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Bad River Wilderness

· Mellen, Ashland, Wisconsin
60 acres hosted by Dean W.
1 RV/tent site · 3 tent sites
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On the upper Bad River, I have a special location that I'd like to share for others to enjoy. I was fortunate to acquire this land 20 years ago and now that I have retired from the United States Air Force, I can dedicate time to create peaceful campsites along the river. This land was originally railroad property as the railroad companies bought much land in the late 1800's to have options to place their railroads. There is still a railroad track nearby but it has been abandoned since 2015 and it makes a nice hiking path along the river for many miles to the north. There are 3 waterfalls nearby and I will have a map at the campsite to find these.
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Mellen, Ashland, Wisconsin, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Dean W.Joined in July 2017
297 ratings · 232 reviews
Kate H.recommends
November 5, 2023
Eagle Pines On The Bad River
Beautiful weekend for a last camping trip for the season! Woke up to frost on Saturday morning but felt nice and cozy at the site, reading on the platform in the sun warmed me right up. My pup loved the area, and the trails were very well marked and the waterfalls on the property definitely worth the walk! Plenty of level space for a car or tent and the fire grate and utensils were an added benefit! Nice and quiet, and nice to be so close to copper falls state park and Lake Superior! We’ll definitely be back!
Alicia A.recommends
October 23, 2023
Balsam Shores Hike-In Campsite
Thank you!
I took myself & my three kids here & we had an amazing time! Would definitely recommend! Look forward to staying again some day or days in the future hopefully! Thank you for this experience!
Isabelle B.recommends
October 22, 2023
Balsam Shores Hike-In Campsite
I loved camping here! Dean was very thorough on the directions he sent & there were easily readable signs so the campsite was very easy to find. The site itself was beautiful, it was right on the water and we were able to take the canoe (provided at the site) out on the river. There were plenty of tools provided: grate for cooking, tarp, saw, metal box for food storage, etc. We went near the end of October so there were no bugs to be found. All around great experience and location, definitely recommend.
Chris M.recommends
October 22, 2023
Eagle Pines On The Bad River
Beautiful secluded site right on the river. Dean provides plenty of campfire wood for purchase plus cherry wood for cooking! Treat! Pit toilet nearby. Lots of level spots for tent camping. Gravel drive is ideal for smaller rigs. Our camper van fit perfectly. We will definitely be back.
Kimberly B.recommends
October 17, 2023
Eagle Pines On The Bad River
Wonderful Private Camping
Great private camp site! The site was spacious and clean and just as the listing described. We would definitely camp here again! Thanks for the great stay!
Alexandra B.recommends
October 16, 2023
Eagle Pines On The Bad River
Great spot on a Bad River
I knew I was going to miss this spot as soon as we left. It was perfect. Tucked away just enough so you feel completely secluded, but still close enough to pop out on the road and explore other things around the area. The river is so relaxing to sit by and just watch, dip your toes or whole body in! The hiking trails to the waterfalls were so fun. Dean was easy to communicate with, and really does a great job maintaining this site. We could not have asked for a more perfect week there.
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