camping in wisconsin

If you're looking for a place to camp, there's no better alternative than Wisconsin. In the spring through fall, you'll fine plenty of campsites located along lakes, and even the drive to your campground is gorgeous. Enjoy the fresh air and bonding with friends or family with these suggestions.

Wisconsin camping usually accompanies fishing in the state's many lakes, including Lake Michigan and Lake Superior. Swimming, paddling and boating are popular activities. Hiking is readily available, so bring your best boots. Modern amenities help ease into camping if you're not an avid outdoorsman. They also provide activities that your children will love. Several parks allow you to ride a horse. Finally, no guide to camping in Wisconsin would be complete without mentioning winter camping. No, it's not for everyone, but there's something to be said about emerging from your tent or RV into a world that's covered in a blanket of sparkling snow.

Newport State Park in Door County on Lake Michigan. Goose Island Campground also brings you to the shores of the Mississippi River, which provides a different sort of shoreline camping.

Blackhawk Memorial County Park offers hiking in addition to a variety of activities. You can even try your hand at canoeing.

Dells of the Eau Claire Park is another park where you can set up camp and enjoy hiking or dipping your toe at the beach. Years of water erosion against the rocks has left nature's art that you won't soon forget. 17 of the 28 camping sites also provide electric.

Consider Pine View Campground just outside Fort McCoy. You can rough it in the campgrounds, but there is also laser tag, disc golf and shuffle board. Because of the location, you're sure to run into some military families, too!

Plymouth Rock Camping Resort in the eastern part of Wisconsin offers family-friend activities such as Christmas in July and ice skating on shaving cream. It's a real treat if you visit while the Olympics are happening because you'll have a chance to compete for real awards.

Dugan Run Horse Trails and Campground in Spooner offers 30 miles of trails while Wildcat Mountain State Park is another option for camping and equestrian activities.

Nicolet National Forest in the northeast offers snowshoeing and cross-country skiing on many trails during the winter time. The park covers 1.5 million acres, in fact!

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore on Lake Superior is the perfect place for the winter camper who really likes to rough it. You'll have to hike/ski across two miles of frozen lake to get there!