Hipcamp host Chris G.,
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Escape the city without leaving Milwaukee!  Pitch your tent and relax by the fire.  Don't worry about wood because we sell our thick-cut bundles on site for $8.  Only a minute walk to the bathroom.  This site is mostly secluded as there is thick woods between it and other campsites.  Walk the property's beautiful trails straight back and enter an endless prairie field.

Campsite area
Tent site
1 site
Up to 14 guests per site
Short walk
2WD Accessible
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Chris a message!
  • Check in: After 8AM
  • Check out: Before 7PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

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Hipcamper Katherine
Katherine K.
recommends this listing.
June 13th, 2022

This site is special and unusual in that it is inside the city of Milwaukee on private land. We had electricity and a wonderful place to pitch our tent. We were able to drive and park our car next to our tent. They brought out a table for us to use which was nice of them.

Hipcamper Scott

Camping on the outskirts of city li

Scott E.
recommends this listing.
March 22nd, 2022

I've been out to Chris's land at least half a dozen times. I love the forested area there. Chris, as always was extremely accommodating. I had everything that I needed. I love being there in all of the seasons. I plan on going back again soon. There is room for everyone. You do hear some city sounds. There's an airport nearby. So you do hear small planes flying overhead sometimes. And you hear trains going by. And yet you feel you're still secluded within the woods. I have often seen wild turkeys, and deer. Pretty sure I heard a bobcat during my winter camping there. But as always, I feel safe.

The entrance to a haven away from home.Purple SitePurple SitePurple Site
Hipcamper Scott

7° outside, feels like negative two

Scott E.
recommends this listing.
January 18th, 2022

I have been out by Chris, I don't know, at least half a dozen times. Starting to feel like it's my home away from home. I keep having to introduce myself to the dogs, who greet me with wagging tails. Chris and Michaela were very accommodating. I will definitely go and rent the same space again. It's winter. It was cold. And Michaela checked on me. Which I appreciated. Even though the cold was a challenge, Chris's land is beautiful, and I always enjoy the relative silence and escape from City Life.

My home for the Martin Luther King Day winter weekend.Purple SiteThe beast, which needs time to season before it can be split into firewood.The tough box, which holds the wood and the essentials for starting a fire.
Hipcamper Dan

Hipcampping milwaukee

Dan W.
recommends this listing.
December 8th, 2021

Chris was ptompt and concise with infomation needed and accomedation of my possible needs. If you are visiting Milwaukee this is a perfect spot to HipCamp.

Hipcamper Allie
Allie J.
recommends this listing.
October 16th, 2021

It was my first time using Hipcamp and I couldn’t have been more pleased! I would 10/10 recommend staying here and will be back myself in the future.

Hipcamper Bonnie

Need a break, always delivers

Bonnie D.
recommends this listing.
October 1st, 2021

Always great! Easy to get to. The trails in the back are always packed with wild birds and deer! But its close enough if you need to grab something, theres stores close by. Whole family, including the dogs, are super friendly!

Hipcamper Veronica
Veronica G.
recommends this listing.
September 19th, 2021

Had an amazing stay. The campsite was so comfortable and the host was very responsive and kind the whole time. We will definitely be back.

Hipcamper suvd

Loved our stay

Suvd E.
recommends this listing.
September 12th, 2021

our stay there was perfect. since we attended a festival nearby we got to the camp very very late but despite the late hour they were generous to come out and show us the place where we were staying and got us wood and more stuff we needed. We really appreciated it. the owner was really nice and welcoming. since they already had a tent it was a very convenient. we would definitely be back. thank you

Hipcamper Amanda

Great stay for summerfest!

Amanda F.
recommends this listing.
September 11th, 2021

Our family stayed here for the weekend for summerfest. We have never been to Milwaukee before so didn't know what to expect from a hip camp so close to the city. (22 mins to concert grounds) We we’re very pleased with the sites available and the short walk to where we could park the car. The sites were pretty spacious and wooded and although we could see other campers private enough to where noise was not an issue. The host promptly brought us on a little tour and got our firewood we ordered along with some games and darts the kids could use during our stay. The kids absolutely had a blast on the zipline and playing darts and walking the trails.


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