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18 RV Parks near Athelstane, Wisconsin
Jun 2018 - $33.00
Governor Thompson State Park is the best campground we have visited so far since we began our full time RV life in February. The bathhouse was by far the best in all respects. This State Park was built in 2000; the facilities are modern and beautifully designed. The 100 sites were either entirely in the shade or partially shaded, separated by generous privacy vegetation. Only 16 had electricity, none had water/sewer. Most appeared to be level to fairly level. The campground loops are three miles past the ranger office, and the boat launch was a little farther along. Woods Lake, close to the office, was for non-motorized craft. The only negative for us was at the dump station. The non-potable water hose used to rinse the black and gray tanks had a raw end. The male hose fitting needed to attach to our trailer's tank rinse port was missing. We reported this apparent vandalism to the park manager with a photo. The manager told us the raw hose end was intentional and required by the health department. We were further informed dump stations in all Wisconsin state parks had raw hose ends to rinse tanks. At our next Wisconsin State Park campground we found the normal male hose fitting at the dump station. No raw hose end. We paid $33/night, the $8 online reservation fee, plus the required Wisconsin park pass: non-resident annual $32 or daily $9. - Diana808
Jul 2014 - $32.00
The cost per night includes the $10 SURPRISE access fee. Electric only for $22; PLUS $10/day or $35 yearly State park Access Pass. (This was a surprise that had us considering leaving and eating the 1st nights charge) Water and dump station are on site. There is a nice boat launch and lake for boating or kayaking with lots of wildlife. The main shower house was nice and pretty clean. The restrooms scattered among the loops are block out-houses. The sites are generous. Trees blocked my sat dish but some local channels were available using the antennae. We had minimal cell and data with Verizon. We hear AT&T worked better. Nice park if want seclusion; we'll look elsewhere next time and file this under "been there; done that". - Kokomo
May 2012 - $20.00
We camped here the first week this new state campground opened so keep that in mind as you read this. While this new state campground certainly has potential, it's currently unfinished. The dump station wasn't operable and you had to haul your trash out. In addition, the 3-mile road into the campground is gravel that creates an incredible amount of dust and kicks up stones onto any tow vehicle. However, I'm told that over the next year all these things will be fixed + an additional 50 campsites are being added. This state campground is located near some great fishing and boating areas and the local is beautiful. Just keep in mind that it's a diamond in the rough. - zulu
Sep 2009 - $10.00
(Do not confuse this park with the OLD VETERANS PARK up the road about 10 miles - both run by the Marinette County park system.) This is a county run campground, situated a bit away from the river, and a bit too close to Parkway Drive for our tastes. We could hear road noise through the trees, and nearby cottages. But the campground was neat and clean, outhouses, pit toilets and fire rings. NO hookups and well pump for water. 3 sites are walk-in tenting sites. We got an air card signal (AT&T) and liked the large roomy sites. Walking down some steps from the picnic playground area, there is a lovely waterfalls, with a little bridge to stand over them, and further down around the bend is a sandy swimming hole. Very rustic and quiet down by the falls. We really liked spending time here. First Come, First Served - No Reservations Firewood $3.00 Per Bundle - kareninthewoods
Aug 2019 - $40.00
We very much liked this campground. Having a 5th wheel, we’ve found that the options for being in a heavily wooded, state campground setting are far and few between. For us, this was a treat.
Our site was rather private and as you can see from the photos, there’s a retaining wall which created an additional level of privacy. The site wasn’t level, but it didn’t take that much for us to get the camper to where it needed to be. There’s water and electricity, but no sites offer full-hookup. The level of quite throughout the campground was amazing. We stayed here on a Friday to Monday and not one evening was even remotely loud.
Overall, a great campground that’s nicely maintained. It’s our understating that the owners took over approximately a year ago, and from our experience are trying to do things right. We didn’t use any of the amenities but there’s a swimming pool, a rec room and various other activities for the family. Be prepared as you won’t easily find TV reception or a good (if any) cell signal (we have Verizon and Cellcom). - CSRVLIFE
Aug 2009 - $28.00
Heaven's Up North Family Campground is a great little campground. It's been open since 1995 and it is a typical up-north Wisconsin campground. It's located around many great fishing lakes and is in the heart of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. The Wolf & Pestiago Rivers are close by which offers the opportunity for some great white water rafting and rubber inner-tube rafting. The campground itself is heavily wooded with rolling hills throughout. In my opinion big rigs, units over 32 feet long, would have trouble moving around this campground. The roads are that tight. The sites themselves are large enough for comfort and they all have fire rings and picnic tables at every site. Unfortunately the weekend we were there it rained buckets the whole time so we didn't get much opportunity to explore the campground. We did stop into the main lodge and met the campground hosts who were very friendly. Inside the lodge they have a few video type games for the kids but not much in reference to camping supplies. Their web page is unique as you can actually see the site you might want to reserve. This is a great feature in my opinion...My wife and I normally don't go back to the same campground twice because there are so many different ones to pick from but we already agreed to visit Heaven's Up North Campground again. It one of the most beautiful campground we've seen in some time. Once you get settled in and you're looking for a great place to eat jump on Hwy. 34 and head about five miles north of Lakewood to a wide spot in the road called Townsend. Upon your arrival look for a restaurant on your left called M.J. Beans Casual Dining. We went there and were blown away by the great food and service. For a casual dining place they really got their act together. I had a huge Rib Eye steak that was done to perfection. I ordered it with sauteed mushrooms and it came with a large bowl of delicious, prepared to perfection ones. The wife had a shrimp stir fry what was also done to perfection. They also offer a great salad bar and was full of very fresh greenery and homemade dishes. Anyway back to the campground. We highly recommend this campground but only if you have a unit under 32 feet or so. Happy camping. - jackmroz
Sites: 27 | Recent Rate: $$$$ | 2 Reviews
Sep 2018 - $30.00
As the previous reviewer stated this is a rustic campground with no showers and vault toilets. The sites do not have electricity. It was nice to only go a few steps away from the site and be on the shores of the lake. The swimming area was not great and even being in the water did not stop the constant attack from the horse flies. The is also another lake that is within walking distance that we went and checked out and tried to fish with no luck. We had limited luck fishing in Bear Lake. No dump station at the campground. Overall this is a decent place to go if you want some quiet without electronics. Be ready for the aggressive flies. - haplo777
Jun 2016 - $12.00
I want to be up front this is a rustic campground. It is in the national forest and the lake is within view of almost every site.
Some of what the park offers. Over half of the sites you can reserve have direct water access. Our site had about 10 steps to get to the water. At this point you can just enjoy the view or fish from the spot. The campground also has a beach area to swim in and a sandy area to play in. This is a lake and the water is a little murky. Lilly pads exist on both sides of the swimming area and we could see thousands of tadpoles along the edge of swimming area. The park does not have showers, only has vault toilets, and the water is from hand pumps. The vault toilets were decent and about as clean as a vault toilet can be. It does not have a dump station but there is a nearby campground that lets you use there dump station for $10.
The site we had, #17, was flat and had plenty of room. We had a gravel pad, a picnic table and a large fire pit.
Overall we went here from some quiet and to get away from electronics. The only thing that interrupted our quiet time was the constant attack by large horse fly's. Though you would have to expect that considering the park is located in the middle of a National Forest. In the end we got what we wanted and spent some quality time enjoying nature, fishing, and got to leave the electronics at home. - Schultefam