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NEW at Purplehaze Acres! Potable water, charcoal grills, and firewood (available for purchase)! I have raised my camping fee from $35/night to $40 to cover the costs of improvements.

Purplehaze Acres is a 60-acre organic rustic farm in Rubicon, WI and resides at the beginning of the approx. 650-mile Niagara Escarpment--known locally as "The Ledge".  We are in close pro

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NEW at Purplehaze Acres! Potable water, charcoal grills, and firewood (available for purchase)! I have raised my camping fee from $35/night to $40 to cover the costs of improvements.

Purplehaze Acres is a 60-acre organic rustic farm in Rubicon, WI and resides at the beginning of the approx. 650-mile Niagara Escarpment--known locally as "The Ledge".  We are in close proximity to the natural treasures of the the Ice Age Trail for hiking, Pike Lake for swimming, Wild Goose Trail for biking,  the great Horicon Marsh, & Lake Sinnissipi/Rock River for canoeing/kayaking/fishing/boating*. Also a little drive away is the world-renowned Holy Hill Shrine.  Nearby Hustisford ("Husti") offers unique shopping experiences, such as the Mercantile.  Need a few organic groceries?  Make sure to visit Back To The Best Organic grocer only 3 miles away and featuring food raised on local organic farms including Purplehaze Acres. 

Each very private tent site has a different flavor: Fallen Tower (Site 1) is just beyond the debunked wind tower nestled among towering pines with views of stunning sunsets and wildlife. Casey's Camp (Site 2) is in the wooded hills.  You get the full dappled wonder of woodland flora--blossoms of trillium, astor, jack-in-the-pulpit and bellwort, depending on the time of year. Requires a hike (with a cart) up the hill; and Twisted Elm (Site 3) sits up on a hill in the woods with glimpses of the field below--private & peaceful; Firefly Camp (Site 4) on the edge of the woods, overlooks a field, which promises a twinkling show of lightening bugs, wildlife & sunsets. This is the furthest from the main house & smallest camp-- very intimate; Darby's Camp (Site 5) is tucked away in a sun-stippled forest niche. Requires a hike (with a cart) up the hill; Solitude (Site 6) is situated on the most easterly edge of property past access to all other sites. If it's solitude you seek, this is the spot. Requires a hike (with a cart) up the hill.  Bullfrog Camp (Site 7) This partially shaded camp, close to parking, will welcome you with the sounds of summer as frogs chirp from the pond that this site overlooks.

Over all the farm there are vistas from sunrise to sunset, wildflowers & berries, trails in the woods, a 900' grass runway for aviators and just a lot of plain old peace! ☮

Parking --- limited to 2 cars per camp.   Casey's (2), Darby (5), & Solitude (6) are walk-in ONLY! Wagons are available to haul gear. Parking for walk-in sites must be at trail head. The trail get's too torn up and muddy for car traffic. If you have 2 vehicles, please park in tandem. Sites 1, 3, 4, and 7 are vehicle accessible. For other parking arrangements, contact us via Hipcamp messenger.

*Despite the Hipcamp site stating we are near Harrington Beach and Kohler-Andrae, we are actually 58 miles (over an hr) away. There are many attractions much closer.

Campsite area
Tent sites
7 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Remove your rubbish
Have a question? Send darryl a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Wild Goose Trail for biking from Hwy 60 all the way to Fond du Lac. https://www.traillink.com/trail-maps/wild-goose-state-trail/

Fishing

You can get your angling on at nearby Lake Sinnissipp, Rock River, Neosho Pond, or Pike Lake.

Hiking

The Ice Age Trail has many trailheads nearby. https://iceagetrail.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=5ff8f517b1e34...Read more

Paddling

Sprawling Lake Sinnissippi is a short distance away where you can paddle to your heart's content and view the amazing wildlife ...Read more

Wind sports

Nearby Pike Lake has windsurfing areas.

Snow sports

X-country on property or downhill at nearby Little Switzerland or Sunburst

Swimming

Nearby Pike Lake has a sand swim beach.

Wildlife watching

There are always critters showing themselves at the farm from deer to sandhill cranes, to owls with their massive wingspans.

Boating

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Purplehaze Acres in Wisconsin.

Forest
Field
Farm

Places to see near Purplehaze Acres

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Hipcamper Amanda
Amanda G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 6 Solitude)
October 31st, 2022

What a great campsite! The sites are nicely placed apart with plenty of room to enjoy nature. We stayed at Solitude which was a bit of a hike from the car but so worth it. Can not wait to come again!

Hipcamper Hannah

Great campsite!

Hannah M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4 Firefly Camp)
October 24th, 2022

Purplehaze Acres was a wonderful campsite! Beautiful, quiet, private, and everything you’d want for a weekend away. My partner and I loved this site and hope to come back in the future!

Hipcamper Brent
Brent H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1 Fallen Tower)
October 23rd, 2022

What a wonderful hipcamp option. I stayed at Fallen Tower which had everything you could ask for. Parked my car right there, water spigot in the site, firewood for sale a close walk away. Beautiful, scenic site on an expansive property. Such a great camping option and beats the hell out of staying in a campground. Only negative is the rooster in the morning!

Hipcamper Adrianne

Good vibes for all

Adrianne H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1 Fallen Tower)
October 11th, 2022

This was our first Hipcamp and first time at Purplehaze and we loved it! We stayed at Fallen Tower and it was 👌🏼for us (4 adults, 1 kiddo and a pupper). It felt spacious, special and more secluded than a state park site. We enjoyed the quick trip to the privy and appreciated the poison ivy reminder! Thanks for having such a special place we can come to to connect with nature, each other and ourselves!

Hipcamper Liz
Liz S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1 Fallen Tower)
October 11th, 2022

Great vibes!

Hipcamper Dan
Dan M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4 Firefly Camp)
October 11th, 2022

I went tent camping at Purple Haze Acres with some friends for a getaway weekend from Chicago. The site was very clean and kept up. A friend brought his dog -- the field in front of the campsite was the perfect spot for him to play while we made our meals over the campfire. All in all, I highly recommend this spot!

Hipcamper Michelle
Michelle G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4 Firefly Camp)
October 2nd, 2022

The site was very private, quiet with beautiful views. It is small though - so only one tent would fit - maybe two small ones. I was solo with my dog so it was perfect. There was an inexpensive & excellent wood source on site. So close to amazing hikes - really enjoyed my stay.

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Hipcamper Liz
Liz T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3 Twisted Elm)
October 2nd, 2022

Beautiful area - so peaceful, and the area is well-cared for. Stayed at twisted elm site, adjacent to a large field which was perfect for a picnic, relaxing in the sunshine, and stargazing. It's peaceful and quiet, but keep in mind there's a path to other sites close by so it's not totally private. We had a great time - will definitely come back and try a more secluded site.

Hipcamper Maddy

Birthday camping weekend

Maddy F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2 Casey's Camp)
September 26th, 2022

Darryl was very friendly and welcoming during our trip to his gorgeous campsites! He was always available by message but also let us have our space/privacy. We had a group of 8 people and 1 dog split between 3 different campsites- Firefly, Twisted Elm, and Casey's Camp. All 3 spots feel secluded, while Firefly and Twisted Elm are very convenient yet on quite a slant, and Casey's is a big wonderful campsite, but is a trek up a steep hill. With that combination of spots, everyone found the perfect site for their needs!

When we were worried about rain, and being the only campers he had for the weekend, Darryl was nice enough to offer us the big group spot, Peace Camp, that also had a cooking/sitting shelter. Luckily we had plenty of canopies and the trees helped quite a bit so we didn't have to move, but really appreciated the offer!

One thing to note is you have to follow the driving directions EXACTLY, especially if you are getting in after dark. The driveway in is long, but listen to him when he says "DO NOT TURN!"

Overall, we loved it and will be back, hopefully with nicer weather!

Awards

Best of 2022 Wisconsin
Finalist
Best in 2021 Wisconsin
2nd place
Best of 2019 Wisconsin
1st place
Property
Purplehaze Acres
State
Wisconsin
Country
United States
$40/night
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