Camping in Wisconsin Dells is a popular tradition. The natural beauty of the area, an abundance of campsites, and family-friendly attractions make it an ideal activity here. You may be familiar with the traditional summer camping trip, but have you considered camping in Wisconsin Dells in the fall?
We recently came across this story about the popularity of fall camping in Wisconsin, and we have to agree with WTMJ in Milwaukee! There are some serious benefits to sleeping under the stars in the fall, including cooler temps that make curling up in a big sleeping bag feel pretty great, a drop in the sticky humidity, fewer bugs to ward off, smaller crowds that translate into more availability and lower rates at area campgrounds, and of course the natural beauty of autumn.
Camping is just different in the Dells, because in addition to all of the great amenities and activities at the campgrounds, you also have all the attractions and excitement of “The Waterpark Capital of the World!®” right outside of your tent or cabin. Many attractions operate into the fall or year round, so you can experience indoor waterparks, roller coasters, ziplines, mini golf, scenic river tours, animal attractions… You get the picture! With the indoor water and indoor theme park activities, you could say our fun is weather-proof.
As far as the natural beauty, the Wisconsin River is flanked by towering cliffs, with on-river campgrounds offering rentals of kayaks, stand up paddleboards and pontoons. The area also offers a trio of state parks that cover off on hiking, canoe/kayaking and fishing: Devil’s Lake State Park, Mirror Lake State Park and Rocky Arbor State Park. You can catch some great fall colors at each of these locations.
At last count there were 3,200 campsites in Wisconsin Dells covering every style and configuration imaginable, including rustic river tent sites, RV and trailer sites, camp cabins, seasonal park models, even yurts and treehouses. For the full list of camping options, click here.