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Bayfield, Wisconsin

Apostle Islands Area Campground

Bayfield, Wisconsin



Bayfield, Wisconsin
Phone: (715) 779-5524

Sites: 60
Recent Rate: $40 7/2016

Latitude: 46.805053397185
Longitude: -90.836205482483

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking no
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone ?
  • Central Modem Central Modem ?
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed ?
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

43 Reviews

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Review Count: 88
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Apostle Islands Area Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
19
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Bayfield was a great little town to spend the day walking around.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Apostle Islands Area Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
30
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Interior Roads
Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

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! We camped at Apostle Islands Area Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
11
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

The Grand Tour cruise from Apostle Island in Bayfield was very nice - 3 1/4 hours, $40

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Ranks down there with the worst campgrounds we've been in. When we called, we were told they were booked full for the nights we wanted but if we could postpone and come in on Sunday, they would take good care of us. Couldn't make a reservation because they don't take credit cards; wouldn't even write our name down in the book for a site. When we arrived on Sunday, the owner was grumpy and acted like it was an imposition to deal with us at all. Finally, a site materials, a 30-amp, back-in, too short for a 40 ft. rig. First job was to trim the trees so the branches wouldn't scrape the roof and back of the motorhome. The interior roads have deep rutted trenches supposedly for water drainage. Rest assured, driving over them even at a crawl will rearrange everything in your cabinets...an underground pipe would do the job. The sites weren't very level but we managed. The power went off twice Sunday night; too many rigs on the same line and we had to run our generator. On the bright side, the water pressure was good and it was very quiet at night. Definitely would NOT stay here again. We camped at Apostle Islands Area Campground in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Small, but very nice campground. Very convenient to everything to see in Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, just about a mile into town, near u-pick berry farm and orchards. Nicely laid out with sites surrounding a large open playfield and playground--lots of area to set up games, etc. Some sites more level than others, but still able to level up with some blocks. Owner warns you about drainage ditches across the gravel road, just be sure to go heed his warning--drive slowly and pay attention and no problem. Owners very accommodating about moving to another site we liked better. Second time we've stayed here and will stay here on our next visit. We camped at Apostle Islands Area Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 171
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

I don't think I have ever rated a campground this low. The owner isn't pleasant, there are rules for everything and signs about the rules everywhere. The bathrooms are old, clean, but primitive. Doors aren't big enough to really provide privacy, you are only partially covered by a building. The showers are even older and worse. They may be clean, but very unattractive. The two pull-through sites are facing the road so the front door of the RV is less than 4 ft from the road. The only saving grace was it was possible to reserve a site, but we had to drive here to do it, since they only accept cash and check. Rate is based on staying 7 days. We camped at Apostle Islands Area Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 64
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

Sites not level. No cable. Wi-Fi OK. Rustic bathrooms. Clean, but no soap. No credit cards. Water connection far from our unit. Not a lot of options in the area. We camped at Apostle Islands Area Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Unlike another reviewer, I had no difficulty navigating the site in my 37' class A. It is hilly, but not a big deal. The campground is nice, quiet, and reasonably close to town. We enjoyed our stay here. We couldn't get Wi-Fi at our site, but Verizon service was OK. They did have new digital cable boxes that could be used for a $50 refundable deposit. We didn't try using it. We camped at Apostle Islands Area Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 84
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a small campground, but well maintained. Most sites are tent trailer sites with 30 amp and water. It could be a challenge for large RVs over 38 feet since all sites are back-in sites. Roads are dirt and gravel, rough and narrow. A few sites have cable, 50 amp, water and sewer. We had one of these back-in sites. The bathrooms (toilet only) are outside and showers are inside. Showers are metered charging $1.50 for 5 minutes. Even though we didn’t use them, they were very clean. There’s no laundry on premises. Store has a limited selection of RV supplies, ice, and wood only. Office hours are 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. Their Wi-Fi is fast and had excellent cable reception. Our Verizon cell phone worked fine. The park is close to downtown Bayfield. While here, we visited downtown Bayfield; took a boat cruise to Madeline Island and took the Grand Tour of the Apostle Islands. We also went blueberry and raspberry picking in Bayfield. We camped at Apostle Islands Area Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

Main campground is difficult to navigate with a large motorhome. Roads need maintenance and trees need trimming. Campground rules are many and posted throughout the park. Owners are angry and unwelcoming, even yelling at guests at the front office. We would not stay here again. We camped at Apostle Islands Area Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a nice park., Our space looked out at Madeline Island and Lake Superior. Well maintained, but a little tight for some rigs. We have a 40 foot motor home and had a big space, but they have limited big rig spaces. The showers need money to access them. Didn't use any of the services except the utilities. Had to settle for 30amp to get the view. We camped at Apostle Islands Area Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

We found this to be a lovely park, and would certainly stay again. It's close to the pretty town of Bayfield, and a short drive to Red Cliff or Ashland. You can catch the ferry to Madeline Island, take a boat cruise around the islands, or a glass bottom boat tour: all from Bayfield. The campground was clean, well maintained, spacious, and quiet. Very nice. We camped at Apostle Islands Area Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 96
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

A very nice campground with lots of trees. Very quiet and peaceful. Close to town and everything you want to do. There are a lot of rules posted, but we found the owners to be very friendly and helpful. We hope to come back here again - it was wonderful. We camped at Apostle Islands Area Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

We enjoyed camping here, even though the owner could have been more friendly. We did everything we could to be nice to him, and followed all his well posted rules, but he still acted like we were intruders, instead of guests. I guess being one of the very few full service campgrounds near Bayfield, he can act that way and still have people come. We camped at Apostle Islands Area Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 79
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

Some sites have a sewer hookup -- ours didn't. Campground is on a hillside, some roads are paved, most are narrow but easily navigated. Our site was pretty private, shaded (not all are), and reasonably level. Lots of "Don't" signs all over the campground, makes one feel like you are not really welcome. The owner, while personable enough to us, seems like he has owned the campground too long and feels most campers are not the brightest people in the world. The campground is well located for sightseeing in the area. I thought the charge was a bit high for what was offered. We camped at Apostle Islands Area Campground in a Motorhome.

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