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Camping in and around Bayfield, Wisconsin

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Memorial Park, Washburn Wisconsin

Our favorite bayfield peninsula campground is the Washburn, WI city park on the northeast edge of town - Memorial Park. Nice wooded sites, great Lake Superior views, and clean washrooms with hot showers. Washburn has a second campground at the south end of town that is better suited for RV camping versus tents. We also like the Kreher Park RV Campground in Ashland (but it is only for RVs, no tents allowed). See our table below for our campground reviews and lists of other area campgrounds.


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There's some sites at the Bayfield Municipal Campground that also have terrific lake views.


Ashland's Kreher RV Campground


Kreher Park's RV sites are quite spacious and all have lake views.

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An attractive option for tent campers is in the little town of Herbster Wisconsin on the west side of the Bayfield Peninsula. There are several nice tent campsites right on the shores of Lake Superior. Flush toilets, running water, but no shower. On the other side of the frontage road is an RV Park with electrical hookups.

Reviews of Bayfield Area Camping & Campgrounds
RV Camping & Parks

  • Dalrymple Bayfield City Park - north of town
    Some nice wooded camping sites for both tents & RV, including some with great lake superior views. Most sites electric, water available, vault toilets, no showers or dump station. (715) 779-5712
  • Apostle Islands Camping - National Park
    There are rustic campgrounds and camping sites on several of the Apostle Islands, including Basswood, Cat, Devils, Ironwood, Manitou, Michigan, Oak, Otter, Outer, Rocky, Sand, S. Twin, Stockten and York islands. (715) 779-3397
  • Apostle Islands Area Campground - south of Bayfield, WI
    60 sites, wooded and open. Showers, camp store, playground. Electric, water, sewer, cable available. A handful of camp cabins for non-campers. Reasonable prices considering Bayfield location. (715) 779-5524
  • Kreher RV Park - Ashland Lakeshore
    35 RV sites, all with a lake view, are relatively open but spacious. Water, dump station, electrical hookups, boat landing, swimming beach and playground. Adjacent to paved lakewalk. First come, first served.
  • Prentice Park - west side of Ashland, WI
    Some nice hiking and nature trails around the marsh and wildlife area. Flush toilets, modern washrooms . . . but no shower. Both RV and tent sites, but it is better suited for tent camping.
  • Memorial Park - north edge of Washburn
    Nice wooded sites, some with good lake views. Nice breeze off lake. Good for both tents and RV camping. some water hydrants, most sites electric. Showers and dump station. (715) 373-6160
  • Thompson West End Campground - southwest of Washburn, WI
    Better suited for RV camping than tents. Showers, dump station, artesian well, swimming area, hot water. Boat launch and boat docks. (715) 373-6160
  • Big Bay State Park - Madeline Island State Park
    Camping, 60 sites, 15 electric. Nicely spaced. tent and rv, showers, beach, boat launch, hiking trails. (715) 747-6425 - - - See More Big Bay Campground Info Here
  • Big Bay Town Park - Madeline Island
    Camping, 61 sites. Recently upgraded with new RV section with electric hookups, added a shower, flush toilets and other amenities. (715) 747-3031
  • Town of Russell Campground - Little Sand Bay, Bayfield Peninsula
    A nice little park by the Sand Bay marina. Several sites with electric. Adjacent to new Park Service modern washrooms - clean and spacious. Swimming beach. Commercial fishing museum. Apostle Island views. Good Sea Kayak launch. (715) 779-5233
  • Township & National Forest campgrounds - West of Washburn
    The scenic Big Rock County park, located adjacent to a branch of the Sioux River, has 15 rustic camp sites (715) 373-6125. . . . Birch Grove National Forest Campground has about 30 campsites, also rustic (715) 373-2667.
  • Bad River Lodge & Casino - Odanah, east of Ashland
    The Casino offers free RV parking and a limited number of electric hookups
  • Copper Falls State Park - Mellen, Wi, south of Ashland
    A little further away from Ashland-Bayfield but offers excellent campsites for tents or RV's, nice hiking trails, waterfalls, and other attractions.
    (715) 274-5123 - - - See more info on camping & campgrounds at copper falls state park.

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