Hipcamp host Susie G.,
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The best secluded rustic camping with sky scraping pines, abundant plant life including wild raspberries on almost 5 acres. The whippoorwills sing at night. Nature's beauty at its finest.

A short walk to the lake (.5 mile away) or bring your own boat or paddle boards and cruise out on Castle Rock Lake from a public launch nearby.

Bring your own camper, tent, etc

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The best secluded rustic camping with sky scraping pines, abundant plant life including wild raspberries on almost 5 acres. The whippoorwills sing at night. Nature's beauty at its finest.

A short walk to the lake (.5 mile away) or bring your own boat or paddle boards and cruise out on Castle Rock Lake from a public launch nearby.

Bring your own camper, tent, etc.

You are welcome to cut dead branches for fire AT YOUR OWN RISK.

Amazing fishing.

RV hookup available.

Please PACK OUT anything you bring with you. 

Pictures updated 6/21/2020

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers
1 site
Up to 10 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Kitchen available
No potable water
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Camping vehicle details
Electrical hookup available
Generators allowed
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-in site
Max length 25ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Have a question? Send Susie a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 40% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Glowconsin in Wisconsin.

Wetlands

Nearby

Forest
Lake
Driveway

25 Reviews

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Hipcamper Nellie

Great experience

Nellie S.
recommends this listing.
September 6th, 2021

Campsite was great, very private and wooded. The shed with various tools and essential was great to have in case of an emergency. I'd love to come back for a few more nights!

Hipcamper Amanda

Reasonable cost but not for us

Amanda C.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
September 5th, 2021

Overall, we made the best of it.

The host:
Unfortunately, I can't speak about the host much because we never met her. Personally, I prefer meeting the host initially especially since it is the internet...you never know.

The positives:
The campsite was very large and would accommodate large groups. The rv hook up was accessible, but far from the fire pit. The area for tents was generally clear. And, many items (i.e. mower, axe, etc.) were available in the shed.

The negatives:
The surrounding area was extremely overgrown with poison ivy. The pathway to the shed, around the shed, and to the pit toilet (a generous name) were covered/lined with poison ivy. The pit toilet was a seat on the ground and a hole beneath it. There was no covering/room like a pop up tent or porta potty.

The driveway to the site was also overgrown with many weeds reaching my knee. With that said, our SUV was able to make it through. The entrance has a cable gate with a lettered lock. The lock was not easily maneuvered (perhaps older and weathered damaged) and the lock post area was surrounded by overgrowth about my height.

We originally selected this location due to the proximity of the lake. Unfortunately, the lake is not accessible by foot. We had to drive to all lake locations (i.e. boat launches and shores). The nearest boat landing was down the road and definitely not a short or safe walk (on a main road).

Down the road there is a resort area which puts on weekend shows. This was loud but did not extend into the late evening (over by 10pm). The highway (main road) was loud but did not keep us up at night. The bugs (mostly mosquitos) were HORRIBLE. This is, of course, not the fault of the host but a warning if you plan to go later in the season.

Perhaps most upsetting was the strict rule we were given about trash, then finding the campsite to have some trash. The host states any trash left will result in a fine. Our initial arrival revealed paper kindling (an assumption) throughout the fire pit, and clearly it had blown out and around the campsite. The additional trash included cigarettes and bottle caps. We cleared this all up upon our departure to prevent getting fined and to leave the site in better condition than it was found.

Summary:
Overall, this is a good secluded/private site with little disturbance.

If you are okay with poison ivy, weeds, and lack of trails or lake access, want large fires, have a big group, then this is your site!

If you're like us, seeking hiking and fishing within walking distance, then this ain't your site. If you seek some maintenance, then this is not your site.

We most likely will not be back. But, we do feel the cost of the site was reasonable for what was experienced and provided. As a result, we may splurge to spend a little more and get something better to our expectations

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Hipcamper Jay

Beautiful site/bad phone service

Jay G.
recommends this listing.
August 15th, 2021

Glowconsin is beautiful. The site is large and level. There's plenty of spaces for tents, Pop-ups, RVs, etc
The shed has any tool you may need for clearing a tent spot. The mower could use a good sharpening, but I was able to rake a good landing spot for my tent. Which I didn't end up using.
For a video tour, please visit my YouTube channel Skamping With Jay

Pros:
Susie is fast to respond to messages.
She is not on site, which could be a con for some. I prefer an absent host because I camp alone to be alone.
The site is spacious and level.
The star gazing was amazing.
There is electricity and RV hook up.
The fire pit is huge. 6 ft diameter, maybe 7.
The shed is filled with all the tools you could want/need for camping.

Cons:
No phone service at the site itself. This was a real downer for me. I camp alone. I really need internet and phone for entertainment and emergencies. There is a very weak signal at the beginning of the driveway. So, I ended up putting my tent on the asphalt pad right inside the gate. I like to fall asleep watching a movie or documentary. I'm sure the neighbors across the street found this odd.
The toilet. Something is better than nothing, but I would recommend bringing your own toilet. Or be prepared to drive 5 miles to the gas station for #2s.
It's really low to the ground and unlevel. I'm too fat and out of shape to get down on it if I wanted to. I always bring my own toilet. So I had no intention of using it anyway.
Daytime noise. Nighttime is quiet. However, during the day you will hear road noise. I also heard children playing in the distance most of Saturday. Neither of these bothered me, but I know some people really look for peace and quiet. I had a Brewers double header on the radio that drowned it all out.
The firepit is huge. I know I listed this as a pro, but it's also a con. Unless you bring a few dozen pallets, or plan on spending hundreds of dollars on local firewood, there's no way you'll use the whole pit. That makes it hard for a group of people to sit around the whole pit. Everyone would be on one side trying to get close to the fire.

Will I return? Yes, but probably not alone. I depend on my phone way too much. Although, I did get the crazy idea of packing a TV and my PS4. That might keep me occupied without internet.

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Hipcamper Eamon
Eamon W.
recommends this listing.
August 8th, 2021

Excellent. A bit overgrown but if you're looking for a very secluded and spacious spot couldn't be better. We didn't go in the shed or use the fire pit as it was raining.

Hipcamper Mira
Mira H.
recommends this listing.
July 6th, 2021

The site was as described, there's a nice firepit and there were some extra tools left in the shed that was very nice and helpful. Susie was responsive and kind, though not very helpful when asked about dog friendly beaches near by. The lake was really murky but a nice temperature and the Juneau county park near by was a nice day trip.

Hipcamper Theodore
Theodore G.
recommends this listing.
June 1st, 2021

Everything was as described and pictured.

Hipcamper Michael

Nice campsite!

Michael C.
recommends this listing.
May 2nd, 2021

Good campsite! In the middle of a large dense pine forest but still only a half mile to a boat launch.

Susie's directions and instructions were helpful also.

Would recommend!

Hipcamper Laura
Laura C.
recommends this listing.
April 27th, 2021

Even for a single night Susie’s place was great! Clean, spacious, level and true to the listing. Felt very safe as a solo traveler and Susie was very helpful with my pre-trip questions. Wish I was in the area longer! Would definitely stay again!

Hipcamper Chigözie

Secluded + scenic + noisy traffic

Chigözie ö.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
April 21st, 2021

I loved the space and look of the campsite 🏕. It was fairly sizable, and had quite a bit of flat surfaces to set up a tent. I liked how secluded the site is, and I love being able to look up at the stars in the night sky. There are many joys of camping at Glowsconsin. I will say that the site is probably about a few hundred feet from a main thoroughfare, so you hear traffic all day until early evening when people are most likely at home with their families. When traffic died down it was the perfect site...literally the PERFECT site, however, if you want peace and quiet, Glowsconsin is not the site for you, UNLESS you only plan on spending a night at the site and no daytime hours there. I will add that Susie was very hospitable, kind, and fairly quick to respond to inquiries. I had a good experience working with her. Thanks Susie!

Property
Glowconsin Getaway
State
Wisconsin
Country
United States
$20/night
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