By Rachel Smith
Get ready to explore the Wisconsin wilderness through its abundant, family-friendly campgrounds. Allow your kids to explore and become one with nature, all while enjoying activities ranging from mini golf to paddle boarding. Here are five great campgrounds to check out in Wisconsin.
Governor Dodge State Park is located within Wisconsin’s Driftless Area, making it a beautiful stop for camping. For those who can’t get enough of the outdoors, Governor Dodge offers bluffs, hiking trails, fishing, swimming, and kayaking. Set up camp and go explore the wonders of Governor Dodge. Rumor has it there might just be a natural waterfall within the grounds!
You truly cannot beat a summer camping trip at Peninsula State Park. Their campground offers a fire ring, clean bathrooms, a fun outdoor theater, a playground for the kiddos, and an easy five-minute walk to the beautiful shore line of Lake Michigan. There are so many added excursions that the Door County area offers, but the campground’s true selling point is the stunning views of Wisconsin’s nature in its purest form.
Devil’s Lake State Park is the biggest park in Wisconsin. The park offers great camping sites and a fun adventure in the Baraboo area. Whether you’re looking to tent it with no electricity or you’re looking for a spot to park your motor home, Devil’s Lake is must this summer. Make a reservation up to 11 months in advance because these sites fill up fast!
Silver Springs is a perfect campground to hit this summer with the family. Swim, fish, paddle boat, and canoe on their spring-fed pond. Silver Springs is notoriously popular for being a family friendly camping spot—maybe because they have been family owned and operated for over 40 years. There have been so many additions to the grounds that make families come back year after year including poolside dining at the S’More Snacks Shack.
Make Indian Trails Campground your “home away from home” this summer. The campground offers over 300 different campsites, an indoor swimming pool, two sandy beaches, a safe swimming area, and a camp store to stock up on things you need. Indian Trails also offers a restaurant and snack bar on site in case hot dogs and s’mores can’t hold you over for the weekend. You’ll be eager to make your reservation for your next trip!