Hipcamp host Tara S.,
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*Lake-view, easy dock access, leveled* 

Located in a green and sunny Oasis, this site sits on top of a hill amidst the berry bushes, overlooking the lake. It is a large site, with two clearings and ideal location close to the wood, bathroom, and the dock and boats. 

Deep in the backwoods of rural Wisconsin, Camp Escape is an excellent spot to disconnect with the

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*Lake-view, easy dock access, leveled* 

Located in a green and sunny Oasis, this site sits on top of a hill amidst the berry bushes, overlooking the lake. It is a large site, with two clearings and ideal location close to the wood, bathroom, and the dock and boats. 

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.

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

Campsite area
Tent or RV site
1 site
Up to 10 guests per site
Up to 1 vehicle
2WD Accessible
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 34 feet allowed
Pull-through site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Generators not allowed
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Picnic table available
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
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: 9 months out

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The Bee Experience

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Newer tanks in great condition. Delivered to your site.

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Check out Lincoln County Underdown for trails and information

Horseback riding

Check out Lincoln County Underdown for trails and information

Off-roading (OHV)

Check out Lincoln County Underdown for trails and information

Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Snow sports
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

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

Forest
Lake

Places to see near Camp Escape

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Hipcamper Carrie
Carrie Z.
recommends this listing.
July 3rd, 2022

The Meadows has options. You can stay at the open area at the top of the big hill, or squeeze into a secluded spot down the pathway. Beautiful trails, fishing, brought our own tubes for floating. Tara is generous, and has boats, paddleboards, a couple kayaks (although most are in rough shape). But hey! Free boats. There is firewood (and more) for purchase. A couple outhouses. We spent 2 nights there over the 4th of July weekend. Very spread out sites, super peaceful. Totally recommend.

Lots of trails to walk, and the main drive itself is 1.5 milesBeautiful sceneryCamp Escape: The MeadowWe fit a 14 foot trailer into the Meadows tent site for privacy. Plenty of room.
Hipcamper Damis
Damis N.
recommends this listing.
June 9th, 2022

We pulled our 20ft camper to the Meadow. It was really nice. If you planning to bring a camper make sure to check with the host, as not all site are accessible. We also walked the property and explored most of the sites. If you want some beautiful private camping in Northern Wisconsin check out any of Tara great spots.

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Hipcamper Corey
Corey S.
recommends this listing.
August 9th, 2021

Very private & well-maintained area with easy access to the lake & lookout point. Also great view of the lake from the cliffside. It rained on us all weekend but we still made the most of it. My fiancé & I have been camping here for a year & always enjoy our stay. I actually proposed to her in this weekend because this campsite is so special for us.

Hipcamper Brian

Good experience

Brian S.
recommends this listing.
August 1st, 2021

Very cool spot, lots of different campsites & interesting things to see. Our family of four really enjoyed our stay. Thx Tara!

Hipcamper Mary

Quintessential northwoods

Mary M.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
June 13th, 2021

The host is great and the land feels wild like you're really far away from civilization (even though it's not terribly far from a decent sized small town). The ticks are terrible, so be prepared for that. The host's dogs were adorable and friendly. The road to the property and then through the property is quite rough, so consider this more like overlanding than your every day campground. All in all a great experience if you know what you're signing up for.

Hipcamper Brandy

Amazing wonderful rustic camping!

Brandy J.
recommends this listing.
May 31st, 2021

This was a great idea. Just the kind of camping experience I was hoping for. Rustic, out of the way, no crowds, peace and quiet, beautiful views.
Tara was an amazing host, all of the reviews you read are 100% legit! She is the most kind hospitable , even helped jumped our car whenever it died. I had to leave early due to my unforseen car trouble but tara was super nice about it and helpful. I cant say enough about how amazing she was, when my daughter threw a fit and was crying and tara came all the way out just to make sure we was okay. I felt bad but was super grateful for he concern.
The idea of this campground is amazing they have abundance of luscious wooded land right next to the water. All of campsites are very secluded. Most all of of them have two separate spots to set up at. Its a very hilly rough terrain (it is the woods, so as to be expected) so having a capable vehicle is a must, my chevy equinox did fine though navigating it.
A great feature about this versus of other campgrounds of any kind is the free access to the kayaks and boats that was super cool, gave us all a chance to get out on a boat for the first time and my 8 year old son got to use child kayak for the first time it was a great experience for us. We made a lot of memories. Right next to the meadows, if the boat dock area so the kids was able to swim, but be weary as the description depictates the water is full of mud and sticks (again as to be expected) so you have to get out some before its not so rough but my kids still filly enjoyed themselves either way.
You barely have to see or hear anyone else, maybe passing on the water but for the most part you'll feel extremely secluded!! Its amazing not like your typical state run campground where everyone is 2 feet apart with no foliage at all. This is for people like me who like to actually camp camp! There is a cathole/stump action for toilet next to our camp but i did bring my own as i was prepared, but that would come in handy for any emergencies, also futher down the road is an outhouse. So it works well. There is TONS of cheap firewood that they have ready for you which is a blessing!
The dogs are super nice and friendly and kids looooooved when they would come up to the camp!
I have absolutely nothing bad or negative to say about this camp! YOU SHOULD REALLY BOOK NOW YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT!!! We for sure plan on coming back as soon as i get my car fixed, ahah 🤣 we hope to return in a month or two thats how much we enjoyed it even though we had car trouble it was an amazing experience.
It was such a well worth it experience we left a donation in the jar because its well worth it and i would love to see this place grow and flourish, i would recommend everyone else do the same. Their hardwork is well worth it!
10/10 would stay again and recommend!!

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Hipcamper evan

Scenic paradise

Evan B.
recommends this listing.
September 28th, 2020

Tara was incredibly hospitable. The property was absoloutely breath taking and so are the sites. I’d recommend lakefront. Her family was very gracious and even checked up on us a couple times.

Hipcamper Makenna

Don’t turn this down!

Makenna G.
recommends this listing.
September 28th, 2020

Better than we could ever imagine. Hosts were thee nicest people. You must camp here!!!

Hipcamper Faye

Beautiful grounds

Faye K.
recommends this listing.
September 27th, 2020

We had an amazing time at Tara’s ‘Meadow’! It was clean and included a fire pit and wood. Not to mention, this was a beautiful spot! Tara was quick to respond to all of my messages.
Thank you for an amazing weekend!

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