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Riverside Roost

· Custer, Portage, Wisconsin
4 acres hosted by Kelli O.
1 tent site
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*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, homemade jelly, jugs of water, and more!* Follow us on Instagram (riverside_roost) for the latest updates on what's happening at the Roost! Special discounts will pop up randomly. **Please pardon our small concrete pile—this is going to be “Madalyns Landing” for a camper and RV landing pad very soon!** 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.We invite you to set up camp on our quiet shores of the Little Plover River and enjoy a break from the fast paced world. Located on 150 yards of water frontage, Plover River Retreat is situated by the old Bentley lumber mill, complete with a dam, which provides bountiful Northern Pike fishing during certain times of the year. We have a wooded 5 acre homestead, with plenty of areas to set up your tent campsite. Trash bin, fire ring, and 4 Adirondack chairs are available. We have one main site at the base of the dam, where the grass is mowed and maintained. You are able to see our homestead from the river bottom, but natural foliage such as large ferns and trees block our view from the home most of the year, so there is privacy. **Please note that while we only have one site to ensure a private camping experience, the dam and land across the dam is public and is used for fishing and putting kayaks in/out** Come wade and splash in our slice of river paradise! Our water frontage is shallow, between 1-3 feet, and mostly sandy/rocky. Highly suggest water shoes for ease of walking and swimming. If you’re more adventurous, kayaks and a canoe are available for rent and can be put in on either side of the dam. Tubes are also available for rent and can be used for a 45 minute float or a 3 hour float down the Little Plover River. It’s not uncommon to spot Bald Eagles, turtles, otter, and deer on our stretch of the river. The site is a short 3 minute walk from our main home where we try to be available to field any questions or address emergencies. Shores are quiet and mostly undeveloped. We are a 15 minute drive to Stevens Point, and a 25 minute drive to Wausau. Firewood available for purchase on site (please see extras for information). Extras can be paid for via QR code for PayPal or Venmo if not added during check out. Additional Information Regarding Location: -Please note we are in a remote area; cell service is not guaranteed. -We have a running hobby farm with free-range chickens, so it's possible you may hear our roosters. We also have two free-range cats that will most likely pay you a visit. -We do have shelter available if extreme weather or storms occur. Must contact prior to utilizing. -Lastly, if you stay during the weekday, there is an active lumber mill in close proximity to our home and you may hear them during their work hours during the week. They are closed during weekends. Area Attractions: -SentryWorld Golf Course in Stevens Point (10 miles from campsite) -Indianhead Golf Course in Mosinee (19 miles) -O'so Brewing Company Taproom in Plover (19 miles) -Stevens Point Sculpture Park (13 miles) -Jordan Bar and Grill in Stevens Point (6.5 miles) -Cedar Creek Cinema (Marcus Theatres) in Rothschild (26 miles) -Sawmill Adventure Park (mini golf and trampoline park) in Rothschild (26 miles)
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25 ratings · 23 reviews
Philip S.recommends
June 17, 2024
Bentley Dam Campsite
Gorgeous property. We weren't able to stay long enough to explore the amenities but it's amazing. Going to schedule a couple days on the way back so that we can actually enjoy the place. Bring your bug spray...
Sabrina B.recommends
June 17, 2024
Bentley Dam Campsite
We had a group of 4 camping with two large tents and a tented kitchen area. Everything fit great. The site was beautiful and the fire pit area was perfect. We loved being next to the dam/river and even caught a huge pike the first evening. This is a great place with great hosts -- private and surrounded by the river and woods. Would highly recommend!
Jasmin S.recommends
June 12, 2024
Bentley Dam Campsite
Loved the cozy spot that we stayed at! Hosts were kind, lovely and quick to respond. This place is a wonderful getaway from life!
Scott N.recommends
June 9, 2024
Bentley Dam Campsite
Nice private feeling spot. Well-maintained and everything as advertise!
Kate T.recommends
May 27, 2024
Bentley Dam Campsite
Had a great stay! Appreciated the little touches that were put into the site and was a beautiful property.
Kate B.recommends
May 12, 2024
Bentley Dam Campsite
Unique location next to the dam; we personally enjoyed the white noise. Hosts were accommodating and willing to help with anything. The extras she offers when booking the site are cool! Highly recommend the Amish bread, and the fresh eggs were convenient.
Custer, Portage, 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 Kelli O.Joined in July 2022
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