15 Parks near Ellison Bay, Wisconsin
Sep 2016 - $45.00
This is one of the best planned and executed campgrounds we've found in all of our travels. It is carved out of the pine forest so each huge campsite seems isolated. The shower rooms set the gold standard. Simply a fabulous destination spot to enjoy this picturesque community. - GarrettSmith
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
Oct 2016 - $40.00
Sites are wide, deep and level. Each site has at least one concrete pad, some have two. Gravel roads, management keeps them in good repair. Electric and water were excellent. Many sites are tree coverage, park offers free cable with a cable box. Newer sites towards the back of the park are more open where satellite will work. Park is very quiet. No pool, playground or other kid friendly activities. They only have firewood for sale which is a value plus they deliver it to site. Large field in the back to walk or run your dog. Park is close to Sister Bay and the ferry to Washington Island. We will come back! - drf0041
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
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
Oct 2016 - $30.00
This is our third time of staying here. The hosts are polite and competent. They guide you to your site.
The 30 amp electric held its voltage ... the dump site is easy to get to.
My only suggestion for improvement would be some serious road improvement ... they are marked by many potholes.
This is a handy location for the things that we like to do while visiting Door County: plays, hiking, dining. - skigramp
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
Sep 2016 - $30.00
We stayed one week which included Labor Day in Nicolet Bay South in an electric only site, no water hookup. Campground was full, family oriented. An abundance of walking/biking paths throughout the whole park with beautiful vistas that overlook Lake Michigan or the Bay of Green Bay. There is a boat launch area. The sandy beach was a short walk away where you could rent kayaks and bikes. Wi-fi is only available at the concession stand area at this beach. Golf course in the park. There are plenty of overlooks and pullouts to view when driving the toad. There is a lighthouse. This is one of our favorite destination campgrounds. Very popular, you should make a reservation. - Sunnie-Wheelhouse
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
Oct 2016 - $45.00
We arrived late at night and with a dead battery on our TOAD. The owner helped us into our spot, and in the morning tried to jump us. (We ended up having to call Good Sam, it turned out his jumper cables were not working). The campground itself was very peaceful with nice size spots and little trees in between sites. The one thing we didn't love was that we were parked facing our neighbors, instead of the standard everyone pulls in the same way. This wasn't a big problem though, our neighbors were lovely. Perfect star gazing at night, and wonderful area to visit. We did use the laundry room, it had 3-4 washers, and 3-4 dryers, very efficient. We were expecting mail, and the owner went to town to pick it up and deliver it to us, going above and beyond! We would stay here again! - WHR NXT
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
Oct 2016 - $41.00
Staff was friendly and seemed extremely knowledgable about the area. Dining recommendations were spot on. Had been raining for several days when we arrived. There were some ruts and potholes in the gravel roads that were water filled. Puddles were still there after 3 days. Site was pretty soft first day, but firmed up by the time we left. Motorhome with towed just barely fit in site. All the pull throughs were the same size so not restricted to our site only. Neighbors also commented on just barely fitting into their site. Power was rock solid. Good water pressure. Sewer fitting low enough to ground to provide good drainage of line. Threaded fitting, no donut required. - STBRetired
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 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
Sep 2016 - $50.00
My sister and I stayed here for 1 week to roam around Door County and take a class at the Peninsula School of Art. We arrived right at check-in time and our site was ready for us. The site was in the heavily-wooded area and was EXCEPTIONALLY clean having just been raked. I have never had a site so clean at check-in. Staff was always friendly and the campground was peaceful and pleasant. Even though the location is right on 42, the traffic noise was basically non-existent between the hours of 10p-7a. Perfect location to experience all that Door County has to offer. I liked this campground and the area so much that I've already booked a stay for the Fourth of July 2017. Can't wait! - EllenT
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