Whether you are renting an RV or own your own, Wisconsin’s water and woods will not disappoint. With more than 11,000 miles of water and millions of acres of forests, this Northern state is a prime location for camping. Load your R.V. and experience the great outdoors. Hike miles of wooded trails.
Go rock-climbing. Jump in your boat and go water-skiing or fishing. Visit the popular Wisconsin Dells or Door County where you can enjoy lush scenery, great restaurants, and boutique shopping. If city life is more to your liking, you can explore Milwaukee, Madison, or Green Bay.
Park your camper and take in a sporting event. Take the kids to one of the many water or theme parks. With 42 State Parks, 5 National Wildlife Refuges, and dozens of R.V. resorts, Wisconsin is waiting for you.
Top 5 Wisconsin RV Resorts
1. Riverbend Resort, Watertown, Wisconsin:
If you want kid-friendly entertainment, Riverbend RV Resort is the place to go. The RV resort includes an 8000 sq. ft. water park. A large pool, a kiddie pool, two water slides, and outdoor whirlpools are just a few of the water park’s offerings. In addition to the water-park area, the resort has a swimming pond with a real sand beach. Add a supervised activity center, a video arcade, outdoor sports courts, bicycles, and a jumping pillow and you’ve got everything you need for fun. Bring your pets. A 3-acre dog park is available.
2. Stoney Creek RV Resort, Osseo, Wisconsin:
Stoney Creek RV Resort has large, pull-through and back-in sites, most 55 foot long or more. Seventy-nine full-hooks and premium sites are available. An outdoor pool is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. A skate park, basketball and volleyball courts, and scheduled wagon rides provide activities that the whole family can enjoy. Family run and operated, Stoney Creek RV Resort is pet-friendly.
3. Yukon Trails, Lyndon Station, Wisconsin:
With big trees and lots of amenities, Yukon Trails will delight your family. 10 minutes from the Wisconsin Dells, this RV site offers water and electricity hook-ups. A bathhouse provides showers. Breakfast on the weekends and Friday-night fish-fries add to the convenience and allure of this campground. Big playgrounds, free movies, a pool, miniature golf course, and a corn hoe arena are a few of the amenities offered. Pet-friendly. Yukon Trails has a clubhouse, a restaurant, and an on-site store.
4. Reel Livin’ Resort, Hayward, Wisconsin:
If you want peace and quiet, Reel Livin’ Resort is for you. 36 RV sites with full hook-ups give access to gorgeous sunsets and idyllic sunrises of Steamboat Bay. Massive oaks and pine trees of the Chequamegon National Forest shade the sites. RV spots each include a firepit and picnic table. A pavilion provides large covered space for gatherings and activities. A game area and lodge add to the ambiance, and within the lodge is a bar and grill with full liquor set-up, access to Wi-Fi, and satellite television.
5. Fox Hill RV Park and Campground, Baraboo, Wisconsin
Fox Hill RV Resort is located within minutes from Fairfield Golf Course and guests of Fox Hill receive a discount. Devil’s Lake State Park is also within close proximity, along with 50 outlet stores, The Wisconsin Dells, and the Ho-Chunk Casino, open 24 hours per day. Fox Hill offers a shuttle service to the casino. Large, pull-through, full-hookup RV sites are surrounded by the woodsy beauty of Wisconsin. Free Wi-Fi, a heated pool, laundry facilities, spotless bathrooms, and an enclosed pet area are included.
6 Best State Parks to RV Camp:
1. Copper Falls State Park, Mellen, Wisconsin
Copper Falls State Park is known for its gorgeous waterfalls. In fact, Copper Falls boasts a series of waterfalls, including Copper Falls and Brownstone Falls. Because the water is brown, the park is called “Copper Falls,” but in reality, the water is copper-colored because of all the cedar and tamarack trees that leach into the water upstream. Hiking, fishing, and bird-watching are favorite activities here, especially since more than 200 species of birds inhabit the area. In the winter, the park is known for more than 8 miles of cross-country skiing trails. 54 campsites are available for RVs and tents.
2. Devil’s Lake State Park, Baraboo, Wisconsin
Whether you love to ice-fish and snowshoe in the winter, or go rock-climbing, hiking, or swimming in the summer, Devil’s Lake State Park is for you. Part of the Ice Age National Scientific Reserve, the park boasts trails and bluffs, beaches and boats. Scuba divers and snorkelers can go down as deep as 45 feet in the clear waters of Devil’s Lake. The park has more than 400 sites for RV and tent camping, along with shower facilities.
3. High Cliff State Park, Sherwood, Wisconsin
Lake Winnebago is the setting for High Cliff State Park, a popular destination for nature lovers. It’s also an interesting historical destination. More than 1000 years ago, Indians built effigy mounds in the shapes of panthers and buffalo. The mounds are still visible today. There are also ruins from the old lime mining industry. High Cliff State Park has both primitive and electric sites for RV and tent camping. The park also has an observation tower and a marina.
4. Terry Andrae / Kohler State Park, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
If you want to explore sand dunes, consider the Terry Andrae State Park / Kohler Natural Dunes State Park where boardwalks run through the rolling, gentle dunes. Hawks, herons, ducks, and birds of all sorts abound. Don’t forget your binoculars! Open year-round, the campground has 105 sites, both primitive and electrical. No water or sewer hook-ups. Terry Andrae State Park
5. Pattison State Park, Superior, Wisconsin
Pattison State Park is the location of the Big Manitou Falls, the largest waterfall in Wisconsin. The campsite sits on land donated by Martin Pattison, a man made wealthy by his work in the lumber and iron industries. In an effort to keep a dam from being built around the Black River that would destroy Big Manitou Falls, Pattison purchased 660 acres of land and donated it to the state, saving the waterfall. The park was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the early 1930’s. Both primitive and electric sites are available.
6. Peninsula State Park: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Twenty-five miles north of Sturgeon Bay lies Peninsula State Park, situated on the Green Bay coastline. The restored Eagle Bluff Lighthouse lets visitors glimpse the life of the isolated lighthouse keeper and his family. You can take a drive down Shore Road and Skyline Road for astounding panoramic views of the coast. An angler’s paradise, Green Bay is habitat for coho salmon, bass, perch, and walleye. This park, with 3700 acres offers a theatre, golf course, Nature Center, and 468 RV and tent campsites.
Best Attractions to visit in Wisconsin
This beautiful peninsula separates Green Bay from Lake Michigan. Charming and picturesque, Door County boasts seventy-five miles of coastline and charming towns. There’s so much you can do here: lighthouse tours, wine tastings at local wineries, shopping in boutiques, leisurely meals in restaurants overlooking the water. Fishing, swimming, boating. Theatre performances and art gallery visits. Door County is the perfect vacation spot.
House on the Rock:
This tourist attraction is unlike any you’ve ever seen. House on the Rock was built as a unique retreat by Alex Jordan. It sits on top of a rock in Southern Wisconsin, not far from Spring Green. The building features eclectic collections of antiques and oddities which furnish a rambling, non-traditional building floor plan, including rooms that exist inside the rock as well as on top of it. Seasonal activities and events add to the unique ambiance of House on the Rock.
Taliesin at Spring Green:
Don’t miss the chance to view a Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece at Taliesin, Spring Green, Wisconsin. Take a tour of this working studio and masterpiece built of Wisconsin limestone and overlooking the valley Wright loved as a boy. While you’re there, you can lunch at the Riverview Terrace Café.
Wisconsin Concrete Park:
Looking for something different? Check out the Wisconsin Concrete Park where 236 fascinating but funky statues depict all kinds of animals as well as historical and legendary figures from Abe Lincoln to Paul Bunyon. All statues were made by artist Fred Smith between 1948 and 1964. Larger-than-life embellished concrete statues stand in this open-air museum in Phillips, Wisconsin.
The Wisconsin Dells is a location that offers something for every member of the family. It is known as one of the waterpark capitals of the United States, offering several large facilities that will cool down the hottest tourist in the summertime. In addition, there is a wildlife park, a Wizard Quest, a Ripley’s Believe It or Not. This entertainment mecca is surrounded by lush parks and waterfront vistas.
Wisconsin RV Rental Companies:
All Seasons RV Rental, Green Bay, Wisconsin allows you to rent a camper without the expense of purchasing one. Experts on hand to answer questions seven days per week.
Camper Rental Wisconsin, Berlin, Wisconsin. No matter what size camper or RV you need, Camper Rental Wisconsin can set you up, literally. Delivery and set-up available.
Prosser’s Premium RV Outlet: Sturtevant, Wisconsin. Whether you need a pop-up, a Class B, Class C, or a luxury liner, Prosser’s can accommodate your needs.
DeHaan RV Center: Elkhorn, Wisconsin. Located just 90 minutes from Chicago and less than 45 minutes from Milwaukee, DeHaan offers all kinds of rental units. Whether you’re looking for a rig for your next vacation or a set-up for a short-term event, DeHaan RV Center Rentals can help.
Tri-State RV Rental: Platteville, Wisconsin. Get a travel trailer or pop-up camper of any size when you need it. Friendly service is waiting for you. Quality campers will make your travel adventures fun.
Wisconsin Events, Fairs, and Festivals to Visit
Summerfest – The Worlds Largest Music Festival
The biggest and baddest music festival in the World is right here in Wisconsin! Summerfest 2019 will be open Wednesday, June 26 – Sunday, June 30 and Tuesday, July 2 – Sunday, July 7 (Closed July 1) from Noon to Midnight. Summerfest admission tickets are available online at the Summerfest Store as well as the Summerfest Box Office located near the South gate.
Apple Holler Apple and Pumpkin Pickin’ Festival: Sturtevant, Wisconsin
From the 1st day of October through the first week of November, when the air turns crisp and the colors burn bright, you can bring your family to the Apple Holler Apple and Pumpkin Pickin’ Festival where the entire clan can enjoy live music, pony carts, and wagon rides. There’s a mze, farm animals, and a kid’s play area. And oh, such food! Enjoy the taste of fall in apple pie, apple cider, apple butter, and apple shakes. (See the theme here?) Get corn on the cob, burgers, and brats grilled to sizzling hot perfection.
Big Water Film Festival: Ashland, Wisconsin
In addition to the scenic natural surroundings, Wisconsin also offers cultural enrichment. During the month of November, you can check out the Big Water Film Festival in Ashland, Wisconsin. Grab your popcorn and binge watch the newest independent films. The historic Bay Theatre hosts the event.
Lake Geneva’s Winterfest and U.S. Snow Sculpting: Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Winter won’t seem as long or as dismal as usual if you brighten up the season at the Winterfest, a nine-day festival at the end of January and the beginning of February each year. Part of the fun is watching the fifteen teams compete in the National Snow Sculpting Competition. You can watch the events live from the beautiful lakefront and vote on the People’s Choice Award. Hot food, live music, human dog sleds, a chili cook-off, and activities galore. Have some frosty fun!
100 Mile Garage Sale: From Prescott, Wisconsin to Fountain City, Wisconsin
Go on a treasure hunt on this 100-mile route that follows the Great River Road. In early May of each year, private citizens and public businesses take advantage of this long-distance-garage-sale. You know what they say about “one person’s trash being another person’s treasure?” Find your own personal treasure as you cruise this Wisconsin road from Fountain City to Prescott looking for the perfect item during the 100 Mile Garage Sale.
Lakefront Festival of Arts: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Every June, the Milwaukee Art Museum’s Friends of Art hosts the extremely popular Lakefront Festival of Arts. Stroll through the Museum and the surrounding area where 175 juried artists sell their paintings, jewelry, pottery, textile art, and metal work. Special outdoor tents provide shade. Place your bid on a silent auction, or just take some leisure time in the beer and wine gardens.