13 Parks near West Bend, Wisconsin
Aug 2016 - $45.00
Nice lakeside park. I don't know where the issues arose with those who complained about both rudeness and "rules". The management was pleasant and we neither saw or experienced any issues with rules. Yes there is the usual signage and handout about do's and don'ts, but that is at all parks.
Family oriented: large beach and playground for kids. Quiet sites. Yes we'd stay again. - TPDBOB8687
Jun 2016 - $42.00
This is a family oriented park. Nice lake with fishing. Site was not level. Had picnic table and fire ring. Staff friendly and helpful. Able to get satellite and good Verizon. Lots of families for Memorial Day weekend, but the park was quiet. We would stay here again if in the area. - Deniselg53
Aug 2015 - $36.00
We used this campground as our base while attending the West Bend Geocaching Bash. It is an older campground with some sites more level than others, and some with more maneuverability than others. Sites are a mix of gravel and grass and can be narrow or roomy. It really is a toss up! The beach is a local favorite and you'll find a lot of families using the area during summer days. We didn't mind the rules; figure they have to do this to maintain the park as well as they do. Owner let us trim the branches that were hitting the top of our motorhome which we appreciated. Rate reflects a weekly rate. Electricity was extra (for us about $21 for the week). - DiplomatTraveler
Jul 2016 - $35.00
Paid for a 30 amp site. The power box had 2, 30amp breakers, however, they were feeding 15 amp outlets and the boxes were so rusted, I was afraid to touch them. The staff is hit and miss. Some are nice, but some are just horrible. I don't think anything has been updated since the 70's. - Will-i-am
Jun 2015 - $35.00
We will never come here again. This is the first time my family has camped without doing a drive through and we will never do it again. The place looks like a camper junk yard. It's 90% seasonals and most of them are 1970s vintage, old, rusty, covered in rotting tarps and moss. Most of their seasonal sites are overgrown and full of junked patio furniture and weeds. I wouldn't doubt if most of them are abandoned. Because it's mostly seasonals, the people are rude to the weekend people. The kids wouldn't "allow" my boys to play on the playground and we're mean to them by the beach, as the owner watched and did nothing until I stepped in and took my kids back to our site. The game room is dirty and the newest song on the jukebox was from 2003. I took one look at the bathroom and decided I'd rather pee in the woods. The sites are VERY unlevel and the electrical is FRIGHTENING. Not to mention you'll need at least 20 feet of cord to reach it. Never again. - campmom2015
Jun 2013 - $35.00
This may have been a nice place a very long time ago but no longer. It is a mosquito infested jungle now. - Jerry1752
Jul 2011 - $30.00
This campground was nice for the most part. We camped here with our 2 kids. The park has 40 year old equipment and some of the toys were fixed with duct tape. The site we had was nicely shaded, but not very level. Our septic did not work we wanted a site with w/e/s but we did not get that we got w/e. The owner gave us the rate for w/e due to the problem. It was supposed to be fixed on the Monday. But our pipe was still having problems. So when we got back to the site at 9pm we tried to dump and it did not work. My husband went to the owners home and asked him kindly what he was going to do about it because ours was full. He got the BIGGEST attitude and then came to empty us. So the owner was not very kind. He also came on Monday to open the septic tank cover to get pumped and left it opened. Mind you the tank was right in front of our site and the neighbor and us all have kids. He did not tell anyone that he did that. My husband said that the bathrooms were old and smelly. Our site was not mowed. We were also not told about the rules and garbage pick-up. It's an OK place to stay over all the pool was really nice and heated. - kathymcq
Aug 2009 - $32.00
Very quiet, rustic campground where most of the campers are seasonal. Friendly, courteous staff. Campground is a bit hilly and the narrow gravel roads have some tight curves. Sites are mostly dirt; lots of tall trees, felt like camping in the woods. I had to use 3 boards to level my camper. Electricity was 113-117 volts without a load, but dropped to 105 with the water heater and microwave on together. Wi-Fi is an additional $2 per day. Pool looked sparkling clean. Restrooms at the office are reasonably clean, but it was difficult to get in and out of stalls due to limited space between door and toilet (I weigh 150). The shower stalls are outside next to the pool in the open air, not practical for inclement weather. The dump station is on a slight hill and tight curve. I do not recommend this CG for a big rig or anything longer than a 24-foot travel trailer. - Digital Dori
Jun 2009 - $30.00
Wow!! Where to start. This is one of the nicest places we have ever camped. The campground itself is large and spacious with areas of luxurious green grass and secluded wooded areas. Set in the midst of the Kettle Moraine it has so much to offer. Even the group sight areas are well groomed and pleasantly spaced. The rec center is large and full of activities - planned events or just game tables and arcades for both adult and children. There is a "bar" area fully stocked with beer, wine coolers, sodas, candies and all kinds of other treats to satisfy everyone! The swimming pool is huge, heated and perfectly maintained. To go with it - there is a relaxing hot tub to sooth those aching bones. So much for the actual campgrounds - The people are tremendous! The owners are pleasant and informative - you can tell the pride that they have for their "home". The staff in the rec center are all quick to jump up and serve you and always willing to listen to those "campground stories" and share their own. Bathroom, showers and all facilities are immaculate - including the portalots set up in certain areas. This campgrounds rates OFF the scale!!! We will return MANY times and hope that others will check it out too. - camping friend
Jun 2009 - $18.00
We have been to Mauthe Lake several times. Wonderful state park. Staff is helpful and friendly. Facilities are clean with plenty of hot water. Lake is fun and clean. It is a very nice campground with nice playground, beach., fishing pier, little store, beautiful trail around the lake. Milwaukee river flows through Mauthe Lake. Our kids, 6,4, and 1 love this place. The campground is nice, clean and very quiet. The campsite itself is very wooded and secluded. Would come back in a second! - basiamil
Aug 2014 - $22.00
Electric (30 amp) and water. No dump on site. Toilets are pit (not too inviting) and no showers available. Excellent Verizon cellular voice and data. Site #8 was blocked by trees for satellite service. This was a beautiful park and the shaded sites were beyond spacious - probably 70 feet deep and 80 feet wide. The sites face the lazy Milwaukee River. There are only 3 sites with electric and water (8,9,&10); and 7 dry sites. Reservations are made by phone. Never got the host directly on the phone (he's always out working the park), but he did return calls. Be patient.. Site #8 had electrical issues but we worked through them by reducing the power to the battery charger. The park is only 30 minutes from Milwaukee. We visited the Harley Davidson Museum and Riverwalk. The Miller Brewery Tour was missed. We would stay here again. This park would be a 10 if it had clean restrooms and showers; 11 if it had sewer connections. - Kokomo
Sep 2013 - $22.00
There are 10 sites available. Two have 30 amp service, and 1 has 50 amp and water. This is a county park and is just being developed for camping. Lots of shade trees, roads are all paved, and all lots face the Milwaukee river. Caretaker lives on site, and there is a drop box for payment. You can reserve over the phone, and credit cards are accepted. - huskeringi
Jun 2011 - $19.00
This is a beautiful state park, however, be aware that most of the sites are very difficult to back into if you have a large rig. Our rig is 30 ft long and it was a challenge. If you have a rig larger than this the only sites you could get into would be 29 , 30, and 2. Only the inside sites have electric. Except for sites 29,30,31,32,1 and 2, it is heavy wooded and DARK. And when it rains, which it frequent does in Wisconsin, it stays wet. There is no hope of getting a satellite signal except on the few upper sites previously mentioned. Cellphone signal is weak at best. But, there are lots of nice trails to hike, and wildlife around. It is about 5 miles from the freeway and near a small town with a Wal-Mart. - sunbadgers
Sep 2010 - $28.00
We camped here Labor Day weekend with a last minute reservation. They just had a cancellation and we were able to get a peninsula site on the lake and it was really nice. I agree with the other post that the campground is made up of a lot of seasonal sites who could use a good clean up. Water was accessible at the back of the site but electric was at the front and on the curb side so we had the cord running across the site. We love the Kettle Moraine area and will be back. Campground was quiet and campers were respectful, except for one family who would not clean up after their dog. Loved that the campsites were semi-private with trees and bushes between most of the campsites! Peninsula would be really hard to navigate with anything bigger than 25 feet. Had a nice bar and a separate grill. - weasel007
Jun 2016 - $20.00
Driveway in has you wondering where you will end up; road looks as though it washes out occasionally. There were two nights of heavy rain and grass sites were soft and became muddy. Electric dropped to below 110 volts, which is not good for onboard electrical/electronics.
Campground is remote and quiet. But also lies low. Our site happened to be in a low area of the campground. Marsh was across the road. Believe it or not, there were NO mosquitoes, which was great! - be rob
Jun 2016 - $20.00
Lowest campground power I have ever seen!
Voltage dropped from 122 volts to 98 volts when I turned on the air conditioner! Fortunately, it was cool enough in the evening that we didn't need it.
Interior roads a mess! Lumpy and bumpy, full of mud holes.
Our friends in a 5th wheel had to put their truck in 4-wheel drive to get in and out of their site. I understand the campground can't stop the rain, but they can put gravel down!
Looked like a junkyard as we entered with derelict campers and unidentifiable machinery.
This campground appears to cater to locals who want to get away for the weekend.
Sorry, just can't agree with previous reviews. I would have rated it a bit higher had the electrical been up to par, but not by much.
When I spoke to the campground about the power situation, I was told that when it rains, the power is bad. Obviously, they know there is a problem but have not addressed the issue. Maybe it was just my site, I don't know.
Our site was barely long enough for our 28 foot TT. We had to park our tow at an unused site nearby. - thetravelkids
Sep 2014 - $20.00
It is a little ways from activities in Sheybogan and Kohler, which is what we were there for. But it was quiet, dark at night, and the hosts couldn't be any nicer! They escorted us to our site, helped with directional parking, had trimmed some trees to make sure we wouldn't scratch our new rig and in fact gave us 2 sites to use. Table provided, fire ring. Appears they have a number of seasonal residents and the campground is tiered. NO Wi-Fi, but she offered to come up to the office and use her hot spot. Security cameras and Lake Ellen is within walking distance, very pretty setting. For the price and friendliness we would definitely consider staying here again. - Yamaman
Jun 2016 - $30.00
This campground has only been open for less than 10 years and is already very popular. Not much shade on the camp sites but they are well kept. Great place to camp. New shower room (private ). - toedoc
Jul 2013 - $19.00
Price is for site only. Reserve America charges a processing fee per registration of about $9 and we had to spend $35 for an annual pass, since the $10 out of state daily feel was more. We did have 50 amp service, which was nice but no water or sewer. Our site was a back in and a bit tricky as it was surrounded by trees. We were able to get satellite but had to put the dish toward the road. The site was very private and had a large area behind the RV that was open and we enjoyed sitting outside there. We were sightseeing in the area and this worked out well. The Lake Michigan beach in the park was very nice. Site was level and Verizon phone and air card worked well here. - Danni
Aug 2011 - $19.00
Rate of $19 per night does not reflect the $10 transaction fee and the $35 for a state sticker. Reservations are tricky, you have to go through a third party. This a very nice place to stay. The roads are wide and paved and the sites are very secluded. The restrooms and showers were clean. We would definitely stay here again. - Gladabout
Aug 2010 - $22.00
Rate is PPA. Lots of kids, but if you have them, there's lots to do. Connections were poorly planned, and most hookups are in the wrong location. Fishing lake is just a stagnant pool of water in a field. Lots of permanent residents. This is a family themed park, with arcades, movies, outdoor areas, and pool. No Wi-Fi, except a pay log-in that we did not use. We would probably look for another park if in the area again, but was ok for a night. - Matt&Nessa
Aug 2010 - $39.00
This is a very popular campground for local people with many families staying here for weeks during the summer season. We were staying here for a week during the PGA Championship tournament being held near Sheboygan. We were greeted at the entrance gate and were provided with information and site location from the gatehouse person (a very friendly college-aged woman). We had problems from the beginning as we could not find our electric or water hookups at the site. We had requested and paid for full hookups. In addition, the site was an interior, sloping site between transient sites and seasonal sites. While I waited at the site, my wife took our tow vehicle to the park office, about 400 yards down the access road. She returned several minutes later with the park's general manager who was very helpful in showing me where the "missing" hookups were: shared with several of the seasonal sites. I let him know that the site was unacceptable to us (which had been assigned by the phone rep when we made our reservations months earlier). He said he understood and assigned us to a far superior site near the center of the park and near all the amenities offered. The other negative was that the park had a plague of mosquitos! You could not leave your RV without repellent on. We left at the end of the week with bites all over us. For families the park may be a terrific place, with many, many activities for kids. It's also a NASCAR-themed park for people interested in that. We will not stay here again. - Jim J
Jun 2010 - $38.00
We reserved a spot here for our Spring Vacation. Even though we specifically requested a 50A site, upon arriving, we were put into a 30A one. The spot is slightly uneven, and is missing quite a bit of gravel. The water hookup is shared, and needs to be routed under the RV (It is readily apparent that this RV park (really cannot call it a 'resort') is geared towards 'seasonal' and/or 'permanent' residents - the majority of the spots are not available for a nightly or a weekly stay. Wi-fi signal is 50-70%, apparently requires $$, but the landing web site does not even come up. We were not able to use the Wi-fi; stuck with our Verizon Broadband card. DirecTV satellite is working well. In summary, extremely beautiful area, with tons of 'outdoorsy stuff' to do, but this park is definitely not a resort. If you will be using the park as a 'home base' to explore the area, mostly sleeping in your unit, a good choice; if you're looking for a nice park to stay around your rig & relax, we'd advise against this park. - k9amz