6.2 Average
Wausau, Wisconsin

Marathon Park

Wausau, Wisconsin

Wausau, Wisconsin
Phone: (715) 261-1566

Sites: 35
Recent Rate: $20 9/2015

Latitude: 44.958269625458
Longitude: -89.651654719971

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $6.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 6.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 100 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 100
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field yes
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

10 Reviews

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice clean park, was a great place to stay. Only a couple of complaints, we could not find ANY water in the park for drinking water(better fill your tank before arriving). The other complaint was the mens restroom was locked all day on Wed. We camped at Marathon Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Number
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady, Covered Forested

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a good place if you need an overnight stay near Wausau. There are not too many campgrounds in the vicinity. Nice back-in spaces in tall trees.

Registration is self-service. We never saw either a park ranger or a camp host. We called ahead to see if space was available. The phone number gets you the county parks department. They said they were sure there were spaces (this was on a weekday) and gave us the restroom combinations.

A great little campground for $20 a night. The only downside is that it is in the middle of a shopping center area so the traffic is challenging, and there is a certain amount of traffic noise all night. We camped at Marathon Park in a Travel Trailer.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a strange place. The bathrooms are locked, with no explanation. We found a phone number on a bulletin board and called it. That resulted in our getting the combination to get into the bathroom. Weird! It appears they don't want campers to use the bathroom. Their dump is only open from 8 AM - 3 PM! It's fenced off all other hours. And worst of all the traffic and train noise was horrendous. We paid for two nights and left after one sleepless night. We'll never stay there again! We camped at Marathon Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a delightful small park right off the highway, lots of tall trees. It is big rig friendly, we were traveling with friends who have a 38 ft 5th wheel and you just have to be careful. All the sites are back in and there are some a big rig just could not get into. There is 30 amp, a dump onsite and water available. We didn't use the bathrooms. We would come here again. We camped at Marathon Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 32
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Electric only at site. Water and dump station available, $6 fee to dump. Sites are gravel/grass and somewhat level. Very quiet park that is clean and well maintained. A major road parallels the park but it is surprisingly quiet. There is a train track on the backside of the park but you can barely hear any train noise. No train noise through the night. Lots of large pine trees surround all RV sites but it is possible to get a satellite signal for TV in certain sites. Phone reception is good (AT&T). Bathhouse is OK but could use an upgrade. Also, there is no heat in the bathhouse and the overnight temperature was 35 degrees. I would stay here again. We camped at Marathon Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

We pulled in well after dark but thanks to getting on the park's website were able to discern that sites 1-8 were the big rig sites. We keep our trailer attached to our pick-up since we work out of our rig & rarely stay at a park longer than 1 night. Anyway, the self registration area is across from site 2. There are envelopes that you fill out & then deposit your money in a metal tube. The trees in the park were beautiful (which we were able to see the next day). Huge pines. The turns in the park are a bit tight but we still managed. The bathrooms... As another reviewer posted they require a code. Luckily my husband was trying to enter as someone was coming out. The fellow camper gave him the code which was 125 for the mens & the opposite for the women's 521. We don't use the bathroom in our trailer so access to the BR was pretty essential for us. The bathrooms were clean enough but they are essentially plain concrete floors & the mirrors are made of metal so they are difficult to see yourself well. If you don't like spiders this bathroom might bother you. I was hoping that the water would have been a bit hotter but it was tolerable. I didn't turn on the cold water faucet at all in the shower. My husband encountered 2 separate men that were smoking in the bathroom. Definitely not desirable-- especially for someone with asthma & when one is trying to remain & smell clean. We appreciated finding this campground in Wausau-- especially since there seems to be a lack of campgrounds in the area. We thought $18 was quite fair. I don't think it is unreasonable to charge extra for dumping-- you only have to pay for the privilege to do so. We left 2 suggestions in the pay box... To post the bathroom codes somewhere for campers & to paint no smoking signs on the door & walls of the bathroom. We camped at Marathon Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Campground toilet/shower building was locked. We did not realize until after we paid fee. Nearest toilet was nearby but it was locked at night and not open in the morning. There were only a couple of other RVs there but there was no one else around nor were any signs posted. What a disappointment, this is a lovely park and nice campground, very convenient to the highway, downtown, college. We camped at Marathon Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

If you have straight talk phone service, it will not work in Marathon county. There are no private campgrounds in Wausau (business opportunity anyone?) and our dad was in the hospital in Wausau, and we needed a place to park our RV. This place was our only option. We have a big rig, but there are a handful of sites that can accommodate. Tight turns and low trees make it challenging, as well as a very narrow dump station built before the days of big rigs. A splash park and mini train are available for kids. Walk to Starbucks and restaurants. 2 big grocery stores across the street. Lots of space to walk and explore. Call ahead to ensure availability. Some sites have electric 30 amp. No water or sewer. Showers are OK and are nearby. Most unique part of this park is that it is thickly blanketed with enormous pine trees in this one city block right in the downtown. My mom has been coming to the park since she was young and remembers these pine trees. It is so shaded we didn't need air conditioning. It is also home to the fairgrounds, so avoid coming that week. Place does fill up on summer weekends. Also there is currently major construction going on right in front of the park on Stewart avenue. Noise not so much a problem, but but not fun to drive through with a motorhome. If the campground is full, they do allow parking at Walmart down the street. We camped at Marathon Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 129
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: May, 2010 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

The downside: $6 charge to dump and the showers and bathrooms hadn't been cleaned for the season. Sites are "uniquely" level, but we found a good one in site 19. The upside: A huge park with lots of trails and places to walk or bicycle. Sunsets are great! Staff is friendly, but not too adept at taking care of the needs of RV campers. Self-registration is the deal here, but works. We'd come back. We camped at Marathon Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2009 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park. Lots of trees. There is only electric hookups at site. There is a single water spigot and a dump station (there is a $6 charge to dump). Paved roads and gravel sites. Large playground and pavilion. Nice place for an overnight stay. No water and sewer make it inconvenient for a longer stay. We camped at Marathon Park in a Motorhome.

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