Hipcamp host Dean W.,
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This is a sister site to 2 of my other sites on the same 40 acres along the Bad River; "Eagle Pines on the Bad River" and "A Tree Tent on the Bad River".   In the national forest, there is no camping allowed within 75 feet of water but here you will be camping about 15 feet from the water. This is a hike to tent site that is less than 1/4 mile and should take about 5 minute

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This is a sister site to 2 of my other sites on the same 40 acres along the Bad River; "Eagle Pines on the Bad River" and "A Tree Tent on the Bad River".   In the national forest, there is no camping allowed within 75 feet of water but here you will be camping about 15 feet from the water. This is a hike to tent site that is less than 1/4 mile and should take about 5 minutes to hike to camp. You can also canoe/kayak to this site and If you choose to do that please message me for details on that. This will be a primitive tent site with a pit toilet with a toilet seat, a fire ring and grill, and a bow saw to cut firewood you locate nearby.  I'll also have some large blocks of wood cut to use for sitting on around the fire. There is plenty of dead and down firewood to collect in the nearby woods.

Within a 5 minute hike are one of the nearby waterfalls and with another 1/2 mile hike is another set of falls. If you're more adventurous, there is the largest falls in the general area that is about a 2 1/2 mile hike each way on the abandoned railroad tracks. Or, you can drive to within a 3/4 mile hike of this falls by driving north of Cayuga on Hwy 13 and turning left/West on the next road (Forest Road 184/Conley Road) and driving west until you come to the bridge and tracks and parking there to hike 3/4 north on the railroad tracks. Cross 3 railroad bridges and look for the trail on the left about 100 yards north of the 3rd bridge.

I’ll have a map for hiking in an ammo can at the campsite.  

There is enough room to place at least six 2/3 person tents and room to place larger tents. 

There are Brook Trout in the river and the best way to catch them is with a #1 spinner or with a sinker and worms.

The river is great for swimming with clean water and a hard sand bottom as we have no farm fields for erosion, pesticides, or herbicides in our headwaters. The river water is great for using a water filter for drinking.

There are numerous signs posted for directions to the campsite and the waterfalls.

I just created this site in November so I'm sorry but the only pictures I have are after the leaves have fallen. I can promise you that the site will be much nicer looking once the leaves are on the trees.

The Drop Tine Bar & Grill in Cayuga 1  1/2 miles away from the parking area has great food and drinks.  They're open at 3 Tuesday-Wednesday and Noon Friday-Sunday. They’re closed Mondays and Thursdays..

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Walk to listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Kitchen available
No potable water
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Dean a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 9 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Great mountain biking on the nearby forest roads and ATV trails.

Fishing

Brook Trout fishing is good in the nearby deeper pools.

Paddling

You can canoe or kayak to the campsite. Contact me for details to do this.

Off-roading (OHV)

Within 1 mile of the main ATV trail to Clam Lake and Hayward.

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Balsam Shores on the Bad River in Wisconsin.

Waterfall

Just a few minutes of hiking to the nearby waterfalls.

Forest
River, stream, or...
Swimming hole

Places to see near Bad River Wilderness

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Property
Bad River Wilderness
State
Wisconsin
Country
United States
$10/night
1 Site

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