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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
Bring your own tents
7 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
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 Devon
Devon W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
October 24th, 2021

Everyone we ran into was very nice and welcoming, the hiking recommendations we got were spectacular! (go to Ledge Park)

Hipcamper Rachel

A must experience camp ground!!!!!

Rachel J.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
October 17th, 2021

The land and sites are absolutely beautiful. This was our second time at PurpleHaze. We went the weekend before and enjoyed ourself so much we booked right away for another weekend stay. Our first weekend we camped on Darby #5. The second stay was at Fallen Tower...love, love, loved this spot. The other sites are far enough away that its quiet and secluded. The privy is clean and in great locations. There are trails to walk and also woods to adventure in. The host is very responsive and great with his directions to his location. We checked out the local store while there and the people are so friendly and helpful. Definitely by far our most favorite place to camp. Thank to Alan for the knowledge and tips on the property as well as all the unique edible mushrooms. This is a must visit. The clearing to the open sky at night is incredible. Don't think about it just check it out and enjoy!!!

Hipcamper Taylor
Taylor C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
October 12th, 2021

Purplehaze is always one of our preferred weekend getaway spots. Darryl has an awesome set up with loads of privacy.

Hipcamper Adam
Adam K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
October 10th, 2021

Amazing campsite, great amenities, just a beautiful spot to camp! Directions were clear and there is ample firewood, the outhouses are sweet and fun to paint on!

Hipcamper Jill

Fall camping weekend in wi

Jill V.
recommends this listing.
(Site 7)
October 10th, 2021

Great camping on a beautiful fall weekend! Thank you to Daryll for hosting our group.

Hipcamper Rachel

Hidden gem

Rachel J.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
October 10th, 2021

Staying at Purple Haze was incredibly beautiful. A hidden gem.

Hipcamper Marshall
Marshall S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 7)
September 26th, 2021

Really beautiful, quiet property. Our site had a charcoal grill and fire grate as well. Outhouses have solar panel phone chargers and paints so you can graffiti them :) Firewood and water were near by and eays to get. The fields were very peaceful and the land is beautiful. My boyfriend and I would love to go back again soon.

Hipcamper Sarah

My family loved this!

Sarah M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 6)
September 22nd, 2021

I brought my family out for a celebration, we held our wedding at the peace camp. Solitude camp was perfect for my aunts to be able to relax away from the party, they do not go camping often and were pleasantly surprised by the amenities available within this campgrounds.

Hipcamper Erin

Beautiful camp ground for back pack

Erin M.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 3)
September 20th, 2021

We drove in on the gravel and grass road, quite a rough ride. I recommend this camp ground for people that are traveling light with small tents. There is a lot of walking uphill. We stayed at #3. There was very little area for tents. The ground was not flat for our big tent. They do have great firewood and they have wagons you load up for $10. The sight had a grill (charcoal) and picnic table. The out house was not great, i was expecting more of a portapott. We had fun, but i don't think we will go back because of the climbing and no flat ground.

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Awards

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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