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**FINALIST IN 'BEST OF WI'  2022** 

EXCLUSIVE VIP CAMPSITE- Private lake, Private location, Private Boats, dock, and rope-swing. Includes FREE firewood.

Situated on your own Lake, in the woods far from any other site, is this rustic and wild getaway. Enjoy nature as you fish on a little lake, or get rowdy jumping off the rope swing into 15ft deep water.  Easily e

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**FINALIST IN 'BEST OF WI'  2022** 

EXCLUSIVE VIP CAMPSITE- Private lake, Private location, Private Boats, dock, and rope-swing. Includes FREE firewood.

Situated on your own Lake, in the woods far from any other site, is this rustic and wild getaway. Enjoy nature as you fish on a little lake, or get rowdy jumping off the rope swing into 15ft deep water.  Easily enough space for 10 tents and small campers. This site is perfect for large parties or small groups who enjoy the great outdoors. 

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.

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

Campsite area
Tent or RV site
1 site
Up to 12 guests per site
Up to 3 vehicles
4WD Recommended
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Pop-up campers, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 12 feet allowed
Pull-through site
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Generators allowed
No Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, or Class C RVs
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No potable water
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Tara a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 9 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 60% off

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*Boats

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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

Collected right here at Camp! Pure maple syrup for your flap jacks and farm f...Read more

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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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Experience

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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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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**Raspberry Picking**

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

Farm Fresh butt nuggets straight from the chicken Organic. Cage free *Depend...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
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Off-roading (OHV)
Snow sports
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

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

Forest
Lake

Places to see near Camp Escape

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Hipcamper Gregory
Gregory T.
recommends this listing.
June 25th, 2022

Excellent site, very private

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Hipcamper Gregory
Gregory T.
recommends this listing.
June 20th, 2022

Location, location, location! We had a lake to ourselves with four well-maintained boats of different types. Big trees, lots of shade with a little sun poking through (but we got plenty of sun out on the lake). Comfy, soft earth due to the many layers of pine needles and stuff. Good flat space for parking. Visited in June, would recommend it.

Our host Tara was very respectful of our privacy, but she gave us some goodies when we showed up and helped us find what we were looking for in town. She maintained the facilities well (fire pit was cleaned out, hand sanitizer was full, poop-hole some distance away was emptied, etc).

If you care about cell phone reception: most of the time we were able to get one or two bars, even with the reportedly worse-in-this area AT&T.

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Hipcamper Gregory
Gregory T.
recommends this listing.
June 20th, 2022

Great setup- very private, peaceful- just what we were looking for-all we heard during 3 nights there were birds (and of course distant gun shots-). Would definitely go back; Merrill appeared to be a peaceful, friendly town nearby.

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Hipcamper Rob

Quiet beautiful and peaceful

Rob B.
recommends this listing.
June 13th, 2022

Camp Escape was amazing, exactly as advertised. We spent an amazing three nights there enjoying the quiet and beautiful scenery. Tara is a fabulous host very responsive and gave us our space to enjoy their land. I would come back again and again. Thank you Tara!

Hipcamper Monika

Love love love

Monika B.
recommends this listing.
June 12th, 2022

Couldn’t ask for a better camping area! We camped for a few days with our 1 year old and 2 dogs and it was perfect!! Right on the water, right mix of sun and shade! Tara is an excellent host! We got engaged on the dock this trip ♥️ Definitely going back!

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Hipcamper Matthew
Matthew T.
recommends this listing.
May 30th, 2022

Unique place. Great owners.

Hipcamper Kendra
Kendra R.
recommends this listing.
May 22nd, 2022

Amazing spot second time here and we love it! Definitely will be back!

Hipcamper David

Wonderful family experience

David L.
recommends this listing.
September 27th, 2021

This was our 2nd visit to The Lakefront this summer! We have 3 young children and we all loved it. We spent a lot of time swimming and kayaking on our own private lake. We also appreciated Tara's attentiveness to any questions that we had.

Hipcamper May

Beautiful, spacious, and private!

May C.
recommends this listing.
September 12th, 2021

We had a blast and will certainly come back! We have a 4WD, which is a must. When you enter The Lakefront, you can park anyway you wish and you can set up camp in many different areas as the site is quite large. It is like visiting a friend's property. This is a beautiful, spacious, and private campsite.

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Awards

Best of 2022 Wisconsin
Finalist
Property
Camp Escape
State
Wisconsin
Country
United States
$125/night
1 Site