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Riverside Roost

· Custer, Portage, Wisconsin
4 acres hosted by Kelli O.
1 tent site
Kelli is a Star Host
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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, s'mores kit baskets, 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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21 ratings · 19 reviews
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.
Wiley B.recommends
April 7, 2024
Bentley Dam Campsite
Nice spot on the water
Kelli made sure the site was ready, and everything in place. Nice spot on the water, plenty of privacy, slept well and enjoyed a campfire
Kate C.recommends
October 8, 2023
Bentley Dam Campsite
This was a fantastic spot for my solo camp trip. The river is perfect to kayak along or just sit to watch and enjoy. If the dam water noise is too loud, you can set up your tent right down the trail (1 min walk). Kelli was extremely helpful and kind, offering plenty of firewood, bucket toilet with tent and great quality kayak. This spot was perfect for some solitude and privacy while feeling very safe. Loved it!
Nicholas L.recommends
October 2, 2023
Bentley Dam Campsite
Great site, peaceful, great for our group of 7 with 4 tents. River kayaking was fun and animals were friendly. Thanks!
Aaron M.recommends
September 24, 2023
Bentley Dam Campsite
Tent camping here was great, despite some weather. The campsite was well kept and had good privacy. There was a small nearby dam, which caused some pleasant background noise that didn't drown out nature. The dam affords some calmer lake water and flowing creek water, which was fun to kayak in.
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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