15 Parks near Ellison Bay, Wisconsin
Aug 2016 - $51.00
We have stayed at Wagon Trail Campground three years in a row while visiting Door County. We love the size of the campsites as well as wooded privacy. The bathrooms and showers are sparkling clean. The campground is located on the far northern end of the peninsula which is away from the crowded areas, but not too far to easily bike into Ellison Bay or Sister Bay or drive to the beautiful State and County parks. We love campsites #514 and #515. The sites are very level, and there is plenty of room for our fifth wheel, truck, and screen house.
The reason I rate Wagon Trail an 8 is that there are only a limited number of sites with full hookups and many of those sites to not have the privacy and space that the premium electric/water sites have. Wagon Trail does offer a convenient pump out service for $15. That's nice for us since we were staying 10 nights. Also, access to internet and cable is very limited. There is a pretty good signal in the office/lounge area, just not at our campsite. It rained a few days while we were here, and the campsites drain very well, and the campground staff is quick to keep the gravel roads well graded and raked after rain. The dumpsite has hand sanitizer, a sewer hose and garden hose which makes it convenient.
We have always had good luck with the firewood purchased there as well. They keep it dry; they charged $5.25 for a nice-sized bundle. - Smashcamp
Jun 2016 - $35.00
The staff and owners here were a highlight---super friendly, helpful with ideas, and patient. Our pull-through gravel site was fairly easy to get level. Verizon 4G connected well. It rained through most of our stay, although the place looked to have some really amazing walking trails and things to do that we did not have a chance to experience. Laundry on site...2 washers, 4 dryers. - ThreeTravellingBlondes
Aug 2015 - $50.00
Staff was extremely welcoming and helpful in giving tips about activities in the area. The campground was very quiet, with adequate space between sites. Landscaping was beautiful and facilities were extremely well-maintained. Showers and bathrooms were immaculate. We would stay here again. - kvdvirginia
Aug 2016 - $40.00
This is a lovely park. We booked early for two sites together and they gave us a beautiful choice with a lawn and fire pit between us. Lots of trees for shade but enough sky space for our friends satellite. Laundry facilities are good and clean. Seasonal folks are very friendly. Would definitely stay again. - Fran in Wisconsin
Jun 2016 - $40.00
Stayed for 4 nights. Wonderful experience; level, spacious, full hook up sites. Quiet and well taken care of - spotless. Staff was excellent and very friendly from check in through our entire stay. About 50% seasonal sites. They are in the process of adding new sites that are in a more open area for satellite signal. This is not really a "kids" campground in that there are no play areas, pool, etc, which was fine for our purpose of exploring the area. Will definitely return. - DavidO
May 2016 - $40.00
Very secluded & quiet. Well kept grounds. No dog park, but could let your dogs off the leash in the large field in the back. This will probably end once the new sites are opened up in the back. WiFi is all but nonexistent. There was a comment about the Mgmt making the WiFi better. Time will tell. The lady that checked us in was a little grumpy. Not much personality or people skills. Only had to deal with her once, so it was okay. Had a good stay & plan on staying there again. Please fix the WiFi. - RollTide150
Jun 2016 - $36.00
This is a a family run campground, run by the sweetest couple. We really enjoyed our site, however this park seemed to mostly be long term campers. That always changes the vibe for us. Everything was clean, my son loved the catch & release pond. Sadly, the wooded areas had to be avoided during our stay because of heavy rains the week before and mosquitoes. We did not have a chance to use the pool. The location is fabulous. We were able to walk to the bakery for breakfast and Sister Bay was a quick drive up the road. This is also a great place to stay for those visiting the state parks. We did not have full hook-ups, so plan to visit their dump station. It was a very tight drive for our 37 foot fifth wheel to maneuver the interior rode that goes through the park, but doable. To reserve you must mail a check for a deposit as they do not accept credit cards. Plan to arrive with cash or check. This is a great home base to enjoy Door County. - barrygoodtimes
Aug 2015 - $35.00
I have been camping here all my life. This is one trip the whole family looks forward to every year. The entire property is well maintained and CLEAN. The pool is great and lots of open spaces for the kids to play. The sites are private and shady. There is a trout pond where you can catch rainbow trout. - F350John
Jun 2016 - $21.00
We love the island. We love it so much we'd probably stay in the middle of a mudpit and find it hard to complain. The campground has seen some changes in recent years--mostly in terms of cabin builds. But one thing does remain consistent...if you want to use the showers, bring your galoshes. The drainage problem there that was also present years ago results in a pretty nasty shower experience (ankle deep in mysterious swamp like whoknowswhat). Some attempts seem to be made with keeping up with the cleanliness, but the feminine products floating in the showers and crazy slow-drain soapy residue made the restrooms something to avoid during our stay. The laundry facilities are the only ones on the island, but it will cost ya $5.00 a load (2.75 wash, 2.25 dry). Some sites will challenge even the best backer-upper, as maneuvering around trees and then attempting to be level is not always an easy task here. Lots of tent camping among RV sites with W/E hookups, the purpose of which seems to be to use the electricity to run radios. All day, all night. Given that tents cannot contain noise like RVs can, some additional separation or assignment of sites might be helpful....for instance a section for tents that want electricity, etc. The park could really use some camphosts, as it appears one or two people are trying to manage the whole thing...and it shows via a lot of site neglect. - ThreeTravellingBlondes
Aug 2015 - $35.00
Washington Island is a nice place to visit and this campground is the only game in town. Nice, large, wooded campsites. Electric pedestals are out in the woods between campsites so you will need a long extension cord. Our 30 Amp cord + extension cord wouldn't reach so we had to use a 50 foot 20 Amp cord.
Owners are very friendly and there are a lot of nice amenities like a swimming pond with sand beach, miniature golf course, playground, etc.
The down sides are the place needs more and better maintenance--potholes in roads, general litter in campground, inoperative fixtures in restrooms. A strange thing--the restrooms were clean and well stocked with soap, paper towels, etc. But the showers were pretty cruddy. And it's a long hike from the camp sites to the restrooms & showers.
Not a great campground, but OK if you want to stay a few days on Washington Island. - John45
Aug 2008 - $32.00
On the brochure I got from the RV dealer about the campground there were people swimming and holding up big fish which leads you to believe there is water at the campground. Not the case. The campground is located 4 miles from the water on a small island. All that shoreline and they put the campground in the middle of nowhere. To get to the island it's about 100 bucks in ferry fees. Once on the island you start to see there is not as much to do there than where you came from. The staff was nice and it was easy to get a reservation. The island coast is beautiful and the water is clear and cold. I would like to rate this campground higher but due to the lack of activities, 5 is as high as I'll go. I would suggest to save the ferry ride money and stay somewhere else in Door County. - laynela
May 2013 - $24.00
This is my third visit to this park since the new owners took over in 2011. They have invested a lot of "sweat equity" in cleaning up the grounds, trimming trees, cutting grass and the overall general appearance. If I owned the campground I would spend some time and money on the bathhouses. Spiders in the corners, water around the sinks, floor dirty. I noticed and pointed out several things, and the manager was appreciative. The problem is this: you must have an eye for noticing things that could be improved and I can tell you that the employees here do not have an eye for that. Examples: they have a fish windsock hanging on the entrance sign. It's in it's third season and faded: spend $25 bucks and present a good first impression. Paint the outside of the office building; repair the bathroom fixtures. The best thing about this campground is the location: close proximity to Fish Creek. The sites are decent and overall it improved greatly, time to take it to the next level. Has amazing potential! - jeffincedar
Jul 2011 - $30.00
This is our second visit to the formerly Path of Pines Campground. New owners and they seem to be wanting to make improvements. It is flat and easy to get around. Trees need to be trimmed to allow for easier access and open up the campground. They have no sewer sites but a dump station is available. No TV or 50amp. Most sites are pull-through with a few back-ins and tent site. The bath house floors get very wet so they need regular attention. The best thing going for this campground is its proximity to Fish Creek and Peninsula State Park: exactly one mile to the entrance of Peninsula State Park. We used our bikes for transportation and explored the area thoroughly. This is an OK place to stay but with a few updates could be awesome. We will return due to the proximity to Fish Creek. - jeffincedar
Jun 2010 - $1.00
From their web site: We will not be taking any reservations for this season. Our business plan has changed and we are honoring our contracts with existing full season campers from 08'. Therefore we will have no daily, weekly or monthly camping for 09'. - CCBrown
Jun 2015 - $30.00
Biggest negative for this park is the signage, or lack of it in places & locations where signs can be seen giving directions approaching the park, the campground area in particular. They were next to non existant. The entry area, when finally found, is very difficult to navigate with a large trailer, though interior roads are very adequate. It is a big park & CG & again signage, enough & appropiatley placed, is seriously lacking. Also tree trimming needs to be done in sites which accomodate the taller 5ers. - Veebyes
May 2015 - $22.00
When we checked in we were surprised that the dump station wasn't in service, with no projected in-service date. That's pretty important when none of the sites have sewer. Also had to buy an out of state park sticker for $35. In addition they charge $2 extra per night for out of state. Wisconsin is the only state park system I've stayed in that charges more to out of state campers for a site fee. The bathhouse directly across from our site didn't have showers but I did find one in another section that did. The power service looked like it had recently been upgraded. Our site was rather muddy from recent rains. Verizon cell service was sketchy and we could only pick up a couple of channels on the TV. It's a beautiful area but the campground was a little disappointing. - WV_Retired
Jul 2014 - $25.00
This is the gem of the Wisconsin State Park system, both for location and camping activities. There are five different campgrounds, two with electric hookups and three without. Fabulous hiking and biking in the park - well-marked trails. Busy in summertime - make reservations early! Decent showers but they were private, free, and had hot water. Be sure to check out the American Folklore Theatre inside the park (walking distance from Tennyson Bay Campsites) - they feature locally written, very enjoyable theatre under the stars appropriate for all ages - a highlight of camping in this state park! - Jolly Out There
Sep 2016 - $43.00
We got into the campground late at night. The check-in was quick. Then the guy led us out to our site and watched as we backed in. That was nice for him to take us to our site late at night when it was dark. The campground itself was one of the quietest I think I have ever been to. The back-in sites are a little on the shorter side. We parked our 5th wheel and then parked the truck in an open lot just across from the 5th wheel. It was very convenient for us. We were here for 2 days and wish we could have been here longer as there is a lot to see in the area with Lake Michigan being just down the road. There are 2 other campgrounds within a mile of this one, they are closer to town. The staff we met was very friendly and the place was kept clean. I would definitely come back here again if in the area. - PackerFanRick
Aug 2016 - $32.00
Acceptable all the way around; nothing fancy. Helpful staff, clean, well maintained campground, and close to everything Door County offers. Yes, we would stay here again. - TPDBOB8687
Jun 2016 - $40.00
Good directions to park. Campground is clean and well maintained. I felt the price vs. value ratio was a bit high. I can understand location plays a factor in those decisions. - be rob
Sep 2016 - $39.00
This is a lovely, well-maintained park just a few blocks off Hwy 57. It was quiet, the site was level, and the staff friendly. The wifi was good. There are both shaded and open sites. We only stayed one nite but spoke with a couple of seasonal campers and they couldn't say enough nice things about the park and the management; also that there are the normal park rules and they are enforced. We appreciate that! - alm
Jul 2016 - $34.00
The roads are a little narrow, but all are one way, and easy to figure out once you do it a time or two. Some sites are a little far from the bath house/restroom. Most sites are little tight, a few are larger. We had a pull thru so it was easy for us. Did not use the pool or laundry. Campground is very convenient to things in Door County peninsula. - sunandwater
Jun 2016 - $46.00
When we arrived we were greeted by a very friendly staff and they spent extra time with us telling us all the different places to see and where to eat. The park has gravel sites all very level and were spaced appropriately and easy to get into. All the amenities were working and had no issues. We are thinking about coming back in a year or two and spending more time in Door county and we will definitely stay at Bailey's Grove. - Jim Moyer
Jun 2013 - $30.00
The park is abundantly treed maybe too much. Very little sunlight gets through the canopy consequently there is also an abundance of Mosquitos. The pluses to the park, very friendly and helpful staff and the park is located on the quiet site of the peninsula. The park also looks and feels like a campground not a parking lot. - arteacher
Aug 2016 - $48.00
This was the first time visiting Door County and we totally loved the area. This CG was conveniently located for visiting all the towns in Door County. Check-in was quick and friendly. We met the owner during our stay and he was extremely friendly and helpful. It is always refreshing to be at a CG where the owner is investing in his property. We stayed in a newer section that was opened 4 years ago and were very pleased with the site layout, size and easy access. It had clean packed gravel for the motorhome and plush sod next to it, where the picnic table and fire pit was placed. There was a newer site section that just opened this year, that had sites about 10 feet wider for a few more dollars. We may do one of those next time, though we were very happy where we were. We had no problem with satellite reception and the wifi was ok most of the time. We will definitely come back here again. - tomp4801
Sep 2015 - $46.00
We stayed at Egg Harbor Campground in late September 2015. We have been to Door County before, but this was the first time camping there. Egg Harbor Campground is in a fantastic location if you're looking to see and do several things throughout Door County. It's right on the main Highway that goes from Sturgeon Bay through Egg Harbor, Fish Creek, etc.
We stayed in a pull through full hookup site and it was a great site. We stayed in site 509 which had a seasonal camper on our non-patio side (we also have no windows on that side of the fifth wheel) so we hardly noticed them. The site wasn't huge, but it was well laid out with plenty of room for us to park the truck without any problem. Getting in and out was a breeze. The site was very level and freshly cleaned/raked. The services were in a perfect location. The only minor complaint is that the sewer hookup pipe was fairly elevated so we had to use some rocks to support the hose support in order to create a smooth incline. Somebody else had the same idea and had left several rocks of varying sizes and heights near the hookup so it was a matter of just grabbing a few and making it work. Not the first time I've run into this issue.
We are active so didn't hang out at the campground much during the day but we did walk around and see the entire campground. It's well kept and is adjacent to an absolutely beautiful golf course. We'll bring the clubs next time for sure as it looks like a fantastic course.
We'll definitely make this an annual camping trip and Egg Harbor Campground will be our preferred location when we go back. - Samron68
Aug 2015 - $40.00
We have been staying here for years and every year improvements have been made. The campground is centrally located to Door County's attractions. The staff works hard in keeping it clean, raking the sites immediately after a camper pulls out. There are many seasonal campers in the older section, but very friendly. In the non-seasonal section half the sites are heavily wooded but a newer open section opened up a few years ago. We had stayed a half-dozen campgrounds in Door County before this one and have not found another one roomier nor cleaner. - jtlipecki