Hipcamp host Tara S.,
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*Lake view, drive-in, leveled, newly renovated!*Returning Campers: Ask about our specials just for returnees!

Deep in the backwoods of rural Wisconsin, Camp Escape is an excellent spot to disconnect with the 21st century and get completely off grid. At this camp, a handful of secluded sites each come with spectacular lakeside views and shelter from pine trees fo

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*Lake view, drive-in, leveled, newly renovated!*Returning Campers: Ask about our specials just for returnees!

Deep in the backwoods of rural Wisconsin, Camp Escape is an excellent spot to disconnect with the 21st century and get completely off grid. At this camp, a handful of secluded sites each come with spectacular lakeside views and shelter from pine trees for complete isolation.

Here’s a chance to test your wilderness skills. There’s 70 acres of private forest and four kettle lakes at your disposal, so getting to know your surroundings must be top of the list. You can potter around on the water in rowing boats and canoes (both free for campers to use) and fish for bass to grill over your campfire. Kids can safely run off energy, make new friends at the play areas, or go scavenging for raspberries in season. 

Beyond camp, there’s a whole wilderness of 5,000 acres just begging to be explored; take a backpack and hike or horseback ride into the forest, or rent an ATV or snowmobile for winter adventures in the hills. At the end of the day, though, there’s probably nothing better than sitting on a wooden dock overlooking a lake and contemplating the wilderness as the sun sets. 

No-fuss amenities at this back-to-nature campground include fire rings, wooden tables, and parking by each site. Gas cylinders are available, but there’s no drinking water so you'll need to bring your own. There’s one compostable toilet on the park as well as plenty of dirt (and trees to hide behind) for catholes.

Don't let the name fool you, this site is secluded in a wooded area over looking Skinny dip lake. Boats are available on site to wind your way around the narrow river way to open waters. Additionally, 4 looped trails will make this spot an adventurers paradise.  

* Located 5 miles North of Merrill**This location uses groomed service roads

Campsite area
Tent or RV site
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Up to 1 vehicle
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, Class C RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 30 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Generators allowed
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Picnic table available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Tara a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out

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*Boats

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Pure Local Honey 4oz

Taken straight from our hives here at Camp!

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*Portable Toilet Set

1 Medical Grade Commode 1 portable pop-up privacy Tent 1 Shovel

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Pure Maple Syrup 4 oz

Collected right here at Camp! Pure maple syrup for your flap jacks and farm f...Read more

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*Frisbee Golf Discs

Frisbee golf discs available for check out at the front office. Any unreturne...Read more

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Experience

The Bee Experience

$50 per group. Explore a hive and find out what it is bees do. 1 person will...Read more

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Fishing Pole and Worms

1 fishing pole and a pack of worms- our fishes favorite food. Blue gill, per...Read more

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Firewood

7 pieces per bundle. Mostly pine with some oak and maple. Can purchase on sit...Read more

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3 Lakes UTV Tour

$50 TOTAL. Discover our 4 kettle lakes and 70 acres in the Northern Woods o...Read more

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**Raspberry Picking**

**SEASONAL** (App. Mid July- Sept.) We have wild raspberry bushes growing al...Read more

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Chimney Log

Hollowed fire log to put over your fire and watch the smoke rise from the hol...Read more

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Eggs

Half dozen eggs

Farm Fresh butt nuggets straight from the chicken Organic. Cage free *Depend...Read more

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Propane Tank (20 lbs)

Newer tanks in great condition. Delivered to your site.

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Off-roading (OHV)
Snow sports
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Camp Escape: The Crossroads in Wisconsin.

Forest
Lake

Places to see near Camp Escape

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Hipcamper McKenzie
Mc Kenzie T.
recommends this listing.
August 20th, 2021

It was so lovely! We loved kayaking on the lake, very serene.

Hipcamper Quinn

Secluded and beautiful

Quinn D.
recommends this listing.
June 21st, 2021

Nice secluded and wooded area, the campsite was plenty big and the nature all around was beautiful!

Hipcamper Dylan

An absolute gem :d

Dylan P.
recommends this listing.
June 11th, 2021

Amazing property, tons of space. Since there are so lakes your group will be able to find a spot to relax peacefully. The barges in the middle of the lake are perfect at night for star watching and and escape from the bugs. Some of the coolest and friendliest dogs I have ever met. Only thing, bring tick spray

Hipcamper Phylicia
Phylicia S.
recommends this listing.
September 6th, 2020

This is exactly what we were looking for! Although there were other people staying here, we had so much privacy, access to kayaks & plenty of firewood, so much space to explore! Our battery of our car ended up dying the first night, so in the morning Tara was more than willing to help us out with that! She’s so friendly & accommodating, while still giving us all the time & space to enjoy our experience. I’d recommend to anyone & we will be back for sure! Our time there was so enjoyable & we are so grateful Tara shares this beautiful place.

Hipcamper AuBrie
Au Brie K.
recommends this listing.
August 31st, 2020

Our stay on Tara's land was everything we were looking for! Tara was very friendly and helpful when we saw her, ortherwise we were left to our devices, which was PERFECT. The land was gorgeous and better than we expected. Trails throughout the property made for lively morning and evening strolls, and the kayaks were worth the adventure of getting out of where they were kept totally worth it! There's also plenty of opportunities close by for hiking if that's your thing.

Property
Camp Escape
State
Wisconsin
Country
United States
$50/night
1 Site