12 Best Rustic Campsites in Northwest Wisconsin

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August is primetime for camping in Northwest Wisconsin! Enjoy the beautiful views that nature has to offer while camping out under the stars.

We’ve put together a list of the top 12 Rustic Campsites in Northwest Wisconsin for you to visit.

Schomberg Park

Iron County Schomberg Park in Northern Iron County is surrounded by woods along Layman’s Creek.  The area has walking trails, direct access to snowmobile/ ATV/ UTV trails and fire rings for those campfires to sit around and enjoy the northern lights. Reservation information is available at ironcountyforest.org. Learn More

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Burnett County There is a BRAND NEW rustic campsite located in the Timberland Hills area that is definitely worth checking out! Call the County Forestry Department for more information. Learn More

Apostle Islands Area Campground

Bayfield County Tent to largest motor homes, 20-30-50 amp service available. Full hook up with nice level sites. Showers and flush toilets, well-kept, clean, safe, family campground. Friendly hosts! Camp store and gift shop, 2 camp cabins, rental camper, moped rentals. Come and explore the Islands!  Adventure awaits..!   Learn More

Chippewa Flowage

Sawyer County Rustic camping on the islands of the Chippewa Flowage, is located in central Sawyer County, 15 miles east of Hayward.  The “big chip” is Wisconsin’s largest wilderness lake with 140 islands on over 17,000 acres of water.  All campsites are accessible by water only.  Available on a first-come, first served basis.  Each public site is marked with a sign, has a fire ring, picnic table and open-air box latrine. Learn More

East River Run

Rusk County East River Run provides a quiet, scenic place to getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life. You can bring your RV, camping trailer, tent, or even rent one of the cabins they have to offer. Spend your time relaxing in the wooded campsites, or head to the river to go tubing, swimming, or fishing. Ice and fire wood are at your fingertips. Surrounded by lakes, rivers, bar and grills, and ATV trails, there will never be a dull moment when staying here. Learn More

Wildwood Haven Resort & Campground

Ashland County Perfect getaway for families sightseers and outdoor enthusiasts! Located on pristine Long Lake and only eight miles from Copper Falls. Modern housekeeping cabins feature full kitchens, satellite TV and screen porches. Open year-round. RV, tent camping and seasonal sites available. Pontoon, kayak, canoe, paddle boat, row boat and motor rentals available. Boat launch, several docks, swimming area, shower house, playground, WIFI access, ATV and snowmobile trails from your front door. Fabulous fishing! Learn More

Morris-Erickson Campground

Chippewa County Long Lake provides crystal clear water — perfect for many water activities. Enjoy a swim at our newly remodeled beach area or practice your scuba diving skills with visibility that is good up to a depth of 27 feet! Morris-Erickson park is located adjacent to Highway 40, about nine miles northeast of New Auburn, WI. The shelter at Morris-Erickson is a rustic log building with a maximum capacity of 50 people. It will provide electricity and lighting. Learn More

Birchwood Canoe Routes & Sawmill Campground

Washburn County A mini-boundary waters experience in Northwest Wisconsin? That’s right! Check out the Birchwood Canoe Routes and Sawmill Campground located in a primitive area of Washburn County, deep in the county forest land where you can explore several glacial lakes. It’s the perfect way to truly get away and explore Wisconsin’s beauty. Learn More

Brule River State Forest Campgrounds

Douglas County With fishing, hunting, hiking, canoeing and kayaking all within minutes from your campsite, the Brule River State Forest is the perfect spot to disconnect from the hustle and bustle. Learn More

Veterans Memorial Park

Barron County 160 acres on Prairie Lake. Prairie Lake is part of a chain of five lakes (3,764 acres) all inter-connected. Location: 1 1/2 miles south of Cameron on County “SS”, then east on 13-12 1/2 Ave. Facilities: Coin operated showers, pit toilets, boat landing, playground, dumping station, fish cleaning house, picnic shelter, hiking trails. Learn More

Big Falls County Park & Campground

Price County This scenic river-edge park is located in the southwest corner of Price County along the South Fork of the Jump River. Flanked by tall white and red pine, the Jump River cascades around huge granite rocks and provides viewers with a “wild river” environment. The campground can accommodate tents, trailers and RVs. Learn More

Apple River Park & Campground

Polk County Rustic camping available with pit toilets and a park shelter with picnic tables. Camp sites are available on a first come-first serve basis. Fee for camping is $15 per night paid at the self-pay station. Campground is open the Friday before Memorial Day to October 1st. Located 10 minutes from Amery on Mains Crossing Ave off WI-46. A lower level section of the park includes a parking area and picnic area next to the river. Scenic spot for swimming and fishing. Learn More apostle islands camping
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