Hipcamp host Tara S.,
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*Lake front, intermittent availability - 2 for 1 when booked through Camp Escape: The Island*

The perfect site for the patient explorer! Become like Louis and Clark as you find your path down a small waterway around fallen trees, islands of peat moss, and floating logs. At the end of your adventure, you'll be awarded with a beautiful lake. Be ready to bathe in nature a

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*Lake front, intermittent availability - 2 for 1 when booked through Camp Escape: The Island*

The perfect site for the patient explorer! Become like Louis and Clark as you find your path down a small waterway around fallen trees, islands of peat moss, and floating logs. At the end of your adventure, you'll be awarded with a beautiful lake. Be ready to bathe in nature and adventure at this newly leveled site.

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* * Uses groomed service road

Campsite area
Tent or RV site
1 site
Up to 10 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
2WD Accessible
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Class B RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 12 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
No Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, or Class C RVs
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Generators not allowed
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Picnic table available
Bins available
Playground 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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*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

Checkout Lincoln County Underdown for trails and info

Horseback riding

Checkout Lincoln County Underdown for trails and info

Off-roading (OHV)

Checkout Lincoln County Underdown for trails and info

Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Snow sports
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

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

Forest
Lake

Places to see near Camp Escape

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Sweet escape

[email protected] S.
recommends this listing.
July 12th, 2021

Camp escape was easy to get to, with a well maintained bathroom facility, plenty of activities to keep us busy having fun and Tara was an incredibly helpful and responsive host. The Waterside campsite tho not at a swimmable lake is an easy walk to boats, fishing and swimming. Camp escape was exactly that - an escape- and a beautiful place to spend time.

Hipcamper April
April J.
recommends this listing.
July 10th, 2021

Rustic Campsite with beautiful woods and nearby lake. The mosquitos weren't bad and the hostess was very nice and helpful. Would recommend having a 4 wheel drive vehicle to access campsite.

Hipcamper Danielle

Amazing experience

Danielle K.
recommends this listing.
June 27th, 2021

This was an amazing experience! Tara was so helpful. She met us when we arrived and even got a fire going for us while we set up camp. The area was beautiful as well. Tara took us out on her 4 wheeler and showed us the entire area. I loved how quiet and tucked away everything was too. We will definitely be back.

Hipcamper Chad
Chad S.
recommends this listing.
August 30th, 2020

We enjoyed our time very much. Nice property with plenty to entertain my 12 year old son and his friend. Tara and her dad were very nice and everything was as detailed. Great experience for us!

Hipcamper Molly
Molly L.
recommends this listing.
August 2nd, 2020

Tara's sites are fantastic! A great play to get out of town and enjoy the outdoors. I don't think I have seen to many stars in a long time! The site was well kept and had the perfect amount of privacy! I had firewood and brush to start a fire when I visited. Will be back!

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Hipcamper Tanya

Relaxing and fun

Tanya G.
recommends this listing.
July 27th, 2020

Love this campsite. Highly recommend for a relaxing and fun vacation. Tara is extremely welcoming. We will be returning soon.

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Hipcamper Ash P.
recommends this listing.
August 16th, 2020
Property
Camp Escape
State
Wisconsin
Country
United States
$50/night
1 Site