14 Parks near Burlington, Wisconsin
We did however find 14 campgrounds within 25 miles of Burlington. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Burlington in the left hand column.
Aug 2013 - $44.00
Completely disagree with the reviews. This is an overrated campground. TL gives this a 5 and 6. That is a low rating for them and they got it right. The manager is horrible. Would love to talk personally to the owner to tell him how his manager is running this park into the ground. It could be a really nice GC with better management. Will not be back and would not recommend you use this camp. - Barber1998
Aug 2013 - $55.00
Nice quiet little campground. Campground managers were friendly. Clean and trimmed. Great trails for hiking and walking the dogs. Good water and power. Just a little tricky for long trailers. Will go back again. - Gr8daggett
Jul 2013 - $30.00
Wonderful CG. Lack of sewer at each site could become a pain during long stays. However. the greatest thing about this CG is that most everyone followed the rules and were courtious. When quite hours began the place went quiet. Even those who were hanging out and drinking kept it quiet. There is a nice pool and play ground for kids. We liked the multitude of trails to walk the dog. The grounds were very well kept. I would not hesitate to visit again. - Goodcruisin
Sep 2015 - $52.00
This park has the highest cost for what you get as any I have ever stayed at. There is no sewer or water. Electric site was 42$ plus a 10$ vehicle fee. Staff was OK and park is OK but way over priced. - bwl
Aug 2015 - $19.00
We had to pay an additional $30 for a Wisconsin park entry pass. We stayed in the Sunrise Campground on the east side of the park, in the 200 loop. We were impressed by the size, spacing, and privacy of the sites here, which is the main driver for our high (8) rating. Most sites have a thick stand of trees and shrubs between them for nearly complete privacy, yet have plenty of grassy area left over for camping. There were a couple areas along the road where scraping against low-hanging branches was unavoidable. We also had to back up our 37' motorhome all the way to the wood blocks at the end of our site in order to fit our car in front. We did spot a few sites that should support longer RVs. In almost all cases the camping area was behind the site rather than next to it---picture a lollipop where the stick is where you park your RV. Usually we don't prefer this arrangement, but it worked out well for us here. Our site #223 was close enough to one of the water spigots that we were able to refill our fresh tank halfway through our stay using three hoses (75'). The spigots inside the campground aren't threaded so a water bandit or other adapter is needed. The campground host (Randy) was very friendly and helpful. The showers were pretty old, run-down, full of bugs, and the water was lukewarm at best. After our first shower we decided to just take navy showers inside the RV for the rest of our stay. There are miles of trails in the park, though we ended up turning around early due to mosquitos during our attempt at walking the trail. AT&T and Verizon both worked well. We would stay here again. - LifeRebooted
May 2015 - $17.00
Bong has two campgrounds: Sunrise, which is relatively near the entrance on 142, and Sunset, which is all the way across the park on the western end. Only Sunrise has electric sites. We camped in Sunrise campground in site #224 two different weekends in May 2015.
The sites all have gravel pads upon which you must park. Each site also has a fire ring with a very nice grill grate and a picnic table. The sites have some small trees and shrubs between then but mostly Sunrise is open, grassy sites other than a small strip in sites 145-150. There is not much privacy when you are on your site. We had friends on adjacent sites 222 and 223. 223 has the least amount of privacy of the three. All 3 are maybe a three minute walk to the bathrooms with flush toilets and showers. The ladies restroom had a lot of vandalism in the stalls that the park had clearly tried to cover/remove several times. The restroom floors are terrazzo and were wet and slick both weekends we were there. Shower pressure was OK but not overwhelming. The water is warm but temperature is not adjustable.
We had to deal with rangers because my MIL has difficulty walking and uses a golf cart. We called in advance of going to the park and were told the cart was OK. Once we arrived, one ranger woke up my inlaws to tell them not to use it and then later told us his boss had said to wait for us to use it and issue $300 ticket. No where in its campground rules does it say golf carts are not allowed but don't bring one even if you are disabled. - We_love_truck_camping
Aug 2016 - $45.00
The site was not good. We expected a better looking environment and updated equipment for how much we paid plus the place looked all booked up, meaning they are making good money here. They do not put any of the money back into the campground. It is a dump. We got a 30 amp premium site $45. Nothing premium about it, not even full hookup. No concrete slab. Weeds were everywhere. Bugs were everywhere. One couple left because the tiny stinging bees were so bad.
We did like walking by the animals. The animals looked good except the duck area and peacock area was very dirty and poorly kept. The fun zone is an additional $20/weekend per child. A can of pop was $1.35. We got two cookie ice creams and a generic bumper sticker for $10! The playgrounds weren't playgrounds, it was an old swing set, an old merry go round, etc., in the middle of a weed/mud filled area. The playgrounds were untouchable due to dirt and many had broken pieces and splinters.
The lake/beach was a swamp. The beach area is very tiny with dirty mud type sand. There are weeds everywhere. The pool is very small and cloudy. I cannot believe the price at this place. I really wanted to like this place. - Yellow Submarine
Aug 2015 - $45.00
This was our 3rd and last visit to this park. The staff is very rude and less then helpful, the camp host was even worse, very mean vulgar man. We requested a site we have stayed on twice before only to have them move us to the no motorcycles allowed part of the park, we told them we had a motorcycle and asked for the site we requested, they told us they were saving it for a group of people who were camping together and wanted adjoining sites who had yet to arrive. We were instead told to park it by security and walk the 1/2 mile down a very steep hill and back up a very steep hill to our site. Being handicapped I cannot walk this distance yet they refused to put us on a site where motorcycles were allowed and if we didn't want to do that then we could leave. They do not have any handicap parking or accessibilities in many aspects of the park. There is a fee to everything you do here. Showers are 25¢ extra, facilities are dirty. $48 camping fee which is 50 amp and water, NO Sewer is for 2 adults ($12.50 per night per person extra) and 4 children under 18 ($2.50 per night per child) and 2 vehicles, the one your driving and what your towing is considered 2, $5 per day per vehicle, day guests are $5 per day. They offer a bouncy play area for kids, also $20 each person for the weekend with limited hours and open from 3-7 on Friday and from 11-7 on Saturday. The pool was so dirty we preferred to swim in pond for free. If staying in this area check out Bong Rec area instead and have an enjoyable experience vs staying here. Site was a steep uphill slope. - rob4mepls
Aug 2014 - $43.00
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. - NorthernIllinoisPlumber
Jun 2016 - $57.00
We were SUPER frustrated with this place most of the time we were there. There ARE some good things about this place, so I'll start with those. Most of the sites are HUGE, like CRAZY huge which is great. Most of them are also heavily wooded which makes them nice and private, which is also good. Proximity to the beach is great, for the most part. It's a pretty solid hike from the campground to the beach. Took me about 15-20 minutes at a normal pace. So, that's about the extent of the good. On to the bad: The woman who checked us in was awful. One of these "all about barking out the rules, even though you didn't ask or have any intention of violating any of them" kind of people. ZERO personality. There was a guy there who was much nicer and seemed to be sympathetic to the treatment I was getting but seemed powerless to make corrections even though he was the one carrying the gun. :) The roads are paved but REALLY tight. I have a 35 foot RV and I'm REALLY glad we didn't tow the car this time. It was like a slalom course trying not to scrape trees on the road side (trade off for the nice wooded sites I know, but just say'n). I felt like I was trail blazing also with all the branches and limbs smacking my RV the whole way in and out. Only SOME sites have power, and are completely random as to which ones they are, so pay CLOSE attention when you book if you need that. The entire situation seems like its setup to discourage trailers/RVs (based on our experience and watching someone try to back in a 35 foot trailer - whew... I wanted to give that guy a beer when he finally got it parked, but alcohol isn't allowed in the park, so a thumbs-up sufficed). Although getting into many of the sites is REALLY hard, the sites themselves are HUGE. The showers are only open from 7am to 11pm which is frustrating, especially in the morning. So forget the early bird showers to beat the rush. Fire pits are rusted out and bent up but sufficient. That's all I got. - Brian Holmes
Oct 2011 - $29.00
Staying in a Wisconsin state park is like ordering from an a-la-carte menu: there are so many choices and add-owns that registration takes concentration. The park has 100 sites, but only 15 or 20 have electric service. Water is available at the dump station but nowhere else in the park. Sites were often shallow and consisted of piled gravel for a pad. Our site was damp once we stepped off the gravel pad. The road through the park is very narrow and the trees are close; we do not think the park is suitable for large rigs. This is an urban park, surrounded by residential areas plus the local high school. We were disappointed by the excessive charges imposed on non-residents ($10 daily access fee, $2 extra charge for the site, $5 extra for electricity--$29 total for each night), but the location is very good for visiting Lake Geneva. During our stay there were hardly any other campers staying in the park, even over the weekend. When in the area again, we will probably grit our teeth and stay again. - Jay Rutherford
Jul 2010 - $24.00
A few electrical sites. It could be a nice park but it needs a lot of work. Mow the weeds would be a good start - hotpepperkid
Sep 2016 - $60.00
Small site. Just Enough room got a pop up and screen tent which gave us 3 feet from fire pit. Rotting picnic table. Quiet time not monitored even when a complaint made to rude management. Don't waste your time calling. NOT WORTH THE TIME!!!! - KD from St Francis
Aug 2016 - $34.00
We stayed at the campground for two nights. The sites are very close together and not very level. We were visiting friends and only used the campground for sleeping. It has a very nice pool. Bathrooms and showers were clean and the staff was friendly. - Karen Rick
Sep 2012 - $32.00
Stayed here for 2 nights. Campground is built into a hill and all gravel. I camped in a motorhome, but brought my motorcycle in a trailer. Hills, gravel, and motorcycles are not a good mix. sites are close together, not very level and roads are not identified. Small campground, but still needed to make a couple of passes to find the correct site number. People are friendly. Campground could use some upgrades. Level sites, repair sewer ground connectors, and WI-FI would be a nice addition. - Mike F
Sep 2016 - $42.00
The park is 9 miles from Hwy 43 and is just 1.5 miles from Lake Geneva. The park has mostly seasonal and full-time residences with 6 sites for over nighters. The check-in person was pleasant and helpful. Our site was gravel and grass and partly shaded but slightly unleveled. We stayed two nights and would return again. - alm
Sep 2016 - $42.00
This park was 5 minutes from downtown Lake Geneva. The pull-thru sites were long and level and the hook-ups were all adequate and the pool was nice. That is the best I can say about this tired old mobile home park. There were many old and run down trailers throughout the park. The majority of the sites were obviously seasonal and little care was taken to keep the sites neat and clean - quite the opposite. The 15 available RV sites were not well taken care of either, with debris, tree stumps and mud patches and Overhanging trees were in dire need of trimming. - tomp4801
Aug 2016 - $25.00
Love the place, hate their parking policy.
Other than the parking issues, this is a lovely campground set off the beaten path. A great place to relax and enjoy the outdoors. - DMAC57
Jul 2016 - $25.00
We have never had a bad experience at this campground. It's a well run State Park and the staff is always friendly. We camp here at least 3 times per season. There is so much to do... Canoeing, Kayaking, Horseback Riding, Biking and Walking Trails. Or just set up camp and relax! The sites are nicely sized and have a fire ring & picnic table. Give this place a try if you haven't been yet. - VJean
Aug 2015 - $25.00
Stayed during Labor Day, and park was almost filled to capacity. There was a 20 minute wait to check in. The hosts were friendly (probably the nicest hosts I've ever met). Long, winding road with a few tight corners and low branches that might make big rigs a little nervous. Even with it being VERY busy, the bathrooms were clean (but had a rest area feel) and the campground was clean as well. We backed in to one of the last spots they had available, and while it was a bit tight backing in, the useable area of the spot was wide, clean, and surrounded by trees & brush, almost to the point where you couldn't tell there were other campsites. Noise after quiet hours was acceptable, but there was music coming from a bar a few miles away, but it was tolerable. If you like trains, there was a far-off rumble (was nowhere near close to the camp, just that noise that lulls you to sleep). - Medford
Nov 2015 - $17.00
Ottawa Lake - We have camped here several times over the last few years, and with the exception of our first time at this Campground, it has been very pleasant. Staff at the park are attentive, and keep areas clean. Showers/bathrooms are kept clean and well stocked. Laundry facilities are available which is connected to the bathrooms, for a fee. Rangers are strict and make sure you are supposed to be where your supposed to be. Very family friendly, which they have a nice play area for children, and boat launch, and I'm to assume, a fishing dock. Very scenic areas, with some sites right along the cliff edge of the lake. Campsites are very spacious and airy with privacy. They have a newer Handicapped Cabin, so the less fortunate can enjoy the great outdoors. Some walking trails, with markers about nature along the way. Scenic drive through the Kettle Moraine States Forest. There are 3 different campgrounds within the Kettle Moraine Park, (Pinewoods, Ottawa Lake and Hickory Woods) and we always stay at Ottowa, and will continue to stay here in years to come. - SerenityFix
Jun 2015 - $23.00
Beautiful park. Secluded sites. Filthy bathrooms. Mold and dirt in showers and on light fixtures. Dirt on toilet stall walls. Dirt in floor drains. Cobwebs everywhere. Told camp host and a park employee to no avail. - Davidww
Aug 2012 - $20.00
We've been coming to this campground for several years, and it has always been a treat. There are a variety of sites, most very secluded and private. We normally try to stay at one of the sites in the outer loop that is close to Ottawa Lake. Though the lake is small, it has a clean, sandy beach and dogs are allowed to swim at one end of the lake. Several sites are actually on the lake. However, these sites are all on a steep embankment and none of them has electricity. The park's electric sites are currently a mix of 30A and 50A. There are some fine hiking trails nearby, the Scuppernong trail system is the closest. - zulu
Jun 2015 - $17.00
Beautiful campground, secluded sites. Had electric hookup. Baths are filthy. Mold and dirt in showers and on light fixtures. Dirt on toilet walls. Dirt covering exhaust fans. Cobwebs everywhere. Told camp host and a park employee but no corrective action. - Davidww
May 2015 - $17.00
Very spacious sites, quiet and secluded. A true nature lover's paradise. Would definitely recommend. Can't put a price on peace and serenity. - Southbar
May 2014 - $17.00
Nice park. Well maintained and very clean. Wisconsin state park sticker is required and must be affixed to left side of windshield. Would advise having a toad as the lake access can be quite a hike from the camp ground. Rangers patrol regularly and are very friendly. Very peaceful especially during the middle of the week. - Paul_F
Oct 2016 - $56.00
Went with my nephew and niece. Very well run and so many things to do.
Close to the airport and amenities and you forget that you are in a big city the moment you go inside. The kids loved this place and we plan to visit again soon. - StanRup
Sep 2016 - $35.00
Park itself was quiet but with train whistles 3x a night and being in the flight path of landing/take offs for the airport made it a bit noisy. Clean park. - Smileys
Aug 2016 - $78.00
First: when you are looking at their rates, scroll all the way through the page. There is a fee for camping and a fee for each person listed separately.
The campground was very nice. Easy to find, check in, navigate through and set up. The sites are on the small side, close together and not at all private, but enough room to set up on and put out your slides and awning. The dog park was cute and stocked with baggies. The pool was amazing. My kids had SO much fun with the water balloons and slides. If you don't like kids, this is not the place for you. There were kids everywhere and no one to enforce rules.
The staff members were super nice and helpful to the kids but did not direct them to follow any rules, wait for their turn in line, etc. (I followed my kids everywhere to keep kids from jumping in front of them in line, pushing them or jumping on top of them in the pool.) Of course, It's parents jobs to teach their kids the rules, not the staff, but it would have been nice if they made an attempt.
Putt putt was nice too and the last 9 holes are accessible to wheelchairs. The playground and jumping pillow are great, but again, the unsupervised kids issues apply here too. There were lots of planned activities but we only stayed overnight and did not participate in these.
The only issues I had was with the pricing, and the misunderstanding was my fault. I had been looking at so many campgrounds I just skimmed the rates chart and was pleased by the $45 rate. You cannot make a reservation for just one night so we called the morning we were set to arrive to ensure that there was a site available (it was on a Thursday, so no problem here). When we got here, we were charged $78 because the rate does not include the $7 per person charge. We would have found another campground if I had realized this is what we would be charged. I don't think this campground is worth that price. - mattifer