Apostle Islands Area Campground

     


Bayfield, Wisconsin
Phone: (715) 779-5524

Sites: 60
Recent Rate: $36 8/2014


Latitude: 46.8050533971854
Longitude: -90.8362054824829

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 12
  • Good 18
  • Average 9
  • Poor 4
  • Terrible 0

43 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

RebaW

Review Count: 60
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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John and Carol

Review Count: 143
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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User3623

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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KS Camper

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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Roger & Mag

Review Count: 84
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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lrensch

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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dumbodog

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

Date of Stay: - $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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cardlady

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

If you are looking for a park were all you can do is sit in your lawn chair with a book in one hand and fly swatter in the other, this is for you. If you hate water or even views of the water, this is for you . I found the fact of being nickle and dime for such basics as a shower very irritating. This was the most expensive of all the campgrounds and then having to pay extra was too much (1.50). We had reserved for 3 nights but after only 2 we had had it and left. One more thing I personally found somewhat distasteful were the "cutesy" by underlying sarcastic signs put up around the park, i.e. "do you run all stop signs, or just this one", there were others. This was just such a put off. I would never stay here again We camped at Apostle Islands Area Campground in a Motorhome.

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mary mcmoo

Review Count: 89
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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winterpeg

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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hoddinr

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

Date of Stay: - $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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renodick

Review Count: 73
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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User2563

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

This is our third time staying at this Campground. Again we found the place to be an excellent place to stay as we visited the surrounding sites. Each visit has been for a week or more and we plan on returning again next year. We camped at Apostle Islands Area Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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johnanann

Review Count: 211
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

We almost did not stay here based on previous reviews, but we are glad that we did. We thoroughly enjoyed the week we spent in site #41 on a hill under a large oak tree. The park is quiet and rustic as the roads are dirt and uneven. The showers are $1.50 for 5 min, kind of steep. No laundry but excellent cable and Wi-Fi. We loved Bayfield and exploring the area. We would definitely return. There are other campgrounds in the area with no amenities so this one isn't that bad. We camped at Apostle Islands Area Campground in a Motorhome.

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cwier

Review Count: 68
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

As others have said, big rig friendly is limited to certain sites. Very few true level sites at all. The weirdest thing is the toilets in a pseudo outside situation. The sites are well maintained and the view from a few sites on top is great but over all the charge is high for what you get. With limited campgrounds in the area they can charge what they want. We'll stay here again for a short time, but only up on the hill. We camped at Apostle Islands Area Campground in a Motorhome.

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