Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $25.00
This is a nice park first come first serve. We got a site near the lake and beach. Has great view of the lake and so pretty with all grass except the paved roads and gravel pads which handle our big rig and toad. We hauled in our own water but they do have access to fill your tank and an artesian well that all the locals use to obtain drinking water. No sewer for a week is no problem if you have large holding tanks. We camped at Thompson West End Campground in a Motorhome.
We really enjoyed our stay here, well spaced out sites, some with shade. We had a lovely view of the bay and found it to be very quiet and peaceful. Self pay box with brochures and information about the area. We camped at Thompson West End Campground in a Motorhome.
This campground is a great hidden treasure. Campsites are large. We easily fit our truck, 5th wheel & jeep in our site. Other than small pads for camper, the campground is total grass.
Each site has a picnic table. 30 & 50 amps available. Sites are electric only-no water or sewer at campsites. There is a dump station at the entrance of the campground. There are 2 water faucets to fill fresh water tank before pulling into site. We found the water faucets hard to get to, but not impossible. Lack of water and sewer would definitely NOT prevent us from coming back. Campground is directly on the Lake Superior. Asphalt roads through the campground. Some of the corners are tight, however we easily managed to get our Big Rig into a site. Suggest disconnecting toad vehicle and "scouting" sites & campground layout before taking RV in.
There is a nice playground. There are picnic tables throughout the park. A large pavilion is available for an organized event/gathering. There is a boat dock, however, it needs some work-it appears to be unstable. Nice little beach (wish it were larger). There are a couple of places to get directly into Lake Superior from the campground.
In addition to the regular campground, they have an overflow area. There are no hookups in the overflow, but it is nice to have that option.
We were nervous about being able to get a site--they do not accept reservations. We came in mid-week & were able to get a great site. Campground is consistently full, so suggest not coming in on a Friday.
Good Verizon coverage. Easy to get DirecTV satellite. Very strong Wi-Fi.
We look forward to coming back! We loved the small town feeling, hope they don't change a thing. We camped at Thompson West End Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
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Loved Time Out restaurant. Did Apostle Island tour with Good Earth Outfitters.
Value rating would have been higher except no water on site, only electric. Service is a low rating (should have been zero stars simply because no attendant ever stopped at our site! It is a pretty park, right on the water and we enjoyed our neighbors. We camped at Thompson West End Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
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Came to area for a boat tour of the Apostle Islands but weather was not conducive to being on the water. spent two nights and left after seeing one lighthouse in Ashland.
Very nice city park with sites well spread out and lots of grass and trees between. Crushed gravel sites and paved access roads. Pull-through sites are at the south end of each row. No water at sites, but standpipes and an artesian well on site. The showers are activated with quarters, 3 minutes per quarter with instant hot water. Close to Bayfield and the Apostle Islands. No reservations so first come, first served. Kiosk at entrance has forms and envelope for payment, cash or check only. Host at site #5 can answer any questions. We camped at Thompson West End Campground in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $25.00
We stayed for a short time in this park and I can guarantee you we will not be back. The sites are cramped, the park is not well kept, and the camp "HOST" is about as unfriendly. We moved on to the Ashland City Park and were very pleased with the change in location. The parks dept in Washburn should seriously take a closer look at the folks who "Host" their campground. We camped at Thompson West End Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $15.00
My husband surprised me with an overnight get-away to beautiful Lake Superior. We were fortunate to have gotten the last available campsite (they don't take reservations). The campground was clean, the neighbors were friendly, and we enjoyed a very relaxing stay. Our site was level, grassy, with mature trees. We would go back again. We camped at Thompson West End Campground in a Motorhome.
This park was a last minute find which turned out very nice. Lovely lake front park with big spaces between sites. Ours was a P/T but mostly back ins. Bathrooms adequate but nothing flashy. The location is great and the WiFi is very good. We would stay here again. We camped at Thompson West End Campground in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $20.00
High marks for huge site and value. We paid the weekly rate of $140. Verizon cell and broadband both very good. Makes a great base for seeing the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. Very good water quality. There are two fill locations on the center road plus the well itself. We camped at Thompson West End Campground in a Motorhome.
This city owned campground is located on Lake Superior. You self register. The interior roads are blacktopped and the spacious sites are gravel. There are trees throughout the park, but they are far from most pads. Any size rig can be accommodated. Overall, the campground is well maintained. There is some grass around the seasonal residents’ sites. (The city rents sites daily, weekly, or seasonal.) It’s necessary that you fill your fresh water tank before setting up because the sites only have electricity and cable. There is a dump station available at the entrance. The clean restrooms have pay showers. If there was a camp host, he sure made himself scarce. This is a great campground at a reasonable price. We camped at Thompson West End Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $22.00
The good news bad news thing. Bad news first. They do not have sewer hookups, no water at the sites, and you have to pay for the showers $1/12min. All the rest is good news. They have a dump station and at least 1 water spigot that is a distance from the dump for potable water. You have to drive up to unless you're in the site right next to it or have a lot of hose as many of the seasonals have. The water here is an artesian well and it tastes great. The sites are nice gravel with paved roads and you are not jammed in next to the next site. Lots and lots of grass. It has 50/30/20 amp hookups with cable TV at all the sites. It's right on the Lake, it's quiet, it has 16 seasonal sites; if you're interested in those contact the city. If the water was a bit more handy I'd give this place a full 10. There are playgrounds for the kids and a boat ramp and docks for those with boats. It's only about 10-12 miles from Bayfield. We stayed here 5 nights and I could see spending a season here. They have no Wi-Fi but the Verizon MiFi works fine. There's a nice path that goes over to the harbor and it's about 5 or 6 blocks to town. If you like liver go over to Bayfield and try the whitefish livers. Tasty. You'll have to ask around to see who serves them or stop by a fish shop and get a quart. We camped at Thompson West End Campground in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $22.00
This city-operated park is located on the shore of Chequamegon Bay. The sites are well-spaced and there is some, but not a great deal of shade. Check-in is at a self-service station. Payment is by cash or check only. The park supplies an excellent cable TV feed with a full selection of channels. I was able to obtain a Wi-Fi signal from the nearby Washburn marina, but was unable to connect. There is a strong Verizon signal in the area though. In summary, I found this to be a peaceful park in a pleasant location when I stayed here in early fall. We camped at Thompson West End Campground in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $22.00
This is a great park. Only 50 amp and nothing else, but it was as advertised. Nicely kept and right on the lake. We were lucky enough to get a lake side spot so view was great but even further back seem to offer good views. They mention only 20/50amp but our site had 30amp as well. Would stay here again no problem. We camped at Thompson West End Campground in a Motorhome.
Wow, super place to stay especially if you have kids along as we did. The playground, beach, fishing pier and hiking trail are excellent. The park is well cared for and even though there are seasonal rigs in the park, you need to look past that. Even though they don't have water and sewer hookups the 50 amp electric is spot on; and, wow, cable TV. Hey, don't tell anyone about this place; it'll be our secret. We camped at Thompson West End Campground in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: October, 2010 - $22.00
Nicely maintained park overlooking Lake Superior. Was quiet during the week, but busy at weekends. Has level sites, a few permanent RVs, bathrooms were clean. We stayed for 3 nights and would stay here again. We camped at Thompson West End Campground in a Travel Trailer.