For years we passed by this campground on our way to Hayward and thought we should stay sometime. We finally did stay and we really enjoyed this campground! Campground host was super friendly. Our site #1 was right on Shell Lake and next to the boat launch. Sites all seemed very spacious. Our site wasn't very level and water and electric were quite a distance (used both hoses and electric cables). Bathrooms/showers were lacking cleanliness and privacy and my kids didn't like the bugs located within. Swimming was fun both by our camper and at the public beach located right next to campground. Water is clear and shallow for quite a distance. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
We liked this campground a lot. The front row is right on the water - great views. The middle row offers lake views also, but I would advise you to get in the middle of this row since there is shade there. Not alot of shade on the ends of this row. Third row is mostly shaded, Fourth row mostly shaded and faces parking lot. All spots fairly level. Great bath/shower house - very clean and thoughtful details like plenty of hooks, hanging soap/shampoo rack, etc. Good access to downtown. As part of the municipal complex you are right next to a great sandy beach, playground, a new band shell/pavilion (with occasional performances scheduled). Also plenty of boat docks for boating and fishing. Good fishing in this lake. Kids catch a lot of little fish right off the dock. We saw more serious fishermen catching big fish - we saw one big muskie caught. Close to hospital & medical. There is good cell phone coverage. No wireless access, but library is within walking/biking distance and offers free wireless and also access to library computers to check your internet. Weeknights seemed pretty quiet, but weekends had a little more nighttime noise - turn on your fan. We enjoyed our stay and would go back again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an economical CG to stay at but I feel the bathrooms left a lot to be desired. They were always clean but the water wasn't hot, the shower curtains were torn and you had little or no privacy. Lake very high so the first row of sites aren't able to be used. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.