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Campers, Time to Explore the Best Campgrounds Near Wisconsin Dells

Campers at Bonanza Campground Resort in Wisconsin Dells.

Campgrounds Are Calling Your Name

For anyone who plans their summer-into-fall calendar around camping, have we got a list of campgrounds for you to try. It covers campgrounds near Wisconsin Dells for easy convenience, plus tips on camping right in the heart of Wisconsin Dells.

It’s really quite amazing that around and near Wisconsin Dells there are more than 3,200 campsites to try. That’s a whole lot of camping! We break it down for you based on location and favorite attractions just minutes from the various campgrounds. Better start packing the RV right now.   

Campgrounds Right in Wisconsin Dells

Yogi Bear Camp Resort in Wisconsin Dells.

If you’re wondering what is Wisconsin Dells known for, its waterparks, of course, so check out these campgrounds located mere minutes from the community’s famous water attractions, theme parks, and scenic river tours.

  • Yogi Bear Camp-Resort & Water Playground is a campground with a resort feel, making for the perfect combo for lots of campers.
  • KOA–Wisconsin Dells is a tried-and-true choice – convenient and fun for the whole family. Be sure to take in an outdoor family movie.
  • Sherwood Forest Camping & RV Park, with its nostalgic feel, is ideal for families for little ones. It’s even walkable to downtown Dells.
  • Bonanza Camping Resort is closest to Noah’s Ark Waterpark a draw for Wisconsin Dells devotees. Here you’ll choose from full hookup RV sites, electric and water sites, and even some tent sites and cabins. The heated swimming pool, playground, and mini golf beckon.
  • Mt. Olympus Camp Resort has tent sites with tents already set up for you – how cool is that. Play free at their world-famous waterpark.

Just On the Outskirts of Town

Less than 10 miles north of Wisconsin Dells you’ll find campgrounds that feel close to all the fun but still give the sense of getting away from it all.

B&H Trout Fishing in Wisconsin Dells.

At Holiday Shores Campground & Resort, it’s all about fun on the Upper Dells of the Wisconsin River, with rentals for wake surfing, water skiing lessons, guided wave runner tours, pontoon rentals, and more. Tents, pop-ups, RVs and big rigs are all welcome here. Ho-Chunk RV Resort and Campground, in Lyndon Station, also provides easy access to the Wisconsin River and nearby nature areas, with primitive tent sites to pull-thru full hook-ups available for reservation here. There’s also a heated pool, volleyball court, shuffleboard, and canoe rentals.

Also near Lyndon Station is Yukon Trails Camping & RV Resort where large pines and massive oak trees provide a rustic wooded family camping experience. Here you’ll find modern facilities mixed with a myriad of activities to keep you busy, including a new disc golf course. For an adult-only option, Edge-O-Dells Resort is a 21 & older campground that accommodates tents, pop-ups, motorhomes and RV’s. DJ pool parties and live music are a regular occurrence, and the on-site bar & restaurant serves up delicious food and drink to guests and the public all year long. 

Since you’ll be just minutes from Fawn Creek Winery, we recommend working in a stop for free wine tastings and live music. For the little ones, B&H Trout Fishing & Bait Shop is such a fun experience, with fishing equipment and bait included. Ask about having them clean the fish for you for just $5 extra. Interesting side note: This place opened in 1950 and has been family owned all those years.  

Best of Camping in Nearby Baraboo 

From city center of Wisconsin Dells to city center of Baraboo is just 13 miles straight south. In other words, campgrounds in nearby Baraboo put you in easy proximity to all the fun attractions in Wisconsin Dells just as you’re surrounded by idyllic countryside.

Red Oak Campground is a 30-acre family-owned business. The grounds here are lush with trees, plus there’s a heated pool, sand volleyball courts, playground, and picnic shelter. Secluded tent sites to sites for large RVs are indicative of the camping range here.

Dell Pines Campground is another peaceful camp setting, where time with family and friends is the biggest draw of all. A heated swimming pool, horseshoe pit, and shuffleboard make this a classic campground choice. New this year - mini golf and pickleball.

Hikers at Devil's Lake State Park.

Two state parks - Devil’s Lake and Mirror Lake – put you in touch with nature in the most amazing ways, with miles of trails for hiking and biking and opportunities for swimming and kayaking. 

Both of these options place you within minutes of internationally renowned attractions. Circus World, a state historic site, is home to the world’s largest collection of restored circus wagons, plus there are priceless exhibits featuring the costumes and posters of the traveling circus. The International Crane Foundation is another gem, the only place in the world to see all 15 species of cranes and learn about global efforts to save these birds and the ecosystems they depend on. The Mid-Continent Railway Museum, an outdoor living museum, is a must for history buffs and train fans alike, with train rides aboard restored coaches that take you through the countryside and transport you back to the Golden Age of railroading.

Camping doesn’t have to be all about roughing it. Do some wine sipping and sampling at Baraboo Bluff Winery and Balanced Rock Winery. Book a spa treatment at Spa Serenity to soothe sore muscles from setting up that tent. Visit New Life Lavender & Cherry Farm for intoxicatingly relaxing scents, skincare products, and even lavender-flavored treats.

Ho-Chunk Gaming provides all the after-sunset entertainment you could want, so give it a spin too.

Finally, there’s Fairfield Hills Golf Course & Range, a 12-hole course with 3, 9, and 12-hole options for play. Most golfers can play a round in two hours, so you’ll be back to your campsite in plenty of time to rehash those holes-in-one over a bonfire and s’mores. 

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