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For more information, contact:
Camping Program Manager
608-264-8960

Wisconsin State Park System Camping fees

In addition to the camping fees listed below, campers must have a vehicle admission sticker for any motor vehicles they bring into the property. A camper without an annual sticker will need to buy one daily sticker for each night of camping. Free daily stickers are available for vehicles towed or carried into the park by a vehicle with a purchased sticker. Ask at the entrance station when you arrive.

Family/modern camping fees

Family/modern campsite fees

There is a reservation fee for reserving campsites. Fees are subject to change.

Reservation fees Per reservation
Reservation fee $9.70
Reservation cancellation fee $5
Fee for changing reservation site or dates** $5

Wisconsin State Park System camping fees for family/modern campsites are divided into three different levels based on demand, amenitites, uniqueness, location and more. For sites with electricity, there is a $10 per night fee.

State park, forest, recreation area and trail properties Wisconsin Resident
(Per site per night)
Non-Resident
(Per site per night)
Site Only With Elec. Site Only With Elec.
Big Bay $20 $30 $25 $35
Copper Falls $20 $30 $25 $35
Devil's Lake $20 $30 $25 $35
Kinnickinnic* (sandbar sites) $20 -- $25 --
Kohler-Andrae $20 $30 $25 $35
Lake Kegonsa $20 $30 $25 $35
Mirror Lake $20 $30 $25 $35
Newport $20 -- $25 --
Northern Highland American Legion (NHAL) State Forest (Allequash Wilderness, Bittersweet Wilderness, Carrol Lake, Crystal Lake, Clear Lake, Clear Wilderness, Day Lake Wilderness, Firefly Lake, Indian Mounds, Musky Lake, Nebish Wilderness, Plum Lake and South Trout Lake campgrounds) $20 $30 $25 $35
Peninsula $20 $30 $25 $35
Point Beach State Forest $20 $30 $25 $35
Rock Island $20 -- $25 --

State park, forest, recreation area and trail properties Wisconsin Resident
(Per site per night)
Non-Resident
(Per site per night)
Site Only With Elec. Site Only With Elec.
Big Foot Beach $18 $28 $23 $33
Black River State Forest (Castle Mound campground) $18 $28 $23 $33
Blue Mound $18 $28 $23 $33
Brunet Island $18 $28 $23 $33
Buckhorn $18 $28 $23 $33
Council Grounds $18 $28 $23 $33
Governor Dodge $18 $28 $23 $33
Governor Thompson $18 $28 $23 $33
Harrington Beach $18 $28 $23 $33
Hartman Creek $18 $28 $23 $33
High Cliff $18 $28 $23 $33
Interstate $18 $28 $23 $33
Kettle Moraine State Forest–Northern Unit $18 $28 $23 $33
Kettle Moraine State Forest–Southern Unit $18 $28 $23 $33
Lake Wissota $18 $28 $23 $33
Lapham Peak Unit (backpack site) $18 -- $23 --
New Glarus Woods $18 $28 $23 $33
Pattison $18 $28 $23 $33
Perrot $18 $28 $23 $33
Peshtigo River State Forest (water flowage site) $18 -- $23 --
Pike Lake Unit $18 $28 $23 $33
Potawatomi $18 $28 $23 $33
Richard Bong State Recreation Area $18 $28 $23 $33
Wildcat Mountain $18 $28 $23 $33
Willow River $18 $28 $23 $33
Wyalusing $18 $28 $23 $33
Yellowstone Lake $18 $28 $23 $33

State park, forest, recreation area and trail properties Wisconsin Resident
(Per site per night)
Non-Resident
(Per site per night)
Site Only With Elec. Site Only With Elec.
Amnicon Falls $16 -- $21 --
Black River State Forest (East Fork and Pigeon Creek campgrounds) $16 $26 $21 $31
Brule River State Forest $16 -- $21 --
Chippewa Moraine* $16 -- $21 --
Elroy Sparta State Trail* $16 -- $21 --
Flambeau River State Forest $16 -- $21 --
Glacial Drumlin Trail (Sandhill Station) $16 -- $21 --
Governor Knowles State Forest* $16 -- $21 --
Merrick $16 $26 $21 $31
Mill Bluff $16 $26 $21 $31
Nelson Dewey $16 $26 $21 $31
Northern Highland American Legion (NHAL) State Forest (Big Lake, Buffalo Lake, Cunard Lake, North Trout Lake, Razorback Lake, Sandy Beach Lake, Star Lake East & West, Starrett Lake and Upper Gresham Lake campgrounds) $16 -- $21 --
Peshtigo River State Forest (Old Veteran's Lake campground) $16 -- $21 --
Roche-A-Cri $16 $26 $21 $31
Rocky Arbor $16 $26 $21 $31
Tower Hill* $16 -- $21 --

*Property has non-reserervable campsites only.

**You may change the beginning date of your reservation or shorten your reservation, as long as least one day of your stay remains the same. If you want to extend your stay or camp at a totally different time, you will have to cancel the original reservation and make a new one.

There's an additional $5 fee for anyone who fails to pay the fee before using the campsite if there's a self-registration station available.

Outdoor group camps

Outdoor group camp fees

Nightly Fees for outdoor group camp fees are based on the size of group. There is a $9.70 per reservation fee for reservations. Fees are subject to change.

Group camp fees—non-electric sites

Number of people Nightly fee
1-20 $40
21-30 $60
31-40 $80
41-50 $100
51-60 $120
61-70 $140

For groups of more than 70, add $20 for each increment of 10 people, to a maximum of $300 per group site.

Council Grounds electric group sites

Site Number of people Electrical pedestals Nightly fee
A 1-32 3 $150
B 1-32 3 $150
C 1-22 1 $85

Nelson Dewey and Yellowstone Lake electric sites

Number of people Nightly fee
1-20 $65
21-30 $85
31-40 $105

Fees for Wisconsin nonprofit youth organizations

Number of People Nightly Fee
1-20 $10
More than 20 $10 for the first 20 people plus 50 cents for each additional person; $300 maximum per night.

Wisconsin nonprofit youth organizations may qualify for reduced camping rates. Discounts are only available only through the call center, not the website. For more information, call toll-free (888) WI-PARKS ((888) 947-2757. The toll-free TTY number for reservations is (800) 274-7275.

Group camping fee waivers for persons with disabilities

Wisconsin nonprofit organizations whose primary purpose is improving the mental or physical health of people with disabilties may be eligible for a camping fee waiver. To apply for a waiver, the group must submit a Camping Fee Waiver Request [PDF] to:

Camping Program Manager
PO Box 7921
Madison WI 53707-7921

The group must apply before arriving at the property and must have a camping reservation. Memorial Day through Labor Day, waivers are available only Sunday through Thursday nights.

Indoor group camps

Indoor group camp fees

Property Nightly fee
Black River State Forest $3/person/night; ($40/group/night minimum), plus $9.70 reservation fee.
Point Beach State Forest $5/person/night; ($60/cabin/night minimum), plus $9.70 reservation fee.
Wyalusing State Park $6/person/night; ($300/group/night minimum), plus $4 reservation fee.
Last revised: Tuesday July 28 2015