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Bad River Wilderness

· Mellen, Wisconsin
60 acres hosted by Dean W.
1 RV/tent site · 2 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, Wisconsin, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Dean W.Joined in July 2017
282 ratings · 220 reviews
Shayne H.recommends
September 24, 2023
Bad River Point Hike-In Campsite
A ‘Hidden’ Wisconsin Gem!
Camping at Bad River Point was a great experience and we intend to come back next year! The river view from camp is so serene and beautiful. We visited in September so the bugs were never an issue for us but we did periodically apply bug spray as a precaution. As others have mentioned, the hike in is not super long but it is over very uneven terrain so pack as light as you can for convenience. Dean marked some trails on the land that are easy to follow and lead to some fantastic waterfalls. The provided canoe is the cherry on top of this awesome campsite and I definitely recommend exploring up river. Overall this is such an excellent spot and I felt lucky to explore this beautiful land. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is comfortable with a hike-in campsite!
Patrick S.recommends
September 22, 2023
Eagle Pines On The Bad River
Beautiful spot overlooking the Bad River. Easy hiking to a couple falls. No firewood was available, but plenty of cut brush piles nearby to make a nice campfire. We camped in a 28’ trailer, and was able to back into the site. I wouldn’t recommend the site for much over 30’ just because of the tight corner at the end of the road. Use the gravel pit instead. Gravel pit appears to be fairly level. Site is quite sloped, plan on raising the driver side of trailer by at least six inches. Front to back was not an issue. Site is very peaceful, canoe, two life jackets, paddles at site. I tried some fishing but no luck! Maybe you’ll do better. I would definitely come to this site again.
Jade C.recommends
September 20, 2023
Balsam Shores Hike-In Campsite
Loved being so far out in nature and also being right near a small river. It was such a cute place and you can tell dean put in the extra effort. He even has marked trails to get out to see the small waterfalls on his property.
Maddie P.recommends
September 20, 2023
Eagle Pines On The Bad River
Camping on the River
Best campsite I have ever stayed at - my husband and I loved walking the property to find the waterfalls and absolutely adored the fact that we could canoe upstream to the bar (which we did, of course). We will be booking this campsite again sometime next year. It was a phenomenal trip.
Jaime D.recommends
September 17, 2023
Bad River Point Hike-In Campsite
A beautiful and private campsite. I was thankful to be able to allow my pups to run free. We had a great time exploring the beautiful path to the waterfalls & other hikes in the area. Thanks!
Hailie K.recommends
September 9, 2023
Bad River Point Hike-In Campsite
Beautiful spot
Very beautiful spot with lots of privacy! Be prepared to walk some but it’s well worth it! Pack less & enjoy more ♥️
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