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7 RV Parks near Marathon, Wisconsin
We did however find 7 campgrounds within 25 miles of Marathon. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Marathon in the left hand column.
Sep 2018 - $23.00
Camped Labor Day weekend without a reservation. Plenty of open sites. Called twice and staff was helpful in providing availability and then verbal directions into the park. We have a 35' 5th Wheel and easily backed into space 6, a mostly level site. 30 amp electric at site. Water spigot for refilling our tank located nearby, with dump station available in the park. Clean, quiet campground, with secluded feeling in the forest. Enjoyed the close proximity of bicycle trails along the river. All shopping is close by. - JamulGMA
Aug 2018 - $23.00
Very nice "urban" campground. Our site backed up to the park's public areas. Site was shaded, grass and plenty of space. The bathrooms had keypads and required a code to enter. Our site was electric, filled our water tank as we entered the park. We enjoyed our stay here while we explored the area. - AlreadyGone
Jun 2017 - $20.00
Good experience. The. Ampground is convenient to shopping and restaurants. The sites are mostly shaded. Many but not all sites are big rig friendly. The dump station is a bit dofficult to access given metal posts and trees; made it with our 40' mh but not sure about anything bigger. The water supply is on the same lane as the dump station, near the end of that lane. The bathroom codes are currently 415 for men and 514 for women. Good reception for broadcast tv and for Verizon cell service. We found it to be very quiet over our 4 day stay. Sites were available at all times including the weekend. Staffing is basically non-existent; Wausau police do patrol the park. - Pktva
Jul 2016 - $15.00
Nice park, lots of trees. Not big rig friendly. Narrow Roads, low hanging limbs, trees close to roads, tight turns. I have a 38' fifth wheel and according to the website information it seems big rig friendly. I even called the office to make sure but the woman on the phone looked online and told me what I already knew. She apparently had never been out to the park. I found out it was not big rig friendly. Sites are big enough IF you can get in them. I would not return. To bad, it's a nice park on a nice lake at a good price. They have a 2 night minimum stay. Would have rated it higher if it were big rig accessible. Make sure to take on water at the "A frame", it's at the dump station a few miles before the campground. No spigots in the campground so you have to go all the way back to the dump station. - Coley
May 2019 - $50.00
Here for 2 nites on our way North. Located on Lake Du Bay (central Wisconsin on Wisconsin River), with 200 sites and 78 boat slips on the lake. Open year round. Our site (P/T) was F/H, some gravel and dirt, and heavy shade if the trees had leafed out. Was able to level, but some sites might be hard to level. There are MANY seasonal units thru-out campground. Most units are empty at this time of year (some slightly (?) run down). Overall, park looks unkempt. O/A Digital TV was very good with 12 clear channels. Very few sites good for satellite dishes, as many trees and pines. There is free Wi-Fi, but not given code when checked in. Plenty of standard and non-standard rules. (Children must be at camp-site by 10:30) Our site was $50/nite. Did get a Good Sam discount, but thought the cost was excessive for an empty campground. There are charges for everything. (50 AMP - $2, Pet -$2, early/late arrivals $2/hour, boat fee $7, but slip is additional $25. During the summer season, this could be a destination camp for regional campers, who would make use the lake/river. We would not return if not for our route back to Long Island. - Long Island Mac
Aug 2018 - $46.00
Old park that needs a lot of attention. Sites are small, tight and not level. Roads and sites are mostly dirt - dusty when dry and muddy when wet. Our site had the sewer drainage going up hill. Mostly full time residents. Not worth the cost. - 69 scotty
Jun 2018 - $41.00
Reservations were confirmed that our 30' travel trailer would fit no problem. Had to shuffle with two other campers to accommodate us. Absolutely no help from staff as they watched us try to move into sites. Then was told you are parked wrong after we set up. Has a boat landing but no trailer parking, boat can only tie up for 15 min. Or purchase $20 daily slip. No overflow parking for guests. You are required to purchase a site for parking your cars. Staff watches you very close and lets you know about every picky thing. The lady at the store/owner is extremely rude and obnoxious. They will not listen to you on complaints...Only that's how it is. Website is very deceiving. Should have listened to reviews online but love the area. Never to return, social media is your friend. - maddydog
Jul 2016 - $44.00
This is a beautiful State Park. The $44 fee included out-of-state visitor fee of $11. This is really camping with heavy woods and campfires. We had 30 electric only for this price. Should have stayed longer. - W Davidson
Jun 2016 - $28.00
We were concerned about being able to fit and called the night before and were told that 42' RV's (we're 38') have been here, so we were ok. When we arrived the ranger was concerned that our rv wouldn't fit, so now we were concerned again. Ended up, we had no problem getting into our spot, and there were several spots we would have been comfortable in. The road to the campground was tighter than the campground road, so no need to worry once you arrive at the campground.
The sites are hard packed dirt, with lots of space between them and lots of trees overhead, no satellite reception here. Our site was pretty muddy (not the kind you get stuck in, just the kind you track around), since they there had been a lot of rain recently and the mosquitos were pretty bad because of the moisture. Our site was relatively level, but many others weren't.
The park itself is quite nice with lots of hiking trails and the lake for swimming and fishing. We enjoyed exploring the park, but were limited in what we wanted to do because of rain and bugs. Still, it's a nice park and campground and I would return, if in the area. - Uno Mas
Jul 2014 - $24.00
The park is about 10 miles off of Hwy 51. You will go through Merrill and watch your speed (mostly 25mph). Definitely a speed-trap town. The park has a very large station for registration/check-in. Staff was friendly. Roads are very narrow with a lot of low hanging limbs. I would not attempt with a large motorhome. The main road in is very narrow with large trees on both sides. Not a good place for two large rigs to meet. Campground sites are dirt/sand with a picnic table and a fire ring. They are somewhat level. Will have difficulty backing large rigs into some sites. Again, watch for low hanging limbs. Electric at site. Water stations scattered around campground. Dump station on the way out. Bathroom/showers are nasty. Showers are very grubby and not sanitary. Looks like they have not been cleaned all summer. There are two showers in men’s side for the entire campground. ATT phone reception is spotty. Verizon is better. Satellite signal practically impossible due to heavy forest cover. Campground is very busy throughout the summer. Almost everyone is local folks and they love to burn wood. Expect LOTS of smoke day and night. The State of Wisconsin requires all vehicles entering state parks to purchase a park pass. For non-residents, it is $10 per day or $35 annually. This fee is NOT included in your camping fee. I will not stay here again. - Alaska Jim
Aug 2008 - $16.00
This is an unusually messy park. We had to search to find someone to check us in. We finally found someone in the attached bar. This is a very dirty park. It is like a bad State park gone really bad. We will never stay here again. - Shadoe
Jul 2007 - $27.00
This place has all the amenities, but is in a generally run down condition. Roadways were poorly maintained with many bumps and potholes. It was a weekend and vehicles were everywhere, making it difficult to traverse to/from our site. Rest rooms and laundry facilities were dirty and in poor shape. Hookups were not well marked and disorganized and we found that we were overlapping other peoples' cables and hoses to get to one that was accessible. We never did find a sewer hookup. We had problems with consistent power output. - Sunny5
Oct 2015 - $39.00
Wow $39 bucks for electric and water was hard for me to believe.
They don't even have a sewer hook up, cable or WiFi. It has easy access to I-39 and also that is all you can hear here.But I need a place to sleep over for one night and this area north is void of good RV parks.
The lady working in the store is very nice park seems well keep. The back part a long Wisconsin River is for people staying here full time if your passing thru you get to look a I-39. It is on the Wisconsin River. Has lots of stuff you can rent daily.
Read all the rules.
If we was passing this way again and needed a place to stop for a night it easy to get here. Just don't pay attention to your GPS after getting off interstate. - JustDon
Oct 2014 - $27.00
We got the winter rate for our stay. There are a lot of "permanent" campers/residents in the park. One small permanent camper was being relocated to the spot right next to us that is a long pull through spot! Since there is no sewer hook-ups at the sites, the permanent residents have tanks under their campers for sewage collection. This wasn't especially appealing! Overall the campground was good, a nice restaurant within walking distance too so we didn't have to disconnect. We would stay again but request a site down from the permanent camper! - Foxes
Aug 2014 - $37.00
Overall, good campground. The spots that were open were in open field with little to no shade. Water pressure was good, power consistent. Easy in out with pull thru sites. Don't expect to get a riverside site. Filled with seasonal campers. Lots for kids to do with peddle bikes and carts, jump pillow and swim pool. Bath house was clean but a little worn with paint peeling off. Didn't use the shower. Staff was friendly but not real knowledgable. No sewer hookups but they will send a honey Wagon by for $6 to pump you out. Their is a bar and grill on the north end of the campground but we did not stop at but we heard the food was good. A little road noise from the nearby freeway, and the campground is a bit of a challenge to get to via frontage roads. - JaycoJoanRick
Jul 2017 - $15.00
Beautiful park, lots of trees, quiet, well maintained. One drawback was water spigots were only on certain sites and we did not have enough hose to reach the one next to us. Check out which one that has the water on site first. We played pickleball there. - we're rollin
Oct 2016 - $18.00
First, the good: For $18 we got a large site with full hookup. This park offers a very good value. Now the bad: Bathrooms and showers were very smelly, filled with mosquitos and other insects. My husband said there was a decaying frog body in the urinal. In addition, there are several factories to the west of the park that are noisy all night.
If a person needed to go to Marshfield for medical needs, this would be a handy place to stay. - Organic1
Sep 2016 - $15.00
This park is truly a hidden secret. LG sites, most have electric and water. Some have sewer, if not 2.00 for dump station. Very clean and well maintained. - Msneuby