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Places to Camp near Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore is the perfect place for adventurous campers and RVers. There's so much to see and do, from exhilarating hikes or bike rides to exploring the local dining and shopping. Find the best campgrounds near Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, WI. Read helpful reviews and tips to find the perfect camping option for you and your crew.

Best Camping Sites Near Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, WI (118)

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    1.

    Split Rock Lighthouse State Park Campground

    67 Reviews
    322 Photos
    378 Saves
    Beaver Bay, Minnesota

    Camping Drive-in Sites46 electric sites in Shipwreck Creek Campground Open seasonally, May - October. Most site parking pads are at least 70 feet long. This park does NOT have a dump station or water fill station!

    Wheelchair Accessible SitesFive sites Two sites in the cart-in campground and three sites in the Shipwreck Creek Campground. Sites 110 and 203 have elevated tent pads with a ramp. Site 314 does not have an elevated tent pad, but the entire site is packed, crushed gravel - no grass.

    Backpack Sites4 sites These sites range from 1/2 to 2 miles from the campground parking lot. Two of the sites are accessible from Lake Superior for use by kayakers.

    Cart-in Sites20 sites These beautiful sites are all within 2,000 feet of the parking lot. Wheeled carts are available to haul gear and supplies to your campsite. These are secluded sites.

    Carts are not available in the winter. A backpack or sled is recommended to haul gear during the winter months. Please call park office with questions.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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    Apostle Islands Area RV park and Camping

    22 Reviews
    81 Photos
    118 Saves
    Cornucopia, Wisconsin

    Overview

    **Camping within Apostle Island National Lakeshore is strictly tent camping. There is no car or RV camping within the park. All campsites within the national lakeshore must be reached by boat or sea kayak, except for the Mainland 1, 2, and 3 campsites, which can be accessed by kayak or by hiking in only.** __ Mainland camping for car & RV camping: There are a variety of state parks and private campgrounds with facilities for car and RV camping in the Bayfield area on the mainland and on Madeline Island. Visit the park's Camping in the Apostles web page and scroll to the "Local Area Camping" section. Madeline Island is not part of Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. The Madeline Island Ferry is a car & passenger ferry service to transport visitors to the island.________ Camping within Apostle Islands National Lakeshore: The Apostle Islands offer a unique camping experience. There are many campsites within the park, and each have their own unique characteristics to them. There are 57 individual campsites, 9 group campsites, and 17 primitive camping zones.______ NOTE: Visitors who choose to visit the islands and sleep in their personal self-contained vessel do not need a camping reservation. Public docks are available first-come, first-serve on 12 of the islands. You'll pay the overnight docking fee upon arrival. Be sure to download the Recreation.gov mobile app on your mobile device before you visit so that you can complete payment for overnight docking using scan & pay upon arrival.__ Advance reservations for camping permits are required___for camping in Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. Each camping permit may cover up to 14 consecutive nights.__Permit holders can not have consecutive night stays. Permit holders can only have one reservation for the same nights of camping. Permit holders are responsible for any damages. Camping permits are non-transferable. Individual campsites: These campsites are designated for groups of 1-7 people. Most sites are equipped with a fire ring, bear locker, and a picnic table. These sites are recommended for first-time primitive campers. It will give a sense of backcountry camping with the pleasantries of the amenities. They are a good way to work up to the primitive zone camping. These sites are $15 per night. Reservations can be made starting 30 days from the start of a trip.______ Group campsites: These campsites are designated for groups of 8-21 people. Each site is equipped with a fire ring, bear locker, and a picnic table. These sites are great for large families or get-togethers with friends. These sites are $30 per night. These sites can be reserved in March every year during the Group Camping Lottery and remaining sites will open after the lottery is completed.______ Primitive zone camping: These campsites are designated for groups of 1-5 people. These sites are for the truly hardcore backpackers. Primitive zone camping is not a specific site but provides the option of choosing a backcountry area to camp. This type of camping experience has NO amenities. There are specific guidelines on where to camp for this type of experience. Consult the Primitive Zone camping maps for potential landing sites and available areas.____ The following areas are closed to primitive zone camping:__ Areas excluded from primitive camping zones and closed to camping to protect sensitive natural and cultural resources.__ Area posted as closed to protect bird nesting areas and threatened or endangered species.__ Areas in view of any designated trail.__ Areas within 1/4 mile of any building, historic structure, individual or group campsite, or another camping party.__ Areas within 100 feet of a flowing stream.__ Private land or lease holdings.__ For more information or questions about your itinerary, call park staff at (715) 779-3398 extension 2, between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., daily from Memorial Day through September or Monday to Friday from October through Memorial Day.____

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    For facility specific information, please call (715) 779-3398.

    Charges & Cancellations

    Cancellations made prior to the reservation start date will be given a 50% refund of the use fees. Changes to the reservation will be charged a $15.00 change fee.There is a $10 reservation fee for each permit made. The $10 reservation fee is non-refundable.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $30 / night

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    Big Bay State Park Campground

    20 Reviews
    84 Photos
    126 Saves
    La Pointe, Wisconsin
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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    Gooseberry Falls State Park Campground

    62 Reviews
    248 Photos
    306 Saves
    Beaver Bay, Minnesota

    Campground is open year round. Showers/flush toilets are open May - October

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
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    Baptism River Campground — Tettegouche State Park

    52 Reviews
    254 Photos
    11 Saves
    Illgen City, Minnesota

    Located on the Baptism River, the campground is one and one-half miles from Lake Superior. These are secluded, well-screened sites. Eight sites are available in winter. Note: A campsite may be occupied by a group of six or fewer people using one camping shelter. Groups of six or fewer traveling in one vehicle may have one additional tent with prior approval from park staff.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Picnic Table

    $25 / night

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    Dalrymple Park and Campground

    14 Reviews
    68 Photos
    123 Saves
    Bayfield, Wisconsin

    We have 28 rustic tent and RV Sites overlooking Lake Superior, making for great Bayfield WI camping. We don't recommend RV's larger than 30 feet . Located on the waterfront, one mile north of Bayfield on Hwy. 13

    Amenities:

    -Heavily wooded private sites

    -Apostle Islands lookout points

    -Near all area attractions

    -Electrical hookups

    -Firewood

    -Vault Toilets

    -No Showers

    -Showers are available at the Bayfield Recreation Facility located at 140 S. Broad St., Bayfield, WI 54814 for a fee, please call 715.779.5408 for more information.

    -2 tents/site, or 1 RV/site

    -No dump station

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $30 / night

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    Big Bay Town Park

    14 Reviews
    54 Photos
    79 Saves
    La Pointe, Wisconsin

    Beautiful public park with trails, picnic shelter, and sandy beach. Open year round. Office with bathrooms and showers open May-October. Public access to Barrier Beach and Big Bay Lagoon. 61 Site campground, reservations recommended.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $33 - $40 / night

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    Temperance River State Park Campground

    44 Reviews
    237 Photos
    268 Saves
    Schroeder, Minnesota

    There are two campgrounds, an upper and a lower campground. Some sites in the lower campground have an excellent view of the lake. Most sites are in a shaded, wooded area.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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    Copper Falls State Park Campground

    33 Reviews
    152 Photos
    192 Saves
    Mellen, Wisconsin
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $20 - $30 / night

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