The $30 reflects the daily rate (there are no discounts) plus tax. Be sure to plan your route getting into this campground; there is no exit off of highway 53 at 50th street. If you come in by driving west on Canal Street from downtown, there are signs to direct you but the road is pretty rough. We came from Wausau on highway 29 and got on highway 124 via the roundabout, we did not see a campground sign until we were ¼ miles away from the entrance. When we pulled in, there were two police cars at one of the sites; whether they were visiting or at work, we didn’t ask. There were also two huge puddles in the main road that were unavoidable. We were assigned to a site with a huge dip right in the middle; when it rained, we would have been sitting over a big puddle. We revised our plans for a shorter stay and were reassigned to a corner site. We backed in at an angle in order to avoid another large puddle of water. Even so, the ground at our front step squished. Defined pads were non-existent. The new section of pull-through sites are grass and look pretty uneven. There seemed to be electricity and water at these sites, no sewer. One morning the septic service guy came and started his work at 6:30am. The only dumpster was over-flowing when we arrived; it was finally emptied two days later. It rained again the morning we left; more puddles in the campsite! As you can tell, we won’t be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This site is typical for fairgrounds. Camping in a field with full hookups. We just overnighted here. Power and water were very good. Excellent TV and satellite reception. Wi-Fi available but it's not close by so a good antenna is needed. Very fast connection once connected. Somewhat tricky to pull into the fairgrounds as there are no signs to direct you. I had the map of the fairgrounds from the web site to help navigate. Pricing is a bit odd, $20 for a 30 amp hookup and $30 for a 50 amp. I thought the differential was a bit high. Self register and pay in a drop box. No envelopes or forms so I had to provide my own. Fair is in early to mid July so avoid it then. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Followed the directions given in a previous review (got off US-53 at exit 99 E, took Hwy. S to Rt. 124 south and turned at Edward St. between the YMCA and a school) and had no trouble getting here. Google will definitely get you lost. Sites are at the back of a field on the fairgrounds. Woods are behind the campsites. We were the only ones there, so we had the whole place to ourselves. The groundskeeper, greeted us when we arrived and told us to let him know if we needed anything. We had full hookups, and everything worked fine. Had 3 lines on our AT&T phone, and our portable Wi-Fi hotspot worked well. Would definitely stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very easy to find from US-53 exit 99, east not quite 2 miles on Hwy S to south just over a mile on 124. A turn lane forms, take a left on Edward St (its between the YMCA and a school), fair grounds on right. Very good value for a 30 amp full hookup site. Rates are $10 no hookups, $15 for 20 amp electric only, $20 for a 30 amp FHU and $30 for a 50 amp FHU, we opted for just using 30 amps. Plenty of fairly level grass sites to pick from. We spent two nights alone, but its a nice area so no problems. Verizon cell and broadband (4G) excellent. TV via batwing was also very good. Very quiet at night. Great on site worker, came over and asked if we found everything OK. He also asked if we wanted a picnic table, which he then delivered to us. Very nice table built by the high school shop class with the Farm Bureau supplying the materials. Wished we could have stayed longer. Lots of nice pubs and saloons to pick from. The Irvine Ghost Pub is an interesting stop and has good prices, it is near US-53 on W River St, Bus-29. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here one night and it was a good overnight stop. The fairgrounds are difficult to find, having to drive around town some. The campground is some what unusual because the sites are not clearly marked. There was only one other camper there so that really wasn't an issue. The grass campground is level. There was a person who was working at the fairgrounds and he was helpful in helping us select a site. There are no bathrooms. The payment is a self serve system and there isn't an attendant. We would stay here again when in the area. There is a brewer within walking distance and they provide excellent tours--a lot of free samples. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was a surprise. Difficult to find in that there is no signage indicating an RV park from the road or even within the fairgrounds. When we arrived there were no other campers so it appeared an open meadow until we were close enough to see the electrical hook-ups. There are 28 sites listed on the webpage and additional non-traditional sites throughout the grounds. It is a bit confusing to find an appropriate site if you do not require full hook-ups. I still wonder if we parked correctly, but as there is a simple fee box and no host, I guess I will never know. It was nice to walk among all the fair buildings when the fair was not in session. The fairgrounds are walking distance to both downtown and the brewery (wonderful brewery tour and free samples). We would camp here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Twenty per night was for 50 amp electric only. WI requires non-residents to purchase an annual vehicle admission sticker for $35 (which we will use at other WI state parks) and gives a courtesy pass for towed vehicles. This park is located on the lovely manmade Lake Wissota. The beach was ok. Spacing between sites was roomy and most sites were level. Most sites have ample shade, but some are in full sun. Water is available throughout the park and the dump station is located at the entrance/exit area, which is about 1.5 miles from the campground. Many recreational opportunities are available in the park, as well as in the local area. We received two bars of 4G on our AT&T cell phone, so we successfully used it as a Wi-Fi hotspot for Internet access. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was our first visit to Lake Wissota State Park. We've camped in many of Wisconsin's state parks and this one is very similar to the others we've seen. Restrooms and showers were vintage, but the locale was superb. Almost every site is private and surrounded by greenery. There is a walking trail to the beach and a large beach area and beach house. A number of sites have been upgraded to 50A service. Also, the park is close to Chippewa Falls for groceries and dining. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I don't recall the fee hence the $1. I did have to buy a park pass. Very nice sites in a truly beautiful state park. Would be a ten if only they had full hookups. Beautiful trails through a variety of diverse habitats. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The first issue is the camping rate. An out of state tag cost $10/day + camping fee. ($14, $19 with electric) They have a pass you can buy for $35 to get in to the parks all year long. You can do the math. Resident of Wi. rates are lower. They do not honor Federal cards and senior discounts are only for Wi. residents. The showers we mostly clean but needed a good scrubbing same with bathroom but you don't have to pay extra and they were nice and warm. The roads are tight, we had a 36'MH with toad. Back in sites. They have 50 amp service but there are many sites without electric or just 30 amp. They have a dump station but no water at sites or sewer. Some sites are tight others are roomy. We had one that was a bit tight to get into but had a lot of room when we were in it. It was a large site with lots of vegetation between the other sites. This is a nice park and would get an 8 if the bathrooms were cleaner. Verizon MiFi works well no other service, no cable TV. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We arrived here and there were only two other campers in the park. We got site 76 which was a back-in with 50 amp electricity and satellite TV but it was marginal. We had some lake view from here. It was one of the quietest parks we have ever stayed in. Our Verizon Internet worked well. Access to mtn. biking trails and boat launch was very good. The city of Chippewa Falls is only about 15 minutes away. Campsites here have many trees and nice privacy. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice, clean state park. Although you are camping close to Lake Wissota, you cannot easily get to it from your campsite. They have most of it blocked off because of erosion. There's a boat launch and dock. There are places to fish in the park, but be prepared to hike or bike to get to them. The lake is beautiful, clean, and caters to great boating and hiking. There is also a small beach for swimming, information and nature centers, and a playground with a large picnic area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a large park, located on a stream that runs through the heart of the campground. The staff was pleasant and helpful. The office store not stocked with much. Much to do for campers i.e. putt-putt golf, tubing down the stream, and fishing nearby, but you pay for everything you want to do at this park. The pull through sites have no sewer hookups. They were long enough for my 34' RV and toad, but not sure a 40' plus could stay without unhooking tow car. The sites are closer together than we like, but okay. It rained as we arrived, and we waded through puddles of standing water to get to our door. (Note: In fairness, it did drain rapidly where we were, but some areas of the park looked to be small lakes.) An older park, with tons of permanent RVs, some pretty run down looking. This park is the only park we could find in the Eau Clair area (there is one other, we later found out), but I would not stay here again without a good reason. It is not our kind of place. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a seasonal campground, not brig ig friendly. Big rigs would not be able to cross the bridge; they would drag. They advertise WI-FI, but it is non existent. We had to turn around in their garbage dump area to go back to our site. Extremely steep entrance; most units will drag entering campground. Waterfront sites are taken by seasonal units. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nicely wooded, full of nature. Creek runs through the campground. Temporary sites were within proximity to the office for wifi access at the site. Spring rains made the area surrounding the site a swamp. It was a very muddy stay. Nice laundry facilities, clean showers/bathrooms that could use some updating. Dog friendly, and the seasonal residents are very warm. As the weather warmed, the campground became quite lively on the weekend. Tubes can be rented for a ride down the creek, and there are paddle-boats, rowboats, etc., for rent. Beautiful playgrounds for the kids, and mini golf/horseshoes. Limited camp store but this was being renovated at the time of our stay. Tick checks are necessary daily, and with all that wonderful nature does come a lot of bugs. Leveling was a bit tricky on the grass sites, which were very close together. We would absolutely come again. A very friendly place to stay, and great for kids. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was a fun campground to stay at. They had some activities for kids and a creek to swim in and tube on. People were friendly even with the crazy, busy weekend. Fireworks were really good considering it's a campground putting them on. I didn't have a site with sewer, but I wasn't worried because their website states they have a honey cart. However, I learned, on Saturday, that their cart does not operate on the weekends. Anyway, not the biggest deal but would have been nice to know before hand. Most sites seem to be fairly tight, but are do able. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We came in on a Monday and it was very quiet. It was nice to see nice grassy sites. The sites were very small and close together. No one was around us so it was not an issue. I had asked for a 30 amp site with full hookups and we were put on a 20 amp site with NO sewer. We only stayed for one night so that was not an issue either but would have been nice to get what I had asked for when I placed the reservation. It did appear to be in nice shape and well taken care of. All of there dumpsters were extremely full and needed to be emptied. I do not believe we will be back as there is many more options in that area that we could explore in the future. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Overall, an ok campground, nothing special. They really had campers packed in close. We were on a newer site with sewer so not as bad but still close. Luckily we camped with good friends. Can tube down the stream but have to walk to drop in point and stream was flowing very fast even though it wasn't deep. There is a small beach area on the stream but again because of the current it is hard to really swim. The little ones certainly weren't safe there. The newer playground was nice. Store was sparse. Lots of golf carts running around. Also long walk to get anywhere. Probably won't go back- too many nicer ones out there. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a Dr. Jeykl/Mr. Hyde park. Monday thru Thursday this is a quiet peaceful park with friendly office staff and residents. Friday Mr Hyde arrives. Unfortunately, the management doesn't enforce the rules, so expect to have both children and adults walking thru your site, a constant irritating parade of gas golf carts going by, and campfire smoke from unattended fires blanketing the grounds from 8am to well after 12 midnight. We were sandwiched between 4 families that indulged in loud drinking parties well after midnight, then awakened early as well, to cranky tired children that the parents had difficulty managing. We would never stay here again on Friday, Saturday or Sunday! However, if you like to party and let your children and pets run wild, this is a perfect campground for your family. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We were in a pull-thru area which was reasonably spacious. However, no close restrooms-showers. This is a predominantly seasonal family recreation area. The non pull thru areas were very crowded. OK for a night, but this park is geared to families with kids. Friendly and helpful office person. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground is large and very family friendly. Some of the sites seem very narrow and with slide outs the space can be tight. I would suggest staying away from 86-91 as they are very narrow. The sites in the 70's seem larger. Also the creek was low on water and hard for a boat to get around but the kids loved it for tubing and swimming. Overall I think things have changed from the previous postings for this campground and I would go back again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I had read some of the previous comments and was worried after I had made my reservation. But I was pretty happy with the campground. I'm used to camping at State and County parks where the sites are usually pretty big and spacious. That is the one drawback to this place. The sites are, in my opinion, very small. I have a 33' travel trailer and they had me backing into a spot where I couldn't stay parked with my truck hooked up. The place is cramped. All sites are right on top of everyone else. Most sites are seasonal... But nice to walk through and see what people have done to their campers. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
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This is not the first review for this campground. We stayed here in early spring of 2002, and we would have agreed with the previous reviews. We went back this past weekend and discovered the owners have done a lot to correct the problems the previous reviewer experienced. We were escorted to our site and the owner directed my husband as he backed in. Most of the large boulders were gone. There was a Bounder rally here that weekend. Parking those big class A's didn't appear to be an issue. It's a huge campground with many, many seasonal sites. Most of those sites were well kept, and most units looked in good repair. A creek snakes through the campground. Seasonal sites line the shore. Innertubes can be rented for $1 @ hour, and it's pleasant to float through the park. There is a small beach area on the creek. It flows into a very large lake. We had a very nice time and would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
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I answered "Don't Know" wherever possible because we did not stay here. We made a reservation about two months before we planned to be in this area. We called to cancel over a week before our arranged arrival date and were told that our one-night depost of $25 was not refundable. We reccomend that you find SOMEPLACE ELSE! This is just BAD BUSINESS!!! We camped here in a camper.
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The main reason we stayed here were the 30 amp hookups! The web site made it sound great and the Trailer Life ratings were high. Sites are OK size, but there was no buffer between them. We had to move our vehicle to allow the neighbors to move one of their many cars. If we had used our fire ring, we would have most likely started one of the neighbor's tents on fire! They cater to seasonal campers mostly. (More than 1/2 of the sites are seasonal). The best sites are all seasonal. The weekend campers are all thrown into a large field, one on top of the other. Campground was dirty with litter all over (site was not cleaned before we arrived). May have been from the out-of-control kids. Place caters to kids as there are shallow creeks to wade and float in. We didn't check out the facilities as we were self contained. They did have shower houses, etc. The dump did work upon departure. The campground folks violated their own quiet hour rules by driving a fork lift truck through the campground shortly after 8:00 am on Monday morning. That's when they started trimming trees and hauling brush. Reservations made 2 months in advance were disregarded and a very poor site was assigned upon arrival. Not that the original site would have been that much of an improvement! If you like a "zoo" with many, many children running all over the place, this is it! Many campsites had an excessive amount of cars and a large part of the campground was assigned to a large group. This seems to be a place for family groups to gather as there doesn't seem to be a limit on # vehicles, # people, or # tents in a site. We will never return! Next time it's the State Park! Please note that we did stay here on Leinenkugel's weekend in August, so the place was really crowded. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
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Park is not suitable for big rigs. Very few pull throughs and pull through spaces have minimal room to maneuver. Getting into and out of the park is akin to navigating an obstacle course. Interior roads are narrow and lined with trees, large boulders, etc. leaving no room for driver error. Campground has many permanent/seasonal/park models. We camped here in a camper.
Previous reviewers listed Sewer hookups, but they appear to be only available for the seasonal sites: which account for about 1/2 the campground. This is a nice, average campground with a staff that seems to care about the campground. Camp WiFi was very good 4G. Also, my Verizon phones and data card worked very well. 4G speeds as well. The campground is conveniently located close to Chippewa Falls for groceries and dining. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very friendly staff, consistently strong and fast Wi-Fi, shower/rest rooms cleaned daily, nice laundry facility, and nice well maintained landscaping. Surrounding area is beautiful with Lake Wissota State Park a stone's throw away. I stayed here for a month and would go back in a heartbeat. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Great campground. Dirt roads, camp site on grass and the sites are very large. Big mature trees that give a lot of shade. Water and electric only but there is a dump station. Friendly host and the people we talked to have come back year after year. Large childrens play ground and on Saturday night the campground participated in a Luau/pot luck. Again friendly campers and food. Perfect. Definitely a great experience. Lots to enjoy. Used antenna and Dish, good reception. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Love this campground! We were camping here for the weekend, with friends, and used site #14, which allowed us to make a "U" with our rigs. There were several groups like ours for the holiday weekend, and the owners here are always accommodating for groups as well as single units. The place is clean, very quiet, far enough off the beaten track, but not too far from the town. Tall trees provide lots of shade. Would definitely stay here again! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice and quiet campground. It was full when we arrived. We intended on staying at the State Park but the RV in front of me in line got the last spot. The park host gave us a list of local campgrounds to try and we picked Pine Harbor. I'm told it was the right choice. This was only a stop over on our way to Minnesota. Extremely accommodating owners who live on site. The gentleman who greeted us sympathized with us and squeezed us into a seasonal site where the tenants were not there. Most sites are huge. Our shared site accommodated my 30' trailer and a 34' seasonal trailer with plenty of room to spare. From discussions with other campers, the sites really hold a lot of water when it rains but eventually goes down. All sand and grass sites. Bathrooms and showers are big and clean. Only gave a 9 because we got there relatively late and left early. Did seem to be a family get together place for the seasonals. Lot's of family. Very respectful and quiet though. A ways off the beaten path so I'm not sure if I would go out of my way to stay there. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We've stayed here a number of times. It is a quiet RV park, even on a holiday weekend. The owners are extremely nice, and make popcorn on holiday weekends. The showers/restrooms could use updating and/or fresh paint--they are looking a bit run down. We don't normally use the showers in a campground, but were having a problem with our rig's shower. There is a small playground for kids, but not a lot of other things for kids to do. It probably contributes to the quietness of the campground. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice basic campground for an overnight stay. No sewer, but a convenient dump station on the way out. Join the staff for a pancake breakfast if you are there on Saturday morning. We would stay here again if it were along our route. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice, quiet family ran CG. Owners on site with any problems which may occur. Restrooms old but kept clean w/hot showers. Laundry room consisted of 2 washers and 4 dryers. Close to lake and downtown Chippewa with all the favorite stores and restaurants. Our rate was based on weekly rate w/one night free. Large spacious sites with plenty of shade but I was still able to get satellite with no problems. I would of rated this CG higher if full hook-ups were available and restrooms were updated. With CG being small, dump station is within easy walk w/Blue boy if needed. Their "Greeting letter" stated that they had free mobile sewer service if needed. (Didn't use). Would stay here again. I updated map but it would be a good idea to call for GPS or directions because there are no signs until you get to 190th Street turn. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Fifth year in row that we have been here. The fireworks display was moved so we could not see them. We still could see many set off by area resorts and businesses. Already plan to come back next year. The campground is just as good as past years and Phil and Pat are still great hosts. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Hosts Phil and Pat are very friendly with Phil leading you to your site. Sites are large with lots of shade trees. Quiet campground with great view of fireworks on the 4th of July. This is our fourth year camping here. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.