Kim L.

The Dyrt Pro

Madison, WI

Joined July 2019

Wisconsin rv camper

Friendly staff for family RV camping

We stayed in later April, so it was a limited experience. But the staff was very friendly and the campground is across from a lake. This is mainly a rv campground and not private or secluded. For a family with a camper, there are full hookups or water and electricity with flat gravel pads. Sites are close together but do have big pine trees for shade. Boats are allowed for easy access at the public boat launch. Really the highlight for this campground is the staff. They have a decent menu at their grill with fried chicken and fish, and will deliver to your site. Everyone was very friendly, and the summer events look fun. There are 2 sets of bathrooms, two playgrounds, and rental for fun bikes for the kids. Does have water and a dump for rvs.

Fine campground with basic amenities

It’s close to the highway, which is a pro and a con. Not too loud though, and electric site with enough shade trees for summer. It’s also close to Gander RV, so if you forget something it’s a short hike away. I’d say a great campground to shake out the camper early in the season before your first big trip. Nearby to all the parks on north side of Madison. So a decent stop on your way down 90/94.

Park shelter and bathrooms

Wild Goose bike trail leads to this park in Juneau. It’s a good place to stop and have a break. There’s a playground and public bathroom, drinking fountain. Plenty of space to spread out for a picnic when you’re biking through.

Small but on the water

We stayed at campsite 1, which is right in the little river. Site had extra space around it, and we could canoe right from our site or use the boat launch by site 13. Plenty of tent and a few electric sites, I’d highly recommend for rvs and tents if you stay further from the highway. This campground is very pretty, just not remote at all so you can hear the sounds of cars and trucks. Video is posted with sound. If you want a nice family weekend with easy access to water, this is a great place. There are some short hikes and a historical bridge to see. Also close to the Wild Goose bike trail, which is a flat crushed rock path for running, biking, or horse back riding. For rvs they have water fill and a dump site, so you’re covered. The bathrooms are less than desirable, but that’s not why you’re here. We would definitely come again, but would pick a spot with less highway traffic. Some sites are nestled against the woods, some are more open. Good place for groups! A 15 min drive in to Juneau or Colombus to refuel.

Really a summer boat haven where people have RVs

We went there first weekend in October, so it wasn’t crowded. The campground is huge, over 400 seasonal sites. For weekend camping, I would only recommend if you want to bring a pontoon and party on the lake. If you’re looking for a scenic retreat, this is not your place. Staff was really nice and helpful, but we will not return. It looks like many areas are under construction.

Gorgeous park, small campground

There are about 30 electric site big enough for RVs, and about 35 non electric site. All are very nice sites with fairly level gravel pads. There are lots of trees for shade making the sites really beautiful if not spacious. We had a tight fit with our travel trailer on site 33e, but once we squeezed in it was excellent. Two bathrooms one with showers, and well kept. The best thing about this park are the wonderful hiking trails. Some are ADA accessible near the camp store, but most are a good climb with lots of ups and downs. Town of McGregor has a few cute restaurants and bars, but enjoy the park and the amazing views of the Mississippi and the Wisconsin rivers. Several big rig RVs were there, but call ahead if you’ve got a big RV to make sure you’ll fit.

There are some fantastic cycling routes near the river, with stops in all the little towns along the way. A wonderful place to spend a weekend, with apple orchards nearby.

Fine RV camping for groups

This really is a summer camp kind of place. Lots of sites, mostly RVs, and tons of activities for kids. There’s a pool and a lake with inflatable slides. During COVID-19 it was hard to enjoy everything and stay safely apart. They have a bunch of group sites, so if you’re looking for a place to get together with friends or family, let the kids run wild, and drink some beers this is the place. Staff was really helpful and friendly. Not a lot of nature or quiet. But they have all the amenities you need for a good weekend.

Calm camping near Madison, on bike trails

This campground has electric sites for RVs and plenty of space for your slideouts. What it doesn't have is privacy. There are some great paved bike trails (Capital City Trail) that connects you to Madison and all the city has to offer. If you're looking to bike or run the trails, it's the perfect jump off point. There are lots of connecting hiking trails for bird watching. But the sites are not shaded, and it's like a big grass parking lot for RVs. Because of the COVID-19 restrictions, the bathroom have been closed and porta-potties in place. No other amenities right now, so bring what you need. There is a nature center that is open in non-pandemic times. But for how, this is a great place to park your camper at a reasonable price where you can ride your bike to downtown Madison in about 40 minutes.

Best state park in Wisconsin

The hike to the falls is a must-do. Like others said, it gets crowded in the summer. There’s a nice 6 mile loop with lots of hills, and plenty shorter hikes around the lake a dam. Camp in the 100 or 200 sites for a more peaceful camping experience. There’s a small beach and boat launch, and plenty of picnic sites. We also biked on the st croix river trail, and enjoyed the cute small towns on both sides of the river. For rvs, this is the dream campground. There’s wide gravel and mostly level sites, with plenty of space for slide outs. Big sites, yet private ! Nice bathrooms and great showers in the 100 campground. Can’t wait to come here again!!

Great camping with lake access

This is a unique campground that caters to campers and rvs, but doesn’t have seasonal sites. What this meant for us was that the amenities are great- double fill and dump stations, big and level sites, nice bathrooms with running water and hot showers, well kept grounds, and a nice beach and boat area. There are some hiking paths, but really you come here to play at the beach and enjoy the water. The campsites are large, but not secluded. If you want privacy, get a group site or one of the walk-ins. Be sure to bring your kayak, canoe, or pontoon to enjoy the lake. It’s a no-wake lake, so a perfect float or fish location. We enjoyed looking at the stars and seeing the comet Neowise without all the light pollution. Lots to do within 30 minutes drive if you’re staying longer that a weekend- Governor Dodge state park is close, Cave of the Mounds, Mt. Horeb, Spring Green… we already booked again for a longer weekend stay in a few weeks.

Great campground for Door co adventures

This campground was really well maintained. Groomed campsites, wooded and shaded spots, level and easy pads for rvs. The bathrooms are hands down the best I’ve ever experienced in a campground! Great showers, hot water, and clean facilities. The staff was super friendly and helpful and made sure all our guests had what they needed. There a fish cleaning station, and very clean dump site. A calm and relaxing campground for RVs and a few tent spots. Even though there are seasonal sites, this wasn’t a place with wild crazy parties and golf carts zooming. It was a great place to look at the stars and take a short walk to a wonderful sandy beach. Close enough to all the fun towns and restaurants, and catch a boat out to Washington Island. Can’t wait to visit again!

Great campsites and close to everything

As an RV camper, we often struggle with state parks and finding a wooded campsite that will fit our camper. This campground had lots of electrical only sites that were shaded, some having awesome cliffs and rock features. The bathrooms were nice and showers clean, and there’s a full camp store that also rents small water craft. It’s right on the ice age trail, and there are 3 and 5 mile paved loops for running or biking. Lots of small beaches (rocky) and little places to picnic. We rode an easy 2 miles to Mary’s Waterfront restaurant to enjoy cocktails and dinner on the lake. It’s an easy drive to all of the Door County activities you’d like, without the crowds of Peninsula State Park. The campsites were very spacious, so we had room to set up tents next to our RV. We would gladly stay again!

Great for an RV at the edge of Door County

This campground recently became a KOA. Our site was wooded and spacious, but difficult to maneuver into. We had a W/E site that had a nice fire pit and well placed hook ups. The best part about this campground is the pool area. There are 3 pools- 2 large full sized pools and one kiddie pool and splash pad. Can’t forget about the big water slide too! We enjoyed hours in the pool followed by dinner at the patio seating poolside. A bar/pub restaurant and a well stocked camp store. There are a lot of seasonal sites here, and I didn’t see the tent sites. If you want Door County nature, head to the state parks. If you want a home base with a pool and really nice bathrooms, this place is great. Lots of bike riding, beaches, towns, etc. within a 30 min drive.

Great family campground right on the lower Wisconsin River!

Overall my family LOVED this campground. There is a decent sized pool that is clean and well-maintained with a smaller kiddie pool with a slide. There is also a man-made lake with a beach for swimming and bigger kids to enjoy the large inflatable slides and swim platforms. The campground is right on the river, and provides rentals for canoes, kayaks, and tubes. They will shuttle you as far up the river as you'd like to go, and you float or paddle back while enjoying all the sand bars along the way.

As an RV campground, the sites were level and grassy with at least one tree per lot. In the sites closer to the pool and lagoon (swim lake), they offer little privacy but are great for multi-family groups. We got a site with some woods in the back, so it was more quiet and private. The electrical and water hook ups were conveniently located, and the site was easy to get into. There were a lot of big Class A motorhomes, so the sites are plenty big. The tent sites are further away from the action, but have easy access to another bathroom and shower. They're also close to the river, and back up to a large corn field. There's a row of pine trees for easy hammock set up, and open grassy areas to let your group sprawl. The bathrooms were clean and nice, but they do have a $1 min for a shower. There is a change machine in the laundry facility.

The Resort also has an extensive camp shop and a huge restaurant with outdoor riverside seating. With live music and a full bar, this made for a really relaxing atmosphere if you're not up to campfire cooking. 

We enjoyed this campground and it's friendly staff and campers. Even through there are a lot of people there so you're not isolated in the woods, it wasn't loud or obnoxious with partiers. It's Wisconsin, so everybody was drinking beers and having fun but it wasn't loud and rowdy. The best part is the location on the Wisconsin River- you can get your fill of quiet solitude on the water, or float in a tube with a case of beer if you like. We enjoyed ourselves and can't wait to go back! It’s a great spot to use as home base for river trips, and don’t forget the Spring Green Desert conservancy nearby. Who knew there were cactuses in Wisconsin? Total hike is about 3.2 miles round trip, with a gorgeous view of the valley.

Great state park with a pool!

We love this state park for family camping. The sites for RVs have electrical, but no water. The bathrooms are OK, its what you expect from a state park. But the hiking around the park is amazing. There are tons of trails, and 2 wooden observation towers to climb so you can see all the way to Madison on a clear day! If it's a hot summer day, enjoy the swimming pool or head over to Cave of the Mounds where it's always cool. There's also a biking camp ground right off the Ice Age Trail, which makes it a great stop for an overnight or just a break. You're also close enough to drive to Mt. Horeb if you need more action or beer.

We've always enjoyed this campground because the overnight camping are has fewer sites, and therefore less crowded. It's a nice shaded area with some tight spots. If you are in a tent, some even have gravel pads for a level area that drains well. For RVs, be sure to select a bigger site than you think you need. Sometime's it's tricky to maneuver your camper so big rigs may want to stay elsewhere. Our 30 ft. travel trailer fit fine, with some skilled driving. Lots of trees for shade or hammocks, and bigger fields and picnic areas if you need some space to play frisbee.

Large State Park with Excellent Hiking

We love staying here in early May, before the hoards of day hikers descend. But really this is a state park you MUST visit. 

THINGS TO DO: There's a lake with swimming and boat rentals. There's a pub-type restaurant with local microbrew beer on tap and local ice cream. There's several park shelters for weddings or events. And the best hikes in this part of the world. There are all-ability paved paths to intense climbs to the top of the bluffs with unbeaten views. You can rock climb if you have the right gear. Of course, there is fishing too and I've seen people scuba dive here.

CAMPGROUND: There are 3 sections for camping. Quartzite- it's big and open, good for stargazing but not great if you want shade or privacy. The Northern Lights section has a lot more trees and a variety of spots with electrical hook up. The Ice Age sections are tents only. All of the sections have bathrooms that are well kept. 

There's a reason this place is so popular. It is gorgeous, despite being a little crowded. Plan your visit early or late in the season and enjoy what nature has to offer, while only being a short 20 min car ride from the downtown Dells area.

Close to the Dells action but jam packed in summer

Camping the in Wisconsin Dells area is always a challenge because there are such big crowds in the summer heading to the waterparks. If you are looking to stay in your camper while enjoying the Wisconsin Dells tourism, this KOA is fine. The lots are very small, but overall paved and level so you will have a quick set up. You are on top of your neighbor and your fire pit is close (too close) to all your stuff. There is a pool, but is was crazy crowded with obnoxious campers. If you have a camper (travel trailer, motorhome, pop-up) you should have everything you need for an in-town stay at the Dells. If you're in a tent, I wouldn't chose this campground and would stay further away from the main strip.

New sites vs old sites

This is our second stay here as RV campers. We stayed for 3 nights over the Memorial Day weekend, and it was packed with campers. There are 2 main sections of the campground: the new part that is all full hook-up RV sites and the older part which is a mix of W/E and S/W/E. The new section will be a lot better next year, but *just* finished construction and it is still a wide open area. It was dusty and hot because the grass isn't gown in yet, there's still a ton of sand, and no trees. So the new sites currently have little to no shade (see pictures). If you have a big rig and need pull through with full hook up, it may be worth it. We chose to get a smaller campsite with just W/E because there are trees and shade, and it just feels a little more like camping. Also have spots for hanging hammocks, and some sites are positioned well for groups.

Despite the very crowded campground, the bathrooms were immaculate. Even the Men's room was super clean. They have 3 indoor showers in each gender bathroom, and a couple of outdoor shower stalls. The pool was also open, and warm enough to swim in. They also had some fun activities for the kids, but it was a challenge to maintain safe distancing with all of the interested people.

I think this is a great campground for families that want some of the nicer amenities (pool, rental bikes, games, etc) that the nearby state parks are lacking. It's our preferred campground to use as base camp for hiking and exploring nearby. You're only a 10 min drive from the Dells, but you have the fee of an up north campground. The owners are super helpful and nice. Once the  new area fills in with grass and some shade trees, this place will be 5 stars in my book. Did I mention there are 2 dog play areas? Really well kept and a wonderful touch.

Right on the highway

It’s early in the season so the campground is mostly empty, but this KOA is a convenient stop off the highway for local adventures at the nearby state parks or Elroy Sparta bike trail. The basic amenities are good- level sites, fire pit, a tree, nice store, playground, and a pool in warmer weather. It’s more of a place to park your camper than a destination. The campground is right off the highway, so we can see and hear trucks through the night. But they have some nice perks, like goats and chickens on site. The staff let the kids pet the goats and chickens, and loaned us discs to play disc golf. They have one practice basket in the back. There is a small but very nice playground, bathrooms and showers, and laundry facilities. So I would recommend staying here if you want to visit nearby parks and want the convenience of full hookup spots. Great for an easy pull off the highway on your way to more exciting locations. Since most things are closed due to Covid-19, I can’t comment on nearby activities. A clean and convenient location with very nice owners and staff. We would stay again if passing through.

Good mix of rv and nature

We visited for opening weekend during COVID-19, so the park was quiet but open. The staff and owners here were very friendly and extremely helpful when we ran into some snags with setting up camp. We were able to check in online and drive right to our campsite, to get our enjoyment started right away. Our spot, F-2, was right across from the playground and great for my kiddo. Only neighbors to the sides and woods behind. This park has some nature trails, disc golf, and a good size dog run. It’s well kept and maintained. All site are pretty level with gravel pad and logically positioned utilities. The tent loop is more remote, but not a far walk from the park and pool. Pool wasn’t open yet this early in season. We enjoyed our peaceful stay and even booked for Memorial Day weekend as other campgrounds are closed and cancelling reservations. We are happy to have our social distanced camping experience and we’re very happy with Fox Hill. Can’t wait to come back when summer is in full swing! Compared to other campgrounds in the Dells, the price is reasonable for full hookups. It’s also really close to Devils Lake and Mirror State Park, so a perfect spot to have excellent hiking opportunities nearby and be able to quickly access all the yahoo craziness of the Dells area if you need an Olde Time Photo or a water skiing show. If you golf, there’s a 9 hole course next door that is easy to walk to.