I've been going to Pigeon Creek ever since I was a child, and I have always loved it. It's one of those campgrounds that have a special place in your heart. All the Wisconsin State Parks are great. This one has a nice man-made lake with good fishing and lots of turtles. All of the sites are well maintained and secluded from one-another so you have good privacy. There are the typical pit toilets and well water available in multiple locations around the campground. And a nice beach to hang out at during the day. The mosquitos can get bad as there are some swampy areas around the campground, but nothing more than expected. Love it there!
This is a really beautiful campground with wooded private sites. Each campsite has lots of space with a large table and fire ring… some with mossy areas which are extra comfortable under a tent.
This was a great stop on our way through to the BWCA a state away. We got a great night sleep with our tent at the base of a magnificent pine tree. The smell of the pine trees and forest was delightful.
There was no one at the gatehouse as we drove in, but we had booked our site online, so just drive to our site. There were only half a dozen sites taken during our stay, so it was even more private than anticipated.
The only negative was that the two pumps for water at the campground pumped brown water. We decided not to use the water as it wasn’t clean looking. Perhaps it was rust, but it was not worth a health risk. We drive a couple miles back down the road to the gas station/convenience store and got some potable gallons.
All in all, a very nice stay.
Stayed here two years in a row with two families and we loved it. Bugs were sometimes bad but it was June in the woods in Wisconsin. Nice space and enjoyed the beach area with the kids.
A beautiful campground! We had a nice spot that was very spacious. The out house is a good distance from all the camp sites and it was very quiet.
The lake and trail next to it were beautiful, but there were a lot of bugs!! Definitely bring som to keep them away.
Some of our favorite camps are State Forest campgrounds. The fees are reasonable, they are generally quiet, and are very well kept. This was no exception, and in fact, was one of the best we've seen.
It's about a mile drive off the main road/interstate, and the road is a bit bumpy (older pavement), but very accessible and very well marked with park signs. Once you get there, it appears there is a booth to pay, but it wasn't manned This time of year, although "honesty is the best policy" applies and there is a place to drop money. Also, if manned, you can purchase what they call a "rack" of firewood for $3. Seems very reasonable, but not sure what the bundle looks like. Immediately, there is a picnic area and playground with BBQ pits and a sandy beach. Lovely! Also seems to be some sort of scenic trail around the lake.
There were quite a few sites…maybe 40. But each is private. Each one is nestled in the trees (with very few exceptions). Each has a fire pit, picnic table, very easy access for a car or trailer to pull in, and they all seemed fairly flat. Pit type bathrooms were scattered around, and were very clean. About 2 toilets per little structure, and they all had hand sanitizer at the door. Water pumps were also scattered…a nice addition to the area.
A very nice place to jump off the highway and put up camp for the night.
as a fun little addition to the state forest campground, they had a few signs at the beach where you could set up a camera and take a selfie. Then, they had instructions to tag the photo in a particular way and post it on Instagram at the @TravelWisconsin page. Kinda fun!
As another side note…Elk were re-introduced to this area a few years back and you may get to see some while you are here! But please keep your distance, they are delicate as they establish and grow the herd
LOTS OF TICKS be aware to check yourself and any pets you may bring. Site was nice, hike felt transformative and lake was incredible to jump in after.