Heart of the Rockies

Great! Great! Great! Big campground but still peaceful. Not far from Denver but a world away.

Generously sized tent sites accommodate a variety of tent sizes. Be aware you cannot hang hammocks.

Bathrooms were clean. Showers cost $1. There are facilities for washing clothes and dishes and even vending machines.

There is some great hiking in the park and a couple of trailheads right out of the campground.

Beautiful Scenery

Considering the proximity to Wisconsin Dells and all the hotels, outlet malls and distractions this little piece of nature was calm, cool and relaxing.

The site wasn't much and not very much room for a large tent. The bathrooms didn't look particularly bad, but also not much.

But the attraction here isn't the tent pad or outhouses! The lake is beautiful. You can use your own boat or rent for very reasonable prices. There is a beach to swim and trails all over.

The staff is one of the nicest we've encountered and our neighbors were friendly and respectful. Lots of families.

It was a little pricey ($27 for camping + $11 for park entry + $6 for wood) but you get what you pay for and it was worth it. Also, buy wood outside the park cheaper if you need to save a dollar.

The sounds of nature surround you

Simple campgrounds in Wind Cave National Park. The campground was well maintained and in great condition. The location can't be best as you're only 1 mile from the visitor's center and central to the park.

There is a hiking path nearby that gets you up so you can view the amazing area surrounding you. We heard lots of animals through the night and loved it.

Our only complaint was that the lights from the very simple bathrooms were so bright at night they ruined our night vision. Do not choose a site near the bathrooms.

Great for families and variety

This park just is near enough to Baltimore and DC to allow for a quick getaway and offers a lot to do. There are trails in the park you can hike, run and bike; the lake is small but you can paddle and fish; and, nearby you'll find some great sections of the Appalachian Trail.

The camping spots accommodate large tents if needed and the showers are hot.

Be aware: no alcohol in Maryland parks.