14 Parks near Amherst, Wisconsin
May 2015 - $30.00
This was our first time at the park. We heard about it at an RV show. We had a lot of fun at the park. The people where nice and the owner was about as nice as you could be. He will offer you anything you need and really wants to know if you are having a good time. We talked to him the whole time we where there. There is a community fire pit to hang out at when it gets dark and can meet a whole lot of campers. My wife did go on a horse back ride and loved it. We will stay there again and do have another trip planned there this summer. It was very quiet at night when it's time to get some rest and if you like to look at the stars this is the perfect place, there are no street lights. - splicer
Aug 2013 - $30.00
This campground is also a horse ranch. If you enjoy spending time with horses you can opt to take a guided horseback ride or interact with Bucky the horse. Our site was level (Site 1). With ease we were hooked up. We were pleased to find out we have Wi-Fi here and some TV channels. Sites are very spacious and there are a lot of oak trees and shade. There are a few seasonal campers here. Besides the horses there's a playground, volleyball court, horseshoes. You can drive 3 miles to the Hartman State Park where you can swim, explore and rent kayaks, canoes, paddleboards. The owner gave us sweet corn for supper two nights in a row and all staff joined us for a volleyball game. - antigua195ck
May 2009 - $15.00
Very nice county park, on a good fishing lake. Nice little boat landing, and also a pier nearby to moor boats near the campgrounds. Pit toilets, fire rings and tables, plus elect and water at the sites. No dump station. Great cell phone signal and air card on computer signal nearby towers. River fishing down a side road near a dam too. Newly updated electrical and water lines last fall make each site very well supplied. There was even cut firewood all over for the taking, but please do not transport any wood into or out of the park, as Wisconsin is fighting the Ash borer beetle invasion. - kareninthewoods
Oct 2016 - $25.00
We spent a weekend at Lake Emily County Park in October of 2016. The restrooms were clean and the campground is well maintained.
The location is great Very close to Stevens Point, Amherst Junction and Amherst.
The only downside is that the campground is near a busy freight train rail line and a four lane highway. If you stay here expect noise from each. - Jim Kruzitski
Jun 2009 - $18.00
We stay here when we are going to the agility trials at Camp Bandy. We never have had any problems with the sites, bathrooms are clean and we have always had hot water. Sites are big/roomy. People are friendly. Although no water hook ups there is water available to fill up your water tank and there is a dump station. We will be staying here again. - myztique
Jul 2006 - $18.00
The sites were spacious, and the park beautiful. There wasn't a lot of privacy between the sites, but for the price, I thought it was an excellent campground and we will return again. - Cristal444
Aug 2016 - $28.00
Overall a very nice park. I highly recommend this place. Campsites are huge and private. The swimming lake is great as well as fishing and biking trails. - Jroget
Aug 2014 - $18.00
Sites are tight due to all the beautiful trees. Overall, a very nice park with excellent/friendly staff. - DJanis
May 2009 - $18.00
It is a very nice campground with nice playground, beach., fishing pier, couple little stores, where you can rent a canoe/boat, lot of hike/ bike trails. We had very nice wooded secluded site, but it seems like lots of them were wooded, but not secluded. There is Ice Age Trail going through that state park. This state park has couple lakes. We will be back. - basiamil
May 2016 - $1.00
We happened to stay with our local camp group during the park's Veterans Weekend for free. We were warmly greeted and efficiently checked-in. Our campsite was located in a large grassy, open area typically used by groups. Each site had 30/50A electric and a water hookup. Electric was stable and water pressure 45+. Site width was generous and you didn't feel you were camping on top of your neighbor. Wi-Fi was available but a bit finicky to connect to. Once connected it was reliable. A dump station is conveniently located for use on departure. The rest of the campground is mixed into the pine forest. The park is family friendly with a huge pond for swim and play, a rec room and a nice little ice-cream store. Prior comments about golf carts are true and it gets a bit dusty when the wind blows in your direction. It was unusual the park allowed youngsters to drive the carts around at night without any lights. At any rate, the open camping area worked great for our group and we'd come back again. - Born2Roam
Jul 2015 - $40.00
This is NOT a park for transients or for a weekend outing. Most of the spaces are "seasonal" or "permanent" (they are purchased and used by part-time residents). We were lucky to be able to reserve a site that was isolated and had a great amount of space, but we got to listen to the seasonal residents having their patio/garden parties each evening.
Golf carts abound in this park, and many are driven by children or teenagers. Each evening there is a "parade of carts" with residents continuously driving around the facility with wine glass or bottle or glass in one hand while driving (usually faster than the posted 10 MPH limit AND ignoring one-way streets) until after the sun sets.
Teenage staff at the office and around the facility; never once saw any sign of adult supervision of the sites or streets.
Don't consider a stopover or a weekend here. - grandflic
Aug 2012 - $42.00
In the pines, there is only sand and no grass. In the open, there is much grass but no shade. There is an airport across the road which had crop dusters flying every morning. Don't stay near the trash compactor aft of the office. It smells. Wi-Fi was very spotty. The pond is nice to swim in with lots of floating structures. Probably would stay elsewhere if in this area again. - WoodedOne
Jul 2014 - $37.00
The positive first: - Very beautiful site, we had #127 in a corner with beautiful trees surrounding a porch deck and further down a fire pit area in the grass. So two levels and very private. Quiet and very little traffic. Pool clean and looked new. Store open with a decent selection of products. Very nice owners, helped us with packages and letters. Toilets clean. Power stable.10 minute ride to Waupaca. Very good Verizon coverage. Extremely beautiful area and campground. Not a field but wooded small hills. Pool was in the mid eighties when we were there. Then the negative: - Absolutely no Wi-Fi so we had to spend 100 dollars to Verizon for the three weeks. Parking is hard since sites are pretty small. We parked under a pine tree that dropped some sap, to be expected but a thought, you have to be on your toes to navigate a big rig through. So to summarize, a hidden gem in Wisconsin in a very beautiful area and with caring and friendly owners on location that helps you with whatever you ask for. Try it out! We planned to stay a week but extended it to three. However our only wish for the future is Wi-Fi. Today as important as water and electricity for us fulltimers. - BasilFawlty
May 2012 - $30.00
The owner's are a tad strict, nice but strict on some stuff. The pool was heated and was nice. The sites are well groomed and the concrete pads are nice and level. We will be back again! - aimee21
Jul 2011 - $35.00
This park claims "big rig friendly" but we do not agree. The roads are on hills, very narrow, and partly paved, partly dirt with HUGE deep ruts and wash outs. Traffic directions rules not enforced. We had great difficulty driving to our site and meeting a vehicle going the wrong way. Trees so thick we could not get satellite, even though we requested a satellite friendly site as previous reviewer advised. We were merely told that they didn't know if a site could get satellite or not. Pads are concrete and spaced nicely apart from neighbor, however, maneuvering a 40 ft motorhome in around the trees with such a narrow roadway with RV's parked directly across from you right up to the roadway is quite a challenge. Overpriced and definitely will not come back. - BeckyV
Jul 2013 - $22.00
For us, this was the perfect campground. The sites are large, level, and secluded. Lots of mature trees surround each site (you can see the other sites near you, but you have 75' of woods between most sites). There are several "double" sites (like sites 2&3 and 14&15) which are great for two units wanting to be together. There is one pull-through (site 11). Nice walking trails (down past the dam, up past the boat launch to the 3 walk-in site area). Exceptionally friendly campground host, gave us great tips and sold us excellent firewood ($5/ 1/2 wagon load). Picnic tables & fire rings for each campsite. (Site 12 has the ring on the wrong side though). Park manager walks the loop frequently. No excessive noise or inappropriate behavior during our 3-day stay here. Good electricity (no water). Single dump station. Decent cell phone coverage (Verizon and AT&T and TrackPhone). For us, this was a very nice place to relax while doing activities in Stevens Point. We'll stay here again without a doubt! (PS- we're the kind of campers that like state parks, ACOE campgrounds, etc - we tend to avoid KOA and private parks) - AndersonFamily
Aug 2012 - $20.00
The previous reviewer said it all. This is a very nice park with shaded sites and clean facilities. We were pleased to have a large, level site so that we did not have to unhitch for the night. The $20 fee included electricity. It will go on our list of good places to overnight when traveling I-39. - canoeperson
Oct 2011 - $15.00
This is a fine little county campground, located about 3 miles NE of Stevens Point, just off Hwy 66. Beautiful location on a 271-acre county park, just across the road from 85-acre Jordan Pond and the Plover River. Excellent fishing. It has 22 sites with electric, but no water or sewer hookups. Also has 3 tent sites on co-located island. Cost is $15.00/night, but electric costs $5.00/night. Park is open from May 1st to October 31st. Paved roads in one large circle. All sites are back-in except for one pull-through. Heavily wooded. Big rig accessible with care. Shower house is moderately clean. Our only complaint was the excessive highway noise from close-by Hwy 66. - dennmattgano
May 2014 - $35.00
This park consists of primarily permanent sites, but has about 20 sites open for nightly use. It does not have a full-time staffed office, so the owners must be contacted by phone for check-in. There is no dump station and no sewer hookups, but staff will pump out holding tanks for a $10 fee. The owners were very friendly and helpful, as were many of the permanent residents. We would return if there was a need to stay close to Plover, WI. - mdtandem
Jul 2016 - $40.00
Site 146 was a serious pain to get level in....grass site with so many bumps and hills that we ultimately gave up and grew satisfied with a slightly off-level stay. Connections in oddly placed areas. Overall, the park had a lot of amenities, offered wifi which was a huge blessing because our verizon jetpack barely connected (verizon cell phone did not get service here) Very hot while we were here so we appreciated the lake beach. Swimming pool seemed to offer a lot of excitement, but we're just not excitement kind of people so we skipped it. If we were here during a busier time, we would not have been unable to back in to our site, as the access road was narrow and it would have been very tricky to get around the trees and poles and cabins in the way (we "pulled through" an adjoining site to get in.) Given we were trying to stay closer to other family members, we kept our given site but would otherwise have tried to find a different one. Excellent camp store and lots of opportunities to waste money on arcade-like machines and "mining" for the kids. We thought the rate was far too high for what was offered. - ThreeTravellingBlondes
Aug 2014 - $60.00
This is a large park very much off the beaten path. It has good paved streets in the interior with some gravel, some concrete pads. Our premium site had a concrete pad and patio with a table and bench and grass between the sites. We were on the back row of the park, so it was fairly quiet, but the view was overlooking some debris. The Wi-Fi did not work well on our site, and our AT&T service was poor. - SMorin
May 2013 - $45.00
Very nice park. We had a new improved campsite on the end with new cement parking. Very clean park. Our neighbor and I wished we could cut down one tree to get our satellite to work, but was fine without. Large park and we rented a golf cart. We may go back. But not this year. One problem was we dropped off our new propane tank to be filled. When I came back to get it, it was gone. So they gave me some old rusty tank. Not too impressed with that. - Camping Somewhere
Oct 2015 - $39.00
Wow $39 bucks for electric and water was hard for me to believe.
They don't even have a sewer hook up, cable or WiFi. It has easy access to I-39 and also that is all you can hear here.But I need a place to sleep over for one night and this area north is void of good RV parks.
The lady working in the store is very nice park seems well keep. The back part a long Wisconsin River is for people staying here full time if your passing thru you get to look a I-39. It is on the Wisconsin River. Has lots of stuff you can rent daily.
Read all the rules.
If we was passing this way again and needed a place to stop for a night it easy to get here. Just don't pay attention to your GPS after getting off interstate. - JustDon
Oct 2014 - $27.00
We got the winter rate for our stay. There are a lot of "permanent" campers/residents in the park. One small permanent camper was being relocated to the spot right next to us that is a long pull through spot! Since there is no sewer hook-ups at the sites, the permanent residents have tanks under their campers for sewage collection. This wasn't especially appealing! Overall the campground was good, a nice restaurant within walking distance too so we didn't have to disconnect. We would stay again but request a site down from the permanent camper! - Foxes
Aug 2014 - $37.00
Overall, good campground. The spots that were open were in open field with little to no shade. Water pressure was good, power consistent. Easy in out with pull thru sites. Don't expect to get a riverside site. Filled with seasonal campers. Lots for kids to do with peddle bikes and carts, jump pillow and swim pool. Bath house was clean but a little worn with paint peeling off. Didn't use the shower. Staff was friendly but not real knowledgable. No sewer hookups but they will send a honey Wagon by for $6 to pump you out. Their is a bar and grill on the north end of the campground but we did not stop at but we heard the food was good. A little road noise from the nearby freeway, and the campground is a bit of a challenge to get to via frontage roads. - JaycoJoanRick