Council Grounds State Park

     


Merrill, Wisconsin
Phone: (888) 947-2757

Sites: 47
Recent Rate: $24 7/2014

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 1
  • Good 3
  • Average 2
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 1

7 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

Alaska Jim

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

The park is about 10 miles off of Hwy 51. You will go through Merrill and watch your speed (mostly 25mph). Definitely a speed-trap town. The park has a very large station for registration/check-in. Staff was friendly. Roads are very narrow with a lot of low hanging limbs. I would not attempt with a large motorhome. The main road in is very narrow with large trees on both sides. Not a good place for two large rigs to meet. Campground sites are dirt/sand with a picnic table and a fire ring. They are somewhat level. Will have difficulty backing large rigs into some sites. Again, watch for low hanging limbs. Electric at site. Water stations scattered around campground. Dump station on the way out. Bathroom/showers are nasty. Showers are very grubby and not sanitary. Looks like they have not been cleaned all summer. There are two showers in men’s side for the entire campground. ATT phone reception is spotty. Verizon is better. Satellite signal practically impossible due to heavy forest cover. Campground is very busy throughout the summer. Almost everyone is local folks and they love to burn wood. Expect LOTS of smoke day and night. The State of Wisconsin requires all vehicles entering state parks to purchase a park pass. For non-residents, it is $10 per day or $35 annually. This fee is NOT included in your camping fee. I will not stay here again. We camped at Council Grounds State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Nhans180

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Have been to this park a number of times. Bathrooms were clean. The staff is young, friendly, and always helpful. The site we stayed in was very private, the camp grounds is located in the woods. You have to sacrifice level ground for this privacy, but for me the rustic feel and privacy hugely out-weighs the 5 inch drop my site had. We did not get electricity and water this time, but have gotten it in the past. Leave at an odd time, or there will be a long line at the dump station! We camped at Council Grounds State Park in a Motorhome.

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cobragt23

Review Count: 44
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful state park, and the staff was very accommodating. However, the sites are short, not at all level, and the roads are tight. We were here in a 35' motorhome, and had a very hard time getting it level. Staff helped us find a better site. Mosquitos were the size of small birds this year! Go prepared with lots of bug spray! We camped at Council Grounds State Park in a Motorhome.

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gagi

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

We enjoyed the beach area. We also enjoyed the walking trails. It was very clean and quiet. We camped at Council Grounds State Park in a Motorhome.

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pocabe

Review Count: 27
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Unfortunately the bathrooms were closed for the season. When we questioned the early closure, the staff said, "I'll be leaving in a couple weeks." We wondered why they didn't close them in "a couple weeks." The wooded campground was filled beautifully with fall colors. It was a lovely quiet place to stay. We would definitely return another time. We camped at Council Grounds State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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fastcatz

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Very disappointed in bathroom situation, very unclean. many bugs in bathrooms, and sand and mud in the bathrooms. We camped at Council Grounds State Park in a Motorhome.

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stetwood

Review Count: 85
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Camping in October means bring your own water and find someplace to dump as dump station is closed. Merrill is within biking range and some interesting places to see. You can fish either on the river or Lake Alexander. We camped at Council Grounds State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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