Pitch your tent along the shores of the Bad Axe River.  Enjoy a campfire and trout fishing in a quiet valley in the heart of the driftless region.  Hike in or accommodations can be made with owners and get a ride in with your gear to the camp by utv, add utv tour to your booking for utv assist. 5 gallons of potable water included.  table and chairs available at campsites. 

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Pitch your tent along the shores of the Bad Axe River.  Enjoy a campfire and trout fishing in a quiet valley in the heart of the driftless region.  Hike in or accommodations can be made with owners and get a ride in with your gear to the camp by utv, add utv tour to your booking for utv assist. 5 gallons of potable water included.  table and chairs available at campsites.  Wood at site and a fee is required.  Camp toilet/bucket and one roll TP provided.  Over the fire grill provided.

Check in prior to 5 pm IF you want ranger assist with your gear to the site and purchase the ranger tour

Check out before 12 pm unless prior arrangements made to stay longer in the day and to ensure ranger assist of gear hauling if paid for utv assist

Campsite area
Tent site
1 site
Up to 12 guests per site
Hike in
4WD Required
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 18 months out

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Horseback riding

Provide your own horse with access from our property to duck egg county park with 10 miles of horse trails on 900 acres

Off-roading (OHV)

UTV/4wheelers allowed on property to get to your site

Climbing

Steep hills and rock walls

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Bad Axe Tent Camping in Wisconsin.

Forest
River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
Wetlands
Farm

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Hipcamper Dylan

Fly fishing and camping

Dylan W.
recommends this listing.
August 8th, 2022

We tent camped on the bad axe river. It was secluded had wood ready for us as well as water and a tent/potty. I fly fished for trout and caught a few nice browns. Was a nice time would recomend.

Hipcamper Joan

Fun family weekend

Joan E.
recommends this listing.
August 8th, 2022

Always a joy camping here! It’s lovely being right next to the river, being able to jump in during the day and listen to the flowing water at night. Full nature experience- you are immersed in wildlife sounds, beautiful views, and lots of space! Lynn & Cory are always very sweet & you have a lot of privacy / seclusion as well. We’ll be back!

Hipcamper Jenn

Seclusion & privacy

Jenn S.
recommends this listing.
August 1st, 2022

SECLUSION & PRIVACY
Legit out absolutely favorite Hipcamp experience so far.
Lynn and Cory are incredible hosts that go above and beyond for you.
Their property is true serene beauty, nature everywhere.
Our furbabies are dead tired from a fun long weekend and we will BE BACK SOON because this was 150% experience for us.
Thank you so much for a PERFECT Anniversary weekend.
P.S. Definitely have them haul your items to site. Worth every penny.

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Hipcamper JOSEP

Family camping

Josep S.
recommends this listing.
July 24th, 2022

Simply Amazing! The river was magical and it allowed for the kids to explore, fish, and swim. I loved that I could put my camping chair in water to soak my feet and read while the dog played in water. Lynn was fantastic in many ways and brought us down by ATV (I definitely recommend if you have a lot of stuff!). Bugs we not bad and the view was brilliant!!!

Hipcamper Alysia

Perfect secluded campsite

Alysia Z.
recommends this listing.
July 4th, 2022

It was the perfect secluded campsite you wish to find when out there backpacking, but even better because there were chairs, tables, drinking water and already cut wood for the fire. My husband caught about a dozen or more brook trout. The nights were so relaxing listening to the water. We would recommend getting the ride to the site if you have a lot of equipment. We were struggling pretty hard with everything we had and our short legged dog wasn’t happy. We calculated the trek on the way back out and it is .81 miles with a 205 ft ascend. The distance isn’t bad but it is quite the climb. We will definitely be back!

Hipcamper Ben

Secluded trout anglers haven

Ben J.
recommends this listing.
July 3rd, 2022

Amazing property and campsite! Very secluded along an amazing trout stream full of brown trout. They have the property setup very well and i have zero complaints/critiques. Would recommend the UTV ride to the bottoms even for one night. Will be back soon !!

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Hipcamper Lonnie

Complete privacy - off the grid!

Lonnie R.
recommends this listing.
June 27th, 2022

We’re so glad we decided to go back to Cory & Lynn’s land for a second trip! This time we stayed at site #1……loved it! Very secluded, quiet & tranquil. We’ll definitely be back again - I’m sure! Make sure to view the pics I’ve posted!

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Hipcamper Cory and Lynn
Response from Cory and Lynn, the Host, on June 30th, 2022

We are very happy you came back also! You are great guests and we truly appreciate your business! Thanks guys! And thanks for the awesome pics too!

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Hipcamper Artem
Artem L.
recommends this listing.
June 22nd, 2022

Awesome

Hipcamper Brock

Great secluded spot

Brock G.
recommends this listing.
June 20th, 2022

We loved everything about it. Lynn was so nice and very accommodating.

It's very secluded and private, and it's well supplied with various items you'll need: water, camp toilet, fire pit, chairs, grill, picnic table, and even bug (gnat) spray.

Our favorite part was probably the creek, which was super clear and had plenty of brook trout. I caught 12 or 13 over two days on nightcrawlers (all catch and release), but if I was a fly fisherman I would've probably caught 30 because they were jumping all over.

Strangely enough, I don't remember seeing a mosquito (they usually love me), and we never had any ticks. That could have been the time of the year (?), though they are plenty of mosquitos at our house right now.

There's an Amish-built swing set down the creek a bit, and even a "swimming hole" at the end of the property.

The UTV ride is something you'll want to get if you've got a good amount of gear.

It's a great spot to just get away, hang out with just the family, and enjoy nature.

Thanks for everything, Lynn! We'll be back!

Awards

Best of 2022 Wisconsin
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