15 Parks near Nekoosa, Wisconsin
Sep 2013 - $17.00
It is a P/A affiliate. We pulled in a little after 2 pm to find the office closed for the day. We called the number left on the door. The person who answered said to pick out a site and see her the next day. We drove around and everything looked just too sketchy. Everything looked like permanent rigs. Little rundown. Did not find a site that looked welcoming. Decided to head on up the road. - phyllen
Aug 2012 - $17.00
The total price was $17.50 a night with Passport America. The bathrooms were old and needed to be updated but were as clean as they could be. They have a minature golf course and seemed to offer lots of activities. There is a dump station but no sewer hookups at the sites. This would be good for a one night stay but I'm not sure we would want to stay longer. It is half an hour from Rudolph and the cheese factory that was interesting. It rained and there were large bodies of water all over. Most were gone by the morning. - rolling homeless
Jul 2015 - $32.00
So nice to find full hookups in this part of Wisconsin. Well thought out park in the pine trees. Easy access from main road. Roads in campground are hard gravel and wide with no trees hindering access for big rigs. All 104 sites are spacious and long pull-thrus, full hookups and angled for easy access. Two RVs share hookups, but the sites are very wide so this is not an issue. Good Sam has given this park its highest ratings for a campground with no store or office and bathhouses with cinder block walls. Wifi is in the works but not available right now. Manager is working very hard to make this a 5-star facility. The dump site is far removed from the camp sites with excellent, wide, level access. This is a regional trapshooting facility so it may get noisy on the weekends, but while we were there only two people came to shoot. Town and a casino are about 8 miles away. - mhollis1
Aug 2014 - $40.00
We actually did not have an opportunity to stay at this campground, but we stopped in and meet the owners and toured the park. First of all, the owners are wonderful. We meet them, talked with them for 30 minutes, and they hugged us before we left. Great attitude. Second, if you like to shoot trap, this is your campground. They hosted the state trap meet this year and have a huge WTA Shooting Facility adjacent to the campground. In fact, the campground is owned by the Wisconsin Trapshooting Association. If the sound of trap shooting is not for you, don't stay here. Lastly, There are ATV trails near by. There is on site laundry. Fire rings. Sites are 45x80. Of you are looking for a full hook up campground just south of Wisconsin Rapids, this is a great option. - JaycoJoanRick
Aug 2010 - $35.00
We came to celebrate our son's birthday and we all had a wonderful time! The mosquitos were bad this year, but we still enjoyed our stay. The kids loved all of the activities and the people were all friendly and helpful. We already reserved our vacation for this year! - millfam
Jul 2010 - $33.00
The mosquito's are HORRIBLE! They do not spray for them, we could not stand to be outside at all (we live on a farm and are used to mosquito's but this was the worst we have ever experienced). There is no maintenance done to the roads, no gravel and when it rains there is water covering the roads, sites and all of the sites are sand. This makes for a big mess. We have a 28' travel trailer that barley made it into our site and we had to back down the driveway just to get out. If a tree falls they just leave the rotting stumps and you have to navigate around them. There is no TV reception and you must pay to use all of the outdoor play areas except for the swing sets. The showers looked terrible from what I could see. This is the first and last time we will be staying here. - Bree08
Jun 2009 - $36.00
This is a very nice, mostly seasonal-sites, which were all very well kept and clean. Family oriented, lots of kids activities. We stayed here for a 1 night stopover, and had a pull thru site. It was so nice in the middle and could see the kids playing in the activity area which is centrally located. Lots for the kids to do. We stayed there on a Friday night and it was pretty quiet, despite our site being close to the lodge/bar it wasn't annoying at all and quiet after 10:30. They have a nice store and lodge with a full menu and a bar/game room, with a separate game room area for the kids located near the activity area. 20 minutes to the Wisconsin Rapids, Wal-mart and several RV dealerships nearby. - ready2upgrade
Jun 2011 - $17.00
Off the beaten path but well worth the drive to get here! After being turned down at the fully reserved state park nearby we were thankful to be directed by the SP kiosk attendant to this one. She even called ahead for us. Secluded, spacious, on the lake, pull through's, nice for kids and room for pooch to roam. It was rainy but we still had a great time here. Would return if in area. - snsfry
Sep 2006 - $15.00
Very clean and very quiet. Sites were large and roomy. - clougher
Jun 2016 - $25.00
We stayed in Site 1 which was right on the lake. Was a bit breezy at times but no bugs. Other sites away from the water are surrounded by trees. So you have your pick of type of site. Loved this place. - User3521
Aug 2015 - $22.00
Petenwell is a County Park, but over half the sites were taken by seasonal campers. Some of the campers had obviously been there a while, making the campground look rundown. The campground is divided into two sections. The older section is where you find most of the seasonal sites. Of the available sites remaining, a few are reservable. There are very few sites available on the lake shore of Lake Petenwell (a huge lake by the way). Most of those are already taken. So realistically, if you are going to camp here, you will end up in the treed part of the campground. The shade there is nice, the bugs aren't (including mosquitoes). There is a newer expansion area that we would have stay in if we had known about it. It was definitely not as full, a lot less seasonal sites, and easy access to the shore of the lake.
Some sites have water and 50 amp electric, some don't, so ask. The main roads are paved, the rest are dirt. The sites can be grass if you are not under the trees, dirt if you are. The campground can accept big rigs, but you have to be careful about what site you choose. We ended up giving up our reserved site because we couldn't fit. We ended up across the street that we could fit into. The staff was very accommodating about us moving, friendly too!
Bathrooms are ok, nothing to cheer about. Showers require quarters to operate. The beach was very nice, the marina excellent. The playground in the expansion area was new.
You can get Verizon 4G in the park, but it varied upon where you were. I ended up using my cell phone booster part of the time. A family member had an smart phone from one of the smaller local carriers and could only get a signal if she stood in the middle of the park. There were 6 OTA television stations.
All in all, if you go here, I would to the newer expansion area over the older area. But I doubt if we will ever go back to this campground. - cmgoeke
Jun 2013 - $20.00
Very nice park. No four wheelers racing through the park. Very nice family and fishing park. Clean, seems to be well managed. Normally do not stay in a county park, but this is a diamond in the ruff for sure. Will come back or sure. - Camping Somewhere
Sep 2006 - $22.00
This is a five year old campground with the promise of exspansion in the near future. No, they don`t have a pool or even being located on the shores of Lake Petenwell, but they are only one mile from the Tenth st. boat landing and beach. If you are tired of the hustle and bustle of the larger campgrounds, then, just maybe this is the campground that you should check out. The lots are flat and seem to be laid out fairly well. - traveling faemer
Jul 2016 - $35.00
Park looks very new, is well maintained, and has good security. Staff made great efforts to accommodate us in a site that would work with our rig. site was level and spacious. Dog exercise area was clean and big enough for our corgis to run a bit. Also, a spring-fed pond was fun for both us and the dogs to cool off.
The bathroom situation was strange. Although very clean, only one bathroom/shower was available after hours because the other was inside the pool area and locked. There are 2 other bathroom/showers available that are ADA, but you have to pay for them: not sure if this is even legal.
Downsides were some highway noise, and very bright halogen lights on the buildings that didn't allow much darkness if you're a star gazer.
We would stay again but not for a vacation: more as a stopover. - Fran in Wisconsin
Jul 2016 - $50.00
As I noted in my first review of this park 2 years ago, all the sites are pull through and full hookup. Most are gravel, fairly long and wide, and appear to be level. There is no cable TV and many sites are not cable friendly. There is a nice pool and other recreational facilities. The bathrooms, showers, and laundry are modern and clean. The staff was friendly and helpful. - Jerry S
Jun 2015 - $50.00
This KOA is new and very nicely laid out. All interior roads are gravel. Sites 1-5 are "premium" sites with concrete pads, all the rest are gravel pads. Our rate reflects parking in a premium spot. Sites are reasonably spacious. If one has a stationary satellite dish, trees in the regular sites may interfere. Wi-Fi was strong. No cable service. Staff were very friendly. Restrooms are modern and clean. The Park is within view of the Interstate (39) but far enough away enabling it to be quiet. We would stay here again. - kurtk
Aug 2014 - $25.00
Sites are all gravel. Some sites are pull-throughs, some sites are back-in. Place is very quiet. Wifi appears to come from the motel, so the sites closer to the front have better wifi signal. I couldn't connect at my site about half-way back. Playground is a little run down, but very usable. Nice place to stay for an overnight. - sendthefire
Sep 2012 - $20.00
Very nice park with plenty of shade. Large gravel sites and some are side by side. No sewer but a dump station is available. No cable but over the air stations are available and the WI-FI was good at our site. Staff friendly and helpful. We would return passing through this area again. - Bob & Stephanie
May 2016 - $1.00
We happened to stay with our local camp group during the park's Veterans Weekend for free. We were warmly greeted and efficiently checked-in. Our campsite was located in a large grassy, open area typically used by groups. Each site had 30/50A electric and a water hookup. Electric was stable and water pressure 45+. Site width was generous and you didn't feel you were camping on top of your neighbor. Wi-Fi was available but a bit finicky to connect to. Once connected it was reliable. A dump station is conveniently located for use on departure. The rest of the campground is mixed into the pine forest. The park is family friendly with a huge pond for swim and play, a rec room and a nice little ice-cream store. Prior comments about golf carts are true and it gets a bit dusty when the wind blows in your direction. It was unusual the park allowed youngsters to drive the carts around at night without any lights. At any rate, the open camping area worked great for our group and we'd come back again. - Born2Roam
Jul 2015 - $40.00
This is NOT a park for transients or for a weekend outing. Most of the spaces are "seasonal" or "permanent" (they are purchased and used by part-time residents). We were lucky to be able to reserve a site that was isolated and had a great amount of space, but we got to listen to the seasonal residents having their patio/garden parties each evening.
Golf carts abound in this park, and many are driven by children or teenagers. Each evening there is a "parade of carts" with residents continuously driving around the facility with wine glass or bottle or glass in one hand while driving (usually faster than the posted 10 MPH limit AND ignoring one-way streets) until after the sun sets.
Teenage staff at the office and around the facility; never once saw any sign of adult supervision of the sites or streets.
Don't consider a stopover or a weekend here. - grandflic
Aug 2012 - $42.00
In the pines, there is only sand and no grass. In the open, there is much grass but no shade. There is an airport across the road which had crop dusters flying every morning. Don't stay near the trash compactor aft of the office. It smells. Wi-Fi was very spotty. The pond is nice to swim in with lots of floating structures. Probably would stay elsewhere if in this area again. - WoodedOne