Three of My Favorite Wisconsin Campgrounds

April 2, 2018 | Outdoors, Travel, Wisconsin

After booking our first 2018 camping trip a few weeks ago, it got me thinking about all of the camping that we did last summer. There are three spots that jump out at me right away – Perrot State Park, Crystal Lake, and Peninsula. These are three of my favorite Wisconsin campgrounds and ones that are definitely worth a visit! Also, make sure to check out my Master Camping List blog post to help you prepare!

1 | Perrot State Park

Location | Southwestern Wisconsin, 25 miles north of La Crosse.

Last summer, Sean and I stayed at Perrot State Park for the first time. Neither of us had ever been to this section of Wisconsin before and we ended up loving it! The campground is super lush and wooded, situated right in the midst of the bluffs.

To the north of the campground is an awesome winery called Elmaro Vineyard. If you like wine and cheese plates, this is definitely a must.

To the south of the park is the cute little town of Trempealeau (pronounced tremp-a-low) where you can grab some ice cream at the Driftless Bike n’ Bean or dinner at The Historic Trempealeau Hotel, Restaurant, and Saloon.

To book a reservation at the campground visit Reserve America.

2 | Crystal Lake Campground

Location | Northern Wisconsin, 13 miles north of Minocqua.

I love this campground for a few different reasons. The first being that it’s situated right on Crystal Lake. At only 93 acres, this tiny lake lives up to its name. The water is extremely clear and there are three separate beaches at different points around the lake. The second reason is that there are biking trails all around the area that you can access right from the campground. The third reason is that the campsites are fairly wooded, giving each site some nice privacy.

If you’re up for the 11-mile challenge, hop on your bike and ride north from Crystal Lake Campground to the little town of Boulder Junction. Treat yourself to an ice cream cone at Mad Dog Jakes or a bite to eat at The Granary Restaurant.

To book a reservation at this campground visit Reserve America.

3 | Peninsula State Park

Location | Eastern Wisconsin, 68 miles north of Green Bay.

Coming in at a whopping 3,776 acres, Peninsula State Park brings in an estimated 1 million visitors each year! This campground is right smack dab in the heart of Door County; surrounded by sprawling vineyards, cherry orchards, and countless bars and restaurants. If you book early, you might be lucky enough to snag one of the coveted lake sites, which overlook Lake Michigan.

Make sure to check out my Ultimate Door County Guide for things to do in the area!

To book a reservation at this campgound, visit Reserve America.

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