9 Parks near Bayfield, Wisconsin
Jul 2016 - $40.00
We selected this campground because of location to Apostle Islands NL. The roads inside the park are quite tight and rough but if you go slow you should be okay. Our site was level and worked well for us. I could see where some site might have a problem because the park is on a slighty steep hill which adds to its character.
The electric was only 30 amp so you had to watch your usage. No wifi or cable and there were only 5 OTA channels.
A caution, it looks like the park is up for sale but the owner was out everyday that we were there working on items around the park to maintain it. - John Borajkiewicz
Jun 2016 - $36.00
When we looked up the campground for our stay they made a point of saying how level the sites were and how friendly the service was. When we got there, however, we found that they weren't very friendly. We had read nothing stating this campground doesn't take credit cards, we were lucky we had cash on hand. The man who took care of us was rude, short and rather grumpy, as if we were encroaching on his time. He was rude when he stated we could not go outside our site into the woods at all, and that the dogs must be on a very short leash at all times. We can understand the rules, but the method of imparting them on us was rather short.
As we drove to the site we found massive man-made speed bumps, these weren't little and were tough to drive over on a slant. The site wasn't level in the least, we were listed to one side no matter how many times we attempted to find a better leveled area. A little uneven is to be expected, nature doesn't always comply after all, but this left us with a very long step down out of the side door and if you opened a cupboard the door would swing on it's own.
The bathrooms were not as advertised - very old-school girl scout camp style, not a problem but they were advertised as clean and kept up. These were little more than open air stalls. The sinks were in the next room over, you had to step outside and go around to get to them. Again, not a problem; they were just not as advertised. The shower was dirty, dark and $1.50 per five minutes, and not very hot.
The dump station was so unkempt that you needed a wrench and a hammer to get it so you could hook up!
Overall it was a poor experience with poor service. Be prepared for hilly interior roads, dirt roads and washed out sections. Uneven, bumpy, and rough. - NewYorkCountryGirl
Aug 2015 - $40.00
The owner assigned us a site with DirecTV service from our mounted antenna. The park was quite hilly but sites were fairly flat. I resented the sarcastic wording on internal stop and speed limit signs. In checking in, the owner asked my if I could behave for 4 days. My appearance is that of a senior citizen! - Bill Strong
Jul 2016 - $25.00
Nice park, some sites have Lake Superior views. Corners are tight around loops, watch for posts. We loved the area. Would definately stay here again. Electric only. An artisan well on property to fill our water jugs for drinking water. Dump station and potable water spigots. Many seasonal campers but they keep their sites neat & clean. Fills up most night, at least while we were here in July. - Coley
Jun 2016 - $25.00
This is a small park that is tight for large rigs; however, it can be done. Roads are narrow, but sites are rather large. Parking for a toad in front of the RV was tight. We found the park to be quiet with friendly local people making up most of the campers. This is a nice area that is close to the Twin Cities. - illini777
Sep 2015 - $25.00
This is a nice park first come first serve. We got a site near the lake and beach. Has great view of the lake and so pretty with all grass except the paved roads and gravel pads which handle our big rig and toad. We hauled in our own water but they do have access to fill your tank and an artesian well that all the locals use to obtain drinking water. No sewer for a week is no problem if you have large holding tanks. - signaloil
Sep 2015 - $25.00
Campground sits right on the shore of Lake Superior, with views of boats going in and out of the town harbor. During our visit, there were lots of seasonal campers and relatively few first come-first served sites remaining. So our site was a little short for parking our 5th wheel and 3/4 ton tow vehicle and had a mudhole on one front corner. But we would recommend it to others for a 1-2 night stay. - fanrgs
Aug 2015 - $25.00
Beautiful park in a beautiful setting. Lots of shade with spacious campsites. Electric hookup only. Arrive with your water tank full. Not easy to find water to fill up at the park. Short walk to downtown. Located right along Lake Superior, a few sites actually overlook the lake. This is a good place to spend a day or two. Excellent Verizon and AT&T phone and data service. - Charles3
Jun 2015 - $25.00
Small City park. Electric only $25/night. We carry 30 ft of water hose and had to borrow more hose to fill tank when we left. Only 2 spigots available and they are well off the road. Some sites very difficult to maneuver into. Showers were mostly clean but not great. - ebaldy
Jul 2016 - $25.00
You can make reservations for this park. There is a$5 reservation fee. At first glance this campground was not very impressive, but we ended up enjoying our stay here while we explored the Apostle Islands and the park. We had to do some blocking, but most sites seem somewhat level. The sites vary significantly in size and placement. The restrooms are nearby and are the Park Service restrooms. There are showers for a fee. We did not use either of these as we are self-contained. There are water fills located throughout. There is a dump with rinse water but not fresh water. We had to work hard, but we were able to find a hole in the trees for our portable satellite dish. We were able to get Verizon data and voice, but only when using our Wilson amp and rooftop antenna. Bayfield with shopping, restaurants, and activities is about 20 minutes away. All of the roads to reach the campground are paved, but about 10 miles are quite bumpy. It was very quiet at night and nice and dark. We would stay here again if visiting the area. - TheJim
Jul 2012 - $25.00
This a quiet little campground. If you have big rig some spots will not accommodate you. There are no water hookups but they do have potable water at different locations to fill your tank. Campground hosts are very nice people. Out of the way place but full on the week ends. Very nice beach area. Bring enough electric cord as the electric box is shared with two sites. We would stay here again. - TEXASBOY
Aug 2009 - $25.00
A bit off the beaten path, secluded and quiet. All sites on grass with gravel roads. Showers available but are pay, restrooms next door at the NP parking for the Apostle Islands. Close to beach (across road), marina/harbor, and historic fishing works. Hosts very friendly. Nice beach to walk along, clean, sheltered. Can see some of the islands from campground. Most sites open and with few large trees for shade. Tent sites off to side more removed from main camp. - Browndogs2
Jul 2016 - $30.00
Was so glad we spotted this little city park as the hiway east was washed out and Walmart would not let you stay there even with major washout east on hiway 2 after major flooding. Beautiful spot. No office. Self check-in but does have a host camper to give you code to restrooms. - Rpopeye
Jul 2016 - $30.00
This is a small city park. Interior roads are tight due to narrow roads, some large boulders, and RVs with awnings out. It's a one way loop through the campground so backups can occur as people are scouting for a site. Most, if not all, the waterfront sites are taken by monthly renters. It's first come, first serve. Sites have some gravel, dirt and grass and some are not well defined. Our site was just on the side of the road. There is water and electric - some are just 30 amp and some are 30/50 amp. WII FI worked off and on and mostly off. Directv worked fine. Verizon signal was very weak even with our amplifier. Even in town, the signal is not very good. This campground is right on Lake Superior, and they have a boat ramp and small beach area. A bike path runs right by the Lake and you can access it from the campground. You can easily walk, bike or drive downtown. Take a fun afternoon drive to Bayfield. There are tours to the Apostle islands as well as a vibrant downtown. We stayed here in a motorhome and would stay again if in the area. - Free
Jun 2016 - $25.00
Nice quiet spot right on the shores of Lake Superior. The host was very kind and helpful. Nice playground and beach. Easy walk into town. Great value. We would stay there again. Unfortunately first come/first served unless you are staying for more than a month. We were there off season (late June) just overnight and there were several open spots - I'm guessing it fills up quick later in the summer. Price increases to $30/night peak season. - CANef
Jul 2016 - $35.00
As per a suggestion from another campground poster from last year we camped in site #12. This site is probably the best one in the campground however there were a couple quirks. The power pedestal and water spigot are located at the front of the site so bring a couple long hoses and maybe a HD extension cord. As for the rest of the campground you have a 50/50 chance of getting a level site so bring plenty of blocking. They are not real bad but be prepared. All sites have a fire ring and older picnic table. Someone came around each night selling wood also. The campground showers and bathrooms are actually in the casino so you will have a walk of around 75 to 100 yards depending on what site you are in. Even though we didn't use the showers we observed that they were very clean. We did eat one evening meal in the casino and it was very good and reasonably priced. The lake side of the campground road offers very beautiful views of the lake and islands. We did notice people cutting through other people camp sites which is a thorn in my butt. All in all we were very happy with this campground. It was very quite at night plus there is lots to do in the area. - jackmroz
May 2016 - $35.00
We stayed for 3 nights while visiting the Apostle Islands area. Lot 12 is absolutely beautiful. We made it a pull in so that we overlooked the water. Any utility inconvenience is nullified by the terrific view and great location. Some of the sites are not real level; however, ours was great. Good 50 amps. Water and electric are on opposite sides so you use a little more hose or cord. Dump station faces the wrong direction when you are leaving but there is lots of room for a quick turn around no matter how big you are. Personnel were extremely helpful and friendly during check-in. Lots of grass. The hotel/casino is only 4 years old and is very clean & modern. - Freedom Bus
Aug 2015 - $35.00
We stayed here for four nights. Great view. 30 amp electric and water only. Dump station on your way out. Sites are a little un-level but ok. Overall OK.. - Rwake901
May 2015 - $20.00
This park is on Madeline Island. You will need to take the fairy over. You'll be looking at approx. $130.00 round trip for 2 adults for the fairy ride. This is a nice Wi State Park. Plenty of beautiful views, water so clean it's deceiving how deep it is! Great hiking trails & a wonderful sand beach. The facilities are cleaned twice daily. Like most state parks, the is only electric, but you can fill your camper before getting to your site.
No pump- out at the park, but there is one at the municipal airport on the island.
A truly unique experience for the adventurous type. - rnv