bike trail, and carts are available for transporting your gear which means you can bring more gear than you would bring backpacking. The walk-in sites have a good amount of space between each site, however the sites on the east side of the bike trail get less level the further you get from the parking lot. All sites are shaded and have fire pits and picnic tables. The sites on the west side of the trail are more level but closer to the trail, so you have less privacy from passers-by. Our personal favorite site is #19. It is the closest site to the parking lot on the east side of the trail, but you have to take a short foot-path off the main trail to get to the site and the site itself can't actually be seen from the trail or the parking lot. This makes it very quiet and private, but still not too far from your car. The campgrounds do have a lot of raccoons so it is nice to be within an easy walk of your vehicle if you would prefer to secure your food. Site 19 is also very level and spacious, with plenty of room for at least two good sized tents. You can hear some road noise in all of the walk-in sites due to the highway being near by, but it's buffered a bit by the woods so it is more of a white noise.
The walk-ins have a vault toilet centrally located along the trail, and it has always been clean whenever we've camped there. A water spigot is also located centrally among the walk-in sites. You can take a short hike to the park's ampitheater from the walk-in sites, but they do not have programs very often.
Easily accessible, very clean and well maintained campground and park. Many sites to chose from for tents. Travel trailers have several sites and Friday most of them rolled in. The trails are well marked and appeal to hikers, mountain biking and winter sports.
Got in late and left early so I can’t say much but the view of the lake was incredible and you can see every star in the sky. I was camping alone but they had a last minute opening which was so great!