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Best Camping in and around Bayfield, Wisconsin and Camping along Wisconsin's Lake Superior shore.

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Memorial Park, Washburn Wisconsin

Be aware covid has increased demand for camping so reservations are a good idea and backup plans should your favorite camping and RV park be filled.

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 (and it has an excellent free Wi-Fi service). We also like the Kreher Park RV Campground in Ashland (but it is only for RVs, no tents allowed).

Scroll down for our list of Best Bayfield Area Campgrounds & Other Recommended Campgrounds
along Wisconsin's Lake Superior Shoreline.


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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 Best 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. Free Wi-Fi. 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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Other Lake Superior Wisconsin Parks, Camping,
Campgrounds & RV Camping Links

  • Pattison State Park
    State's highest waterfall, nature center, 9 miles of hiking trails, 59 campsites, RV (18 electric hookups & dump station) and tent camping (showers and flush toilets in summer)
  • Amincon Falls State Park
    Waterfalls, hiking, picnic area, tent camping. Camp sites mostly rustic, but well spaced and nicely laid out.
  • Brule River State Forest
    Rustic tent camping, canoe camping, trout fishing.
  • Herbster Township Park
    Lakeside tent camping sites; RV sites across the road; flush toilets, no showers, swimming beach. (715) 774-3780
  • Buffalo Bay Campground & Marina
    Tent & RV Camping Sites, located in Red Cliff at the Legendary Waters Casino, a few miles north of Bayfield. Legendary Waters also maintains a rustic, wilderness campground - Point Detour - on the north shore of the peninsula. (715) 779-3712
  • Saxon Harbor Marina and Campground.
    27 newly constructed campsites with water and electricity and 5 walk-in tent sites. Washrooms, showers, play area, nearby Lake Superior beach and boat launch and marina. Also near popular ATV trail. Iron County near Ironwood, Michigan - Reinhold Development - 2023 Mobile-Friendly Lake Superior Circle Tour Travel Planner

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