8 RV Parks near Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
Jul 2017 - $26.00
This park it self is wonderful. They really need to think about putting water on all the sites. The park manager was not friendly. The area was quite wet when we first arrived. No parking on the grass. Toward the end of the week, the area was drying up. My folks, who are 85 years old came out to visit is us. My dad parked on the grass and the park manager made a point to come around and tell them and us about the no parking rule on the grass. In a tone of voice that was not nice. He was not staying more than a hour to visit. - sweats
Jul 2015 - $22.00
We stayed there a full week and found the camp hosts pleasant and helpful. The park and features were in good shape, the rest rooms and showers clean. 20 and 30 amp electric only. - BaldEagle42
Sep 2014 - $20.00
We stay at this park every summer to visit family in the area. The roads and large sites are paved with nice grassy areas between. Sites have 30 amp electric with fresh water and dump station at park entrance. There is a very clean shower building with flush toilets and showers. The campground is across the street from Beaver Dam Lake with a boat launch and fishing pier. This park is a gem in a peaceful natural setting. Will stay here again and again. - krb
Jun 2017 - $34.00
No laundry on site, payment quoted on phone was then expected to be cash, more if by card. No late arrival allowed, no attempt to accommodate needs of camping arrival. Reservationist did not speak clear English. Steep, gravel entry drive: watch out for deer. Rained and concerned branches could have hit RV. Trees untrimmed.
No trash cans throughout park. Only 1 dumpster which is marked for food only specific type of trash. You're told to take your trash out with you.
Poorly lit indoor pool with no life guard. No pool safety items. Pay showers, which were not the cleanest. Grounds are not well maintained, grass looks like rarely mowed. Lots of mosquitos. Gravel roads. Picnic tables were old. I will never stay here again or recommend. - Jane77
Jun 2017 - $34.00
We have been camping at The Playful Goose for 3 years and have always found the owners to be very accommodating. We have our favorite site and found it by taking our time reviewing the website map and dates that accommodate our trips.
The sites are large, not on top of each other. The grounds and parking pads are maintained well including regular cleaning of the fire pits. The beautiful marsh setting is peaceful and fun for all with a park nearby. Paddle boats, canoes, etc are available for rent at the campground. The indoor pool is great for both kids and adults. The restrooms and showers are clean and if there is anything you need the owners are there to assist.
Thank you! - RCKK
Jun 2017 - $39.00
Excellent campground for Kayaking .. we had a fantastic time camping and kayaking this past weekend. We are looking forward to our next visit. Campsite good size - port a potty clean - fire wood good price 4x4 $40. - DebbieLamb
Aug 2017 - $30.00
It's a county park and taken very well care of. Quick check in and the park was about 90% full. All the sites are open unless you tent it back in the tent area. The sites along the river are all gravel and somewhat level. They area up top has concrete pads which cater to the big rigs and gravel area which looked a little congested. Tons of grass space to roam around. We stayed for two nights and did a little paddling on the river (they rent canoes) other then that not much going on. Not sure I would be back as its close to home and probably would explore someplace else. If passing through for the night or a need to be in the area I would stay again. - Campingwi
Jul 2016 - $22.00
It would have been nice to have water hook up, guess I am spoiled. The park has all asphalt pad that were level. Great over air tv and cell service. The park was very clean and peacefully. I would stay there again. - rving4fun
Jul 2014 - $20.00
This is a very clean, nice county park off the beaten path. It was almost empty the whole time we were here. The spots are spacious, level and easy to back into. The is no water nor sewer connections at the sites. They do have a hose at the entry to fill your fresh water tanks and a dump station to flush the holding tanks when you leave. There was one other camper in the park while we were there during the week. We would come back if in the area. - bones1941
Sep 2012 - $18.00
An out of the way park, signage to it not very good, but otherwise a pleasant surprise. Hiking trails have a view of the Horicon Marsh which is a must place to go to. Only down side is the 20 amp sites. Would stop here again without a doubt. - stetwood
Jul 2012 - $18.00
We absolutely love this campground. The sites we had were nicely wooded and the play area was across the camp road. We had our family reunion here and the facilities were very nice and well kept. The bathrooms and showers were very clean, caretakers were very friendly and made sure guests were following rules. The trails are intriguing and show off beautiful scenery. We have stayed here 3 times and will continue to return. - cfamrace49
Aug 2009 - $18.00
This is a nice county park. There are a few sites for big rigs, but check ahead and make a reservation. The electric is 20 amp only. Lots of shade and space to spread out. The park features nice hiking trails and playgrounds for the kids. The park is close to the Horicon Marsh and many other recreational activities including the Wild Goose Rail Trail for the cyclist. - Paul M. Kitchen
Aug 2010 - $38.00
Nice grounds and a lot to do for the kids between the heated pool and lake with inflatable toys. I would not suggest staying up on the seasonal area if you have a bigger unit. We could not unhook or use the sewer hook-ups in this section in our original site. The office was very helpful in moving us to a open seasonal site, but it was still small as we couldn't get the 5er in there all the way. What would have worked would be a tractor, but not with my truck. The seasonal area was very quiet, and folks in this area very friendly. The buildings were clean and well maintained. Park was nice for the kids. Golf carts need to be parked by 9 PM. We'll go back, but request to be in the more the overnight area down by the lake / pool. - Trevor01
Sep 2007 - $38.00
Very friendly staff. Seasonal campers also very friendly. Very fun activities for children. Also had very nice equipment to play on it the lake. Well kept park! I would return. - audie
Aug 2016 - $42.00
This campground is divided into three areas situated around a mill pond. The area on the north side of the pond appears to be all seasonal. The area on the south side is mostly seasonal with transient sites mixed in. The west side area we stayed in bordered the pond, was all grass with a number of trees and was all transient. It's also close to the office/store and swimming pool. The electric and water configuration is a bit helter skelter in this area and we had to run our water supply under the rig to a spigot shared with the next site over. The power pedestal was nearer but in an odd place too. In fact, the layout seemed deliberately wide open for the placement of most any rig because the site locations weren't clearly defined. Big rigs could have a problem if other neighboring sites fill ahead. Once you get in your spot, you are camping. Only 30amp power is available and voltage stayed between 111 - 118v. Water pressure was adequate around 40 psi. There are no sewered sites and no dump station. They have a honey-wagon to take care of pump-outs for $5. Wi-Fi is available but very finicky. We were able to get a one bar signal for our hotspot which performed better. Cell phone coverage is hit or miss depending on your service provider. Over the air TV station reception was very good with all the network and public channels represented. The owners were very welcoming and friendly. The store is well stocked for incidentals you may have forgotten. Donuts and coffee are available to purchase with your Sunday newspaper. The park is family oriented with lots of kids enjoying the pool. Fishing in the mill pond is free for catch & release. While we were there a youngster caught a 30" Northern Pike. Overall we had a good time during our two night stay. Pricing is above average for a park of this caliber but we would come back for a couple nights again, only during the week next time. - Born2Roam
Jun 2016 - $38.00
Owners are extremely friendly. Has a small private pond. We stayed in sites that back right up to the pond - beautiful. But beware of the geese. Have activites every weekend and bakery fresh donuts every sunday morning. The fish boil is delicious. Nice pool. - User3521
Sep 2013 - $35.00
Fun family campground. Quiet and beautiful. Owners are friendly and accommodating. Nice lake to fish in. Many campers are seasonal, so there is a wonderful sense of community here. Had fun playing bingo...and won a little cash, too. Would stay again. - GrandmaLee
May 2017 - $75.00
This is our favorite Wisconsin campground! We enjoy the atmosphere and the convenience of having so much to do. The pool/waterpark is clean, and well kept. As a mom of two little ones, I appreciate the lifeguard staff, and the fact that the pool area and beach are right next to each other. The mini golf, frisbee golf, and pedal bikes are all rented with a deposit that you get back upon returning the items - this is a nice feature being able to do these things for free. This campground allows you to have one RV and one tent per site, which has been nice for having others camp with us. There are fun activities planned on the weekends - and our kids enjoy the activity center, jump pillow and playgrounds. This is a friendly, fun campground. We have stayed 4 times, and plan to keep going back! Helpful note: it can be noisy late - especially on bigger weekends, like Memorial Day weekend when they have a live band play. This didn't affect us that much with being in our travel trailer, but we had friends staying on our site in a tent, and it was hard for them to sleep - they were pretty crabby the next day. - GoBigOrGoHome
Jun 2016 - $75.00
We stayed June 24 - June 26 in our 26' travel trailer. $158.26 incl. tax for 2 adults & 3 children aged 7, 17, & 17. We stayed on site #1; friends stayed on site #2. I was NOT a happy camper this visit. - No pun intended. THE BAD: Our site was covered & I mean covered in geese feces. Good thing we have dogs & I was able to use their pooper scooper....for a little over AN HOUR! I'd say every 10-12 inches there was a pile. Not even exaggerating! Once our friends arrived we collected quite a bit more for at least another 30-45 minutes each. I'd say together we gathered 8-10 pounds of feces. Again, not making this up. We mentioned something to the office & they said people were coming Saturday morning to clean up. The beach was covered - disgusting! Not even a "sorry for the trouble, can we get you some ice-cream?!" Since we were on site #1 we had seen the maintenance crew arrive Saturday morning. They did one section of the beach area, left, & didn't come back. There was still A LOT left! And they didn't come by our site to clean up, or any others for that matter, just the beach area. They are also using a strobe light system to scare the geese away, but all they did was sit behind our camper. I also think they are being fed because at one point they stayed away from the beach area, but we noticed almost all had their heads down to the ground. At this site we also had a lot of campers walking through our site. Unfortunately our one dog that we recently adopted got anxious each time someone walked through the site, so we had to take him inside. It would have been nice if people walked around. THE GOOD: The pool was spectacularly clean this time. It was also nice seeing the lifeguards watching for height restrictions on the younger water slide riders. Out of the local campgrounds in WI this is our #2 favorite campground, but our #3 overall. We will be back, I just hope the geese are more under control next time. - Candi and Michael WI
May 2016 - $85.00
Be sure to thoroughly question the site you plan to stay on. Some sites have terribly placed trees if you have a large rig. We have a 42' fifth. Plan your path to your site before leaving the gate, some turns are quite tight.
This is a party campground. So if you are looking for quiet, this is not your place. Our river front site actually was quite nice. But again, ask when you call. Plenty of weekend sites do not have shade, but some have really nice large mature trees.
There is a guarantee you will have golf carts buzzing around all day. All of them playing music quite loud.
No garbage bins are placed around the campground. You must drive all your garbage to a somewhat inconvenient location. Particularly if you typically throw out garbage while hooked up and dumping. This park has 2 dump stations which is nice, but one of them you must pull head on to a building and back out.
The pool and water slides were well kept and maintained. The beach pond had a funky smell, taste(don't ask), and color. The weird turquoise color makes you wonder.
Horseshoe, volleyball, baseball areas all look fairly well maintained. The Frisbee golf course was decent. I'm sure not many people play that. The skate park I was really looking forward to, was nothing more than a cracked up, abandoned tennis court. The actual tennis court didn't look much better. Both of which should be taken off their advertisements. The dunk tank I didn't look for but didn't see either. - Magiccowinuse
May 2017 - $1.00
We stayed free on Armed Forces Weekend. Very nice CG with a nice pod for fishing and swimming. Much of the park is seasonal, but they have several nightly spots as well. The park is not flat but most spots are graded well. Our site had a sewer recepticle that was up slope and barely lower than our drain outlets making it close to not functioning. But we have a smaller/lower riding trailer. We really enjoyed the stay and the Military and Police/Fire ceremony on the last day. The only real down side was some of the other guests. One couple across from us argued all night long, played loud music all day/evening and for some reason, had bright lights lit up on their trailer 24/7. There were a couple other large groups that were loud all evening long but everyone toned it down when quiet hours hit. I just prefer a more peaceful experience. Oh, and I consider the park layout to be what I call "parking lot style" with spots side by side with little room and no privacy between them. For some this is fine, but I prefer a little less noise and nose. Overall, I give it an 8/10. If I take into account that it was free, it would be 9.5/10. - esox07
May 2017 - $47.00
Noisy. Expensive. Limited amenities. No discounts (early season, Good Sam or any other) We camped early season and expected a quiet weekend experience. What we got was a campground full of partiers, loud music, shouting, arguing....obviously plenty of alcohol flowing. The management said they couldn't do anything till 11 pm quiet time, but even then the roar just went down a notch. Management was pleasant but unhelpful. Kids next to us had fun catching some fish in the catch/release pond but the path to the creek was under water so I could not try fishing there. Sites were ungraded gravel and not very level. Roads are gravel and fairly wide and easy to navigate. - Mudpuppy78
Sep 2016 - $47.00
This was our first time staying here and we're glad we did. It was a bit of a drive from Chicago (@ 3-3 1/2 hrs) but was fine for a long weekend (Labor Day). Check in was smooth and the staff was all quite friendly and pleasant. Shared an electric/water box with the site behind us. We both were able to back up enough to not have to use extension cords.
We took part in some of the Labor Day planned activities: volleyball tournament and DJ Dance. WHAT FUN! All of us enjoyed ourselves. My teenage boys liked the swim pond with inflatables and I was able to spend some time using the volleyball net to play badminton with one of my children. A lot of kids around and my older son was able to join a pick-up basketball game.
There aren't a lot of "transient" W/E/S sites but they are level with decent tree cover. Most of the campground is for seasonals and I have to say that I have not been to a campground with such clean and well-kept seasonal sites. Folks take pride in their spots here. We met quite a few seasonal campers and they were all very friendly. The campground is family-oriented and quiet at night. We were far enough from any city that we were able to see the Milky Way and enjoy the night sky.
There's a cute little bar/restaurant on the premises: also very clean and run by friendly cook & bar staff. We enjoyed our stay here and would recommend it for sure. - EllenT