Hipcamp host Cynthia L.,
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Enjoy the sweeping prairie and sunset views from your camping area.  We have a fire pit at each site for bonfires and there is a picnic table for cooking. Hike right from your tent onto 80 acres of prairie, woods and valley views. Lots of wildlife and wildflowers. Kayak the nearby Chippewa River.

The campsites are located on a working homestead, complete with old farm

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Enjoy the sweeping prairie and sunset views from your camping area.  We have a fire pit at each site for bonfires and there is a picnic table for cooking. Hike right from your tent onto 80 acres of prairie, woods and valley views. Lots of wildlife and wildflowers. Kayak the nearby Chippewa River.

The campsites are located on a working homestead, complete with old farm house and gardens. Site 1, Bee Balm is relatively close to the house, shower and toilet, and Site 2, Oak Grove is farther from the house and facilities, but still only about 40 yards from facilities.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
2 sites
Up to 3 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No kitchen
No wifi
Have a question? Send Cynthia a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 12% off
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Boating

Usually you can rent kayaks and canoes in Durand, but with the pandemic, this is temporarily on hold. I have two kayaks you can...Read more

Hiking

Two fun places to hike around here are Maiden Rock Bluff State Park and in the Tiffany Wildlife Area. You can access the Maiden...Read more

Paddling

Kayak rental is available in Durand, WI to float down the Chippewa River. The Host has details on how to arrange this.

Wildlife watching

On the land you can see deer, fox, black bear, eagles, red headed woodpecker (if you are lucky :), racoon, fisher and many othe...Read more

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Natural features you'll find at Prairie View Camp in Wisconsin.

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Hipcamper Juliette

Spectacular prairie

Juliette C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 4th, 2021

Calm, quiet spot at the edge of a beautiful prairie. Cynthia was clear about the site and its expectations and yet easy going and welcoming. We hope to come back soon! Oh— best dog ever.

Hipcamper Courtney
Courtney T.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 28th, 2021

Prairie View Camp is a beautiful Wisconsin haven! We really enjoyed our stay at Cynthia’s place - it had everything we needed for car camping and Cynthia was a fun and hospitable host. I would definitely stay here again!

Prairie View camp sunset and fetch with Cynthia’s pup Embers 😍
Hipcamper jenny
Jenny C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 20th, 2021

Absolutely beautiful camp site and surrounding farm . We loved it! Millions of fireflies at night were magical. Thanks Cynthia!

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Hipcamper Christophe

Gorgeous and meaningful farmstead

Christophe W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 15th, 2021

Absolutely perfect stay on Cynthia's reconverted farm which is restoring prairie land on the high bluffs between the Mississippi and Chippewa rivers. We set our canvas tent inside a ring of young oak trees and in late evening watched the firefly show over the high grass, Yes, it all sounds idyllic because it is!! Embers the dog exercised our arm with balls and sticks to throw at her, and we especially loved the compost toilet and outdoors sink areas--simple, elegant, unapologetic. We inflated our bed and charged our phones at an outlet near the water pump, so really all amenities are covered! Turkey vultures and bald eagles skim the ridge for thermals, and the farmland (with names like Plum Creek and Bogus Lane) seems remarkably well kept, with healthy grasses and many-species trees along the dirt roads, and no signs of GMO-financed seeds...
Cynthia was a grand host and we can only sense all the stories accumulated in her trying, with many like of her neighbors, to bring a different balance between the needs of farming and better ecological equilibria. Within a few miles, there are several parks and sites that are comparable to some of the most picturesque places we've ever seen (from California to France). Maiden Rock Bluff State Park is one, but there's more amazing sites we won't even divulge... we will return not if but when. Deep gratefulness for Cynthia and Embers, and we encourage anyone serious about rebalancing farming and the environment to visit her soulful abode!

Hipcamper Cynthia
Response from Cynthia, the Host, on July 2nd, 2021

Thanks Christophe! It was great meeting you both, I hope to see you again.

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Hipcamper Haley

Great view to wake up to!

Haley H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 21st, 2020

The space and accommodations were great! Loved the view and easy access to potable water

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Hipcamper Katie
Katie L.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 20th, 2020

We loved our stay! The campsite was just what we were looking for.

Hipcamper Molly
Molly M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 6th, 2020

I went to Prairie View Camp for a restorative few days in one of my favorite regions in the state. The drive there was scenic and the directions were spot on.

Cynthia’s created a wonderful retreat to share with us. The sites are situated overlooking the restored prairie and bordering woods. The amenities are creative and considerate.

I can’t wait to go back and enjoy those sunsets over the prairie.

Hipcamper Cynthia
Response from Cynthia, the Host, on September 9th, 2020

Thanks Molly! It was a pleasure meeting you, hope to see you again!

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Hipcamper Mary

Beautiful prairie stay

Mary H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 30th, 2020

Our stay at Prairie View couldn't have been better! The location and surrounding area were gorgeous, Cynthia was a super welcoming and helpful host, Ember (the resident dog) was a blast to play with. We enjoyed spending time at the site and walking through the on-grounds trails. Within 10-15 minutes of hiking and lake Pepin. Will definitely be back and would recommend!

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Hipcamper Gretchen
Gretchen G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 28th, 2020

This is such a beautiful place in a gorgeous part of the country that I had never seen before. I was late in arriving (because there was so much to see on my drive to the campsite; I made many stops) but Cynthia was very gracious about it. The campsite is near her home, but she has created several clever and attractive ‘blinds’ that it didn’t bother me at all. The outdoor shower is terrific. She also has a composting toilet, but it is currently not in service due to covid. Cynthia clearly cares a great deal about her land and the environment; the natural prairie she is fostering is beautiful. It was a very peaceful three day stay for me in the midst of rolling hills. I also loved all of her various outbuildings and visits from her energetic dog, Embers. (Cynthia only allowed the visits when I told her I enjoyed them.)

Property
Prairie View Camp
State
Wisconsin
Country
United States
$45/night
2 Sites