We chose this location because of the closeness to downtown Madison on a busy Memorial Day weekend. We got there and in checking the posted list of campers realized that someone else's name was on our site for our second night! Turns out there was a miscommunication (probably our fault) and we were only registered for one night. The staff was fantastically helpful in finding us another place to camp for our second night. Basically this is an open field with two camping loops and no trees. The spots are pretty level and pretty large. The big draw for us was the bike trail to downtown that ran right through the park - 5 miles to downtown. Bathrooms were large, clean and tidy. Showers were individual rooms and felt a bit like solitary confinement when you closed the door (or what I imagine that might be like), but the water was hot and plentiful and they were clean. Cell services was fine. We camped at Lake Farm Park in a Travel Trailer.
Just too many extra fees for an overnight stay. Small campground with electric only. For the cost we paid to overnight with 3 dogs less than 15 pounds, we could have stayed in a nice place with full hookups. We thought we might ride the bike trail but it was very busy with folks that seemed to be professional bikers that were riding for speed or endurance. Since the trail was narrow, we decided not to ride. Fees for the trail were an extra $4 per person per day. Geez. Camp host answered all questions when asked but was not particularly helpful with any additional information. We probably would not stay here again. We camped at Lake Farm Park in a Motorhome.
We had a great pull-in sight. The only downside is that there is no water and sewer hookups, but there is a dump station. There were a few homeless people there, but they never bothered anyone. It is convenient to many things in Madison including a wonderful bike trail. We camped at Lake Farm Park in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $27.00
A quiet retreat just minutes from the heart of Madison. Wi-Fi is good, showers are excellent, bike trails easily accessed here, and wildlife areas surround. If you have a big rig, there are a few nice pull-thru's. If you're lucky, you can park in reach of a water faucet which are only at the end of the aisles. A senior discount is available. A nice dump station is available. If you don't have reservations, you can only stay 4 nights, and then hope no one else has the site reserved past that. My only complaint was that obvious "non-campers" were lurking around the restrooms to use theWi-Fi. And other "non-campers" from downtow, were coming in with suitcases only to use the showers. The camp hosts need to keep a better handle on this. We camped at Lake Farm Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $27.00
This is a nice county park, but only has electric with no water or sewer. There is a dump station and water fill station available though. Sites are a mixture of grass and gravel and most are not level. Wi-Fi appeared to be available, but is password protected and you must get that from the camp host. Verizon cell and broadband worked well. Most sites are satellite friendly. There are some tight turns so if you have a big rig, caution is required to miss vehicles parked close to the road. The camp hosts were wonderful. A bit pricey, but for a metropolitan area what can you expect. We would return if in the area again. We camped at Lake Farm Park in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $24.00
We had plans for a visit with relatives over a hot August weekend and decided to try this park. We're glad we did as the park is quite nice and very convenient. It's compact, but there is good room on sites. We had one of the few sites with some shade part of the day. Electric service was good on the site and the campground host was very helpful with biking information for the area. Wisconsin seems to love extra fees, so there are fees for nearly everything. $20 gets an annual pass for biking on any of the state's trails; the trail network around Madison is excellent and fascinating for its variety around and through the city. The park is only ~3 miles from downtown, so is very convenient for visiting Madison. The Saturday farmers' market around the capitol building was extensive and lots of fun to explore. The rate shown included a $2 senior discount, available to any senior whether resident or not. The $10 non-refundable reservation fee was disappointingly steep. We enjoyed our stay at this campground and will stay here again when visiting the area. We probably won't reserve beforehand, however. We camped at Lake Farm Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $24.00
Twenty four per night was the senior rate for 50 amp electric only at this well maintained county run park. Many recreational opportunities are available in the local area especially biking/hiking trails (permit is required for bicycling the courses and trails). Campground is very close to shopping areas. Spacing between sites was roomy and most sites were level. Most RV sites were in full sun. The tent sites had more shade. Water is available throughout the park (we were close enough to one water spigot to hook our hose to it and fill our tank) and the dump station is located at the entrance/exit area. We received four bars of LTE on our AT&T cell phone and free Wi-Fi is available in the park. We camped at Lake Farm Park in a Motorhome.
I would have given this campground a 9 or 10 if they had water and sewer hookups. A nice county park campground very close to downtown Madison. Very roomy spaces. Trees provide a little shade. Tent area is very shady. Excellent satellite and local TV reception. Wi-Fi was good most of the time. Water fill and dump station easy to access. Bike trail runs right by the campground and it's an easy 5 mile ride to downtown Madison. Free air compressor at the building (95 psi max) for filling bike or car tires. Mosquitoes can be a problem so be sure you have repellant. We camped at Lake Farm Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $24.00
We always camp here when staying in the Madison area. Great county park located about 5 miles from downtown and 2 miles from the beltway. Beautiful grounds and clean facilities. No water or sewer hookups; however, the dump station and potable water fill stations are easy to access. Two week maximum stay. Fills up on weekends in the summer. Internet reservations are recommended for summer weekends. The Dane County website also shows which sites can handle big rigs (half the sites in the park). We will camp here again. We camped at Lake Farm Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $25.00
The Good: Nice smaller county park just outside of Madison, WI. Larger sites, nice bath-house facilities, and connected to lots of biking trails. The park has Wi-Fi but our Verizon air card speeds were better. The Bad: Electric hookups only, which seemed odd since the park also has Wi-Fi. There is a dump station as you come into the park. We were able to string a hose to the spigot & refill our tanks. Note: Since the park has no entry gate or fee, is connected to bike trails, and offers bathrooms/showers/Wi-Fi there was a small contingent of traffic coming from people who weren't camping there - some looked to be homeless or living in their vehicles. No bad issues, everything was quiet and low-key, but just something we noticed. We camped at Lake Farm Park in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $23.00
We always stay here when we need to be in Madison, if 2 week limit is enough. Lovely big sites, most satellite friendly. Electric only, so fill your water tanks. A few sites can reach a water spigot w/ a long hose, for refill only. Very clean bathrooms. About 8 private shower rooms plus a family room. 2 nice playgrounds, on a bike path, a mile from Lake Wabesa accessable by road or trail. RSVP online. Very busy football weekends. We camped at Lake Farm Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $35.00
This is an adequate, clean and quiet County Park. It is an electric only park, there is a dump and drinking water at the entrance. We were charge an extra $10 to make reservation on the phone, and an extra $10 a night for 2 small dogs. We felt $35 a night for electric only was a little high. But it was convenient to downtown, sites were large and mostly level. There was a little daily traffic riding through. Our Sprint phone/Wi-Fi worked well. So this was difficult to rate, many good points, a couple not so good. But we would stay here again if in the area. We camped at Lake Farm Park in a Motorhome.
Excellent county park. Would be a 10 if they had on-site sewers and water. Good location about 7 miles from downtown Madison. Plenty of room for big rigs. Fills up on weekends in the summer. Reservations taken via website. Highly recommended when visiting Madison. Will camp here again in our motorhome. We camped at Lake Farm Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $25.00
This is a lovely well-maintained park in a convenient location in Madison. Right down the street from a Wal-Mart, but it still seems far away from the city. The park is on the Capitol City Hike and Bike Trail, and there are also trails in the park itself. We would stay here again. We camped at Lake Farm Park in a Motorhome.