7 Parks near Caledonia, Wisconsin
Aug 2016 - $23.00
Really lovely county park with exceptionally clean restrooms. The site we had was lovely and spacious - we had lots of privacy and the view sightlines were still good as sites are staggered well. We enjoyed riding our bikes around the campground and found the easiest trail was off the group campground loop in the back of the campround. It is mowed and level and great for bike riding. We also walked through the woods from picnic area 2 and that was fun and went along a creek for a ways. Both end up overlooking Lake Michigan.
I did not want to pay the $12 online reservation fee so we arrived on a Wednesday, checked the front board for openings (they allow reservations 7 days before hand for the walk in 1 - 42 sites) found a handful open and selfpaid. It is very tight on weekends so just know that going in. At the very worst, you can boondock overnight at one of the group sites that are very secluded or picnic areas although i am sure they don't appreciate that. there is a camp host at site 74 you can check with as well. We rode around the reserved side 43-92 and found plenty of openings there. TV reception with King Jack was only 2 - 3 channels. - Djinfl
Aug 2016 - $23.00
Outstanding county park nestled in the hardwoods near the shore of Lake Michigan. Close to 100 sites, and most will accommodate big rigs. Would rate this park a 10 if they had sewer, but dump station is easily accessible. We stay here for long periods of time when visiting family in Kenosha. Lots of hiking and biking trails. Bathhouses are kept very clean. Lots of space between sites, and a very quiet park, even on busy weekends. Camp hosts and maintenance man are absolutely the best. - Ron and Terri
Sep 2015 - $23.00
The park is partly wooded with gravel sites. The large sites have W/E and a dump station at the entrance. Verizon service is strong at 4g. We picked up over 35 local TV stations including ABC, NBC and CBS. The park only had a dozen other campers while we were there. Water pressure was 45 lbs. Electric was good. Bath/shower house is centrally located in the park. Payment is by drop box. Very quite park. Enjoyed our stay. - TexasRVer
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
May 2016 - $48.00
We stayed during Mother's Day weekend. Like most Yogi Jellystones there were quite a few activities but all were pricey and we opted out. Campground was quiet even though I'd say it was ~ 1/2-3/4 full. Early May is still pre-season in southern Wisconsin. Our site was right by the fishing pond so it was quieter and more scenic than most of the campground. I'd recommend this site for sure. We did catch some fish, bluegill, but saw others catch catfish and bass. I read a comment about the cable service. We were able to get cable, a little spotty and easily pixilated but wanted to catch the Kentucky Derby and were successful in that. Our kids, and our friend's child, range in ages 10-15, kept themselves busy with the park, jumpy pillow, fishing etc--MUCH better than being attached to their electronics for sure. This is our second time staying at this park and we would stay here again. - EllenT
Sep 2016 - $39.00
This park is a GREAT location to see the sights in Milwaukee. You are about 5 miles to attractions including Miller Park, Harley Davidson Museum, Pabst Mansion, Miller Brewery Tour and Historic Third Ward (to name a few). There's a wonderful walking/biking trail (Hank Aaron Trail) just yards from the RV entrance on 76th Street. The park itself is more of a "parking lot" rather than a "campground" so it's a trade off - location vs amenities. The pro's: Easy reservation process, efficient check-in, friendly staff (manager gave us his cell phone # in case we needed to call after hours), regular police patrols (we felt very safe), hook-ups worked perfectly, level site, no puddles following rain storms, large sites with plenty of length and width for your big rig (45' rig is no problem), toad, picnic table and misc chairs you might set up. Verizon cell and Spring Myfi worked very well. The park wifi worked well most of the time but did have slow periods. Most sites offer a clear sky for sat signal. We really enjoyed our stay here. The con's: There's not a lot of grass or trees and it's not set up for kids. The sites are back-to-front alternating with front-to-back so your front door faces your neighbor's front door. You're not so close that's it's weird and our neighbor was very nice. We would definitely stay here again. - GottaGoNow
Sep 2016 - $42.00
This is mostly a blacktop parking lot with a few grass strip areas but not the type of park that I dislike. Utilities worked well but the sewer inlet was a little higher than it should have been. But it did work. Staff was pleasant and helpful. Easy communications. Good location for seeing Milwaukee and the surrounding area. Very easy access to park and easy navigation inside park. There was a picnic table on each site. The laundry area had six washer and six dryers and were reasonably price. The park wifi worked exceptionally well. Sites were fairly level. - User1984
Aug 2016 - $42.00
Overpriced no frills parking lot in a busy section of town. Lots of traffic noise, lots of sirens (may be near fire house?) and very brightly lit at night. I had to put up blackout shades to sleep. The location and setting were horrible, but on the flip side of that, its very convenient to visit the local area. However, as of summer 2016, when I visited, driving anywhere in the Milwaukee area is a nightmare, due to numerous construction detours. It was tricky to get to the park because of this, and GPS is useless for the same reason. On a more positive note, interactions with multiple employees were all very positive. Fairly easy to navigate through the park itself, and utilities all worked well, though as noted by others, some are not so conveniently placed, as pedestals are shared. Walmart grocery store about five minutes walk through a quiet residential neighborhood. - KAP99
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
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
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
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