Hipcamp host Don M.,
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The property is located towards the end of a Forest Service road (Meadowlark Lane) with one year-round resident at the end. There's a large turn-around for trailers and larger vehicles. Neighbors are well separated, located over the ridgeline and out of earshot. The property has a relatively wide, flat 100 foot driveway to the cabin from the road. Easy access to the cabin fr


The property is located towards the end of a Forest Service road (Meadowlark Lane) with one year-round resident at the end. There's a large turn-around for trailers and larger vehicles. Neighbors are well separated, located over the ridgeline and out of earshot. The property has a relatively wide, flat 100 foot driveway to the cabin from the road. Easy access to the cabin from the driveway. The cabin is surrounded by mature maple/birch/balsam/hemlock forest and several wetland/tamarack bogs (very diverse terrain bordering the lake). At the base of the cabin there's a small pier for direct kayak and canoe access.  Larger boats can easily dock on the lake-end of the property, a short walk from the cabin. From the natural driveway a concrete paver staircase leads up to the main campsite (see pics).  The campsite includes a 3 season 14 foot enclosed gazebo with electricity.  Essentially, the land is a 2 acre esker (kettle moraine feature) that serpentines through the woods to Reservoir "Pond" lake system. Excellent views of the lake! The Flowage has headwaters from McCauslin brook and connects 3 lakes totaling 417 acres.  Maximum depth 27 feet.  Fishing and Pontoon boat docking on shoreline. The closest boat launch is on Horn Lake which is passed on the way to the cabin and approximately a mile away as the crow flies. Plenty of areas for tenting/ wall tents, 8x12 storage shed, 2 picnic tables (one near the cabin and the other by the gazebo), and a separate outhouse with toiletries at the top of the hill. 

Attractions in the Area:  

Sleepy Hollow Minature Golf on Nicolet Rd (just East of Horn Lake) 

Sunset Resort of Townsend located on the SE end of the flowage.  Accessible by boat or short drive from camp on Burnt Dam Road.  

Hill Crest Lodge Supper Club on Nicolet Rd (you'll pass on the way in) 4 Stars.  Birch Hills Resort and Bar (over the bridge from Hill Crest) 5 Stars.  

Mike's Supermarket/ Pintsch's TrueValue (just thought I'd mention where to get provisions) (also on Nicolet Rd), Townsend

Potawatomi Casino, Carter

Old Town Hall cafe and bloody bar- Traditional American food, Townsend (Excellent Breakfast!)

Sweet Memories Candy Store, Lakewood (If you have a sweet tooth, this place is over the top Willy Wonka style, many candy filled rooms that seem to never end!)

Lakewood Ski and Sport- Outdoor Gear, Lakewood.  Talk to Dave- great guy. Ski/ SUP and Bike rentals.

Northern D'lites- Lakewood ice cream/ burgers

Lakewood Super Valu Grocery Store (has more to offer over Mike's grocery in Townsend)

*Maiden Lake Supper Club- Excellent!  Best Supper Club UpNort hands-down.  Excellent sunset views over Maiden lake from the patio bar. Go Early!

Cathedral of the Pines- Old Growth White and Red pine.  I can't believe the whole state looked like this at one point.  One tree is has enough wood to build a house!

Maiden Lake, 3rd clearest lake in WI.  Great snorkeling over the fish cribs

Boot Lake -State Campground and Beach- Best swimming beach in the area.

Jones Creek trails- year round hiking, Mt biking and Cross country skiing

McCauslin Brook Golf and Ctry Club, Lakewood

Waubee Lake Lodge- worth the drive. Huge modern wood lodge live-edge bar and 40+ foot cathedral ceilings. Great buffet. 

Woodland Trail Winery, Lakewood (winery Northern woods style with craft beer selection)

Lodging provided
1 site
Up to 7 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Don a message!
  • Check in: After 10AM
  • Check out: Before 10AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 18 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 50% off

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Propane Heater

Heats the Gazebo nicely. Easy to use. Instructions provided. For Gazebo ONL...Read more

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Wheelbarrow full of firewood provided. Once gone $5/ bundle to help deter bu...Read more

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Fishing style paddle life preserver (jacket) clip-in padded seat

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Aluminum canoe, cushions, life preservers, paddles

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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Off-roading (OHV)
Snow sports
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Natural features you'll find at Esker Ridge Studio in Wisconsin.

River, stream, or creek

Many trout streams (McCauslin brook, various headwater segments of the Oconto River.

Swimming hole

Reservoir Pond island sandbars, Explosion Lake, Horn Lake (all part of the Flowage). Also Boot Lake and Jones Springs has exce...Read more


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Hipcamper Richard

Secluded retreat on the lake

Richard G.
recommends this listing.
April 5th, 2021

Family friendly glamping cabin. Secluded locale on the water. Wonderful views from the cabin and many other places throughout the property.

The available canoe, kayak and firewood are convenient and very reasonable. Family enjoyed exploring the land, marsh and nearby "turtle bay" with numerous turtles, birds and wildlife via canoe.

Don the host, is very friendly and accommodating, we felt like honored guests our entire stay. Would highly recommend for anyone looking for a peaceful getaway or adventures on the lake.

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