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Beautiful site on the water.

Quiet little campground, I was in one of the three canoe/ walk in sights and they were right on the water. All three sights were separated from the rest of camp and are tent sites. All have a picnic table, grill, and fire ring and are big enough for 2-3 tents depending on the size of the tents. Set back from a county hwy and state hwy, however not too much traffic and the traffic that does exist was not very disruptive. 2 night minimum, 14 night maximum reservation.

Good grounds

Good grounds but there was no water to get and like one other no lights in bathroom. The electric did not work on our site they were very helpful and getting us a different one I would go back again

Wonderful! We will be back.

Great spot to ride bikes or kayak. Clean & green. Loved our stay there!

Nature

Nice campground

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Decent

It's a decent spot

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Nice campground

Nice campground with tent sites on the lake. Right on the 4 wheeler trail.

Average

Kind of crowed, clean, no lights in restrooms or sanitizer.

Great hike

Awesome park that started my obsession with wi state parks

Great little river camp ground

Great little campground on the river. I just spent one night but there are many hiking paths. The rain of the spring this year supposed mosquito proliferation but they seemed less during the day.

Enjoyable overnight.

Spent one night here the spring of 2019. This was a rainy spring and as a result of the standing water the mosquitoes were abundant. But they died down during the day and there are plenty of hiking trails that run away and along the river. The whole Midwest is full of mosquitoes this spring but this is a great park and campground that is nicely secluded and small.

This is a wonderful hiking park.

This is a wonderful park for hiking or a walk in the park. Beautifully taken care of but there are no overnight sites for camping or RV. But enjoy a hike close to Wausau.

Great

Nice options to tent at and nice to walk around and do things

Awesome place

The canoe camping site is cheaper and much more secluded with view of the lake. Great experience.

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Not too bad. Loud train nearby.

Plenty of room, electricity in the pavilions (2 of them), bathrooms, plenty of area to camp and there were a couple fire pits. It’s right on the river and has a nature walk trail along the river. Not the most pristine spot but it gets the job done for sure. No fee’s. Be aware, there’s a train that goes by at all times of the day or night. It’s fairly close and can be extremely loud at times.

worth it for the scenery

Only stayed for one night cuz I've been dying to check out the Dells of the Eau Claire and boy was it worth it! After exploring the extended area we found another campground we liked better ;)  (There are a few other campgrounds in the area as well that might have more modern conveniences.)  The campsites are average, nothing fancy, but totally worth it to be able to rest after a day exploring this awesome park!  Good place to have a fire and relax- not many people were in the campground this night so it was quiet. 

This park connects to the Ice Age trail I learned from fellow campers.  I LOVED the hiking trail along the river.  Went in the water which was a bit chilly but refreshing on a warm autumn day!  The rock formations/cliffs and waterfalls were truly amazing. People like to jump off the cliffs on a warm day- fun to watch!  Lots of exploring to do here- definitely could spend a whole weekend checking out the park!

secluded canoe-in/walk-in site

Such a wonderful experience! After a bit of uncertainty about how to access the sites (they were listed some places as "canoe in") we were pleasantly surprised to see the sites were just a walk over a bridge :)  All 3 canoe sites are on a small island. (We were lucky enough to be the only people camping at any of the sites!)

 All of the canoe sites are great!  We stayed in site #1 which was closest to the bridge (and bathroom just over the bridge ;) )- nice level site and large. Site #2 was a bit smaller but more secluded. Site #3 was large but wasn't as level (though there was WAY more water access- 3 sides of water views!)   Walk to the sites was not bad at all. 

I would highly recommend these 3 campsites!  We saw the rest of the campground and it looked pretty standard, but these sites are a gem.  Showers are at the main campground, but there is a pit toilet and water access  just across the bridge near the parking area. 

The park/area is really nice too!  The park has a beach, small playground area, a bike trail, and some hiking areas.  Nice lake to canoe or kayak on as well. Plus the nature center has programs too!  The stream had turtles, crayfish, and frogs to check out as well :) 

*check out the Green Circle trail and the Stevens Point Sculpture Garden if you wanna get out of the park :)

Camping in the woods along the Wisconsin River

On the Wisconsin River, there are four “loops” of campsites, with some on the river side of the road and some off the river. The main RV loop looked crowded, but it is also where the very clean bathhouse is located. There are restrooms on the other three loops, but they are not as updated as the main bathrooms and bathhouse in the RV loop. Most of the tents were put on the sites around the ballfield which is across the street from the river. The good thing about that is that the dust from the ballfield seemed to keep the deer flies at bay, which was not the case on the riverside sites. It’s a good thing the road is not too busy as you have to walk along the side of the road to get to the shower house from the other camp loops. There is a nice dock that is a good spot to watch the sun set over the river if you can stand the bugs.

Nice wooded campground

Stayed here one night while driving home from Lake Superior. I found this to be a pricey evening as you have to pay for a day use fee as well as a camping fee. But, it was all in all a nice campground. The shower house was clean, the campsites were wooded and well spaced out, and there were a couple of trails that went from the campground to the beach, boat ramps, or in the opposite direction, just nice walking/hiking trails. There seemed to be plenty of spots along the Wisconsin River or on Alexander Lake to fish if that’s your thing and you have a license. You can buy firewood up front at the ranger station. The park road went behind my campsite between me and the river, but it wasn’t too noisy as it was set back about 100 yards from the campground and there were plenty of trees to break the noise.

Otter Lake Chippewa County Parks

If your looking for a quiet, remote, good fishing camp Otter Lake is the right choice. Beautiful day park for scenic views for a picnic. Private camp sites. Some have private docks. Excellent fishing for Panfish, Bass, and Walleyes.

The little Big county park

Little BIG county park with tons of great things to do for the adventurer in you!!!

Great getaway

I love this campgrounds. Big mature forest with water access, boat launches, swimming, fishing. Camping sites are very nice and level w majority elec. Wood available for fires an reasonable. Trails for hiking and lots of wildlife. Kids will love it. We stayed from Sunday thru Wednesday. Very quiet and clean. This is a County Park. The best for the price.

Great Site

I lived near here growing up. We would bike there, and around the whole thing, and back home. It has a nice beach, and boat launch area. Campers and Tents can camp there. There are all the hookups you need. My Aunt and Uncle had a nice camper they would stay there a week, and we'd come visit and sit by the fire. You can kayak down the river past the dam to and avoid the other boating area. That's where all the motor boats go. Great family area.

Good for a quick stop

Small, middle of town, located at the fair grounds, splash pad and playground, not much for camping

Family Fun Day Hiking

Beautiful scenic overlook from the tower, boulders for family climbing, an old quarry that is awesome, fall ski lift rides are gorgeous

Quiet Peaceful Place to Escape

I grew up on this lake from the early 90s to about 2012. The campground was always very peaceful and all the campsites on the lake had plenty of space for multiple tents or campers. The people that live/have cabins on the lake are all extremely friendly. There is excellent fishing mostly consisting of Bass and Bluegills and Perch. It’s a no wake lake so plan on just using a trolling motor or even a canoe to fish. There are outhouses close to the campgrounds but that’s about it for amenities. Mondeux dam isnt far away which serves food and Is a nice swimming hole.

Popular Beach Spot!

The lake is the clearest and deepest inland lake in Wisconsin. It is non-motorized to promote quiet and clean conditions.

Lake Wazee is a popular scuba diving, swimming, and fishing spot.The beach does get crowded with college kids in the summer and is a known party spot. Weekdays and off-season dates are recommended as it is more peaceful.

Amazing group tent site on Mondeaux

Tent only, reservable group site at Mondeaux recreation area. Boat landing, Ice Age National Scenic Trail. Part of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest.

National Forest camping at its best

On the Mondeaux Flowage. Near glacial spring and historic camp lodge. Ice Age National Scenic Trail goes through camp. Everything you want in a USFS camp

Great option in city

Municipal campsites in the city park, along the Black River and millpond. Safe, clean. Popular with 5th wheel, etc. Fishing, city pool, showers, electric, playgrounds, shelters, and new baseball complex. Wooded, paved trail loop and 26.2 mile Pine Line.

No camping

The DNR has closed the campground.