Date of Stay: July, 2012
It is very pricey for a sardine packed campground with only 30 amp electric. They do not assign sites until you arrive. There is a filling station for water located on the side of the bath house in the middle of the circle, but it's very hard getting out of there because of the way people parked their vehicles. There is not a lot of room to get into your site. It was very hard to get around their circle to our site because of the small sites and people parking their vehicles on the edge of the road. You have to pay the parking fee at the entrance from the causeway, but when you check in they reimburse you. They have discounted park tickets and early entry to only those staying on property to the indoor water park at Castaway Bay. We would probably stay on property again because it's convenient but would chose a full hook up site because those are bigger and more spaced out.
Date of Stay: June, 2012
We stayed for 2 nights during the week on our visit to Put In Bay and New York. Very easy to find and easy access for big rigs; we have a 40ft 5th wheel and had no problems getting into our site. They had a very nice gentleman take us to our site which was a nice touch; no issues figuring out where you are supposed to go. Nice big campground with 4 very clean pools. Nice snack bar and camp store. 1 mile from the Miller Ferry to Put In Bay. If you want to come and go from the campground you must have a key card that you put a $10 deposit on and get back when you leave. We left very early in the morning so we turned it in the night before and were promptly refunded our $10. We did not have a full hook up site and used the dump station on the way out with no problem. Great RV Resort.
Date of Stay: May, 2012
Easy to find campground right off the interstate. Lots of things for the kids to do. Very pricey on the for bikes, mini golf and jumping pillow. Nice swimming pond with sand beach and inflatable slidesthat are free and guaranteed to provide hours of fun. Planned activities and crafts that cost a couple of bucks. Our kids loved the glow stick parade, the wagon ride, giant shopping cart ride. Lots of seasonal sites as well. Black top roads. No sewer hook ups, but easy to use dump station. We stayed in a VIP site with a cement pad, picnic table with umbrella and grill. Very nice and level but it would have been nicer if they had sewer for the price they charge. Would stay here again.
Date of Stay: May, 2011
This was our first time to the park and we enjoyed every minute of it! A very nice clean park and easy to find. Only thing that was annoying were the roundabouts on Rt 12 that you have to go through to get to N Reedsburg Road, they are difficult to maneuver with a 40ft 5th wheel! Great playground for the kids, a sand volleyball court that my kids used their sand toys in, a basketball area, heated pool, giant chess, a game room and a fully stocked camp store that also had slushies that were a big hit! They had a craft for the kids each day that my kids really enjoyed doing. Close to the Ho Chunk Casino and outlet mall and other Dells attractions. We opted to go into Baraboo to the grocery store, less crowded than Walmart in the Dells. All around a very nice campground that we would definitely visit again!
Date of Stay: August, 2010
This campground is in a good location and easy to find. It is located close to the downtown area as well the river, Chain O Lakes and the many lakes of the area. We were in a very large site that had 50 amp and sewer. No complaints on the room that we had. Campground was not busy maybe 20 sites were occupied. Very quiet except for the occasional airplane landing or taking off at the airport. There is a swimming pond and beach behind the clubhouse. Clubhouse has ice cream, snacks, pizza, and alcohol. The showers were very clean and plenty of hot water. Laundry room was very clean and modern. Game room was also a hit with my kids. We would for sure return to this campground.
Date of Stay: August, 2010
This campground is in a good location and easy to find. It is located on a lake. You are able to put your boat into the water on property. We were in a gravel uneven spot that just fit our 40ft rig. We had 30 amp, water and sewer hook up. The spots are very close together not leaving a lot of room between spots as well as the cabins that are right across the way. They have to park behind your camper as there is no room. This park is without a doubt for full time seasonal people. They only have a few general camping spots available. One thing about his park is that there is a lot of traffic from cars and golf carts. The golf carts don't seem to stop for people walking and neither do the cars they own they park. Speed limit is 10mph. I never say any security enforcing anything. It was just crazy with all the golf carts that my children almost got run over on numerous occasions trying to get to the pool, the general store and the playground. I didn't feel safe letting them cross the road for fear of being run down. Bathrooms and showers leave something to be desired. A lot of noise at night with golf carts and people partying, screaming and loud music. More then likely we won't be going back.
Date of Stay: July, 2010
This is the 3rd year that we have camped on site of the Chicagoland Speedway for the summer race weekend in July. It is a bit expensive at $365 for the 3 days, but what isn't when staying near a Nascar event? I've seen hotels charge $200 or more per night as well, so in my opinion it's worth it to be on site and not have to drive back and forth. Check in began this year at 9am on Thursday: was VERY hectic and about an hour wait in line to get down to the campground. They need to work on better moving people to where they need to be, instead of mixing infield, speedway ridge and lakeside into 3 lines and then directing where to go. I think they need to open 3 different gates to make it easier and faster getting to your site and setting up. You must have the decals sent from the track affixed to the front windshield of the tow vehicle and the other on a window of your trailer. Once arriving at the campground entrance gate, we were greeted again and given two welcome packets filled with advertisements and information and nice little gift. We had no problems finding our spot as they are all are clearly marked. We had plenty of room with our 40 foot trailer on one spot and our friends 24 foot on the other. They do offer a potable water service that costs $40 per service and you must purchase tickets in advance for the service. The ticket tent is easily located at the front of the campground. The waste management trucks travel throughout the campground throughout the day for those wishing to use their service. The portable toilets were way cleaner this year than past years. However there could be more throughout the campground. They did not have enough toilets in my opinion. The shower truck was very nice and clean. The only problem with the shower truck is that it is open from 6:00 am until noon and then again from 6:00 pm until midnight. A big line started to form from 7:30 am and you could end up having to stand in line waiting for a shower for 30+ minutes. They have great water pressure and are hot instantly. They are not timed so you can shower as long as you wish thus the problem of the long line! Overall the campground is very clean and well kept. Grass could have been cut shorter. Bring your ant killer. We had little tiny ants all over our site. Noise was minimal but to be expected being at the races. They have a camp store on grounds for ice etc, but be prepared to spend $5 per small bag of ice and $4 for bottle of water and $7 for a plastic bottle of beer. They also provide a tram service to get you to the front gate. The tram service still needs work, they haven't gotten it to move a smoothly as it should be and the wait for a tram gets to be lengthy. I do recommend staying at this campground. We will more then likely coming back again next year.
Date of Stay: July, 2010
We chose this campground on the advice of some friends that had previously been here before. This was our first visit to the campground. Check in was a bit hectic as it was the 4th of July weekend and they were packed. They put us in a site that had a trailer already on it...they had just forgot to put it in storage and promptly moved it. Our site was huge and had 50amp service to run both our air conditioners. The pools left something to be desired. They had bugs, leaves and people's band aids floating in them and they were a milky white color. Needless to say we didn't spend more then 20 minutes in them. In addition the pools were packed and people waiting to get in them, I personally think there were too many people in the pools at any one time. There are no lifeguards or staff watching the pools. The pool houses with showers, bathrooms and toilets were beyond disgusting. We did not use the showers, or bathrooms as they were just plain gross. The roads are all gravel and there was a lot of golf cart and car traffic all weekend causing a lot of dust. The golf cart traffic is not as bother some as the vehicle traffic with the music thumping from it and going above the 10mph speed limit. There were moments when there were some load people after quite time, but not horrible in my opinion. Additionally there were a lot of tent campers too many if you ask me. The positives were the activities, the water slide, the paddle boats and mini golf, the playgrounds and the fireworks over the lake and the fishing on the lake. The camp store was nice and stocked and everything was very affordable. The seasonal sites were very well kept as well. I will say that the campground was very clean with the exception of the pool houses and security was out and about all the time. I would go back again.
Date of Stay: April, 2010
This campground is in a good location and easy to find. It is located close to the downtown area as well as the water parks. We were in a back in site in between two trees on blacktop that backs up to a go cart track. Site was able to accommodate our 36 foot plus 5th wheel. There is an indoor pool, hot tub, sauna and game room at the motel main office which we were able to use. It was very nice and we had it all to ourselves! At times there was a lot of traffic noise coming from the Dells Parkway which is the main road through the Dells. Beware of the freight trains that run behind the back of the resort and are very loud at 3 AM! You can opt to have Mt. Olympus Water Park and Theme Park tickets included with your stay. We opted for this option and enjoyed it very much. Not all the outside rides were open but still enough to have a good time. My children enjoyed the space on pavement to ride their bikes and they also took advantage of the playgrounds which were very well kept. One negative is that the pavement spots do not have their own fire pits. The gravel and grass sites appeared to have their own fire pits. For the pavement sites, you must walk across the way to a common area with 2 pits to share among 10 sites. Common area also has a gazebo with chairs. Each site does have it's own picnic table. The water connection was on the other side of our camper so we had to run the hose under the camper. Make sure you have a long enough hose to do so. The cable television and Wi-Fi worked great as well. We had plenty of room to walk our dogs as well. All in all, this is a nice campground. We would definitely consider coming back.
Date of Stay: October, 2009
We loved everything about this campground! We stayed here over Columbus Day Weekend which was their Halloween Weekend. There were so many activities for the kids that my 3 children and our friends children were never bored! This is one of the cleanest campgrounds we have visited. They provide garbage bags for waste and pick it up too. The Bath Houses were immaculate and very nice. It is very easy to find. You can hear the noise of traffic on the interstate but it was not horribly bad by any means. Everyone was friendly and we can wait to go back again next year!
Date of Stay: July, 2009
This is the second year that we have camped on site of the Chicagoland Speedway for the summer race weekend in July. Check in begins on Wednesday at noon before the race weekend. We arrived at 7:00 pm on the first day of check in and had no problem getting checked in. The process was very speedy. You must have the decals sent from the track affixed to the front windshield of the tow vehicle and the other on a window of your trailer. Once arriving at the campground entrance gate we were greeted again and given two welcome packets filled with advertisements and information and nice little gift. We had no problems finding our spot as they are all are clearly marked. We had plenty of room with our 32 foot trailer on one spot and our friends 24 foot on the other. They do offer a potable water service that costs $40 per service and you must purchase tickets in advance for the service. The ticket tent is easily located at the front of the campground. The waste management trucks travel throughout the campground throughout the day for those wishing to use their service. The portable toilets were way cleaner this year than past years. However there could be more throughout the campground. They did not have enough toilets in my opinion. The shower truck was very nice and clean. The only problem with the shower truck is that it is open from 6:00 am until noon and then again from 6:00 pm until midnight. A bib line started to form from 7:30 am and you could end up having to stand in line waiting for a shower for 25+ minutes. They have great water pressure and are hot instantly. They are not timed so you can shower as long as you wish thus the problem of the long line! Overall the campground is very clean and well kept. Noise was minimal but to be expected being at the races. I totally recommend staying at this campground. We will be coming back again next year!
Date of Stay: June, 2009
We chose this campground for is closeness to our home. It was our first visit to this campground. We had heard from others that sometimes if there is too much rain certain sites flood due to the campground being on the Kishwaukee River. So before arriving we called to see if any of our 3 sites had any water in them as we had had some thunderstorms through out the day. We were told no there was no water on them. Upon arrival we found all 3 of our sites to be saturated with water as well as have standing water on them. There also was a heavy thunderstorm about 30 minutes after we set up camp. We dealt with it as we knew the next day was supposed to beautiful and thought that the sunshine would dry it out. Around noon the next day all of a sudden we found our sites to be filling up with water very quickly that had overflowed from the river. We went to the office and were accommodated very well by the staff as far as moving all 3 of our campers to dryer and higher sites. Later that evening around 10:00 PM the water began filling up our new sites rather quickly. We were told by the staff again that they could again put us in another site up toward the front on the other side of a hill. I think that they should have done this from the beginning! The staff and owners know that their campgrounds flood when there is too much rain and the river over flows! They were very nice and understanding with our frustrations with having to move for the second time. We elected to quickly pack everything up along with our pets and kids and head home at midnight as the water rose very quickly in our site. This is a nice campground and the kids enjoyed the playgrounds. It definitely could use some clean up and updating. It also could use some lawn care. It appeared that the grass had not been mowed for a while. There are a lot of seasonal sites and some of them are not well taken care of. The fishing pond is nice. We never did use the swimming beach as it is very tiny. You could only fit about 10 people in this area and it was always full. It was a very quiet campground. The Kishwaukee River does run through it. They had five or six activities planned only for Saturday. There are no fire rings but rather a metal rusted round bowl type thing on three legs for a fire pit. You can not cook on these pits without a tripod. Luckily we had brought our grill to cook on. Also, bring lots and lots of yard guard and mosquito spray with you as it is loaded with them. All of us have our fair share of bites from the bugs even with religiously putting on bug spray. We would definitely consider going back as long as there is no rain in the forecast and has had time to dry up!
Date of Stay: May, 2009
This was our 4th trip to this campground. They recently went through bankruptcy and have new owners. The campground is separate from the lodge hotel and villas. The lodge hotel and villas were not open or operating when were were there. We have always had wonderful stays with them. We arrived on the Thursday before Memorial Day and it was like a ghost town. The campground was clean but they did not have any of the grass mowed before this big weekend of camping. Check in was very fast. We had reserved a golf cart and that check in was also very speedy once they found someone to handle the check in. We did end up have a bad battery in the golf cart so we had to take it back to get another one. They were very accommodating. I'm going to rate this 8 instead of 10 because we had a problem before even arriving. We made our reservation back in January of 2009. Paid for it in full and were given a confirmation number and site number as well as a hard copy confirmation with all the information regarding our upcoming reservation. So the week of our trip on Monday I called to just verify that they had all of our information etc. When I called they verified everything and said see you this weekend. Then, we got a notice from our bank that we had a credit from Jellystone Park Warrens. So I immediately called again and Sheryl claimed that we cancelled out reservation due to the wife having knee surgery! Neither myself nor my husband cancelled our reservation! So, I nicely told them to fix it. She then informed me that she could not give me the site that we had been told we were supposed to be in. She then got very defensive and rude with me so I asked for a manager. The manager proceeded to tell me it was my fault and that I cancelled it, which I never did. They refused to give me my site back but did put us in another one 2 rows back and gave me one night free. They apparently need to figure out a cancellation policy and or process. I would have never know that our reservation was cancelled had I not gotten a credit notice from my bank. We would have arrived there is no reservation. The other reason for the 8 out of 10 is that the BP Cranberry Express had gone out of business and was closed which means you have to get off at a Tomah exit to fill up with gas to get back home. We had a 3 1/2 hour drive home. It was such a hassle to have to get off the interstate again and fill up and then get back on when we used to be able to do it right there after unhooking the truck. They still need to do some work to get back to where they once were. We would consider going back as we just haven't found anything with the variety of things for the kids to do.