Hipcamp host Tara S.,
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*Lake Front, walk-in, boat-in, 2 campsites for 1. 

NEW: Booking during a non-holiday or select weekends in July and August? Score 2 for 1 with an automatic upgrade including the waterside campsite. Separated by only a bridge, you can spread out on both the mainland and island- enjoying both the leisure of an easy set up with the great views and easy water access of the

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*Lake Front, walk-in, boat-in, 2 campsites for 1. 

NEW: Booking during a non-holiday or select weekends in July and August? Score 2 for 1 with an automatic upgrade including the waterside campsite. Separated by only a bridge, you can spread out on both the mainland and island- enjoying both the leisure of an easy set up with the great views and easy water access of the island!*

The perfect site for the great outdoors adventurer. This escape has two entrances. One requires a short hike and a canoe ride to a secluded island in the middle of a privately owned lake. OR take our 50 yards DIY bridge across the bog.

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, a handful of secluded sites each come with 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 potter around on the water in rowing boats and canoes (both free for campers to use) and fish for bass to grill over your campfire. Kids can safely run off energy, make new friends at the play areas, or go scavenging for raspberries in season. 

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. There’s one compostable toilet on the park as well as plenty of dirt (and trees to hide behind) for catholes.

***BOOKING FOR NON-HOLIDAYS AND SELECT WEEKENDS IN JULY/AUGUST? SCORE YOURSELF A 2 FOR 1 DEAL. BOOOKINGS WILL AUTOMATICALLY INCLUDE THE WATERSIDE CAMPSITE. FEEL FREE TO SPEND YOUR TIME BETWEEN THE MAINLAND AND THE ISLAND!***

* Located 5 miles North of Merrill* * Uses groomed service roads

Campsite area
Tent site
1 site
Up to 10 guests per site
Boat
2WD Accessible
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Picnic table available
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Tara a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 9 months out

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Pure Local Honey 4oz

Taken straight from our hives here at Camp!

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*Portable Toilet Set

1 Medical Grade Commode 1 portable pop-up privacy Tent 1 Shovel

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Pure Maple Syrup 4 oz

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*Frisbee Golf Discs

Frisbee golf discs available for check out at the front office. Any unreturne...Read more

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The Bee Experience

$50 per group. Explore a hive and find out what it is bees do. 1 person will...Read more

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Fishing Pole and Worms

1 fishing pole and a pack of worms- our fishes favorite food. Blue gill, per...Read more

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Firewood

7 pieces per bundle. Mostly pine with some oak and maple. Can purchase on sit...Read more

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Chimney Log

Hollowed fire log to put over your fire and watch the smoke rise from the hol...Read more

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Half dozen eggs

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**Raspberry Picking**

**SEASONAL** (App. Mid July- Sept.) We have wild raspberry bushes growing al...Read more

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3 Lakes UTV Tour

$50 TOTAL. Discover our 4 kettle lakes and 70 acres in the Northern Woods o...Read more

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Propane Tank (20 lbs)

Newer tanks in great condition. Delivered to your site.

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Check out Lincoln County Underdown for trails and Information

Horseback riding

Check out Lincoln County Underdown for trails and Stable Information

Off-roading (OHV)

Check out Lincoln County Underdown for trails and Stable Information

Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Camp Escape: The Island in Wisconsin.

Forest
Lake

Places to see near Camp Escape

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Hipcamper Chelsea
Chelsea S.
recommends this listing.
May 30th, 2022

Tara was fantastic! So responsive and accommodating. The site was beyond my expectations. So serene and every detail thoughtfully placed. I highly recommend.

Hipcamper Joanna
Joanna D.
recommends this listing.
April 4th, 2022

Such beautiful property, and friendly owners! We originally booked this place to enjoy the kayaks, but then it ended up being a snowy weekend. Even so, we had an amazing time hiking throughout the property and relaxing by the fire. Would definitely recommend!

Hipcamper Michael

Amazing getaway in wi

Michael M.
recommends this listing.
September 5th, 2021

The Island is a dream destination in the heart of WI. My group hammock-camped and had an amazing time. There were boats to tour around the lake with and a super helpful cart to bring things across the bridge. Firewood was dry and the fresh eggs were delicious!

Hipcamper Frankie
Frankie K.
recommends this listing.
August 5th, 2021

The stay was great. We did come in on a day it stormed and the island stayed dry. Nice amenities like paddle boat and canoe. There was a fire ring and table as well.

Only concern I have is general upkeep of the island. There is a lot of brush and toilet paper littering the islands edge. The “diy” bridge is also slick (even when dry) so be careful!

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Hipcamper Krissy
Krissy H.
recommends this listing.
July 5th, 2021

we are avid campers and outdoors people- we LOVED our stay at the island. we booked with the intention of exploring the surrounding area but never left the site- it was just what the doctor ordered. tara was ON POINT with communication and so accommodating. we'll go back. lovely property- thanks for sharing it with us!

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Hipcamper Chad

Symphony under the stars

Chad S.
recommends this listing.
June 22nd, 2021

The Island is an awesome campsite. It takes a little work to carry all of your gear out to the island but it is well worth it. Sitting around the campfire in the evening and listening to the various songs of nature while checking out the stars is awesome. It kicks off a bit before sundown with the birds and then progresses to what I believe are tree frogs. As the tree frogs start to call it a night the bullfrogs get going. A little while before I was ready to call it a night all of the nature friends relax and took things down to a nice level for sleeping. Excellent site and excellent host.

Hipcamper Daniel

Extremely satisfied with this site!

Daniel T.
recommends this listing.
June 6th, 2021

Camped two nights on The Island with a friend of mine and we simply couldn't believe how serene the site was. Very private and well kept! Tara was an absolutely amazing host and was able to help us with everything we needed. I will definitely be back!

Hipcamper Michelle

Wonderful experience on the island!

Michelle V.
recommends this listing.
June 2nd, 2021

Tara is an exceptional host and the property is absolutely everything you could hope for! We (a couple) camped on the property called The Island and it was wonderful. We did not see or hear another guest while we were there although there were people using other sites. Tara showed us around on her UTV to where some of the other sites were located and to acquaint us with areas to walk, etc. The entire location is breathtaking and sure beats the heck out of the crowds at State Park camping. Next time we will bring our daughter and our dog. Wonderful experience!

Hipcamper Tyler

Mid-may island stay, 10/10 experien

Tyler B.
recommends this listing.
May 16th, 2021

Being removed from society and immersed in the beauty of the the Northwoods made for such a refreshing weekend. Very grateful for the beauty of the land and the hospitality of our host.

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Property
Camp Escape
State
Wisconsin
Country
United States
$50/night
1 Site