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Date of Stay:
June, 2011 -
Nice State Park. Showers & bathrooms cleaned 2x/day and generally clean except when rainy and people track in mud. No problems with water pressure, electric, or sewer. Quiet park, mostly families during our 7 day stay. Staff helpful. Firewood expensive and not totally dry. Some sites close together, but many have some spacing between sites. None are what I would consider private with screening. Stayed at site #50 which was convenient to bath/showers and kids playground. Only reasons not rated a 10 were dirty bath/shower houses when raining no Wi-Fi. We camped at Pohick Bay Regional Park in a Tent Trailer.
Date of Stay:
July, 2010 -
We've been here a number of times, one of our favorites state parks. Many sites from heavily shaded to full sun. Bathrooms and showers are generally well kept but they do fall behind a bit during the morning rush. You do want to go off-peak times if you want a hot water shower. Lots of activities available from hiking, rock climbing, fishing, and swimming. Nature Center is small but interesting. Basement floor has a historical exhibit that gives a good overview but probably appeals more to adults. This is one of the most popular parks in the WI system so if you're looking for peace and quiet during the summer months, you won't find it here on the weekends. Weekdays are better, but still crowded. Kids love it. Close to Baraboo for supplies and a few good places to eat. 15-20 min. away from WI. Dells, the tourist trap of the world but a great diversion for the kids if you run into bad weather. Many good places to eat there if you're so inclined. We camped at Devil's Lake State Park in a Tent.
Date of Stay:
June, 2010 -
First, this campground is centrally located. Custer State Park is just minutes away. Mt. Rushmore less than 20 minutes to the east. Crazy Horse 20 minutes to the SW. Wind Cave about 40 minutes to the South. Hill City to restock supplies or a restaurant meal is 10 minutes to the north. Kind of a touristy town but locals very friendly and helpful. This is the best campground we've been to. Staff friendly, helpful, and well-organized. Owner is readily available. Sites well kept as were all the facilities-pool, playground, bathrooms & showers, game room, etc. There is a multitude of sites so if you want shade, sun, or anything between they have it. Car rentals are available for the motorhome owners who don't want to have to hook/unhook to sightsee or if you're tow vehicle has trouble and needs repair. We stayed on two different sites because our plans changed last minute and we lengthened our stay. Since our original site was not available for the entire trip, they found us another one. A few caveats depending on your preferences. If you want privacy, most sites are not screened from the others around you. There's plenty of distances between sites but you're not screened. This is not a cheap place to stay. The prices are reasonable but nothing's free. We plan on going there again on our way out to Yellowstone in a few years. We camped at Rafter J Bar Ranch Camping Resort in a Tent Trailer.