Happy Acres Kampground

     


Bristol, Wisconsin
Phone: (262) 857-7373

Sites: 179
Recent Rate: $43 8/2014


Latitude: 42.5976001095008
Longitude: -88.0779612064362

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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
  • yes-lake 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 1
  • Good 7
  • Average 7
  • Poor 3
  • Terrible 3

21 Reviews

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

NorthernIllinoisPlumber

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

We have been here a couple times. Our site was located near a cut through trail. Numerous times campers cut through our site, which was very annoying. Fences would certainly help as a guide. The campground could do a better job with enforcing quiet hours as well. The plumbing worked, the Wi-Fi was fine, the area seemed clean. We camped at Happy Acres Kampground in a Tent Trailer.

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DaveInOhio

Review Count: 63
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a family mecca with pool, ponds, and games galore for the kids. Our pull-thru site was level and long, and there are grass strips between the gravel sites. Water and electric hookups were convenient. Bathrooms were clean and modern, but showers cost extra. We were able to receive Wi-Fi at our site near the office, but it was rather weak, so we just used our Verizon modem which received a strong signal. Overall, we felt the price was just a bit steep for what we got here, but it was a pleasant place to stop for a night along the way. We camped at Happy Acres Kampground in a Motorhome.

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DonnaZ2011

Review Count: 62
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

We chose this campground in Wisconsin because we couldn't find anything closer to Chicago. It is about about 50 miles north of Chicago. This campground is huge and has all kinds of things for kids to do, too numerous to mention here. All the kid stuff will cost you extra $$. It is full of shade trees. The sites are mostly grass with some gravel sites in the 50 amp area. We requested 50 amp but none were available so we settled for 30 amp. We thought we would have trouble leveling our 40 ft motor home but we were able to do it with no problem. The sites are wide with picnic tables, fire pits, and a charcoal grill. There is a pool and a lake for swimming. We were told WiFi was available only at the office area, but my computer connected without effort at site 128 which is quite a ways from the office. There is no cable. We would stay here again if in the area. We camped at Happy Acres Kampground in a Motorhome.

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KeithL

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

Date of Stay: - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice campground. Friendly staff, always willing to help. Family orientated. It's more than a little pricey for a campground with no sewer hook-ups, but pull-through sites were fairly level and adequate size for big rigs. We were right next to the pool and stayed during 4th of July week so area was noisy during the day, but quiet after hours. I would definitely stay here again. Close enough to Chicago and Milwaukee for day trips. We camped at Happy Acres Kampground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Simply Dave

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

Date of Stay: - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

Stay away. The park atmosphere was noisy, and staff was surly. The baths were too small having only one sink. The pay showers were small and had no hooks for clothes or towels. The biggest shock was the charge of $25 for my 2 adult children to stay in the trailer with us. So for 4 adults in one trailer we were charged a total of $65.95. This park was not worth it. We camped at Happy Acres Kampground in a Motorhome.

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RichardL

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

Date of Stay: - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

Family run campground taken over from their parents. Do think they should invest money into an area for full hook which could be done and incorporate some events into the pricing. They are friendly, Wi-Fi at office only, pool is small, $.25 for showers, everything you do here there is a charge. Great place to tent camp as we have done prior to purchasing a travel trailer. Full hook up would be nice. The good thing about here is if you are looking for a quick getaway and there is a lake. We camped at Happy Acres Kampground in a Travel Trailer.

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eaf14131

Review Count: 54
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

Forget it! First of all it's way off the beaten path. Secondly, for the stupendous price of $43 you get a narrow, unlevel somewhat gravelly site with no sewer. Thirdly, I dealt with two different people at check one was surlier than the other. Wi-Fi was only at the office, but worked fine. Oh, and did I mention the dust? The kids rides all had coin boxes on them. Didn't investigate that area too much, but I see others did. Would not return. We camped at Happy Acres Kampground in a Motorhome.

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NorthernIllinoisPlumber

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here for a weekend, and it rained off and on. The area by the pool had severe drainage problems, and our fire pit would fill up with water. The kids swam a lot: until they closed the pool early. Apparently it was cloudy enough to warrant this. The staff is nice, but they don't move quick. My daughter was stung by a wasp, and when told the reply was, "Yep, they are out there." Also, I accidentally clogged the toilet, and when told they seemed genuinely concerned about this problem. The store closes at 10pm. I went at 9:30 and the doors were locked. I knocked, and the nice girl let me in. she said they lock the doors to clean so they can close by 10pm? We had a good time, lots of laughs. We will go back again next year. We camped at Happy Acres Kampground in a Motorhome.

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kermitfor4

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here over Labor Day weekend, so it was busy, as to be expected. The area we stayed in was towards the back, with other 5th wheels, trailers, etc. These sites all had a semi-paved/gravel pad for parking, and ours was fairly level, and they had a permanent awning over the picnic table which was on a concrete pad. This was a nice amenity, but I believe there were only about 10 like ours in the whole campground. The bad part about this area is people were REALLY crammed in, but we didn't mind as we made weekend friends with our camping neighbors. The tent areas seemed to be a bit more spacious however. The campground in general was average on noise. We have twin 6-yr olds, and there were tons of kids for them to play with at the playgrounds. The noise wasn't too bad in our area. Most people turned in around quiet time (10 pm), and I didn't hear many people stir in the morning until at least 8 am. The only thing that was a nuisance was the large quantity of dogs barking at each other, particularly the hound dog across from us that the owners let bark constantly for hours while they were sitting there. The roads looked like they had been paved at one time, but were very old and had turned mostly to gravel. The lake "beach" area was very small, and muddy (not much sand), but the lake also had paddle boats ($6/half-hour), moon bounces ($.50/15 minutes), a floating dock in the middle of the lake, and fishing. The pool was extremely small, but being a cooler weekend, it wasn't very busy at any point. There was a nice area deck next to the pool marked Adults Only, all lounge chairs, and the adults there made it clear to their own kids that they couldn't be up there, which was nice. Although we never used the bath houses, we always check them out to see what they are like in case we decide we want to use them. I would say they are very average, but it was very much like a long mobile trailer that was partitioned in mens and womens. The floor was that of a mobile home- very flexible. You do have to pay for showers (not sure how much), and the cleanliness was OK. I've been to much better campgrounds in this regard. The office staff when I booked by phone the girl was maybe in her teens and seemed very unsure about the reservation and where the site was or what it was like, but I chalk that up to her age. The check-in staff was mediocre, not overly friendly, but they did at least have someone from the staff escort you to your site so you knew exactly where you were without guessing. Trash pick up was daily, but at night. Overall it wasn't bad by any means, but definitely not one of the better ones we've been to so far. We camped at Happy Acres Kampground in a Travel Trailer.

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ckeith

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

Date of Stay: - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

We didn't enjoy our time at this resort because they really do nickel and dime you for every extra. The only free items were the pool and the lake. I felt very bad for the cooped up animals as well, in this day and age I see no reason to have ducks, rabbits and other animals in tiny pens all day, just sitting there unable to fly or walk much. It was sad and unnecessary. I saw no camper even looking at them. Perhaps not the resort's fault but I have never seen so many mosquitos. The kids are covered in bites despite constant applications of insect repellent. Perhaps there is an environmentally friendly way to treat the grounds for mosquitos? We camped at Happy Acres Kampground in a Motorhome.

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hdonlybob

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

It is an average campground. It is a nice set up, but they nickle dime you to death for everything extra. I also didn't realize that there was no sewer hook up. The pool too small. The bathrooms not the best. Overall an OK place to stay, but I probably will not return. We camped at Happy Acres Kampground in a Fifth Wheel.

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reviewer3

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

Park is not bad, ifyou have $$$ for the kids to do anything. Everything at park is $$ except the pool and the lake, even the old store front carnival rides are 50 cents. They even charge for showers! Fire wood and ice is half price down the road. The management does seem a bit cold when you have questions, but the work campers are friendly. Feel sorry for the animals they have in their "petting zoo." Over priced for full hook ups which does not include sewer. The seasonal campers all have the external sewage tanks. Not all that bad for a one time stop, but would not go back. We camped at Happy Acres Kampground in a Motorhome.

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NorthernIllinoisPlumber

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

Our kids had a good time here. The pool is small, but nice and clean. The playground is dated, our kids still had a blast. The open area field allowed them to play games after dark. Our site was easy to get into, and it was clean. Staff seemed friendly, even though it was hectic. The downside was a lot of mosquitos! They must not spray, and the lake was a Chicago river St. Pats color. We will visit again in 2010. We camped at Happy Acres Kampground in a Tent Trailer.

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Passport Supertramps

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

We were disappointed in Happy Acres Kampground. We reserved a Deluxe site and found the site only had water and 30 amp hookup. The "deluxe" site came with a cement slab for the picnic table. The area for our trailer was sunken so low, we had difficulty cranking our stabilizers up and down. The swimming pool is advertised as heated, but was incredibly cold. The bathrooms were dirty (floors muddy, toilets not cleaned, towels not stocked). The showers are pay-showers. We were very disappointed with the customer service of the staff. They were terse and did not like asking questions when you went to ask a question or purchase something in the store. The mini-zoos were not kept up well and the peacocks and roosters (which are situated right next to campsites) squawked and crowed LOUDLY at around 5:30 every morning. Not exactly a relaxing time to sleep in. The biggest disappointment was we saw signs everywhere with dozens of posted rules, but none of them were ever enforced. For example, there were rules for no running or rough play at the pool, no food or beverages at the pool, adults only in the "adult relaxation area", and quiet times were 10 pm. We clearly observed severe infractions of all these rules, and they were never addressed by the staff, even when they were in plain site of it. The price we paid for our stay, $42 a night, was excessive compared to the cleanliness and supervision of the campground. We will not return. We camped at Happy Acres Kampground in a Travel Trailer.

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photomarg

Review Count: 101
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Our rating is low primarily because of cost and the attitude of the office staff. This is a great campground if you have kids and want lots of activities for them. If you don’t, it has a number of disadvantages. The cost is high for what you get. Without any discounts (we got a Camp Club discount for weekdays – it doesn’t apply on weekends) for $42 a night you get water and 30 amp electric. They do pick up trash at your site, which is good because there are only two dumpsters (at one location) and they were overflowing the couple of times we went there. Visitors are charged $5 for adults and $2.50 for children, but are allowed to use the pool and other amenities. There are three shower houses, one apparently intended to accommodate the tent sites and the other two on opposite corners of the very large property – it could be a long walk depending on where your site is. There’s only one laundry, with two washers and two dryers; the washers are $2 a load and the dryers $1.50. We found the people in the office to be curt and, although not exactly unfriendly, not particularly welcoming and helpful. Finally, the fire pits are sunken, without anything around them above ground, which I think is a hazard, especially in the dark when it would be easy to fall in them if you were walking through a site without lights on. They do have wi-fi if you’re near the office, but we didn’t use it so we don’t know how good or reliable it is. We would stay here again if we had to be in the area and couldn’t find anyplace else, but would not choose it if another alternative was available. We camped at Happy Acres Kampground in a Fifth Wheel.

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