Review Count: 28 States Visited: 17 Helpful Reviews: 1
Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $24.00
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.
Review Count: 4 States Visited: 3 Helpful Reviews: 0
Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $20.00
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.
Review Count: 44 States Visited: 15 Helpful Reviews: 1
Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $20.00
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.
Review Count: 27 States Visited: 11 Helpful Reviews: 0
Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $20.00
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.
Review Count: 85 States Visited: 21 Helpful Reviews: 0
Date of Stay: October, 2007 - $15.00
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.