Purplehaze Acres is a 60-acre organic rustic farm in Rubicon, WI and resides at the beginning of the approx. 650-mile Niagara Escarpment--known locally as "The Ledge". We are in close proximity to the natural treasures of the the Ice Age Trail for hiking, Pike Lake for swimming, Wild Goose Trail for biking, the great Horicon Marsh, & Lake Sinnissipi/Rock River for canoeing
Purplehaze Acres is a 60-acre organic rustic farm in Rubicon, WI and resides at the beginning of the approx. 650-mile Niagara Escarpment--known locally as "The Ledge". We are in close proximity to the natural treasures of the the Ice Age Trail for hiking, Pike Lake for swimming, Wild Goose Trail for biking, the great Horicon Marsh, & Lake Sinnissipi/Rock River for canoeing/kayaking/fishing/boating*. Also a little drive away is the world-renowned Holy Hill Shrine. Nearby Hustisford ("Husti") offers unique shopping experiences, such as the Mercantile. Need a few organic groceries? Make sure to visit Back To The Best Organic grocer only 3 miles away and featuring food raised on local organic farms including Purplehaze Acres.
Each very private tent site has a different flavor: Fallen Tower (Site 1) is just beyond the debunked wind tower nestled among towering pines with views of stunning sunsets and wildlife. Casey's Camp (Site 2) is in the wooded hills. You get the full dappled wonder of woodland flora--blossoms of trillium, astor, jack-in-the-pulpit and bellwort, depending on the time of year. Requires a hike (with a cart) up the hill; and Twisted Elm (Site 3) sits up on a hill in the woods with glimpses of the field below--private & peaceful; Firefly Camp (Site 4) promises a twinkling show of lightening bugs, wildlife & sunsets. This is the furthest from the main house & smallest camp-- very intimate; Darby's Camp (Site 5) is tucked away in a sun-stippled forest niche. Requires a hike (with a cart) up the hill; Solitude (Site 6) is situated on the most easterly edge of property past access to all other sites. If it's solitude you seek, this is the spot. Requires a hike (with a cart) up the hill. Bullfrog Camp (Site 7) This partially shaded camp, close to parking, will welcome you with the sounds of summer as frogs chirp from the pond that this site overlooks.
Over all the farm there are vistas from sunrise to sunset, wildflowers & berries, trails in the woods, a 900' grass runway for aviators and just a lot of plain old peace! ☮
*Despite the Hipcamp site stating we are near Harrington Beach and Kohler-Andrae, we are actually 58 miles (over an hr) away. There are many attractions much closer.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 2
- Accepts bookings: 6 months out
- Response time: Within an hour
- Response rate: 95%
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Wild Goose Trail for biking from Hwy 60 all the way to Fond du Lac. https://www.traillink.com/trail-maps/wild-goose-state-trail/
You can get your angling on at nearby Lake Sinnissipp, Rock River, Neosho Pond, or Pike Lake.
The Ice Age Trail has many trailheads nearby. https://iceagetrail.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=5ff8f517b1e34...Read more
Sprawling Lake Sinnissippi is a short distance away where you can paddle to your heart's content and view the amazing wildlife ...Read more
Nearby Pike Lake has windsurfing areas.
X-country on property or downhill at nearby Little Switzerland or Sunburst
Nearby Pike Lake has a sand swim beach.
There are always critters showing themselves at the farm from deer to sandhill cranes, to owls with their massive wingspans.
Natural features you'll find at Purplehaze Acres in Wisconsin.
The vibe at Purplehaze Acres
Places to see near Purplehaze Acres
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
Another great hipcamp trip
Purplehaze Acres was amazing!!
For those looking for the clarification I was hoping for when flipping through the reviews/review photos:
Camp #1 : Fallen Tower Camp
Camp #2 : Casey's Camp
Camp #3 : Twisted Elm
Camp #4 : Firefly Camp
For drivability to camp:
Camp#1: drive up and park at
Camp#2: with a little bravery, AWD (in a narrowish vehicle), and dry conditions can be driven to
Camp#3: can be driven very close to
Camp#4:can be driven to
Camp#1: private but off the path your neighbors will be using so some VERY light "traffic" possible
Camp#2: the most private, atop the hill
Camp#3: mostly private unless camp #2/#4 have campers then they will pass you to get to their site but not close when you're at camp
Ranked smallest to largest:
4, 3, 1, 2
Linda and Darryl are absolutely amazing. He came and checked on us our first morning since he was out on our arrival the night before. Then later Linda strolled in with 9 farm fresh eggs and told us to help ourselves to raspberries that were growing along the path beside the field. Also, if you want to do some swimming we went over to Pike Lake, there's a dog friendly beach there and plenty of hiking with a great watch tower view.
Great location less than 2hrs from the northern Chicago suburbs. Quiet, private, and Darryl the host, was very welcoming. We had actually booked another campground but due to weather, we headed north to avoid the weather. Darryl responded quickly and we were able to book Purplehaze less than 24hrs before we arrived.
There are 2 campgrounds to choose from but due to the wet conditions we stayed at the 1st spot (fallen tower) closer to the road. The scenery was beautiful and heavily wooded. Campground had a wonderful fire pit made of stones and a fire grate for cooking. There were also large stumps to use for seating and a picnic table. A newly built privy was clean and well stocked with toilet paper and essentials. Plenty of room and flat ground to setup a tent or tarp. Overall we couldn't have asked for more on such short notice. Next time we plan to stay at the second campsite which is further into the woods atop a steep hill. Overall an awesome experience for our first Hipcamp stay.
We stayed at site 2. It was beautiful and private! Despite a really rainy night, we had a wonderful stay. I would highly recommend to anyone who values the beauty of nature without the busy-ness of a lot of state parks. The hosts were incredibly welcoming!
Highly recommend. We had a great stay at Purplehaze Acres! Our host, Darryl, greeted us when we arrived. He was very welcoming and eager to share his beautiful property. We stayed at site 2 (Casey’s Camp), a secluded campsite nicely situated in the woods on top of a hill. Plenty of dry firewood was provided. The site contained a picnic table, a fire pit with a cooking grate, and tree stumps for sitting around the fire. The outhouse was clean and convenient. Would definitely love to go back!
Darryl was a wonderful host! He supplied us with a ton of firewood and was very knowledgeable about the surrounding areas best for kayaking and hiking! Our campsite was very quite and cozy! Would highly recommend!
Stayed at Casey’s camp up on the hill. You will need to hike your gear in to the site so pack light or bring a wagon. It is very private and peaceful and has everything you need - fire pit, cooking grate and picnic table. You’ll need to park by the privy, which is closer to the house and Fallen Tower camp. There are some trails through the woods once up top. The weeds were a bit high and I think there was some stinging nettle so wear pants and boots if you explore past the main path to the site. The hosts were great!