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Camp Escape

· Merrill, Lincoln, Wisconsin
80 acres hosted by Tara S.
1 RV/tent site
All to yourself
98% of recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp felt private.
Off-leash friendly
Pets can be off-leash at this Hipcamp.
Best in Wisconsin: 2nd place
Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
***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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Merrill, Lincoln, 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 Tara S.Joined in May 2020
Response rate: 80%Response time: Within 5 hours
304 ratings · 237 reviews
Francie C.recommends
October 10, 2023
Camp Escape: The Woods
Peaceful Private Lake Camping
This is one of my favorite campsites and I try to make it there at least one time per year. The lake is extremely peaceful and silent, highly recommend. Tara is also very helpful and responsive.
Kankamol P.recommends
September 5, 2023
Camp Escape: The Woods
Escape to the woods
I love this place Pros: 1. you will be so close to the nature. It is quiet, BEAUTIFUL and peace land. 2. The owner is very kind. Tara gave us a tour with her ATV since the first day we arrived. They also have wild berries everywhere in her land and the fishes. 3. If you love exploring this place will suite you well. The land is huge and many spots to check out. You will never get bored from only camping. 4. 10 mins far away from Walmart. So convenient if you need to resupply during a trip. Cons: 1. you need to put up your tent 10 feets away from the water and it was so hard to find a flat land. The perfect place to set up your tent will be close to river but we couldn't do it. 2. If you need more boats or kayaks you gotta use puddle boat to get more from another pier. At the campsite they have only 2 ( 1 broken the day we went) 3. If you want to fish it is better to go other lakes like the one where is in front of owner's house. You can hop in your car and drive there around 3 mins. The lake at campsite you will probably have no luck to catch any fish.
Dario H.recommends
September 5, 2023
Camp Escape: The Woods
Gorgeous views all around, we absolutely loved tent camping on Tara’s land. Tara is also a great host and made us feel very welcome! Definitely recommend this camp site!
Gregory T.recommends
November 6, 2022
Camp Escape: The Woods
Huge, peaceful area, great solitude, kayaking & canoeing were fun. Beautiful night skies, distant coyotes howling over the lake at night. Excellent getaway.
Jenna A.
October 23, 2022
Camp Escape: The Woods
Great site and view!
Francie C.recommends
September 24, 2022
Camp Escape: The Woods
Camping on the lake
Very private and peaceful right on the lake. I stayed here in the past with a friend and had to come back! By far the best camping in the Midwest and easy to find.
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