42 Parks near Portage, Wisconsin
Jul 2016 - $60.00
This is an extremely well cared for facility. Grounds were kept incredibly clean and showed a real attention to detail.
Plenty of activities for everyone. The beach area was clean and well maintained. Staff was incredibly helpful and friendly. This is exactly what one would expect from a welcoming mid-west campground. - CO_Clarks
Aug 2015 - $53.00
The park is nice and offers a lot of amenities for families, however, it was not very family friendly--unless you are the drinking type. Don't get me wrong, we will have a beer or 2 sitting around the fire at night, but the park sponsored activities related to drinking while we were there. A poker run at 1pm that could've matched any college activity. It was very loud and busy all weekend. We did stay Fri-Sun and left on a Monday. It was nice and quiet Sunday night (which is the only reason I'm not rating it lower). There are activities for the kids, but we left the park to get away from the drunken booze fest and took the kids to the Dells during the day on Sat/Sunday. We will not return. - Julwil
Jun 2015 - $53.00
We stayed at this campground in August of 2014 and had a blast! So much so, that we are returning in a couple of weeks. I went with my husband and 3 children and they had everything we needed. A beach, pool, playground, jumping pillow, rec hall, bar and grill, etc. We stayed Sunday-Friday so it wasn't very busy, we got to take our pick of which site we wanted which was great. The pool was nice and well kept and a there was a separate area that had a spray ground which is safe for younger children to play on. The grill was of decent price with good food, and the bar had a nice variety of beverages for the adults. I can not speak for the weekends, but it was definitely quiet during the week. The staff was friendly and I like the little store they had in case we needed something we forgot to bring from home. The only complaint I have is you have to pay to take a shower, I think it was around 75 cents for 5 minutes. So bring quarters! I would definitely recommend this place for family! - CampMamaOf3
Aug 2016 - $50.00
Very overpriced for a one night stay. It was a Saturday night when we were here, and the park was full. Looks like alot of locals, and also many seasonal sites. Lots of activities geared toward kids, and also a pool. Since it was raining, we didn't use the pool though. I guess if you were a family this might be a good deal, but for the price, I would have expected cable tv, and better roads.
Country roads leading to the campground were often very narrow. Thankfully we didn't meet another big rig on the road, there would have been no way to get around them. Roads in the campground are dirt with some gravel, and due to the rain were a muddy mess. Our pull thru was very long, and a nice distance between our neighbor, so that was a good thing. Front sloped down alot so our front tires ended up off the ground, after we put the jacks down.
Lots of people riding around in golf carts, tons of kids. We were passing thru on our way home after a trip to Canada and just needed a place to stay. Most options in the area seem overpriced. Even the state park was expensive, since we aren't residents of WI. And they didn't even have a pull thru with electric there, so we opted to stay at Sky High.
Very young girl checked us in. Not the friendliest. No welcome, nothing. For the price I also would have at least expected an escort to our site. - fly girl
Aug 2016 - $26.00
Made reservations under Passport America, hence the cheaper rate. We had site 165, a pull through. The site pad was crushed rock and a little narrow, the site itself was nice and wide and long enough to accomodate the 40 fr coach and towed. The towed was on a slope because of the way the site was laid out. AT&T was VERY good as was the park wifi. The wifi is open and free. water pressure was good and also good 50 amp service. The hookups are a little far back so bring extra hose and sewer hose. They had just mowed the grass so it was everywhere. A storm came thru while we were here and the access road turned to mud. The staff is very friendly and accomodating. The views from the office are awesome. We stayed here in a 40 ft MH and would return. - walt66
May 2016 - $40.00
After driving by their sign on hwy 33 for years, we decided to try Sky High Campground for a long weekend: Fri-Sun. The campground is rundown and seems like the owners are just riding it out. We had a reservation. I stopped at the office to sign in, the kid behind the counter struggled to get us signed in, didn't know the computer system, but did get us a map. I had to go back Sat A.M. to get signed in. We couldn't pull into our site because of a semi-truck (???) parked along the road facing the wrong way, and 6-8 pickup trucks around the site 2 spots down. 1 camper and 10-20 beer drinkers with music blasting (Fri 2 pm). I drove back to the office to request a different site, the kid said we could move down a few sites. He had no idea about the semi-truck. Went back to pick the best of the crappy pull thrus. We did end up with a nice family between us and the party site (thank god). We had fair electric power but very little water psi. We ran off our own water tank/pump. Our site was rough and weedy. We had a table, fire pit and a tree/bush. Sites are very tight with your neighbor. We went sightseeing during the day and spent evenings at our site. Campground had a softball game Sat with the outfield covering the access road, we had to wait for the game, to get to our site. The game and the evening stream of golf carts cruising in circles making a dust cloud are the activities. We won't be back! It could be a lot nicer with a total makeover and some ambitious owners. The countryside in the area is beautiful and would be a great place for a nicer campground. - shopboss
May 2016 - $42.00
This is a nice clean park. Spaces are a little close and fairly level. Internet is non-existent and phone service is at best spotty in the campground with ATT. I'm still surprised that CG don't have internet around the area for their customers. My rate is for 3 nights with one free---so approx. $56.oo per day. - illini777
Oct 2015 - $45.00
We have stayed at this park at various times of the year. At all times we have found the staff friendly, courteous, and respectful. That being said, this is a well patrolled park. If you are looking to get drunk, loud and obnoxious this is not your park. If you are looking for a park that is family friendly, respectful - quiet hours are quiet hours, clean, well laid out with plenty of activities. All are welcome from tents to Class A's. Most waterfront sites are easily accessible to all except for some large 5th wheels or Class A's. We will camp here again. - Camping Wisconsin
Jun 2015 - $30.00
Another wonderful stay at this campground....very fine people, and very well run..
We will return again..
Great indoor and outdoor pool
Loads of things to do for kids - hdonlybob
Sep 2016 - $47.00
This was our first time staying here and we're glad we did. It was a bit of a drive from Chicago (@ 3-3 1/2 hrs) but was fine for a long weekend (Labor Day). Check in was smooth and the staff was all quite friendly and pleasant. Shared an electric/water box with the site behind us. We both were able to back up enough to not have to use extension cords.
We took part in some of the Labor Day planned activities: volleyball tournament and DJ Dance. WHAT FUN! All of us enjoyed ourselves. My teenage boys liked the swim pond with inflatables and I was able to spend some time using the volleyball net to play badminton with one of my children. A lot of kids around and my older son was able to join a pick-up basketball game.
There aren't a lot of "transient" W/E/S sites but they are level with decent tree cover. Most of the campground is for seasonals and I have to say that I have not been to a campground with such clean and well-kept seasonal sites. Folks take pride in their spots here. We met quite a few seasonal campers and they were all very friendly. The campground is family-oriented and quiet at night. We were far enough from any city that we were able to see the Milky Way and enjoy the night sky.
There's a cute little bar/restaurant on the premises: also very clean and run by friendly cook & bar staff. We enjoyed our stay here and would recommend it for sure. - EllenT
Aug 2015 - $42.00
Very nice campground, while there are a lot of seasonal campers their sites are well maintained. Sandy soil, very little grass. The water & electric overnight sites are very roomy. The full sites are closer together and uneven. Camp store is well stocked. Also, there is a bar & grill that has large menu. - drf0041
Jul 2015 - $47.00
We camped here over a weekend in July and our family was very pleased. The sites were far enough apart that you didn't feel overly crowded. I loved the "woodsy" feel of the area, which made it feel like you were actually camping. They had a swim pond which had inflatables for the kids to play on, they absolutely loved the slide! They actually preferred to swim in this over a swimming pool because of the inflatables, so I hope they never remove them. The playground was also nice. They had a little hiking trail which was fun but make sure to bring bug spray! Also don't expect for it to go in a circle because it comes to an end and you have to turn around and go back. I think the grass got too high at one point and they could no longer mow through it. I especially loved the campground store, it was so cute, it had everything you needed, it was organized extremely well and the prices were reasonable. The bar and grill were also a win, the food and the prices were good. The only downside to that is it is only opened from Thursday-Sunday (which I also believe to be true for the camp store). This did not affect us at all since we were camping on a weekend, but if you go during the week, beware of that. Also, beware that the check out is at 12pm. The confirmation emailed that I received said 2pm, but that is incorrect. I learned this the hard way when a fellow camper pulled in at 1pm and was wondering why someone else was in their spot. But those are minor annoyances, I overall LOVED the campground and definitely plan to be back this coming summer! - CampMamaOf3
Sep 2015 - $55.00
This was our 1st stay here & it's our #2 favorite campground so far. This will probably quickly become our #1 as our favorite is over a 3 hour drive one way. We paid $165.00 incl. tax for a 3 night holiday weekend in a 26' travel trailer. 2 adults & 2 kids ages 16 & 7. We were first put on site P6 Friday night however. There was sand everywhere that caused stabilizing problems & we barely fit on the site. When I called earlier in the summer I was told it was the last site available for our weekend. I agreed to take it because we wanted to try this place out that badly. There were many pop-ups & tents so I don't think that area is meant to be for travel trailers. There was a nice playground right in the middle of the sites & a porta-potty was nearby too. We were up against a fence in the back, had to park the truck sideways in front, & couldn't use our fire ring because it was maybe 1 or 2 feet from our travel trailer. The site was very small (length & width). It gets amazing though - I wish I could write employee names here because we had an excellent experience switching sites. When I had seen an empty site I had asked an employee if there was a cancel & if we could move sites. She called the renter of that site, found out they had to cancel, & viola we got a new site! A++ We moved to site Y18 right behind the bath house, pavilion, & playground. We will book this site every time that we stay! The bathhouse that we were next to had 6-8 separate rooms that each included a locked door, toilet, sink, & (paid) shower. It felt like I was in my own bathroom at home. Very clean & spacious. There are so many fun things to do here! Over 50+ amenities - We loved the jumping pillow, the giant shopping cart, the treated lake w/ pretty blue water & inflatables, wagon rides, water wars, dunk tank, make your own donuts, & so much more. The entire family cannot wait until summer 2016! - Candi and Michael WI
Jun 2015 - $50.00
We were ignored when we arrived,. If it was not so late and far off the highway, we should have just left then. The young lady at the desk had no idea if our trailer would even fit in the spots and half of them she suggested were too short. The back-in spots are nice but very unlevel, and they do not have full hook up. - acadiandave
Aug 2013 - $60.00
A great park for kids, but we don't have kids so that did not appeal to us. Stayed hooked up since just staying one night and didn't venture out much due to the heat and the kids running around. Barely enough room for our truck and 5er hooked up and a good line of sight for our satellite dish. We probably would not stay here again. - Bob & Jo
Jul 2010 - $37.00
We've come here 1 or 2 times a year for the last 5 or so years. We really enjoy this campground. The owners and their staff are always very nice, and they are always helpful. The whole resort is always kept clean and neat. They are pet friendly as long as the rules are followed. Pets are to be leashed and you must clean up after your pet immediately. I appreciate this so much as I don't bring a pet, though several in our group do. The pool is well maintained and a pleasure to use on those hot July days. The mini golf is our favorite challenge. The owners have been very busy adding some GREAT playground equipment, as well as new rafts to play on in the pond and adding a GREAT new snack area. You will love this campground. Give them a try. - Delores M.
Jul 2010 - $37.00
This campground is for seasonals and just tolerates overnights. There is no internet or cell (Verizon) reception and the bugs are bad. - jfred
May 2009 - $36.00
I went camping with some friends to Wilderness Campground because one weekend a year they give away sites for those who serve, or have served, in the military. I couldn't put a 0 for the nightly rate, but the whole weekend was free. It's an excellent campground, with plenty of sunny and shaded sites. A lot of the sites are permanent, but very well maintained. Bathrooms and showers are very clean. They completely redesigned the main office/grocery area, and even have a Friday Night Fish Fry. We will definitely be back. - Dean Hoover
Aug 2016 - $42.00
This campground is divided into three areas situated around a mill pond. The area on the north side of the pond appears to be all seasonal. The area on the south side is mostly seasonal with transient sites mixed in. The west side area we stayed in bordered the pond, was all grass with a number of trees and was all transient. It's also close to the office/store and swimming pool. The electric and water configuration is a bit helter skelter in this area and we had to run our water supply under the rig to a spigot shared with the next site over. The power pedestal was nearer but in an odd place too. In fact, the layout seemed deliberately wide open for the placement of most any rig because the site locations weren't clearly defined. Big rigs could have a problem if other neighboring sites fill ahead. Once you get in your spot, you are camping. Only 30amp power is available and voltage stayed between 111 - 118v. Water pressure was adequate around 40 psi. There are no sewered sites and no dump station. They have a honey-wagon to take care of pump-outs for $5. Wi-Fi is available but very finicky. We were able to get a one bar signal for our hotspot which performed better. Cell phone coverage is hit or miss depending on your service provider. Over the air TV station reception was very good with all the network and public channels represented. The owners were very welcoming and friendly. The store is well stocked for incidentals you may have forgotten. Donuts and coffee are available to purchase with your Sunday newspaper. The park is family oriented with lots of kids enjoying the pool. Fishing in the mill pond is free for catch & release. While we were there a youngster caught a 30" Northern Pike. Overall we had a good time during our two night stay. Pricing is above average for a park of this caliber but we would come back for a couple nights again, only during the week next time. - Born2Roam
Jun 2016 - $38.00
Owners are extremely friendly. Has a small private pond. We stayed in sites that back right up to the pond - beautiful. But beware of the geese. Have activites every weekend and bakery fresh donuts every sunday morning. The fish boil is delicious. Nice pool. - User3521
Sep 2013 - $35.00
Fun family campground. Quiet and beautiful. Owners are friendly and accommodating. Nice lake to fish in. Many campers are seasonal, so there is a wonderful sense of community here. Had fun playing bingo...and won a little cash, too. Would stay again. - GrandmaLee
Aug 2008 - $20.00
The guy at the house/office brings you back to the area and lets you see and know what you are getting before you pay. He told us a lot of the area where the nightly campers would have been parked was flooded so he suggested the area in the trees. NO ELECTRIC at any nightly site. All electric and hook ups are for seasonal sites and from the looks most of them are there every year and some may even live there year round. From what we did see they seem very nice. After a few hours in the spot we got tired of the mosquitoes and moved over on the other side of the area where there was more left over dried up mud from from the flood and this also allowed us to use the satellite dish for TV as it was a nice clear shot for dish network. Air TV was weak on rabbit ears, sprint air card was roam only and slow. Area was nice and flat, good for wheelchair use, but the restroom was not good to roll in the door. Showers appeared to be pay type showers, but we did not use them. Because of the distance from the seasonal sites we did run the Honda all night for electric. We were also the only ones down there so it was no problem for anyone. This could be a nice place again if the grass was to grow back and updates were made to the shower bath house. Number of sites available is unknown. Fortunately, because we have a ramp, we use that as a table so we didn't need to move a table to the new spot. There is a swimming pond that some kids were swimming in. There does not appear to be any group fire anymore, but they do still do sing alongs sometime, but we did not join in as we were tired and took it easy. We camped here in a van. Would camp here again if they can get the grass to grow back. - wmah
Jul 2016 - $30.00
It's a state park so facilities (clean bathrooms/showers, etc.,) need to be taken into consideration. We stayed in the Northern Lights campground and had a spacious site with electricity that we booked 11 months in advance as we were here over the bust Fourth of July weekend. So much to offer at this park: swimming, fishing, hiking, paddle boarding, boating. No reason to be bored here. - EllenT
Jun 2016 - $35.00
We stayed in the Quartzite campground, mostly because we read that it was more accessible for big rigs. The drive in was a little unnerving--lots of trees and very few signs to reassure you that are went the right way. But, we did and pulled in to the parking area for camper registration. It was 2pm on a Sunday (Father's Day) and while we expected the park to be busy we thought most people would be leaving, not arriving. It was packed and the line in the building to check in wound around the small space. Even so, the check-in process was fairly quick and painless.
To get to Quartzite campground you actually leave the park briefly, but even with a big rig is wasn't bad. Our site, #99, was a bit of a challenge. Most of the sites have gravel that has been overgrown with grass. Ours had a slope on either side of the narrow pad, so getting as close to centered was important. We did the best we could, but had difficulty leveling and ended up tilted downhill on the door side. We have an additional step we use and even with that we had a large step down since the entire site slanted down from the pad. Many of the sites have this same problem, but there are some a little flatter. Some others slant up or down along the pad, which would make leveling difficult as well.
The campground is very open, but you aren't right next to people and some trees are scattered around. The 50 amp hookup worked without any issues. There are a couple composting toilets, as well as a main bath house. The showers were OK for a state park, but we didn't use them. There are water fountains and faucets in a few places, but you'll need a container to use them; there is no water at the sites. They say they are completely full every weekend, so plan in advance or arrive very early on Friday morning.
We had no AT&T signal, but our Verizon had 2 bars and LTE without our booster. I will note that even in Baraboo there was little to no AT&T signal. - Uno Mas
May 2016 - $30.00
We were in site #171. It was an open area with only 3 other campers while we were there. We had originally booked site #210, but it wasn't a good site so we were able to switch. Most of the sites aren't very level so we had a bit of trouble getting it to level. However, we loved the large grassy area that our dog was able to rest in without laying in gravel or dirt. It is a beautiful park. My husband caught quite a few fish so he was happy. We left the Thursday before Memorial Day and I'm sure it will be full up for the weekend. We enjoyed the relatively few people in our section of the campground. We stayed in the Northern Lights loop. Bathrooms and private showers were spotlessly clean. We would stay again. - Southbar
Sep 2016 - $40.00
It's an open park with few amenities. Sat worked well as no shade trees near. No cable and Wi-Fi was a joke. Check in is at the casino and staff seemed just bothered by it. Didn't go back in the casino (we don't smoke and don't care about gambling). Over all it was a place to set up for a couple nights. - TPDBOB8687
Sep 2016 - $34.00
We were here Labor Day weekend. We enjoyed our stay. The staff was very friendly and very helpful. Sites were spacious sunny and open. Pad was gravel and had a fire ring and picnic table. We plan on going back before the end of the season. - geezer1945
Sep 2016 - $44.00
We stayed here in July of 2013 and my review back then describes the physical set up of the park along with the facilities and amenities. The negatives remain: check in at hotel, overpriced for a casino RV park, no cable TV, poor WIFI, bathroom floors flood when someone showers, etc. There are antenna channels from Madison and most sites are satellite friendly. Their website calls this a "luxury? park. In whose opinion? The sites and hook ups are the only positives. I still don't see any recycling. - Jerry S