Date of Stay:
September, 2015 -
We stayed at Egg Harbor Campground in late September 2015. We have been to Door County before, but this was the first time camping there. Egg Harbor Campground is in a fantastic location if you're looking to see and do several things throughout Door County. It's right on the main Highway that goes from Sturgeon Bay through Egg Harbor, Fish Creek, etc.
We stayed in a pull through full hookup site and it was a great site. We stayed in site 509 which had a seasonal camper on our non-patio side (we also have no windows on that side of the fifth wheel) so we hardly noticed them. The site wasn't huge, but it was well laid out with plenty of room for us to park the truck without any problem. Getting in and out was a breeze. The site was very level and freshly cleaned/raked. The services were in a perfect location. The only minor complaint is that the sewer hookup pipe was fairly elevated so we had to use some rocks to support the hose support in order to create a smooth incline. Somebody else had the same idea and had left several rocks of varying sizes and heights near the hookup so it was a matter of just grabbing a few and making it work. Not the first time I've run into this issue.
We are active so didn't hang out at the campground much during the day but we did walk around and see the entire campground. It's well kept and is adjacent to an absolutely beautiful golf course. We'll bring the clubs next time for sure as it looks like a fantastic course.
We'll definitely make this an annual camping trip and Egg Harbor Campground will be our preferred location when we go back. We camped at Egg Harbor Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
You should walk around Egg Harbor and Fish Creek. Have a drink or get lunch at Fred and Fuzzy's in Sister Bay. Stop in at Wood Orchard Market. Be sure to buy some of their SweeTango apples. They're hard to find but they are incredible. And get some of their apple cider donuts. Really good.
Cave Point County Park is a great hiking area as the bluffs slowly subside and transition into the beach at Whitefish Dunes State Park.
Date of Stay:
August, 2015 -
We stayed at Holiday Shores for 4 nights over the last weekend of August 2015. We'd never stayed there but were looking forward to camping on the river near Wisconsin Dells in order to re-live our youth LOL. We had no problem finding the campground and check-in was a breeze. Very helpful with directions to the site, etc.
We had a bit of an issue getting our fifth wheel backed into the site because of the terracing of the rows of sites....there was a retaining wall directly in front of our site that made it tough to get around the trees without hitting the retaining wall. This was only an issue for our site (#3 on the river) as well as maybe one or two sites to the north. The others didn't have the wall in front and wouldn't have been a problem. But, after a couple of tries, I got the camper in place on a nice level gravel site. It was raining when we got there and didn't stop for another 12 hours (total of about 1.5" of rain fell). We thought we would wakeup to a pond, but it was not nearly as bad as we thought.
You can't beat the location of the campground - near the Dells, next to Chula Vista resort (you get up to 4 free passes to Chula Vista as part of your site) and this is the only area that you can venture out onto the beautiful sandstone along the river as this is adjacent to state property where that is not allowed. The marina and boat/jetski/canoe/kayak rental is great and there was a lot of activity in and around the resort but we were removed enough to enjoy a nice quiet weekend. Of course, a 5 minute drive into downtown Wisconsin Dells will give you EVERY possible activity you'd like.
The people here were very nice and helpful, the homemade donuts were awesome (as others have said) and we would definitely stay here again. It'll be on our list of annual places to visit. We camped at Holiday Shore Campground and Resort in a Fifth Wheel.
Order the homemade donuts. You have to pre-order the the day before if you want them fresh. Also, take advantage of the Chula Vista passes. Not the biggest waterpark in the Dells, but big enough, and a real value since they're included and you can use the passes the entire time of your stay. I'd recommend taking the Upper Dells Boat tour and the Original Ducks in order to see different parts of the river/lakes and a good combination of education and fun.
Date of Stay:
July, 2015 -
We stayed at Indian Shores in July of 2015. I can't say enough good things about this campground. We stayed in site 601 which looks very narrow on their map, but we had plenty of space and the positioning of the site gave us sweeping views of Lake Tomahawk as well as the Campground's beach. Each day saw people cleaning and weed whacking in order to keep up appearances. Our site was perfectly level left to right but pitched a little toward the lake. Not a big deal, just had to drop the landing gear a bit. We had 50A and full hookup without any issues. We had friends staying in one of the pull through sites which had a full concrete slab. They loved that area as they have small dogs and found it easier to take them out there, but it was relatively hot on their site versus ours which was close to the lake getting the great lake breeze. We rented a boat from the campground on Saturday and had an Amazing time. The store was not very well stocked, but they have an RV dealership out by the road that had all of the camping needs...just not at the store. Their firewood wasn't sold or stored in bundles, but real wood that was seasoned and burned well stored in an outbuilding. The seasonal folks (of which there were many) have their places teally decked out nice and the sites are huge with many storing their boats on their site. This was the best overall camping experience we've ever had and this will definitely be on our list of places to return to every year - if not more than once per year. We camped at Indian Shores Camping Resort in a Fifth Wheel.
Have lunch at the Boathouse. Rent a boat and see the lakes. The boat was like new and even though it was on the smallish side (17' bowrider with 115 outboard), it had plenty of space inside for 6 of us and we were able to go through the various lakes on the Minocqua Chain. Beer Can Island on Lake Kawaguesaga and jump of the tree that hangs out over the water. Rent a motorized chaise lounge from the campground and head over to the beach at the state park where you can do some shelling and soak up some sun. Be prepared to get a lot of looks though as the motorized chaise lounge is something nobody has ever seen before.
Date of Stay:
May, 2015 -
We stayed at Nashville Shores for 5 nights over Memorial Day weekend and overall had a very good experience. We stayed in one of the lakefront locations. All of their sites have concrete pads and the roads are paved. There are some speed bumps, but we didn't find them to be horrible. The water supply was good and pressure fantastic. We use a regulator, but friends of ours who don't said it was some of the best pressure they've had at a park. Our water filter broke on the second night so we had to go about 12 hours without a filter and the water was clear - not brown as some others have mentioned. The sites were close together, but very well staggered so when you looked out your windows, you would see nothing but beautiful Lake Percy Priest. The worst part was the high quantity of goose droppings in the grass on the service side of our RV. It was a mine field. I realize there's not much you can do there, but we had to really clean our shoes or risk tracking it into our camper. The cable was terrible so we went with over the air. Plenty of strong stations from Nashville...much more than what we could get on Cable. The people checking us in and working at the store were fantastic. Very helpful with tips and ideas of places to go and see. We went to the beach one day and they had lifeguards on duty to watch the 40 square feet of swimming area. Yes, it's crazy that you're required to wear a life vest, but they had about 30 of them and there was only about 5 of us on the beach. They had two lifeguards there - so they could take turns working...definitely overkill for the situation, but they were both really sweet kids and we were able to keep each other company for the couple of hours we were out there. We had virtually front row seats for the fireworks show on Saturday night. Overall, we really enjoyed the park and the trip and would definitely go back. We camped at Nashville Shores in a Fifth Wheel.
Be sure to head down to Broadway to see all the live music and action. If you're looking for a neat little downtown to visit, check out Franklin, TN. The water park looks awesome and well worth the $24.99 discounted price.
Date of Stay:
May, 2015 -
The campground is going through what looks like a fairly major overhaul. The pond (Whitetail Springs) is much cleaner and nicer than it was two years ago and a lot of the sites had been re built and there was quite a bit of construction going on. It was never loud or obtrusive, but there was definitely activity about as they are trying to improve the facilities. I would definitely ask if the site you're looking at is near construction or is being redone.
We were there before the pools were open but they do have 3 pools with one being adults only. The other major amenity is the 9 hole golf course. A lot of people were playing it and it looked like a lot of fun. If you're looking for more of a challenge, Lawsonia is right across the street and that is one (actually two) of the most beautiful and challenging golf courses you're going to ever play.
Our site did not have a sewer hookup (only two nightly sections do) but their dump station area was clean and odor free. Easy to get in and out of without being right at the main gate.
The camp store and the people running it were great. Coffee, great looking snacks and a cheerful group of people providing great service.
We had no problem getting to our site with our 5th wheel, but I can see there might be some sites we would have struggled with so look at the map and know your unit.
The water was clean, pressure was good, Verizon wireless was adequate, their wi-fi was strong, but slow.
We'll definitely go back. We camped at Green Lake Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
The town of Green Lake is a nice little town to walk through and do some shopping so if you want to head out to see some sights like we do, you will have plenty of things to do. You can rent a boat and go for a ride on Green Lake which is the deepest lake in Wisconsin going as deep as 230' or so. Some of the most beautiful mansions you'll see on the water as well so taking a nice slow cruise around the lake is time well spent.