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Nelson Dewey State Park Camping and reservations

Nelson Dewey State Park has campsites for individuals and families and small and large groups. Reservations are accepted from May 1 through Columbus Day weekend. After that, campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Park roads are not plowed during the winter, but visitors may park at the entrance and walk in to the campground.

Groceries and other camping supplies and a laundromat are available in Cassville, about two miles from the park.


Camping reservations for outdoor campsites can be made online or by calling 888-947-2757.


Don't move firewood!

Don't move firewood!Due to the potential of carrying harmful tree pests and diseases, Wisconsin has restrictions for moving firewood.


Crawford and Vernon counties are both quarantined areas. Firewood is available in the village of Cassville, about two miles from the park. Firewood can also be purchased at the park from the campground hosts in season.

Family campground

The family campground has 45 individual sites, 18 of which are electric.  Four of the sites, featuring an excellent view of the Mississippi River high atop the bluff, are walk in only. Flush toilets and showers are located near site 23. The sites are wooded and secluded, making this campground the perfect getaway.

Group camp

A group camping area can accommodate up to 40 people on three separate sites for a total of 120 people. Each site has a large camping area, picnic tables and a large fire ring. A shelter, vault toilets and water are available in the group camp. All group sites at Nelson Dewey are electric. 

Last revised: Monday December 17 2018