Fall camping season is here! And if you know anything about RV camping- or camping at all for that matter, then you know that the Midwest is home to some of the most prime camping spots in the United States. From lush green landscapes to sand dunes and mountaintops, there is something to see and enjoy no matter what campsite or region you choose to visit. Today we want to share our top recommendations on the best campgrounds to visit in the Midwest, their top amenities, and everything in between.
The Top 4 Campgrounds to Visit in the Midwest
Hayward KOA is a massive 157 RV site and 31 cabin wooded campground in Wisconsin. At Hayward, they offer a variety of camping styles, ranging from rustic to modern based on your preferred style. There are also various RV and pop-up camping options, including:
- Pull-thru, full hookups, 50/30 amps, wifi
- Pull-thru, full hookups, 50 amps, wifi
- Pull-thru, full hookups, 30 amps, wifi
- Pull-thru, water/electric, 50 amps, wifi
- Back-thru, water/electric, 30 amps, wifi
- Pull-thru, electric, 20 amps, wifi
- Back-in, full hookups, 50/30 amps, deluxe patio site, wifi
- Back-in, water/electric, 50 amps, wifi
- Back-in, water/electric, 30/20 amps, wifi
- Pull-thru, water/electric/ 30/20 amps, wifi.
As you can see, no matter what your needs are, Hayward KOA has an option that you will love when camping at their site! Their campgrounds are award-winning, family-oriented, critically-acclaimed, activity-filled, exceptionally-located camping destinations. Check them out for yourself this season!
Nicknamed the “Little Smokies” because of the area’s resemblance to the Great Smoky Mountains, Brown County encompasses nearly 16,000 acres of rugged hills, ridges and fog-shrouded ravines. As Indiana’s largest park, it is a traditional fall color hot spot, with nearly 20 miles of tree-lined roads and many scenic vistas overlooking miles of forest.
The park’s rustic Abe Martin Lodge offers accommodations that include motel rooms, cabins, dining and conference facilities, and an indoor water park. Large campgrounds, hiking and mountain biking trails, interpretive services, a saddle barn for guided horse rides and a separate horseman campground with 70 miles of horse trails are some of the things that make Brown County State Park popular year-round.
The surrounding county and nearby Indiana town of Nashville are famous for their unique shopping, dining, arts and crafts, history, entertainment, and outdoor adventure opportunities.
Here are the Top Five Things To Do:
- Climb the 90’ Fire Tower for a breath-taking view of the hills o’ Brown.
- See the rare (and state-endangered) Yellowwood tree on Trail 5.
- Visit the nature center to see the rare, state-endangered timber rattlesnake.
- Jump in the Water Park pool, newly constructed at Abe Martin Lodge.
- Watch a sunrise or sunset from a vista.
Eugene T. Mahoney State Park offers year-round accommodations and recreational use. This modern park offers a spectacular variety of lodging, group meeting facilities, and activities. Located near Ashland, just off of I-80 at exit 426, Mahoney nestles on 700 acres along the beautiful Platte River.
Near the park there are several attractions such as Platte River State Park, the Strategic Air and Space Museum, Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park, Quarry Oaks Golf Club, and Iron Horse Golf Club.
Some of the park’s amenities include:
- Mountain/Trail Bicycling
- Paddle Boat Rentals
- Fishing and a Fish Cleaning Station
- Horseback Riding
- and a Swimming Pool.
4. Merry Mac’s Campground – Merrimac, Wisconsin
Merry Mac’s Campground is a family-friendly campground nestled between the South shore of Devil’s Lake and Lake Wisconsin. This 40-acre facility offers activities for all age groups: swimming pool, beach, swimming pond with water inflatables, jumping pillow, dunk tank, miniature golf, playground, sand volleyball, basketball, gaga ball pit, and bikes. No matter if you are an expert camper or a beginner, Merry Mac’s has options that you and your family will love!
They offer seasonal sites that can be purchased by the individual, family, or group for a set rate. Each seasonal site includes water, garbage services, a direct sewer or transfer tank, and metered electric. Some of the campground’s other amenities include:
- Carpet ball
- Tether Ball
- Wednesday & Saturday Wagon Rides
- Tuesday & Saturday Train Rides
- Outdoor Movies
- Water Wars Station.
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