The best camping near Lake Wissota State Park

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Trapper Arts Camping Retreat

7 sites · RVs, Tents22 acres · Cornell, WI
Trapper Arts Retreat in NW Wisconsin has (3) waterfront sites and (1) wooded site. Located on a 1/4 mile long dead-end road (except Bob Lake West) on a 90 acre clear water no-wake lake and only 5 minutes from the Chippewa County Forest! The Chippewa County Forest (over 10,000 acres) Hickory Ridge Trailhead is located about 5 miles away. You can enjoy miles of hiking, biking, ATV or horseback riding trails. Trails wind past small lakes and beaver ponds, as well as spectacular vistas and abundant wild life. LIST OF SITES (all of our sites now include a portable toilet, firewood, fire ring, water, power, picnic table and/or chairs). BIRCH Waterfront is named for the beautiful birch trees that frame your view of the lake that also includes soothing evening loon sounds :) It is our medium size campsite with a level gravel and grass pad with lakefront access via the long wooded dock and an included row boat for fishing and boating. EAGLE POINT Waterfront is a favorite because it is the most private, surrounded by trees and is on a elevated waterfront lot with steps down to a dock. This site has a canoe and a row boat and the best spectacular sunset views. The eagle's nest is in a tall pine tree above the steps! BOB LAKE WEST Waterfront is our only site that is not on this dead end road. It is located on the west side of the lake near the boat landing. This site has a bonus small storage shed which could be a cool kids cabin. It is partially wooded elevated site with stunning sunrise views. WOODED RUSTIC is a non-waterfront campsite for both tents or RV's that has been updated to a level site with power and water and includes access to the lake and a row boat at our common access which is only about 200 yards down the road from this site. RV's can park on the gravel pad and tent guests can setup down the walking trail in the woods. This property was previously owned by Trapper Art who was well known in the area and started several successful businesses dating back to 1967 including Art's Snowmobile, Trapper Arts, and Art's Electric which was quite an accomplishment in the Wisconsin Northwoods!
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Maggies Merry Mirror

5 sites · Tents5 acres · Holcombe, WI
Rural property that once was a combination of a dairy farm and commercial woodland. It is rare in that it has a 40 acre field, a 5 acre island, a year round creek and over 2,000 feet of river frontage and nearly 40 acres of woods. Learn more about this land: There are over 80 acres of woods, fields and an island to explore. The property has over 2,000 feet of frontage on the Chippewa River. There is also a year around creek that flows through the property to the river. Currently there are three separate sites that are suitable for camping on the bank of the Chippewa. Each site is primitive and has lots of privacy. There are five trails that go through the woods as well as follow the bank of the river. There is a stairway that descends to the river. The river at this point is rather pristine. There are no houses on the camping side of the river and just a few on the opposite side. The river along the property is great for wading, swimming, canoeing/kayaking and fishing. There are over a dozen lakes within a 20 mile radius of the property. Less than 3 miles from the property there are snowmobile and four wheeling trails that connect to trails that extend over 300 miles. The property is less than 15 miles from the headquarters of the Ice Age Trail that stretches from near Superior to near Madison, Wisconsin.
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Golden Rule Acres

1 site · Tent60 acres · Cadott, WI
Learn more about this land:Come enjoy 60 private acres of semi-wooded wetland with a small stream. Just a short drive from Beaver Creek Nature Reserve and Big Falls Co. Park. Hike around our secluded property or take your bicycle out for a ride in the countryside. Get away from the busy city and into nature.
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River to Ridge Farmstead

1 site · RV, Tent20 acres · Jim Falls, WI
Learn more about this land:Pull in and relax!  Enjoy hiking, biking, fishing, boating or swimming minutes from our campsite.  Afterward, visit Leinenkugels or one of many local craft beer and pizza establishments!
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Jamestown: Hippie Campground

2 sites · Tents20 acres · Eau Claire, WI
Learn more about this land: Hippie Campground is a fully enclosed, naturally maintained sanctuary located in the center of a homestead covering nearly 100 feet of elevation. Mowed trails can take you from the campground into a gorgeous dark pine forest, or out to an open grass field for sun. Walk to the lower edge of the property to enjoy a walk through the endangered white walnut/butternut grove. Other notable features include the Euchalnot Pass (an open channel between forests, and Sumac Ridge - another enclosed private walkable area at the top of the hillside. If you’re good at exploring, you’ll also find the Quiet Channel. Purposefully harder to get to, hundreds of feet of moss and ferns line the floor of a lane of black walnut trees.
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Hidden Paradise Farm

3 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents40 acres · Jim Falls, WI
Boondocks! Come enjoy the quiet life. At the end of a dead end road you'll be camping with a view of the woods and our hobby farm featuring fainting goats, chickens,rabbits, a llama, alpaca, dog and a cat. Deer are known to claim the yard as their own. Enjoy the animals at whatever level you're comfortable, from petting them to helping with daily chores. We are a piece of paradise, hidden, but are accessible to miles of ATV trails and nearby 3 bars as well as lake for boating or fishing. We have a camper that sleeps 6 for rent or bring your own tent/camper.
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Poskin Lake Resort

16 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents13 acres · Almena, WI
We offer both seasonal and daily rates. Tent and campers welcome. Full service bar and grill on site. Located on beautiful and quiet Poskin Lake. We have kayak and pontoon rentals available. Playground on site for children to play on. There are 20 sites for weekend/weekday daily use which are spread out over the property.
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Kickback’s Angler Shack

1 site · Lodging5 acres · Elk Mound, WI
This cabin is nestled on the banks of Elk Creek. The creek wraps around the entire property and is a Class 1 trout stream. The camp site is completely secluded and private. There is a tri-pod for cooking. The cabin comes equipped with 3 cots and a full futon. It sleeps up to 4 people. No linens or pillows are provided, so be sure to pack your sleeping bag. No running water or electricity as it is off grid. Site utilizes a composting toilet for sanitation purposes.
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GreenPeaks

1 site · RV, Tent28 acres · Fall Creek, WI
Enjoy 28 acres of trails, wildlife and forest near Fall Creeks big falls and lake Eau Claire. Off site you can find local markets, farm fresh eggs, veggie stands and goat yoga. You can almost throw your kayak in the water it’s so close. When you stay at GreenPeaks you’ll know your surrounded by great people and even better outdoors.
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Good Root Growers

5 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents30 acres · Prairie Farm, WI
- CABIN AVAILABLE YEAR ROUND - CAMPGROUND OPEN May 1, 2024 - AMISH BAKERY OPEN FRI/SAT Tucked in a valley among rolling hills just 70 miles east of St. Paul, discover a stunning sanctuary surrounded by hardwoods, pines and birch groves. Meander a walking trail system through 30 acres of woods and prairie. In 2019, all 10 acres of fields were planted as dedicated Monarch/pollinator habitat. This is a full sensory experience - spectacular celestial nights with serenading hoot owls, frogs, crickets and yips of coyotes in the distance. The honey bees are humming in their boxes, rooster crowing and chickens do their daily forage through the yard and woods. This is a birder's delight with turkey and deer being very common sightings. Our unique greenhouse and pergola are common use areas for all guests to enjoy. The pergola is a large cushioned area providing shade to read a book, charge a device, play cards, enjoy a beverage, eat a meal. Explore the greenhouse production of tomatoes, peppers, and ginger growing along with flowers and other hothouse varieties. Fill water containers, or use the large stainless steel sink and countertops to prep meals or wash up. You will also find a beverage service counter, yard games for use, and any on-farm items for sale in this area- firewood, plants, eggs, honey and produce. Tucked discreetly behind the greenhouse is drop-off for garbage and recycling, and also 1 of 2 ultra clean port-a-potties found on property. *** We're family friendly! Adult occupancy is applied to 12 years and older. There is no occupancy charge/limit for children 11 years of age or under. *** We have 6 sites to offer. Providing a historical backdrop is our guest house - a fully restored Norwegian cabin built in 1894 (completed July 2022). Adjacent to the greenhouse is 2 RV (or tent) sites with full water and 30 amp hookups. 2 additional sites accommodate RVs or tents and we have 1 walk-in tent site. This rustic site is the most private - a short distance into the woods behind the greenhouse. Our campground will close Oct 29. Don't let our sleepy little town deceive you. The locals have huge hearts - are generous creatives, with ingenious businesses that spill over with hospitality. Uber local is 2 Amish businesses within a 15 minute walk - a bakery and a woodworking shop! We're happy to direct you to on-farm meat sales, herbal medicinals, goat milk products, home goods, local microbreweries and quilt shop to name a few. Local town events draw huge crowds with live music and fun for all ages. We are so blessed to steward this private oasis and look forward to sharing it with you!
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Wedges Creek Hideaway

55 sites · Lodging, RVs35 acres · Greenwood, WI
Brick oven pizza on many weekends as posted on our website with camping and cabins to relax in the woods. We are third generation family farm in the woods with quiet acreage and six miles of trails. Most weekends we have live music. We are in Amish country with many small shops. There are also wineries and cheese stores close by. We have a wedding and event barn and lots of space. New in 2023 was a 9 hole disc golf.
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Buck bottoms

3 sites · Lodging, Tents31 acres · Mondovi, WI
Great for canoeing and kayaking. Perfect location on the Buffalo River it’s roughly a 3 hour paddle from Mondovi to the site or a hour from the Hwy 88 bridge Sitting on the river next to a campfire. Many different ducks geese and eagles. Electricity available. Funtime just sitting in lawn chairs in the river to cool off.
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The best camping near Lake Wissota State Park guide

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About

6,300 acres of lake, 1,000 acres of forest, 18 miles of hiking trails—Lake Wissota State Park is a serene paradise. Take a dip at their swimming beach, bike, hike and ride along paved and off-road trails, or spend a day in your boat (or rent one there!); Wissota won’t leave anyone behind. Beyond Mother Nature’s adventures, the park offers picnic areas, a large play area, ball diamond and volleyball court. Hunting and trapping are also allowed in certain areas, and if you’re a winter warrior, the park has trails for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling as well as great ice fishing, but be careful—the park does not monitor or measure for ice conditions on the lake.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early to secure your spot, as campsites can fill up quickly during peak seasons.
  • Check for cancellations regularly, as last-minute openings can occur.
  • Consider visiting during the weekdays for better availability.
  • Explore nearby camping options if Lake Wissota State Park is fully booked.

When to go

The best time to visit Lake Wissota State Park is during the summer months when the weather is warm and all park facilities are fully operational. However, the park is open year-round from 6am to 11pm, offering a different kind of beauty each season. Winter brings a quiet, snowy landscape ideal for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, though some amenities may be limited.

Know before you go

  • A vehicle admission sticker is required for park entry.
  • Check the park's website for any property notices or closures before your visit.
  • Remember to pack essentials like water, sunscreen, and insect repellent for a safe and enjoyable trip.
  • Accessibility information is available for those with mobility concerns.
  • Volunteer opportunities are available for those looking to give back to the park community.

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