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Camping near Wausau

The Wausau area offers everything from private outdoor hideaways to family-friendly campgrounds.

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12 top campgrounds near Wausau

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Holtzes Half Moon Getaway

1 site · RV3 acres · Mosinee, WI
Beautiful water front spot high on a bank of Half Moon Lake affords unbelievable views of the lake and islands. Watch the sunrise over the lake. Private and quiet with steps that go down to the dock located a few feet from your campsite. You can enjoy fishing and swimming and kayaking and boating on our lake and the Wisconsin river.
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Camp Escape

20 sites · RVs, Tents80 acres · Merrill, WI
***Closed for 2023 due to scheduled logging with the DNR Managed Forest Land Program. Check us out next year to see what other fun updates we add! Message me, "We're Back 2024" for a big discount on your next booking. I'm sorry we can't host you all this year, but I do hope to see everyone again next year. Cheers! Tara*** 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 putter 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 cat-holes. The perfect site for the great outdoors adventurer.
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Riverside Roost

2 sites · Tents5 acres · Custer, WI
*NEW FOR 2024---New market items for sale on site, delivered right to your campsite including fresh, free-range chicken eggs 🐓 🥚, fresh baked Amish style bread, s'mores kit baskets, and more!* *PRE-SALE--book for 2024 and receive 30% off your booking, if you book before March 2024!* *RETURNING CAMPERS--MESSAGE TO RECEIVE DISCOUNT CODE 20% OFF* Come and enjoy all of Central Wisconsins beauty! Situated on the shores of the Little Plover River, the site is ready for you to set up your tent and go! Kayaking, swimming, tubing, and excellent northern pike fishing is all available. We are a short 15 minute drive from the nearest town for any essentials.
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44 north

6 sites · Tents500 acres · Tigerton, WI
Learn more about this land:We are open for winter camping, I have opened around 400 acres for you to enjoy. Our peaceful property a once beautiful operating farm now growing back to its natural state with some farm fields still being utilized. We have mature hardwood forests to small streams and ponds scattered throughout. Check in as early as you want if no one is at the site. Many trails for biking or hiking. We have a few larger areas to accommodate multiple groups  check with us if you would like to see if we can accommodate you we are always happy to help.
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McCoy's River Retreat

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Knowlton, WI
Learn more about this land: Very secluded site right on the Wisconsin River.  Easy access.  Surrounded by hundreds of acres of forest.  Perfect little spot to relax.  See Bald Eagles and hear fish surfacing in the river.  Address is 4001 River Road.  Junction City, WI.  First property south of the dam.  Please text with questions or requests.  (608) 490-0888 is my cell phone. Thank you
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River Forest Campground

51 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents40 acres · White Lake, WI
Embark on a winter wonderland journey with River Forest Campground and Northward Adventures. Glide through snow-covered forests, conquer thrilling kicksled descents, and camp under a star-studded sky along the breathtaking Wolf River. We have Fully Wooded Electric and non-electric Sites starting at 30.00 per night for 2 adults and kids under 12 years old. Our spacious campground is located on just under 40 acres in the southeast corner of the Nicolet National Forest. We have fire pits and picnic tables at every site. Flush toilets and individual tiled showers are available. NOW AVAILABLE, a dump station for RV trailers. Water ~ Firewood~Dump Station Two Bathrooms/Shower Houses Ice ~Convenience Store Ice Cream Parlor Alcohol/Liquor/Tobacco We have an office on-site, store for your convenience which handles firewood, ice, beer & liquor, soda, snacks, souvenirs, as well as basic camping supplies, and groceries. If you need it or forgot it, we probably have it or can get it. Here's Plenty to Do! Tubing and rafting Available with pick and drop-off right at the campground - All Whitewater comfort levels - Slow lazy river with a few bursts of excitement - Guided tours with our Partner Moose Knee Rafting - Learn to Navigate the River. - Self-Guided Tours on Class 3 Rapids - Self-Guided Tours on Class 4 Rapids Mountain Bike track nearby Walking distance to hiking trails along the Majestic Wolf River Swimming/ Fishing/Boating on Nearby Boulder Lake and White Lake Many Area Restaurants and Taverns
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Apex Angels & Warriors Wolfdogs

1 site · Tent20 acres · Gleason, WI
Welcome to our tranquil 20-acre haven, where a pristine trout river meanders through the landscape, creating a serene backdrop for your outdoor retreat. Nestled alongside a Wolfdog Sanctuary, your mornings will be greeted by the soulful howls of these majestic creatures. Set up your campsite in our dedicated camping area, where you can immerse yourself in the peaceful ambiance of nature. Wake up to the soothing sounds of the river and the harmonious symphony of wolfdog greetings. Fishing enthusiasts can cast their lines into the trout river, while bikers can explore the nearby country roads, taking in the scenic beauty of the surroundings. For those seeking a bit more adventure, UTV trails are conveniently located nearby, providing an exhilarating off-road experience. The expansive national forest offers a myriad of activities, ensuring there's something for every outdoor enthusiast. As the sun sets, gather around your campfire, sharing stories and relishing the simple joys of nature. Our 20-acre retreat invites you to unwind, connect with the wilderness, and experience the unique charm of waking up to the call of wolfdogs. Nature's wonders await you at our peaceful and harmonious sanctuary.
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Livin’ the Mökki Life

2 sites · RVs, Tents40 acres · Irma, WI
40 acres of Fields, Woods, Rocks and Trees. Camp in open spaces or in the woods. See the stars at night with no light pollution. Enjoy a peaceful campfire with the option to experience an authentic Finnish wood fired sauna (for additional fee). Easy access to Ice Age Trail, Tomahawk, Merrill, Hwy 51, and nearby county parks and lakes.
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Great Northern Bison Ranch

1 site · RV, Tent40 acres · Stratford, WI
Learn more about this land:Stay on a bison farm with over 40 Bison grazing within an enclosed property. Secluded with fishing and boating on the Eau Plaine within a quarter-mile.
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Clear Water Camp

12 sites · RVs, Tents30 acres · Waupaca, WI
A private sanctuary with 30 acres located just north of Waupaca's Chain O' Lakes with groomed hiking and/or biking trails. Terrain is varied with ponds, hills, and valleys. Shower, potable water, and rec room available. Firewood is available for purchase in addition to a 24 x 32 rec room/storm shelter. Kayaks and SUPs available to rent too! The rec room offers a fun room full of games (ping pong, darts, and other fun games) and a living room area with multiple TVs. We have a kitchen area with a refrigerator (no water) with snacks, pizza, and beverages available. Head into town for shopping, coffee, and baked treats. Or head to the Chain for crystal clear water, kayaking, paddle boarding, swimming, skiing, or dining at one of Waupaca's signature restaurants. Clear Water Camping has a rich history. The location is where the stagecoach house (still standing) was built in 1847 to support the nearby granite quarry.
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Maus Resort

1 site · Lodging40 acres · Mattoon, WI
Man-made pond about 1 acre with fish and sandy beach for swimming. A swing and docks for going into the water. Paddleboats, kayaks, and floating mats for swimming in the pond. A 30x24 Pavillion with picnic tables, a large griddle, 3 burner propane for cooking, countertops, and a refrigerator. 2 - 14 x 20 cabins with 2 lofts each and a queen bed on the main floor, each cabin can sleep 6 comfortably. Cabins have a TV with wifi and countertop/ cupboards and a corner table. Bathhouse 12 x 12 with running water & a kitchen sink in one half and a compostable toilet with a stand-up shower. Alongside the Bathhouse is a 3-person hot tub. We also have a firepit outside the pavilion and a sand volleyball court along with other games like carpetball, and cornhole. We are located on a dead-end road where renters can take a quiet walk 1/2 mile to the woods and follow atv trails for about a mile walk or walk along the farm fields. Just down the road are also small farm animals like mini donkeys, goats, and sheep along with beef cows to look and possible pet. If you'd liked to stay up to date on updates or events at Maus Resort and follow up on Social Media, just search Erin Maus.
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SARA Park Campground

16 sites · RVs2000 acres · Tomahawk, WI
10 Campsites with electric (30amp/50amp) and water (non-potable) on 2000 acres of water on the Wisconsin River and Lake Mohawksin 900 W Somo Avenue, Tomahawk, Wisconsin PARK INCLUDES Public Beach Public Bathrooms and Showers RV Dump Station (at the City Garage) Boat Landing Playground, Baseball Diamond
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Looking for the best camping near Wausau? The area features dozens of top-rated campgrounds and places to park your RV for the night, many within a short distance of Wisconsin hiking, biking, and other outdoor activities. Whether you want a pet-friendly campsite or a family cabin rental with wifi, check out campsite photos, tips, and reviews from other outdoor enthusiasts to plan your next camping trip near Wausau.

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