Date of Stay: November, 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. We camped at Kettle Moraine State Forest--Southern Unit in a Tent.
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Space Between Lots
Sun & Foliage
Tips for other Campers:
Walk the scenic nature trails, play area for children, drive through the Kettle Moraine States trail.
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. We camped at Kettle Moraine State Forest--Southern Unit in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: August, 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. We camped at Kettle Moraine State Forest--Southern Unit in a Motorhome.
We stayed at this State Forest CG while our laptop was being repaired at a nearby Apple Store. We need to stay for a week and because of the timing (summer vacationers) needed to change sites three times during that week. That turned out to be a good thing, as we got to experience different sites, with different bathhouses, grading, and satellite availability. The showers were all clean. The sites varied from completely level, to gently slopped, but serviceable. Satellite reception worked well in all sites. That is a huge deal for the DH! Most of the sites are gravel. All have fire rings, but during our stay there were some bans on fires, due to dry weather conditions. There is a small camp store, with some general camping items, tee shirts, & ice cream, but no actual groceries. We camped at Kettle Moraine State Forest--Southern Unit in a Motorhome.