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Wisconsin State Park System Group camping

Wisconsin state parks and forests offer outdoor group campsites in a variety of environments and sizes for groups of more than 6 people. There are also three indoor group camps that vary in size and amenities.

Reservations

Reserve
campsites in the Wisconsin State Park System.


Reservations may be made online or by calling 1-888-947-2757.

Outdoor group campsites

Outdoor group campsites

Outdoor group campsites have picnic tables and fire rings. Most of the sites are for tents only, but some sites allow wheeled camping units. A few sites have electrical hookups. Juvenile groups must be accompanied by at least one adult for each 10 members of the group. Most of the sites accommodate 20 to 60 people, but the maximum number of people allowed ranges from 12 to 200 people.

Outdoor group camp rates

Nightly rates for outdoor group camps are listed on the Online Reservation System. Rates are based on the size of group. There is a reservation fee for reserving campsites. All rates are subject to change.

Campers are reminded that a vehicle admission sticker is required for any motor vehicles brought 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 property by a vehicle with a purchased sticker. Ask at the entrance station when you arrive.

Group camp rates—non-electric sites

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

Rates for Wisconsin nonprofit youth organizations

Number of People Nightly rate
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 1-888-WI-PARKS (1-888-947-2757). The toll-free TTY number for reservations is (800) 274-7275.

Indoor Group Camps

There are three indoor group camps in the Wisconsin State Park System that vary in size and amenities. The indoor group camp at Point Beach State Forest is rustic, and those at Wyalusing State Park and Black River State Forest offer more modern facilities. The Wyalusing State Park indoor group camp may be reserved by contacting the property.

Wyalusing State Park

The Hugh Harper Indoor Group Camp has four separate buildings, each accommodating 27 people (108 people total). Bunk beds with mattresses, indoor showers and flush toilets are included. The buildings are heated. The eating facilities are in a separate building, which also serves as a meeting area/recreation hall. The kitchen and eating facilities are modern. The Wyaulsing State Park indoor group camp may be reserved up to one year before your arrival date. Fill out the Wyalusing Indoor Group Camp Reservation Application Form and send it to the park.

Black River State Forest

The two-bedroom cabin is available for groups of up to 12 people. You may use tents, campers or other outdoor camping shelters next to the cabin, but total group size may not exceed 50 persons. The cabin has radiant floor heat and a gas fireplace. Six bunk beds are provided but mattresses are not. Smoking is not allowed inside the cabin. In order to maintain sanitary camping standards, no pets are permitted inside the cabin. An outdoor 5-by-15-foot covered kennel is provided. The cabin has an electric cook stove, refrigerator and kitchen sink. Bring your own cooking utensils. A large outdoor fire ring and a barbecue grill are located outdoors. Firewood is available on site. Campers must clean the cabin and surrounding area before checkout. Cleaning supplies are provided. Horseshoe pits and sand volleyball court are also available. The indoor group camp at Black River State Forest can be reserved up to 11 months ahead of time. Reservations can be made online or by phone.

Point Beach State Forest

The indoor group camp at Point Beach State Forest, consists of two buildings. The Coenen Cabin accommodates 16 people and the Ketchbaw Cabin accommodates 14 people. These are rustic cabins. There is no electricity. Cabins are supplied with bunks and mattresses. Campers should bring sleeping bag and pillow, battery powered lanterns or flashlights. Water is available from a hand pump. Each cabin has a wood burning stove for heat. Cabins are supplied with tables, chairs and countertop. Campers should bring cooking utensils. All cooking is done outside at the covered porch area. Pit toilets for rest room facilities. It is required that all campers clean the cabins and surrounding area prior to check out. Cleaning supplies are provided. Refuse disposal and recycling is located near the family campground. The indoor group camp at Point Beach State Forest can be reserved up to 11 months ahead of time. Reservations can be made online or by phone.

Indoor group camp rates

Property Nightly rate
Black River State Forest $3/person/night; ($40/group/night minimum), plus $9.65 reservation fee.
Point Beach State Forest $5/person/night; ($60/cabin/night minimum), plus $9.65 reservation fee.
Wyalusing State Park $6/person/night; ($300/group/night minimum), plus $4 reservation fee.

Group camping fee waivers

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.

Last revised: Friday February 16 2018