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Camp Escape

20 sites · RVs, Tents80 acres · Merrill, WI
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, you'll find 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), hike the extensive trails through the Northwoods, and end the night by the campfire. 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. The perfect site for the great outdoors adventurer.
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Simplicity @Top Of The Hill Huskies

1 site · Lodging80 acres · Eagle River, WI
Welcome to our secluded glamping retreat nestled just outside the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest! Experience the ultimate in privacy and tranquility as you unwind in nature's embrace. Surrounded by miles of scenic trails, our retreat is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you enjoy hiking, mountain biking, snowshoeing, or wildlife watching, you'll find endless opportunities to explore the beauty of the surrounding forest. From the comfort of your accommodation, you can marvel at the wonders of nature unfolding outside your window. Keep an eye out for deer, wild turkeys, coyotes, birds, and even black bears as they roam freely in their natural habitat. Venture beyond our retreat and discover the breathtaking sights of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, where waterfalls, sandy beaches, and lush landscapes await exploration. Whether you're seeking adventure or simply a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, our glamping retreat offers the perfect setting for a memorable outdoor getaway. Come experience the beauty and serenity of northern Wisconsin's wilderness with us!
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Camp Bogle On Hideout Lane

2 sites · RVs1 acre · Lake Tomahawk, WI
Discover a serene haven in Lake Tomahawk, WI, known as the gateway to the Northwoods. Nestled in a semi-secluded area, our spot offers tranquility while remaining conveniently close to all the action. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the American Legion Forest during your stay. Explore ATV, hiking, skiing, and snowmobile trails, or venture to nearby lakes and rivers for fishing, including the excitement of ice fishing in winter. With options for year-round fun, indulge in the local dining experience with my favorite dinner spots being supper clubs!
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Camp Serenity

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Eagle River, WI
Many large oaks with deer and grouse.Many hiking and biking trails near by.Lakes for boating,fishing and recreation.Great location only a few miles from the beautiful town of Eagle River.Learn more about this land:Beautiful private wooded lot in a very quiet area. Lots of deer and wild life to enjoy. Close to Chain of Lakes campground 1.6 miles for fishing Anvil Lake campground 4.4 miles for swimming beach Black Jack Springs Wilderness 4.6 miles for hiking,Convenience gas station with bateshop 1 mile from camp East on Interstate 70
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Presque Isle Campground

7 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents12 acres · Presque Isle, WI
Our quiet, secluded campground is located on beautiful Stateline Lake deep within the northwoods in Presque Isle (A.K.A. Wisconsin's Last Wilderness) We offer premier full hookup RV campsites and tent campsites as well as cabin lodging and RV lodging - all right on the lake. Amenities include: - Campers and Cabins available to rent - Docks and private boat slips available to rent - Full hookups available - 30 Amp electrical with 50 Amp available on select sites - Women's and Men's Showers - Two sets of women's and men's restrooms - Boat landing access included - For non-guests, boat landing day access can be purchased separately - Wilderness - Wildlife - Fishing - Privacy - Seclusion - Peace and quiet The campground has been in operation for more than 50 years and is in the forest on a peninsula between two lakes with plenty of shade. Fish, boat, waterski, relax by the fire, and enjoy nature and the spectacular wildlife in this gorgeous natural paradise. Address: 8458 Balsam Dr, Presque Isle, WI 54557 Innumerable beautiful hiking and nature walks surround our site, including Wisconsin's treasured Van Vliet 400 acre Hemlock Preserve - one of the largest old-growth Hemlock forests in the country. We are just one hour south of the Porcupine Mountain Wilderness State Park. Docking is included for campers and available for non-campers at a daily rate. Our site is situated on one of the most prized lakes for muskie fishing. Enjoy sunny days swimming at the lake beach, activities and crafts for children with our camp hosts, and community campfire song night.
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SARA Park Campground

16 sites · RVs2000 acres · Tomahawk, WI
10 Campsites with electric (30amp/50amp) and water (non-potable) on 2000 acres of water on the Wisconsin River and Lake Mohawksin 900 W Somo Avenue, Tomahawk, Wisconsin PARK INCLUDES Public Beach Public Bathrooms and Showers RV Dump Station (at the City Garage) Boat Landing Playground, Baseball Diamond
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Dennis B.’s Condo

1 site · LodgingTomahawk, WI
3 bedroom condo on lake NokomisLearn more about this land:3 bedroom condo on Lake Nokomis. Located on the ATV-Snowmobile-biking trail. Excellent fishing rt out your front door.. Boat rental Available. Call Dennis at 715-351-0916.
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Elvoy River

1 site · RV, Tent40 acres · WI
Private undeveloped 40 acre parcel bordered by a trout stream, a forest service paved road (which is an ATV route), and other unoccupied parcels. The Chequamegon–Nicolet National Forest surrounds this little section of private lands making this spot a great access point for immediate hiking, biking, fishing (trout stream on the property), wild foraging, site-seeing, off-road exploration, bird watching, wildlife viewing, and star gazing. Lots of wildlife there--bear lumber through the adjacent swamp, wolves pictured on neighbor's game cam, fox often den on the property, whippoorwills (endangered species) fly and sing at night, turkeys nest there, grouse drum for mates, and deer with their fawns just wander through. Good berry picking in late summer, blueberries on the south side and blackberries border the field. Open field area will easily accommodate large group of trailers or RVS, and a lower level next to the river is open to smaller trailers, tents, and vans, just be aware of any possible high water due to heavy rains and resulting sloppy areas down close to the river, so you don't get stuck. Both the upper and lower areas are mowed, so flat and lush grass for tents throughout. A jeep trail circles the property, so easy access to the whole 40. Amazing star gazing spot, too. No light pollution makes for perfect Milky Way shows. The river is maybe a foot deep off the lower level (and about 18 feet wide), but it gets too shallow to canoe over the gravel beds and too deep in holes and truncated areas to allow small children to explore downstream unattended. Still a great spot to wash off, wade, cool off, and catch a nice brooky! Some German Browns in there, but best to fish those at night. The forest roads leading away from the property are amazing, stunning maple forests, small creeks, bridges, jeep trails, and plenty of areas to float or kayak the rivers. If you like ATV riding, this is a great spot, right off the trail and plenty of room to park your trailers. No formal toilet, so bring something to contain your waste and bag it up, or we have a handicap-type bedside toilet seat over a deep hole on the upper level (aka vault toilet). Bag up all your trash and I will haul your bags when you leave, no need to haul it home. Wood--if you bring a chainsaw, you can easily get plenty of hardwood just down the road in the national forest. Due to spruce bud worm, the property was recently select cut, and the branches are numerous, so gather all the downed wood you want on the property; plenty there. Three fire rings available, one with an adjustable grill (USFS style) on the lower level, a simple rock ring in upper field and another simple rock pit next to the river. Some noise should be expected--County Hwy A is 150 yards away so you will hear vehicles, and the ATVs do zoom down that forest road on weekends, but not right next to your tent or camper; camping spots are 150 yards in. During bear hunting season, you will hear the bear hounds barking as they pass by in the distance. Nights though, very quite, just wild life sounds. And since it is unpopulated there, no one will complain about your music, laughing at 3 am, generators, or your truck lights as long as you keep your activities by the campsites. Though if you are noisy , the wildlife will not come near. The area has 3 bar/restaurants--just drinks, drinks and burgers, full menu and steaks. ATV gas, ice, and crawlers are also available. One bar is quite historic, 1940s log building, only 13 stools, and that one is just a mile away. The owner is very accommodating, so if you need your water tanks filled, just ask Dennis at the Elvoy Tavern (open Fri-Sun). On Hwy 55 just north of the old town of Alvin (1 mile north off Hwy 70, and then go another mile north), you will see an artesian spring--great water there! Fill your jugs when you come and then again to take home. Just look for the obvious turn off gravel at the bottom of two hills. Cellular service is ATnT with good reception. Verizon has the least reception. Overall, this property is great for people who like forests, streams, foraging, off-roading, hiking, biking, fishing, and primitive camping. Not a good fit for those who need electricity, flush toilets, city water hookups, pavement, handrails, and fenced off wildlife.
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Apex Angels & Warriors Wolfdogs

1 site · Tent20 acres · Gleason, WI
Welcome to our tranquil 20-acre haven, where a pristine trout river meanders through the landscape, creating a serene backdrop for your outdoor retreat. Nestled alongside a Wolfdog Sanctuary, your mornings will be greeted by the soulful howls of these majestic creatures. Set up your campsite in our dedicated camping area, where you can immerse yourself in the peaceful ambiance of nature. Wake up to the soothing sounds of the river and the harmonious symphony of wolfdog greetings. Fishing enthusiasts can cast their lines into the trout river, while bikers can explore the nearby country roads, taking in the scenic beauty of the surroundings. For those seeking a bit more adventure, UTV trails are conveniently located nearby, providing an exhilarating off-road experience. The expansive national forest offers a myriad of activities, ensuring there's something for every outdoor enthusiast. As the sun sets, gather around your campfire, sharing stories and relishing the simple joys of nature. Our 20-acre retreat invites you to unwind, connect with the wilderness, and experience the unique charm of waking up to the call of wolfdogs. Nature's wonders await you at our peaceful and harmonious sanctuary.
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River's Edge Adventure Company

3 sites · RVs, Tents3 acres · Mercer, WI
River's Edge is a four season adventure company in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, outfitting adventurers with equipment and guidance. The property is located on the Manitowish River, Heart of Vilas County bike trail, and Iron County snowmobile trails. Campsites are located on the west end of the property, in proximity to all the activities, and include full hookups, a picnic table and fire ring. Bathroom is available for campers, however there is no shower. Campers get a discount on rental equipment.
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Livin’ the Mökki Life

2 sites · RVs, Tents40 acres · Irma, WI
40 acres of Fields, Woods, Rocks and Trees. Camp in open spaces or in the woods. See the stars at night with no light pollution. Enjoy a peaceful campfire with the option to experience an authentic Finnish wood fired sauna (for additional fee). Easy access to Ice Age Trail, Tomahawk, Merrill, Hwy 51, and nearby county parks and lakes.
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Land O' Lakes Nature RV Resort

1 site · RV215 acres · WI
www.NatureRVResort.com Big Rig Friendly RV Resort with full hookups at every site. The Land O’ Lakes Nature RV Resort is not a typical campground. The vision is to create an exclusive escape for adults (25+) only. Tranquil privacy and a relaxing atmosphere. Escape from the ordinary! 215-acres with miles of nature trails, beautiful views from two observation towers, and kayaking in Blue Diamond Lake.
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Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, what a unique name and deservedly so as the forest itself is as diverse and attention getting as it’s namesake! The deep northwoods of Wisconsin offers a ton of hiking, biking, and camping to get stoked about; there’s 800 miles of hiking trails alone. But if you’re looking for a truly unique outdoor experience, try offroading or cross country skiing old military roads in the winter. There’s stunning Lake Superior views from St. Peter’s Dome and 70 foot Morgan Falls is sure to cool you off on a hot summer day. We dig the Quartz Trail where you can see giant quartz deposits discovered by the Native Americans who used to inhabit the area. There’s plenty of camping options to make this a wilderness weekend (or more) and with over 1.5 million acres to explore, we doubt you’ll be running out of rad things to discover!

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