6 Parks near Milwaukee, Wisconsin
We did however find 6 campgrounds within 25 miles of Milwaukee. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Milwaukee in the left hand column.
Sep 2016 - $39.00
This park is a GREAT location to see the sights in Milwaukee. You are about 5 miles to attractions including Miller Park, Harley Davidson Museum, Pabst Mansion, Miller Brewery Tour and Historic Third Ward (to name a few). There's a wonderful walking/biking trail (Hank Aaron Trail) just yards from the RV entrance on 76th Street. The park itself is more of a "parking lot" rather than a "campground" so it's a trade off - location vs amenities. The pro's: Easy reservation process, efficient check-in, friendly staff (manager gave us his cell phone # in case we needed to call after hours), regular police patrols (we felt very safe), hook-ups worked perfectly, level site, no puddles following rain storms, large sites with plenty of length and width for your big rig (45' rig is no problem), toad, picnic table and misc chairs you might set up. Verizon cell and Spring Myfi worked very well. The park wifi worked well most of the time but did have slow periods. Most sites offer a clear sky for sat signal. We really enjoyed our stay here. The con's: There's not a lot of grass or trees and it's not set up for kids. The sites are back-to-front alternating with front-to-back so your front door faces your neighbor's front door. You're not so close that's it's weird and our neighbor was very nice. We would definitely stay here again. - GottaGoNow
Sep 2016 - $42.00
This is mostly a blacktop parking lot with a few grass strip areas but not the type of park that I dislike. Utilities worked well but the sewer inlet was a little higher than it should have been. But it did work. Staff was pleasant and helpful. Easy communications. Good location for seeing Milwaukee and the surrounding area. Very easy access to park and easy navigation inside park. There was a picnic table on each site. The laundry area had six washer and six dryers and were reasonably price. The park wifi worked exceptionally well. Sites were fairly level. - User1984
Aug 2016 - $42.00
Overpriced no frills parking lot in a busy section of town. Lots of traffic noise, lots of sirens (may be near fire house?) and very brightly lit at night. I had to put up blackout shades to sleep. The location and setting were horrible, but on the flip side of that, its very convenient to visit the local area. However, as of summer 2016, when I visited, driving anywhere in the Milwaukee area is a nightmare, due to numerous construction detours. It was tricky to get to the park because of this, and GPS is useless for the same reason. On a more positive note, interactions with multiple employees were all very positive. Fairly easy to navigate through the park itself, and utilities all worked well, though as noted by others, some are not so conveniently placed, as pedestals are shared. Walmart grocery store about five minutes walk through a quiet residential neighborhood. - KAP99
Oct 2016 - $56.00
Went with my nephew and niece. Very well run and so many things to do.
Close to the airport and amenities and you forget that you are in a big city the moment you go inside. The kids loved this place and we plan to visit again soon. - StanRup
Sep 2016 - $35.00
Park itself was quiet but with train whistles 3x a night and being in the flight path of landing/take offs for the airport made it a bit noisy. Clean park. - Smileys
Aug 2016 - $78.00
First: when you are looking at their rates, scroll all the way through the page. There is a fee for camping and a fee for each person listed separately.
The campground was very nice. Easy to find, check in, navigate through and set up. The sites are on the small side, close together and not at all private, but enough room to set up on and put out your slides and awning. The dog park was cute and stocked with baggies. The pool was amazing. My kids had SO much fun with the water balloons and slides. If you don't like kids, this is not the place for you. There were kids everywhere and no one to enforce rules.
The staff members were super nice and helpful to the kids but did not direct them to follow any rules, wait for their turn in line, etc. (I followed my kids everywhere to keep kids from jumping in front of them in line, pushing them or jumping on top of them in the pool.) Of course, It's parents jobs to teach their kids the rules, not the staff, but it would have been nice if they made an attempt.
Putt putt was nice too and the last 9 holes are accessible to wheelchairs. The playground and jumping pillow are great, but again, the unsupervised kids issues apply here too. There were lots of planned activities but we only stayed overnight and did not participate in these.
The only issues I had was with the pricing, and the misunderstanding was my fault. I had been looking at so many campgrounds I just skimmed the rates chart and was pleased by the $45 rate. You cannot make a reservation for just one night so we called the morning we were set to arrive to ensure that there was a site available (it was on a Thursday, so no problem here). When we got here, we were charged $78 because the rate does not include the $7 per person charge. We would have found another campground if I had realized this is what we would be charged. I don't think this campground is worth that price. - mattifer
Aug 2016 - $23.00
Really lovely county park with exceptionally clean restrooms. The site we had was lovely and spacious - we had lots of privacy and the view sightlines were still good as sites are staggered well. We enjoyed riding our bikes around the campground and found the easiest trail was off the group campground loop in the back of the campround. It is mowed and level and great for bike riding. We also walked through the woods from picnic area 2 and that was fun and went along a creek for a ways. Both end up overlooking Lake Michigan.
I did not want to pay the $12 online reservation fee so we arrived on a Wednesday, checked the front board for openings (they allow reservations 7 days before hand for the walk in 1 - 42 sites) found a handful open and selfpaid. It is very tight on weekends so just know that going in. At the very worst, you can boondock overnight at one of the group sites that are very secluded or picnic areas although i am sure they don't appreciate that. there is a camp host at site 74 you can check with as well. We rode around the reserved side 43-92 and found plenty of openings there. TV reception with King Jack was only 2 - 3 channels. - Djinfl
Aug 2016 - $23.00
Outstanding county park nestled in the hardwoods near the shore of Lake Michigan. Close to 100 sites, and most will accommodate big rigs. Would rate this park a 10 if they had sewer, but dump station is easily accessible. We stay here for long periods of time when visiting family in Kenosha. Lots of hiking and biking trails. Bathhouses are kept very clean. Lots of space between sites, and a very quiet park, even on busy weekends. Camp hosts and maintenance man are absolutely the best. - Ron and Terri
Sep 2015 - $23.00
The park is partly wooded with gravel sites. The large sites have W/E and a dump station at the entrance. Verizon service is strong at 4g. We picked up over 35 local TV stations including ABC, NBC and CBS. The park only had a dozen other campers while we were there. Water pressure was 45 lbs. Electric was good. Bath/shower house is centrally located in the park. Payment is by drop box. Very quite park. Enjoyed our stay. - TexasRVer
Sep 2016 - $60.00
Small site. Just Enough room got a pop up and screen tent which gave us 3 feet from fire pit. Rotting picnic table. Quiet time not monitored even when a complaint made to rude management. Don't waste your time calling. NOT WORTH THE TIME!!!! - KD from St Francis
Aug 2016 - $34.00
We stayed at the campground for two nights. The sites are very close together and not very level. We were visiting friends and only used the campground for sleeping. It has a very nice pool. Bathrooms and showers were clean and the staff was friendly. - Karen Rick
Sep 2012 - $32.00
Stayed here for 2 nights. Campground is built into a hill and all gravel. I camped in a motorhome, but brought my motorcycle in a trailer. Hills, gravel, and motorcycles are not a good mix. sites are close together, not very level and roads are not identified. Small campground, but still needed to make a couple of passes to find the correct site number. People are friendly. Campground could use some upgrades. Level sites, repair sewer ground connectors, and WI-FI would be a nice addition. - Mike F
Nov 2015 - $17.00
Ottawa Lake - We have camped here several times over the last few years, and with the exception of our first time at this Campground, it has been very pleasant. Staff at the park are attentive, and keep areas clean. Showers/bathrooms are kept clean and well stocked. Laundry facilities are available which is connected to the bathrooms, for a fee. Rangers are strict and make sure you are supposed to be where your supposed to be. Very family friendly, which they have a nice play area for children, and boat launch, and I'm to assume, a fishing dock. Very scenic areas, with some sites right along the cliff edge of the lake. Campsites are very spacious and airy with privacy. They have a newer Handicapped Cabin, so the less fortunate can enjoy the great outdoors. Some walking trails, with markers about nature along the way. Scenic drive through the Kettle Moraine States Forest. There are 3 different campgrounds within the Kettle Moraine Park, (Pinewoods, Ottawa Lake and Hickory Woods) and we always stay at Ottowa, and will continue to stay here in years to come. - SerenityFix
Jun 2015 - $23.00
Beautiful park. Secluded sites. Filthy bathrooms. Mold and dirt in showers and on light fixtures. Dirt on toilet stall walls. Dirt in floor drains. Cobwebs everywhere. Told camp host and a park employee to no avail. - Davidww
Aug 2012 - $20.00
We've been coming to this campground for several years, and it has always been a treat. There are a variety of sites, most very secluded and private. We normally try to stay at one of the sites in the outer loop that is close to Ottawa Lake. Though the lake is small, it has a clean, sandy beach and dogs are allowed to swim at one end of the lake. Several sites are actually on the lake. However, these sites are all on a steep embankment and none of them has electricity. The park's electric sites are currently a mix of 30A and 50A. There are some fine hiking trails nearby, the Scuppernong trail system is the closest. - zulu
Jun 2015 - $17.00
Beautiful campground, secluded sites. Had electric hookup. Baths are filthy. Mold and dirt in showers and on light fixtures. Dirt on toilet walls. Dirt covering exhaust fans. Cobwebs everywhere. Told camp host and a park employee but no corrective action. - Davidww
May 2015 - $17.00
Very spacious sites, quiet and secluded. A true nature lover's paradise. Would definitely recommend. Can't put a price on peace and serenity. - Southbar
May 2014 - $17.00
Nice park. Well maintained and very clean. Wisconsin state park sticker is required and must be affixed to left side of windshield. Would advise having a toad as the lake access can be quite a hike from the camp ground. Rangers patrol regularly and are very friendly. Very peaceful especially during the middle of the week. - Paul_F