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Helpful Reviews: 0
Date of Stay:
May, 2018 -
We stayed here for 4 days to attend graduation at UW. It was a very convenient and pleasant location, despite rain (sometimes very heavy) almost all weekend. This became relevant by Monday--when we left. The park was being closed due to standing water and mud affecting virtually every campsite and the road through the park. However, this kind of thing is not the fault of anyone, and is just a fact of the terrain of the park if it rains a lot. Otherwise, we thought it was an excellent location while visiting Madison (we rented a car to get around town and left our motorhome parked safely at the campground). There is a lot of space between campsites, and grass everywhere, so it's very relaxing. The sites have gravel bases, not just grass, so there's a firm base under your RV, and grass if you are in a tent. It was quiet despite the nearby road. The lake is beautiful and, if you have a boat, you will enjoy it (there is a boat launch). As others have noted, the shower facilities are very basic but the hot water worked fine which is what matters to us! The bath house is not too close to the campground so it would be a short hike for tenters in the middle of the night. The dump and fresh water spigots are adjacent to the bath house (no fresh water at the sites.) There is a small playground and some boat tie-ups and a small swimming beach. The phone reception came in strongly. It took less than 15 minutes to drive to the UW campus and nearby restaurants. The ranger came through every day (there was no host during our weekend) and we felt very safe. We would not hesitate to stay here again. We camped at Lake Mendota County Park in a Motorhome.
Excellent "base camp" for visiting the Madison area.