There is not a lot of frill with this campground, but the sites are nice and secluded from one another with great foliage and tree cover. We came during a downpour but were able to move our camper into the trees to keep us a bit drier. It is a smaller campground that is a little bit further away from the craziness of the dells.
The closer you get to the interstate the louder it gets and one of the loops backs right up to the interstate. So be aware if you are booking the loop it will be a constant hum.
The shower building and pit toilets were kept clean and clearly marked when they would be cleaned during the day. I was surprised that they were being cleaned at 530 am as well as another time in the afternoon.
Most of the campground is ideal for tent campground and smaller RVs.
On the positive side of things, the sites are (for the most part) secluded from one another with lots of trees. My wife and I stayed in site 10 which is right next to both pit toilets, and a full service shower building. Both are somewhat hidden by the surrounding trees, and there wasn’t any real distracting noise from people using the facilities. The site has a nice flat sandy spot for a 6 person tent; anything larger and you might be hard pressed to make it fit.
On the downside there is constant noise from the nearby interstate, and a fairly active railroad. There are small play sets for kids, and one trail to walk, but not much to see. The draw of this place is obviously the Wis. Dells attractions.
In summary, if you are planning to “do the dells” and just need an inexpensive place to crash for the nice, this place will do.
A basic state park, mostly for tent camping. Clean bathrooms with showers. Pretty quiet and lots of trees. The first time we stayed they had a terrible gypsy moth infestation that had denuded all the deciduous trees. There was a carpet of caterpillars on the ground as well as caterpillar poop falling from above. Not as bad as it sounds. Ok, it was…. It proximity to The Wisconsin Dells is one of the attractions to this campground as it is about 5 miles north of town. An inexpensive way to stay near an expensive destination.
This park gives the option of both tent and camper sites. Many of the sites are separated from others by some space and numerous trees, tucked back away in the pine forest. The secluded nature gives it the feel of a National Park with beautiful stretches of pine and rocky ledges. Most sites are quiet, with only the slightest hum of the interstate in the background (although a couple may be loud, so beware which site you book). Staff is friendly and helpful, firewood is available at the park. Many pit toilets are available, as well as running water/showers. Playgrounds are also in the park, a pet area, water fill up station, some trails (nothing much for hiking). Very very close to the Dells as well! Mosquitoes are terrible during the summer, but that’s to be expected anywhere in Wisconsin.
This state park in general is very small with minimal hiking but if you’re in the dells and want to camp - it’s a perfect option because its not usually too crowded and it’s pretty quiet. Bugs weren’t great and found a tick on my tent on the first morning. Nice park for the convenience of being close to everything else. Good cell phone service.
When Devil’s Lake gets full, Rocky Arbor is always my back up. It’s not as crowded and the trails to get around the park are peaceful and quiet. The lake is so close by but bugs aren’t too much of an issue and the hiking trails are beautiful and make you feel like you’re in Jurassic Park.
camping is what you get at this state park a couple of trails it is close to the highway so some sites you get Highway noise. you are close to Mirror lake for swimming and kayaking. this park is a lot less busy than others we have been to in the area. Bathrooms are nice and clean
This campground is very near to the WI Dells attractions. There are nice, fairly private campsites throughout the park as well as a couple nice hiking trails. Road noise could be an issue depending on the site you are staying at. Less busy feeling than the chaos of the WI Dells but more chaotic than a 'wilderness based' campground.