Baraboo Hills Campground (near Wisconsin Dells)

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  1. CamperChrissy

    CamperChrissy Well-Known Member

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    We just returned from a fun weekend at this campground, so I thought I would share our experience! This is our second time there.

    Baraboo is between Wisconsin Dells and Devil's Lake SP. The campground is a large, private campground. So many families with kids. Looks like about 1/3 seasonal sites and 2/3 dailies. More water/electric sites, some full hook-ups.

    Pros:
    • Swimming pond with inflatables - was pretty clean (for a pond) and has nice soft sand
    • Lots of stuff for the kids to do - jumpy pillow, playground, train ride, pool
    • Our site was very large and had lots of shade
    • Pretty quiet in the evenings (even with nearly all sites full)
    • Fenced in dog park
    • Close to cool stuff to do in Wisconsin Dells and Devil's Lake SP
    • Shower house has individual shower rooms with locks
    Cons:
    • Have to purchase a wristband for kids to use the playground, jump pillow, and pedal carts. I knew this going in, but it still hurt...
    • One shower house that is barely big enough to accommodate the number of people staying.
    • Pool is small and was very crowded on weekends.
    Things to note:
    Our hook-ups were far back on the site and we needed an extra water hose, sewer hose, and electric hose.
    Full hookup sites 20-38 are large with large trees for shade. Not much privacy.
    W/E sites around the outside loop and the full hook-ups 73-78 are very wooded.
    W/E sites by the playground have zero shade and zero privacy.
    Nearby Parfrey's Glen has an excellent 2 mile hike that our family really enjoyed - even our little one made it fine. Plan to get your feet wet!
    Short drive to stores & restaurants. The Log Cabin Restaurant in Baraboo was excellent and beautiful!

    Overall we enjoyed our stay, our large site (with SIL & BIL right next to us), and the swimming pond. We did not enjoy paying extra for some amenities or $7 a bundle for firewood. We might go back again, but probably only if it's a group trip since it is a pretty far drive for us.
     
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  2. BigAl

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    We're heading to Devil's Lake SP in a few weeks; haven't camped there in 20 years since it's always booked full by the time we get around to it!

    One thing to check out in Baraboo if you're ever back - the Circus World Museum. It's the historic winter home of the Ringling Brothers Circus. https://www.circusworldbaraboo.org/
     
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    eoleson1 Well-Known Member

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    The playground required a wristband????? Wow - just wow.
     
  4. CamperChrissy

    CamperChrissy Well-Known Member

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    Yes, we actually drove past the Circus World and it looked pretty cool. Next time for sure. We actually stayed at Devils Lake SP last year and it is an excellent park! The beach is really pretty amazing - lots of sandy beach, clean restrooms, and the concession stand is basically a nice quick-service restaurant and gift shop. It does get pretty crowded, parking lots for day visitors are usually full before noon. Shower house at the campground was newer and clean. Only downside for us is that because we are not WI residents, we had to buy a sticker for our van in addition to paying the campsite fee.

    Enjoy your trip!
     

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