Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $45.00
Park had lots of places for children to play, in and out of the water, but for 'retired' adults traveling through, I would not recommend it. Long pull through sites were not very level gravel. Office was located almost a mile from the entrance, on winding roads through lots of permanent campers, which was what the camp consisted of mostly. Only two showers, located 1/2 mile walk from our camp site; Outside porta pots were our closest provided toilets. We camped at Crystal Lake Campground (formerly Crystal Lake RV Resort) in a Fifth Wheel.
When I think of Crystal Lake Campground I get a bad taste in my mouth. This was our 1st stay here & we were on site 11 with 2 adults and 3 kids ages 16, 16, & 6. Our RV is 26 feet & we barely had enough room for our camper alone. The sites are small; the smallest we've ever seen. We had to park our truck sideways to fit. Advantages: No additional costs for amenities (pool, swimming pond with inflatables, hot tub, jumping pillow) for the kids. We've been to campgrounds that charge extra for these, so that was a huge bonus! Small skate park (the reason we stayed). Free showers. There was also a live band when we were there on Saturday night (no cover charge). Everything was conveniently located within short walking distance from our site. Disadvantages: It has a feel of a trailer park. The dump station is on a corner & difficult to maneuver around - very horrible placement. The women's bathhouse: 4 toilets & one had no working lock. The shower became cold after only a few minutes & was dirty. Bugs & spider webs were noticed, lights were out, holes in the wall, no cover over the pipe drains. I felt as if I was in a scary movie & that's saying it lightly. I decided to use our camper the rest of the weekend (It's new & we had a no use toilet/shower rule - that was a rule that needed to be broken anyway). The Sunday breakfast buffet was "just okay." All in all the price was really affordable & the amenities available were good as well, but the bathhouse & store/bar areas need some updating before we would return. Overall I wasn't that impressed. If you're staying for affordable rates this is your place. It's not " too bad," just not "great!" Ladies - just have an alternate way to use a shower &/or toilet. We camped at Crystal Lake Campground (formerly Crystal Lake RV Resort) in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here over the Memorial Day weekend. There are very few sites for weekenders - most of the campground was made up of seasonal sites. Our first day we took our three small dogs for a walk around the grounds. Near the lake two very large dogs were off leash and charged us. Luckily they stopped and turned around a few feet before they reached us, but we were very startled by the encounter. We quickly realized that most of the seasonal folks kept their dogs running loose, though there were many prominently displayed signs instructing owners to keep their dogs leashed at all times. I would be extremely hesitant to bring kids to this campground because of this. We definitely won't be going back. We camped at Crystal Lake Campground (formerly Crystal Lake RV Resort) in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $50.00
Not an RV campground in my standards, more of a trailer park geared to permanent trailer houses. There are very few sites available for guest campers. 90% of the park is dedicated to permanent trailer houses. The very few nice waterfront available campsites are very tight and narrow with little to no privacy. The remote sites where we ended up are next to water treatment ponds, which are very smelly all day and night long. The dump station is not conveniently located, it nowhere near the exit route and and right by the nicest waterfront sites! The trash bins are not by the dump station unlike most campgrounds so when you are ready to leave the campground, you have to drive your RV to 2 different places, one to dump your gray/black tanks and the other to dump your garbage, really dumb. If you are at the remote sites, there is no garbage container nearby, you have to haul your daily garbage a mile away. Please also note the whole place is policed by permanent trailer house owners who tend to give a hard time to week-enders or temporary guests. I felt very unwelcome by permanent trailer house owners who view guest RV families as a nuisance than anything else. The rental pontoon boat is absolutely horrendous, it fails basic safety standards, is beaten up and is very dirty. I would stay away from this place , there are so many more nice places a bit north of Lodi (near Merrimac, Baraboo or the Dells) that are real campgrounds, not trailer trash parks like this one. We camped at Crystal Lake Campground (formerly Crystal Lake RV Resort) in a Motorhome.
We didn't get the chance to actually camp here. We made our reservation 3 weeks in advance. Once we arrived, we checked in and drove to our site. When someone else (and their camper) was on our site, we got out to discuss it with that individual. He informed us that the resort had double booked several sites - including ours. In looking at the small site (which was in a very unpleasant part of the campground - picture overflowing trash bins aplenty), and seeing that out 34' 5th wheel would never fit along with the other camper - we called the office. The young girl said she would send someone over to discussit - she said yes it is a double site for this weekend. No one from the office ever came over. None of the maps showed this as a double site. We started asking some of the other campers in the vicinity of our site - they were all angry - and said "welcome to h***". Well that was all we needed we hopped in our truck and headed back to the office. We asked for our money back, the office manager hesitated - we persisted and pointed out that there was no way both RV's would fit on the site. He relented and gave us a refund. I also asked for our gas money back (a cool $100 for our diesel truck one way) - no surprise "no can do." So he wished us on our way back home with steam coming out of his ears. Although we were mad at this scenario - we were VERY thankful we did not stay. From the time we pulled up - it looked like a real run down, unorganized, swampy, buggy, over-loaded trash bin kind of place. I had heard they had sewage issues - and by the looks of it - indeed they had a LOT of problems. I would not recommend to my worst enemy to stay in this h*** hole. We selected this campground because of the atractive ad in the WI camping magazine - this place is NOTHING like the ad - STAY AWAY! We camped at Crystal Lake Campground (formerly Crystal Lake RV Resort) in a Fifth Wheel.
We just got home from camping here for the 4th of July weekend. Was one of our favorite campgrounds before but had not been here for two years. We will never go back! This place is a mess and in a complete state of disrepair. I know they have gone through severe flooding from the lake and had to do bank raising on the lake to keep the water out but that is all they have been doing. Bathrooms were a mess, missing locks on doors. Dump Station was plugged up when we left so they had to use the truck to pump us out. We had serious issues with the rest of the neighbors in the pool site area since they were obviously a big group. Would not share the large group fire pit with our group which occupied 3 sites. Never have I ever encountered such disrespectful campers. Their many dogs were running loose all the time chasing people down the road while ours stayed tied up and well behaved. We asked to change two of our three sites with a couple of their open ones and they wouldn't agree. Talked to managers right away about our issues and they didn't seem to give two hoots about us. They got obviously agitated at the fact that we wanted to switch two of our sites with two of theirs so we weren't walking back and forth through the other large groups. We ended up staying all on our original sites because lake of management cooperation. Lake was very chilly and pool was an ice box. Not enough staff for the busy holiday weekend. Tons of illegal fireworks done by the seasonals over the lake. They let the seasonals get away with murder here. Talked to some other people that we knew that were there in a rental trailer and they too said that this was their 5th year and will never return either. Lake has been no wake for a long time now and didn't call till the day before we left to tell us that if we were bringing a boat so no tubing or skiing. I would not recommend this place to my worst enemy. Our worst camping experience by a mile in 10 years. Never have encountered such rude and insensitive campers in over 10 years of camping. This place doesn't even deserve a rating of a one. We camped at Crystal Lake Campground (formerly Crystal Lake RV Resort) in a Fifth Wheel.
The park was clean and the lake was very pretty. The park needs a lot of work the last owners ran it in to the ground. The new owners are trying to bring it back to what it was. We stayed at the hanger site #3 it was OK when we got there on Thursday but by Friday they backed so many big 5th wheels and big pull along that my 31 foot motorhome looked small and the only view I saw was the peoples slide out next to me. This was a waste of a 4 hour drive and gas. I booked this park due to a buy one night get one free. Next time I will never book a park without checking this review site. We will not be going back. We camped at Crystal Lake Campground (formerly Crystal Lake RV Resort) in a Motorhome.
It was OK, the lake was great / nice sandy beach, and nice kiddy pool and adult pool. But the camp sites I think were much to be desired , you basically park in a field. The bathroom was a port a potty! Not a family friendly park there was a bar on the grounds and people drank and partied all night long. I do not think we would go back! We camped at Crystal Lake Campground (formerly Crystal Lake RV Resort) in a Travel Trailer.
My family had a great time in the pool area! The campground it way to congested though. The overnight sites are right on top of each other. I did not agree with smoking being allowed inside the pool area. There is live entertainment on the weekends too, which is nice, but it was "adults only". I did not agree with this either. Camping is a family experience and no one should be excluded. We camped at Crystal Lake Campground (formerly Crystal Lake RV Resort) in a Travel Trailer.
Camped here with friends over a weekend. The campground seems to cater mostly to seasonal campers. Transient campers are placed far away from the beach and main areas. There were no shaded sites. It was very crowded on the weekend we stayed. The nice thing is the shower room was like bathroom in your home. Good campsite if your with a group or if you have children. My wife and I wouldn't camp here to relax or enjoy quiet time. We camped at Crystal Lake Campground (formerly Crystal Lake RV Resort) in a Tent Trailer.
We stayed for 9 days camping. We would not have stayed that long but we had to prepay for the site. You cannot pay when you check in. You pay in full when making the reservations. The problem was during the day on weekdays, they run a daycamp. My children were not allowed to use the water toys or pool from 7am until 5pm. Then when the weekend came and the 100's of kids were gone, they removed most of the toys for the weekend crowds. We were very disappointed because the only reason why we came here was because of all the water activities advertised. However, we did enjoy the winery down the road! Very, Very, Very crowded. Our neighbor behind us...well their bunk of their pop up was up against ours and our neigbors awning was touching the back of our pop up and we heard their private conversations along with us having to keep curtains closed for our privacy. We camped at Crystal Lake Campground (formerly Crystal Lake RV Resort) in a Tent Trailer.