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Apostle Islands Area Campground

Bayfield, Wisconsin


85150 Trailer Court Rd
Bayfield, Wisconsin 54814
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 60
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 46.80505
Longitude: -90.83621

Elevation: 832' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly no
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Phone Phone ?
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking no
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes yes
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access no

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

This is a small park cut into the local hilly terrain. The gravel roads are narrow with tight turns. Most sites are not level. We needed blocks under the front tires and jacks to keep from going Excess Slope. There is one site (12) that is Big Rig capable. Otherwise anything over 32' is too long for majority of the sites. We are 43'. The park is quiet and dark at night. Electric is 20/30/50 amp and the water pressure and quality is very good. Location for touring the Apostle Island area is great too. Hence the costly night fee. FYI. They have a 5 hour checkin window, 1pm to 6 pm. According to their rules, check in after 6pm is an extra $50. We camped at Apostle Islands Area Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
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Review Count: 112
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed here about four years ago and it was owned by a rather grumpy fellow. The new owners are just wonderful. They have really spruced up the office and could not be more helpful. We were able to make the reservation over the phone and just loved this park. It is quiet and about 3 miles from Bayfield for easy access to the tours and places to eat and shop. We would love to stay here again. Some of the sites have the electric/water on one side and sewer on the other, but that was not a problem. Plenty of places to walk your dog. Very few tv channels and no wifi or laundry. We camped at Apostle Islands Area Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
52
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Pull through
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
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The farmers market on Saturdays is small but very nice. The Fat Radish Restaurant in Bayfield is very good. The little town of Washburn, which is about 10 miles away, has a nice bookstore and a great pizza place called DaLou's. Lake Superior Drifting jewelry is there if you like local stuff. Ashland is about 20 miles away and has a nice little quilt shop and Walmart. There is a golf course near the campground but they were the most unfriendly folks we have encountered lately.

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

The new owners have owned it for a month now and they are so friendly and helpful. The campground was very clean and well maintained. We camped at Apostle Islands Area Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
2
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Bayfield is a charming little village with a charming Marina. Make sure you see the Apostle Islands.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

A young couple, just took over this campground about 5 weeks ago. They are very helpful and are working hard at inproving all the little items and tasks that the previous owner left them with. This was already a nice campground and this ambitious young couple is working to make it a lot better. This is definitely our place to stay when ever we're in this area. All it lacks is paved interior roads. There is a problem with some dust control on the gravel roads, but the new owners have been working on the roads every day we've been here. We camped at Apostle Islands Area Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
18
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

A very convienent campgound with easy access to the numerous area boat rides around the Apostle Islands.

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

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

They do have the new website and reservation system running. The reservation system is one of the best I've used. It will tell you what dates are available and for which sites. We stayed in #52. It's a pull thru on a hill above the office, like having your own yard outside your door. The new owners are super friendly, and our stay was great. The hook up's can be a little crazy, electric and water on door side and sewer on the other. That said one of the top 4 sites we've stayed in. We camped at Apostle Islands Area Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
52
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Not big enough for my 5th wheel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Interior loops are a little tight but not impossible.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

The website advises they will not reserve on the phone - you are to print and mail in a reservation request along with a check for full payment. Hard to do when you are in the road so I took a chance and called. The man that answered was very nice and said they were new owners and they did take reservations. Wish I had known before I tried 6 other places since I couldn't print their form. He said he would have to check and see if they had a space for me and get back to me. Since we were traveling with spotty cell coverage I called back an hour later and got a very nice lady and she said she just got the message and they did have room! She took my credit card and I was happy. We got here over an hour ago and have been trying to set up ever since. When we saw the spot they put us in, a pull thru even though my confirmation said back in, we knew it would be a problem. There are 2 huge trees behind the spot so the entire space leans to the road. We are not novices but for a Motorhome spot this is a challenge. My husband went up and asked if there was any way we could move to one of the 4 other sites nearby that are in flat ground and empty and was told those were all booked for the same time that we were here. But I guess because the office put us in the crappy site we are stuck even though we are here. This is not a great beginning to our Apostle Island trip. If you do have to stay here, don't let them put you in site 14. There is no map on their site so you can't tell anything, but ask. Oh, I just remembered! We are fortunate that there was a clean out for the sewer on the opposite side of our site as the one we supposed to use is uphill! And we all know that it doesn't roll uphill! We camped at Apostle Islands Area Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
14
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

The park is very beautiful, lush and green. Beautiful mature trees and very large green sites. It is near Bayfield WI which is a wonderful city on Lake Superior. When we checked in on last Friday night it was the new owners 1st day. They are delightful, young and excited about their new opportunity. I believe they will make this a 10 in the future. We have stayed twice and enjoyed our stay. We camped at Apostle Islands Area Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
32
Site Surface
Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady, Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

You can catch a ferry to Madeline Island which we were visiting for the annual Inline Skate Marathon. Ashland WI is just 20 miles to the south and a great little city to visit with very friendly people. There are parks, water falls, and national forest everywhere.

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Review Count: 49
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $39.00
Overall Rating:

This park is now for sale, which explains the lack of investment in making this park the best in Bayfield. So few options in the area and none above average. This is an older park, tight turns/campsites, hanging branches, 30 amp only, sites old gravel with some just dirt and gravel, many not level. Would not stay here again if possible. Would go to Legendary Resort & Casino Campground, at least was right on beautiful lake Superior, but nothing else to brag about for the campsites. We camped at Apostle Islands Area Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

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

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Bayfield has so much to offer, except good campgrounds it seems for a 32' motorhome. Took the Apostle Island Cruise which was very enjoyable. Eat at the fantastic The Fat Radish, twice.

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

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

Management was accommodating, and site was very good. Nice site, high enough with a slight wind so mosquitoes didn't bother. Older park but well maintained. Would recommend the park, and would stay there again if in the area. We camped at Apostle Islands Area Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
upper loop
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Boat trips and the Maritime museum are worth the time.

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

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

We try to give all parks a chance, even if the reviews are somewhat bad. We are staying here for a week. We have two sites. They make you send check prior to arrival for payment in full. Then when you get here they charge you a extra $5.00 nite, because they had no sites that you paid for, so they give you upper sites with a so called view of the lake, funny. So, they charged us $40.00 nite plus $5.00 nite electric plus $5.00 nite for no view. Then if you want to use their showers, they charge you. No laundry room or amenities. So this park is over charging. The managers are very rude as in previous reviews, its time for retirement. It is a nice little park, but we would never stay here again or recommend it. We camped at Apostle Islands Area Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

We chose this campground because of the close proximity to Bayfield and because it had full hook-ups. The Darylrimple campground has electric, but only water stations and not at each site. If you need satellite, make sure you have a site that the satellite is not blocked by trees. Ours was fine. The sites are gravel and our was not level :-(. It's not a 5 star campground, but adequate. We camped at Apostle Islands Area Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Apostle island tour is okay. The islands are uninhabited and used for camping or canoe/kayaking. The best of the tour is the view of the caves at devils island. The history is good, but would not do this tour again.

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Review Count: 169
States Visited: 42
Helpful Reviews: 41

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: 8
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 5

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: 5

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.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
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