12 RV Parks near Washington Island, Wisconsin
Jun 2016 - $21.00
We love the island. We love it so much we'd probably stay in the middle of a mudpit and find it hard to complain. The campground has seen some changes in recent years--mostly in terms of cabin builds. But one thing does remain consistent...if you want to use the showers, bring your galoshes. The drainage problem there that was also present years ago results in a pretty nasty shower experience (ankle deep in mysterious swamp like whoknowswhat). Some attempts seem to be made with keeping up with the cleanliness, but the feminine products floating in the showers and crazy slow-drain soapy residue made the restrooms something to avoid during our stay. The laundry facilities are the only ones on the island, but it will cost ya $5.00 a load (2.75 wash, 2.25 dry). Some sites will challenge even the best backer-upper, as maneuvering around trees and then attempting to be level is not always an easy task here. Lots of tent camping among RV sites with W/E hookups, the purpose of which seems to be to use the electricity to run radios. All day, all night. Given that tents cannot contain noise like RVs can, some additional separation or assignment of sites might be helpful....for instance a section for tents that want electricity, etc. The park could really use some camphosts, as it appears one or two people are trying to manage the whole thing...and it shows via a lot of site neglect. - ThreeTravellingBlondes
Aug 2015 - $35.00
Washington Island is a nice place to visit and this campground is the only game in town. Nice, large, wooded campsites. Electric pedestals are out in the woods between campsites so you will need a long extension cord. Our 30 Amp cord + extension cord wouldn't reach so we had to use a 50 foot 20 Amp cord.
Owners are very friendly and there are a lot of nice amenities like a swimming pond with sand beach, miniature golf course, playground, etc.
The down sides are the place needs more and better maintenance--potholes in roads, general litter in campground, inoperative fixtures in restrooms. A strange thing--the restrooms were clean and well stocked with soap, paper towels, etc. But the showers were pretty cruddy. And it's a long hike from the camp sites to the restrooms & showers.
Not a great campground, but OK if you want to stay a few days on Washington Island. - John45
Aug 2008 - $32.00
On the brochure I got from the RV dealer about the campground there were people swimming and holding up big fish which leads you to believe there is water at the campground. Not the case. The campground is located 4 miles from the water on a small island. All that shoreline and they put the campground in the middle of nowhere. To get to the island it's about 100 bucks in ferry fees. Once on the island you start to see there is not as much to do there than where you came from. The staff was nice and it was easy to get a reservation. The island coast is beautiful and the water is clear and cold. I would like to rate this campground higher but due to the lack of activities, 5 is as high as I'll go. I would suggest to save the ferry ride money and stay somewhere else in Door County. - laynela
Sep 2016 - $45.00
This is one of the best planned and executed campgrounds we've found in all of our travels. It is carved out of the pine forest so each huge campsite seems isolated. The shower rooms set the gold standard. Simply a fabulous destination spot to enjoy this picturesque community. - GarrettSmith
Aug 2016 - $51.00
We have stayed at Wagon Trail Campground three years in a row while visiting Door County. We love the size of the campsites as well as wooded privacy. The bathrooms and showers are sparkling clean. The campground is located on the far northern end of the peninsula which is away from the crowded areas, but not too far to easily bike into Ellison Bay or Sister Bay or drive to the beautiful State and County parks. We love campsites #514 and #515. The sites are very level, and there is plenty of room for our fifth wheel, truck, and screen house.
The reason I rate Wagon Trail an 8 is that there are only a limited number of sites with full hookups and many of those sites to not have the privacy and space that the premium electric/water sites have. Wagon Trail does offer a convenient pump out service for $15. That's nice for us since we were staying 10 nights. Also, access to internet and cable is very limited. There is a pretty good signal in the office/lounge area, just not at our campsite. It rained a few days while we were here, and the campsites drain very well, and the campground staff is quick to keep the gravel roads well graded and raked after rain. The dumpsite has hand sanitizer, a sewer hose and garden hose which makes it convenient.
We have always had good luck with the firewood purchased there as well. They keep it dry; they charged $5.25 for a nice-sized bundle. - Smashcamp
Jun 2016 - $35.00
The staff and owners here were a highlight---super friendly, helpful with ideas, and patient. Our pull-through gravel site was fairly easy to get level. Verizon 4G connected well. It rained through most of our stay, although the place looked to have some really amazing walking trails and things to do that we did not have a chance to experience. Laundry on site...2 washers, 4 dryers. - ThreeTravellingBlondes
Oct 2016 - $40.00
Sites are wide, deep and level. Each site has at least one concrete pad, some have two. Gravel roads, management keeps them in good repair. Electric and water were excellent. Many sites are tree coverage, park offers free cable with a cable box. Newer sites towards the back of the park are more open where satellite will work. Park is very quiet. No pool, playground or other kid friendly activities. They only have firewood for sale which is a value plus they deliver it to site. Large field in the back to walk or run your dog. Park is close to Sister Bay and the ferry to Washington Island. We will come back! - drf0041
Aug 2016 - $40.00
This is a lovely park. We booked early for two sites together and they gave us a beautiful choice with a lawn and fire pit between us. Lots of trees for shade but enough sky space for our friends satellite. Laundry facilities are good and clean. Seasonal folks are very friendly. Would definitely stay again. - Fran in Wisconsin
Jun 2016 - $40.00
Stayed for 4 nights. Wonderful experience; level, spacious, full hook up sites. Quiet and well taken care of - spotless. Staff was excellent and very friendly from check in through our entire stay. About 50% seasonal sites. They are in the process of adding new sites that are in a more open area for satellite signal. This is not really a "kids" campground in that there are no play areas, pool, etc, which was fine for our purpose of exploring the area. Will definitely return. - DavidO
Jun 2016 - $36.00
This is a a family run campground, run by the sweetest couple. We really enjoyed our site, however this park seemed to mostly be long term campers. That always changes the vibe for us. Everything was clean, my son loved the catch & release pond. Sadly, the wooded areas had to be avoided during our stay because of heavy rains the week before and mosquitoes. We did not have a chance to use the pool. The location is fabulous. We were able to walk to the bakery for breakfast and Sister Bay was a quick drive up the road. This is also a great place to stay for those visiting the state parks. We did not have full hook-ups, so plan to visit their dump station. It was a very tight drive for our 37 foot fifth wheel to maneuver the interior rode that goes through the park, but doable. To reserve you must mail a check for a deposit as they do not accept credit cards. Plan to arrive with cash or check. This is a great home base to enjoy Door County. - barrygoodtimes
Aug 2015 - $35.00
I have been camping here all my life. This is one trip the whole family looks forward to every year. The entire property is well maintained and CLEAN. The pool is great and lots of open spaces for the kids to play. The sites are private and shady. There is a trout pond where you can catch rainbow trout. - F350John
Jul 2016 - $28.00
This park has the strangest sites I've ever seen. Some are huge, and some are tiny. The folk that take reservations assign the sites, and did give us one that handled our 40' rig and 14' trailer, parallel to the road and the beach, so no problems. The water and electric were fine. Bathrooms were pretty clean, no hot water for showers in the evening for the women. Camp Host was friendly and helpful. The water in the bay area was a bit murky, probably due in part to the wind, but overall a nice park. We would stay there again, but not go out of our way to do so. - Sheryl E
Jul 2016 - $26.00
Nice fairly level sites and easy to back into with 39 foot motorhome. Parking was gravel with sparse growth of grass on pad. It had rained recently and our back jacks sank down into gravel at end of pad slightly. But was firm underneath. Plenty of room between sites. The lake side sites are a few dollars more put since the sites are back in we took a site on the other side of the road with the front window looking out across the road onto the lake. We stayed 1 night on a Sunday and had no problem getting a site without a reservation. According to the host it fills up later in the week and is booked every weekend during the summer. The road in is gravel and even though it had rained recently it was in good shape with just a couple of puddles that were avoidable. The bathrooms were very clean as was the entire campground. About half the sites on the south loop were seasonal. It was quiet for us on a Sunday evening but I could imagine that when the campground fills up with families there would be quite a bit of action and noise. Had no problem getting satellite TV and Verizon phone/data service was good. There was a nice dump station but we did not need to use it. - Ramblin On
Jul 2016 - $26.00
Huge grassy sites. Very clean restrooms and showers. We love that they let you park your trailer the way you want. Very friendly host. We will be back, will try for a site by the water as ours didn't have much shade. TV reception was spotty. - dalebonnie
Sep 2014 - $35.00
Great state park! It has the world's best playground for kids. The beach is nice and is handicap accessible. We camped here over Labor Day weekend and the campground was crowded. But that did not matter. This is a very nice place. Over the air TV was variable depending upon the weather. Verizon cell phone was mostly 3G, drive 2 miles north and the signal is nice and strong. We would definitely stay here again. - cmgoeke
Aug 2013 - $22.00
$22 per night was for 30/50 amp electric only. MI requires non-residents to purchase an annual recreation passport for $30.50 (which we had done at a previous MI state park) plus $6.30 for a vehicle pass for each park, which was good for our week long stay. This park is located on the Green Bay portion of Lake Michigan with a row of sites right on the shoreline. The beach was nice. Spacing between sites was roomy and most sites were level, which allows some leeway for parking in any direction. All sites have beautifully maintained grass and trees on them. Most sites have some shade but some are in full sun. Water is available throughout the park and the dump station is located at the entrance/exit area. Bathrooms and showers were clean and well lit. Recreational opportunities are available in the park as well as in the local area. The park volunteer group is very active and it shows as there are many activities and the park is almost pristine in appearance. It is about a mile and a half to where WiFi is available at the township building as AT&T cell service was just three bars of Edge at the campground. - DD Rolling Ranch
Jul 2013 - $21.00
JW Wells is a former CCC camp. We camped in site #4, a 30A site on Lake Michigan. Though the campground was full, the weekend we stayed, it was hard to tell. It was very quiet. There are modern shower facilities and a great central play area for kids. Plus a beach is within walking distance. However, there is no more camp WiFi and our Verizon cell and data were marginal. - zulu
Oct 2016 - $30.00
This is our third time of staying here. The hosts are polite and competent. They guide you to your site.
The 30 amp electric held its voltage ... the dump site is easy to get to.
My only suggestion for improvement would be some serious road improvement ... they are marked by many potholes.
This is a handy location for the things that we like to do while visiting Door County: plays, hiking, dining. - skigramp
Aug 2016 - $35.00
Stayed in Motorhome so we did not use the restrooms. We did use the laundry that had 2 washers and 2 dryers, they both worked fine. All gravel roadways and a little dusty. Our site was a pull thru, we have a 34ft motorhome and had no problems. It was a quiet stay and we had no problems. Site included 30 or 50 amp service and water. Dump station was available. We would stay again. - Bonzo656
May 2013 - $24.00
This is my third visit to this park since the new owners took over in 2011. They have invested a lot of "sweat equity" in cleaning up the grounds, trimming trees, cutting grass and the overall general appearance. If I owned the campground I would spend some time and money on the bathhouses. Spiders in the corners, water around the sinks, floor dirty. I noticed and pointed out several things, and the manager was appreciative. The problem is this: you must have an eye for noticing things that could be improved and I can tell you that the employees here do not have an eye for that. Examples: they have a fish windsock hanging on the entrance sign. It's in it's third season and faded: spend $25 bucks and present a good first impression. Paint the outside of the office building; repair the bathroom fixtures. The best thing about this campground is the location: close proximity to Fish Creek. The sites are decent and overall it improved greatly, time to take it to the next level. Has amazing potential! - jeffincedar
Sep 2016 - $30.00
We stayed one week which included Labor Day in Nicolet Bay South in an electric only site, no water hookup. Campground was full, family oriented. An abundance of walking/biking paths throughout the whole park with beautiful vistas that overlook Lake Michigan or the Bay of Green Bay. There is a boat launch area. The sandy beach was a short walk away where you could rent kayaks and bikes. Wi-fi is only available at the concession stand area at this beach. Golf course in the park. There are plenty of overlooks and pullouts to view when driving the toad. There is a lighthouse. This is one of our favorite destination campgrounds. Very popular, you should make a reservation. - Sunnie-Wheelhouse
Jul 2016 - $25.00
The park had lots of things to see and do. Verizon signal was practically non-existent. We do not have a booster, that might have helped. We were able to use dish. Great location in Door Harbor.
Negatives...it definitely needs trimming at corners on the roads and entrances to sites. We scratched side of trailer at a tight turn which was disappointing. We were in a 36' 5th wheel in Tennison CG, site 440. The site itself was large and very private.
I'm not sure we would stay again unless we knew some major trimming and/or a few trees were cut to make accessibility easier. We loved the park itself. - Crpeine
Jun 2015 - $30.00
Biggest negative for this park is the signage, or lack of it in places & locations where signs can be seen giving directions approaching the park, the campground area in particular. They were next to non existant. The entry area, when finally found, is very difficult to navigate with a large trailer, though interior roads are very adequate. It is a big park & CG & again signage, enough & appropiatley placed, is seriously lacking. Also tree trimming needs to be done in sites which accomodate the taller 5ers. - Veebyes
Oct 2016 - $45.00
We arrived late at night and with a dead battery on our TOAD. The owner helped us into our spot, and in the morning tried to jump us. (We ended up having to call Good Sam, it turned out his jumper cables were not working). The campground itself was very peaceful with nice size spots and little trees in between sites. The one thing we didn't love was that we were parked facing our neighbors, instead of the standard everyone pulls in the same way. This wasn't a big problem though, our neighbors were lovely. Perfect star gazing at night, and wonderful area to visit. We did use the laundry room, it had 3-4 washers, and 3-4 dryers, very efficient. We were expecting mail, and the owner went to town to pick it up and deliver it to us, going above and beyond! We would stay here again! - WHR NXT
Sep 2016 - $43.00
We got into the campground late at night. The check-in was quick. Then the guy led us out to our site and watched as we backed in. That was nice for him to take us to our site late at night when it was dark. The campground itself was one of the quietest I think I have ever been to. The back-in sites are a little on the shorter side. We parked our 5th wheel and then parked the truck in an open lot just across from the 5th wheel. It was very convenient for us. We were here for 2 days and wish we could have been here longer as there is a lot to see in the area with Lake Michigan being just down the road. There are 2 other campgrounds within a mile of this one, they are closer to town. The staff we met was very friendly and the place was kept clean. I would definitely come back here again if in the area. - PackerFanRick
Aug 2016 - $32.00
Acceptable all the way around; nothing fancy. Helpful staff, clean, well maintained campground, and close to everything Door County offers. Yes, we would stay here again. - TPDBOB8687
Oct 2016 - $36.00
Very crowded, even on a fall weekend. - ldukeb
Oct 2016 - $41.00
Staff was friendly and seemed extremely knowledgable about the area. Dining recommendations were spot on. Had been raining for several days when we arrived. There were some ruts and potholes in the gravel roads that were water filled. Puddles were still there after 3 days. Site was pretty soft first day, but firmed up by the time we left. Motorhome with towed just barely fit in site. All the pull throughs were the same size so not restricted to our site only. Neighbors also commented on just barely fitting into their site. Power was rock solid. Good water pressure. Sewer fitting low enough to ground to provide good drainage of line. Threaded fitting, no donut required. - STBRetired
Sep 2016 - $39.00
This is a lovely, well-maintained park just a few blocks off Hwy 57. It was quiet, the site was level, and the staff friendly. The wifi was good. There are both shaded and open sites. We only stayed one nite but spoke with a couple of seasonal campers and they couldn't say enough nice things about the park and the management; also that there are the normal park rules and they are enforced. We appreciate that! - alm