Highland Ridge overlooks the sparkling Eau Galle Reservoir located in Spring Valley, in western Wisconsin. The area boasts 648 acres of scenery with numerous opportunities for recreation, including fishing, canoeing and plenty of hiking. Horseback riders enjoy the trails around the lush region.
Hikers can enjoy the 7 miles worth of trails, along with overlook seating areas and a swimming beach. Horseback riders have a variety of trails to choose from. Fishermen cast their reels year-round. Kayaking, canoeing, and electric-motor boating are common.
Highland Ridge has forty-six campsites including eight walk-in tent sites. Showers, trash/recycle stations, an interpretive building, water fill stations, dump station, and a playground are all available for campers. During the summer, weekly interpretive programs are presented on Saturday evenings by the Park Rangers. Highland Ridge; Equestrian Loop has ten non-electrical sites. Manure pits, hitching posts, satellite toilets, water fill stations, dump station, and garbage/recycling stations are available for campers.
The 35-mile Eau Galle River feeds into 150 acre Eau Galle Lake, which is surrounded by steep hills and bluffs. The campground is opposite the dam on the north side of the small reservoir. The area is set in a heavily wooded area that provides a welcoming habitat for native plants and animals.
Highland Ridge is minutes from Spring Valley Golf Course and Crystal Cave.
ADA Access: N
Good veiw, clean bathrooms with hot showers. Quiet.
First thing you need to know: It's completely in the woods, and sites are FULLY shaded. Sites 28-38 are on a loop with a picnic pavilion in the middle with some openings for sun on the road and in the picnic area. Other than that, the rest of the campground is rather dark all the time; there aren't as many sunlight openings on the road to the other sites. This is not a good place for solar panels, but almost all sites are electric.
Nice price: Cost is $20/$16 for electric/non-electric. This is an Army Corps of Engineers park which means you pay $10/$8 if you have an NPS Lifetime Senior Pass.
Services: There are full services at this campground - flush toilets, sinks, showers, trash receptacles, and drinking water/dump station near the entrance. There is an interpretive center for Saturday evening ranger programs and a playground next to it.
Roomy sites: This campground is small, but almost all sites are large. There are 38 sites plus walk in tent sites A through G and a group site. It looks like sites 28-38 can be rented for a group; the entrance was blocked off when we were there.
Equestrian section may be open to campers without a horse: There is an equestrian campground about a half mile before the main campground entrance. You may camp in the equestrian area (E1-E10) without a horse if the main area is full. We were able to reserve a site in there a couple days ahead of time because the main campground was full. It was just us and one other family on a Saturday night, and neither of us had a horse. We moved to the main area on Sunday morning because lots of sites were open on Sunday.
Very clean, well maintained sites and group shelter area. The campground is convienent and easy to get to from many different directions. The staff are very frirndly and knowledgable, but also respectful of the sites.
Many sites are placed on on incline. They got the sites are pretty flat, but it's still on a hill. Not a whole lot to do at the campground. Trails are in poor shape.
Beautiful Amish country, green, green, green, beside the lake…this place is a little off the beaten path, but a great place to stay while driving through WI. We stayed during a severe storm, and the wind through the trees was just massive! The bath houses are very nice and there's a playground for the kids.