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23 RV Parks near De Forest, Wisconsin
Oct 2018 - $45.00
We stay here every time we are in the Madison area. The rate is based on a weekly stay. Improvements are noticed every year, and this year did not disappoint. The grounds are expanded with new sites and a nice short hiking trail that our dog loves. There is some road noise from the interstate, but it is not at a bothersome level. - Scott & Nancy
Oct 2018 - $43.00
I stayed here overnight after picking up a new camper. The campgroudn is close to the freeway so good for an overnight stay. The campground sign is small so when approaching at night you need to watch carefully for it. We checked in late so we had to use the after hours check-in. The campground had identified sites by length and cost which was very helpful. We were able to secure a long pull through so we could camp without unhooking the truck. The campground staff was helpful and friendly. - Greg and Kim
Aug 2018 - $48.00
People were friendly. This was a typical KOA, very nice and well taken care of. For us, not a destination place, however we enjoyed exploring Maddison. Which is about 20 minutes away. We also went into the local small town and had frozen yogurt. Best I've ever had. We would stay here again. - Brandl
Oct 2016 - $18.00
Good county park campground with nice lots, good electric service available, nice walking trails nearby. - Camper Camper
Aug 2011 - $25.00
This park has about 40 spots with about half of them being 30 amp electric. There is a water fill and a dump station. This is "campground" so some of the sites are only appropriate for tent trailers and smaller trailers and motorhomes. There were about a dozen large motorhomes and 5th wheels here while we were here. This park is located adjacent to I-39/90/94 at the junction with US 51. This campground is at the far end of the park so there is no road noise. We had reservations so there was a large site that accommodated our rig nicely. Not all the sites are as level as our site, and the power post is far enough away on some sites that you will need an extension cord. - skigramp
Aug 2009 - $23.00
We gave this park a low grade because there wasn't a fresh water hook up anywhere in the park except at the dump station... and it didn't have a threaded hose bib to connect to your motor home. Half of the sites aren't level but they are spacious with lots of trees. Also the trash is very far from the sites. The bathrooms were old and not too clean. The hosts were very nice and helpful, though. Even with a low rating we would stay here again going cross country. - portecmp
May 2018 - $27.00
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. - Honeybee8888
May 2018 - $35.00
Bathrooms needed work and showers definitely needed more work. The campground is small, near a road. We were visiting friends and this park made everything convenient. We didn't spend too much time hanging around the park. - myo
Jun 2015 - $27.00
Some of the sites are right angle to the road, making it difficult to back into without traveling on the grass. Fill with water at the restrooms-shower-dump area before setting up. A small park with some children's playgrounds. - stetwood
Jul 2017 - $25.00
Loved the park and the setting. The only electric set up they have is 30 amps but for some reason, I was only getting a 15 amp reading in my coach. It did not matter much as the location was perfect. They do have a dump station and fresh water. Plenty of room to move my 38 ft rig around. - Theshore
Aug 2016 - $30.00
We stay at Babcock because it is located close to relatives. The park is small and on a busy highway but is grassy and tree covered so cool in the summer. The sites are fairly level and have a picnic table and good electricity. A dump and potable water are available. Camp hosts onsite are friendly and helpful. - mountainfan
Sep 2011 - $23.00
This small county park is actually in McFarland, not Madison, but its close enough to Madison to be a good stopover point for visiting the Madison area. The park is a simple linear park with sites on both sides of the road. All sites appeared to have electric service; ours also had a 50 amp hookup. Potable water and a dump station are located at the turnaround at the end of the short road. Traffic is heavy on the nearby road but at night things quiet down. Restaurants and gas stations are within a short walk from the park. A boat launch is accessible from the park, but with an extra fee. We stayed here two years ago while visiting relatives as well as this year, and we'd stay here again when in the area. - Jay Rutherford
Aug 2018 - $55.00
We just had the best weekend at Smokey Hollow! Our site #9 was big enough to fit two tents and was a little walk from the beach but also away from the noise. There is just SO much to do for the kids! We stayed with a bunch of friends who all had cabins in the same area so that's where we met everyday for lunch and dinner. We walked over to the pond area. The parents were able to relax while letting the kids run around and explore on their own. The port o johns were always super clean. Breakfast, Bloody Mary's and the lemonades were delicious. The glow parade at night with all the golf carts was super fun but the tractor ride was my favorite! I can't believe how big this park is! We can't wait to go back next year! - jaimeek79
Apr 2018 - $25.00
In the interest of fair disclosure I should mention that we used the park a week before it officially opened. We only used electric as the water was still turned off. The park is actually very large and winds around quite a bit. Appears to have a number of long ten residents (as evident by wooden decks adjoining some units); however there are plenty of spaces available. There are a number of activity areas that appear to be designed for kids and youth but none were open (it was dreary weather our visit and like we said their season hadn't started). Our Wi-Fi signal was terrible (maybe not all antennas turned on?). Overall it probably is a good destination park in the summer - we just weren't able to enjoy much due to many things not being open and the weather situation. - Mountain RV User
Oct 2017 - $25.00
Kind of pricey at regular rate for an overnight considering they have no sewer hookups. We were there on a late season weeknight so very quiet. Person checking us in had no personality. Looks like mostly seasonal campers here. Lots of cigarette butts on the ground and trash in our fire pit. Paved interior roads but narrow with low hanging branches. - jprisbe
Jun 2018 - $55.00
This CG is geared for kids...not adults. Our grands had a blast! We did too just by watching them. There is a train that takes you to Little Amerricka Amusement park. CG has a huge pond that is 12 feet deep in the middle. Lots of giant water floats for the kids to play on. A huge shopping cart comes thru and takes kids for a ride! Sites are large and level. We went with daughter and had our doors facing each other and there was plenty of room. Hope to go back next year. This is a brand new CG just opened in May 2018. - PMS123
Jul 2018 - $25.00
Very pretty government-run park. The camp hosts were very helpful. WiFi is fair, 4.02 Mbps up and 0.49 up. There is a $2.00 discount for old people. The bicycle/hiking path through the park and onto parts unknown is awesome. - The Penguin
Oct 2017 - $27.00
Beautiful park, great location. AMAZING dog park nearby. On our way south for the winter, we wanted to stop in Madison. The 4 county parks are the cheapest and closest campgrounds to downtown, so after researching all 4, we chose Lake Farm because it had the best reviews and best location. We got the last available spot, so make sure you call ahead (there is a rez fee). It is a public park next to a well-used bike trail, so there will be passers-by, and they are welcomed to use the facilities, but they were no bother. And, as other reviews have stated, we did see a couple of homeless people hanging out by the restrooms, but at no time did I feel uneasy about them. I noticed one Rv'er even stopped by to give them some leftovers. There is an incredible dog park nearby with a very large open area, as well as an even larger 'back area' of fenced-in hiking trails. It is easily the coolest public dog park we have been to so far. There is a $5 registration fee to help upkeep the park (annual passes available too). The park only provides electric, but has a dump and fill station on-site. We did not use the facilities. - Unknown_Normal
Jun 2017 - $27.00
The park is very close to Madison and is a county park. It connects with bike and walking trails and is very quiet. - mountainfan
Sites: 230 | Recent Rate: $$$$ | 15 Reviews
Jul 2016 - $63.00
Not sure I could ever recommend this place. I called for a space as we were traveling through and specifically asked for a pull-through full hookup as I was towing and did not want to disconnect. I wanted to pull out early the next morning. I was told by the person answering the phone that that yes we have a site in our hanger section. I happened to be on their website so I looked a the map and said, wow, those are long pull-through sites and she said yes they were. So it was clear that I was expecting a pull through site.
Imagine my surprise when we arrive and I have a back in. I was not happy and had a conversation with a nice person who brought the papers to my site. Her and the person I had spoken to previously had a conversation over the radio and I was basically called a liar.
We ended up staying but here is the deal. The hanger section is the furthest away from the "facilities" as it could possibly be. They have 1 or 2 porta potties, yes, porta potties that are close.
We drove over to the "beach" and pool. You meander through so many "permanent" trailers stacked on top of each other. I am unsure I could have driven my 38' motorhome through all the cars, campers, golf carts, tents. We didn't even get out of the car when we got to the beach as their was no where to park.
This place is a fire bomb waiting to happen. Once camper/trailer or campfire problem and it will be a nightmare. How they can stuff that many in one area with one road in or out and no way to move between is beyond me. Any fire marshal would shut them down. - WYDan
Jul 2016 - $63.00
90 to 95 percent were seasonal permanent sites. Staff was friendly but everyone else was drunk. We had a 3 day min.stay but left after the 2nd night of listening to noisy golf carts and cussing drunks till 3 or 4 in the morning.The pool was nice but at 9 in the morning you go there and every lounge chair (about 40 or so) had beach towels on them even though there were only 2 people in the pool so you have to sit on the concrete. The lake looked nice but smelled awful due to all the algae and I mean a lot of it washing up on shore. My daughter came back to the camper with her suit all green.We were told that the owner was across the road from us so we know they heard all the noise at night but did nothing because the drunken rednecks were regulars and that's fine there are plenty of other campgrounds to go to. Very few rental sites tightly squeezed in near the back of the pool and noisy bar so kids won't get much sleep. If you just want to hang out and get drunk this is the place!! - Roy Abramat
Aug 2015 - $45.00
Park had lots of places for children to play, in and out of the water, but for 'retired' adults traveling through, I would not recommend it. Long pull through sites were not very level gravel. Office was located almost a mile from the entrance, on winding roads through lots of permanent campers, which was what the camp consisted of mostly. Only two showers, located 1/2 mile walk from our camp site; Outside porta pots were our closest provided toilets. - wheelen jv
Aug 2010 - $38.00
Nice grounds and a lot to do for the kids between the heated pool and lake with inflatable toys. I would not suggest staying up on the seasonal area if you have a bigger unit. We could not unhook or use the sewer hook-ups in this section in our original site. The office was very helpful in moving us to a open seasonal site, but it was still small as we couldn't get the 5er in there all the way. What would have worked would be a tractor, but not with my truck. The seasonal area was very quiet, and folks in this area very friendly. The buildings were clean and well maintained. Park was nice for the kids. Golf carts need to be parked by 9 PM. We'll go back, but request to be in the more the overnight area down by the lake / pool. - Trevor01
Sep 2007 - $38.00
Very friendly staff. Seasonal campers also very friendly. Very fun activities for children. Also had very nice equipment to play on it the lake. Well kept park! I would return. - audie
May 2017 - $1.00
We stayed free on Armed Forces Weekend. Very nice CG with a nice pod for fishing and swimming. Much of the park is seasonal, but they have several nightly spots as well. The park is not flat but most spots are graded well. Our site had a sewer recepticle that was up slope and barely lower than our drain outlets making it close to not functioning. But we have a smaller/lower riding trailer. We really enjoyed the stay and the Military and Police/Fire ceremony on the last day. The only real down side was some of the other guests. One couple across from us argued all night long, played loud music all day/evening and for some reason, had bright lights lit up on their trailer 24/7. There were a couple other large groups that were loud all evening long but everyone toned it down when quiet hours hit. I just prefer a more peaceful experience. Oh, and I consider the park layout to be what I call "parking lot style" with spots side by side with little room and no privacy between them. For some this is fine, but I prefer a little less noise and nose. Overall, I give it an 8/10. If I take into account that it was free, it would be 9.5/10. - esox07
May 2017 - $47.00
Noisy. Expensive. Limited amenities. No discounts (early season, Good Sam or any other) We camped early season and expected a quiet weekend experience. What we got was a campground full of partiers, loud music, shouting, arguing....obviously plenty of alcohol flowing. The management said they couldn't do anything till 11 pm quiet time, but even then the roar just went down a notch. Management was pleasant but unhelpful. Kids next to us had fun catching some fish in the catch/release pond but the path to the creek was under water so I could not try fishing there. Sites were ungraded gravel and not very level. Roads are gravel and fairly wide and easy to navigate. - Mudpuppy78
Sep 2016 - $47.00
This was our first time staying here and we're glad we did. It was a bit of a drive from Chicago (@ 3-3 1/2 hrs) but was fine for a long weekend (Labor Day). Check in was smooth and the staff was all quite friendly and pleasant. Shared an electric/water box with the site behind us. We both were able to back up enough to not have to use extension cords.
We took part in some of the Labor Day planned activities: volleyball tournament and DJ Dance. WHAT FUN! All of us enjoyed ourselves. My teenage boys liked the swim pond with inflatables and I was able to spend some time using the volleyball net to play badminton with one of my children. A lot of kids around and my older son was able to join a pick-up basketball game.
There aren't a lot of "transient" W/E/S sites but they are level with decent tree cover. Most of the campground is for seasonals and I have to say that I have not been to a campground with such clean and well-kept seasonal sites. Folks take pride in their spots here. We met quite a few seasonal campers and they were all very friendly. The campground is family-oriented and quiet at night. We were far enough from any city that we were able to see the Milky Way and enjoy the night sky.
There's a cute little bar/restaurant on the premises: also very clean and run by friendly cook & bar staff. We enjoyed our stay here and would recommend it for sure. - EllenT