Beautiful with all sorts of outdoor activities. Great fishing, perfect kayak and Conoe location as well as motorized boats, swimming and also land recreation like serene hiking trails and an extensive bike trail.
We camped here in the fall and the colors were lovely. The camping was sort of open but sites are spaced nicely so we didn't feel like we were on top of each other. The nature trail was very nice - the biking was also good. We took advantage of being near Lake Wissota State Pk and explored that too.
the island is a nice place to visit. we stayed in the north loop on a water front site . great for just putting the kayaks in and going . they are vary dog and family friendly. the camp sites are a little close for my liking but it was a busy labor day weekend and every site was filled . my only big complaint would have to be that they only have one shower house on the other loop(South loop) north loop just have vault toliets . all in all I would recommend this place .
Getting onto this island takes you back to an earlier time in life, the whole island is dedicated to the state park. With so much water I was afraid I would be bathing my kids in big spray but we didn’t have to put any on! We met up with some friends from MN as a half way point and we had a blast. Kids were kept busy and entertained with the natural wonders. Canoe and kayak rentals were reasonable and they dropped it off at your campsite. All mature trees provide wonderful shade in the dead heat of summer. If you love water sports; kayaking, canoeing, fishing or bird watching this place is perfect!! Lake front access at each unit.
The North Loop has beautiful waterfront sites! The bathrooms are amazingly clean and for some reason the whole place was mosquito free! The only done side was that the “beach” is not real swimmer friendly. No sand at all, lots of rocks. The boat launch was actually better to swim at.
Nice roomy sites. Trails to hike connects to the old Abe bike trail which you can ride all the way to Chippewa falls if so desired. Overall awesome campground.
Good job WI DNR! We stay on the backwaters of the North campground every summer. Easy kayaking in the backwaters, miles of flat bike trail connected to the park. Boat ramp on to the Chippewa for anglers. Nightly raccoon and owl entertainment, when you can walk away from the campfire and it's so dark you can't see your hand in front of your face. Almost all sites are decent. Facilities are good. Lots to do.
There are electric sites close to the beach and picnic areas, but we prefer the more primitive sites which are in a different area. The electric sites are across the camp road, but mostly within eyesight of the Chippewa River. The non-electrics have some sites along the river, and many in some backwater areas. Most of the sites have canoe or kayak access to the water, which can easily be followed out to the river. There's also a great bicycle trail called the Old Abe Trail, which has its northern end at the park entrance. One downside would be the swimming beach, which was very rocky.
We camped on the north campground loop (non-electrical) which has great water front sites. We are planning another trip up here during the weekday for a little more quiet experience. The trails are great with lots of wildlife spotted and many views of the rivers. The only downside was the crowds and noise. We went there on a Friday night and the sites were packed with campers. It does not appear that this state park adheres to the 6-person per site limit as many sites had about 10 people per site. The campground hosts are on the southern loop so maybe that part is quieter. Overall I would still recommend this, especially if you are a kayaker or canoe camper, as some sites had places to launch from.
Beautiful Wisconsin state park. Two campgrounds, the north campground is more primitive, the south campground, where we stayed, has electrical hookups. We stayed here in Oct. of 2014, our first night camping in our new RV. Only stayed one night, but we were impressed. Decent bathrooms and showers in the south campground.