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Pattison State Park

Link to Wisconsin DNR’s Pattison State Park Page MosquitosBad!BathroomsOld styleWildlifeNormal squirrels,raccoonsThings to doYesPowerYesNoise levelLowPlaces to goNot too closeCell ServiceOk (Verizon) Well, Kyle thought I was crazy when I told him about this one. It’s been a long time since we were there, but it remains one of my favorite trips we’ve had. I had a…

Anyone else frustrated with booking sites in 2021???

I was SO ready to camp last year, so excited. I was all ready with alerts in my phone calendar to book 11 months in advance, schedule around my in-laws so they could watch the dogs (they are not camping dogs), and make sure I knew EXACTLY what parks and what site we wanted. I…

Is it my allergies? Nope, it’s the camping itch!

It’s that time of the year! For those of us that don’t have campers that can make it through the Wisconsin winter or like freezing inside of a tent, it’s been too long since we cooked over an open fire and slept under the stars. As for my husband and I, Covid has brought upon…

Peninsula State Park

Link to Wisconsin DNR’s Peninsula State Park Page MosquitoesOk BathroomsNewerWildlifeSomeThings to doYes!PowerYesNoise levelLoudPlaces to GoYes, tons!Cell Service ZERO…none, why? One of Wisconsin’s busiest, most popular state parks, Peninsula State Park carves out over 3,000 acres of Door County real estate conserving land and lake frontage for generations to come. Smack dab in between Fish Creek…

Paddling Wisconsin Waterways

I’ll admit, when Kyle said he wanted to buy kayaks, I wasn’t too excited. All I could remember was having to play water polo in our high school pool in kayaks, and I kept flipping over. But, I let him. They sat in our garage for months, and the following summer we planned a trip…

Lake Kengosa State Park

Link to Wisconsin DNR Lake Kengosa State Park Site MosquitoesNot BadBathroomsOld styleWildlifeVery LittleThings to doBeachesPowerYesNoise levelNot badPlaces to GoHoChunk, MadisonCell Service Ok (Verizon) We love Lake Kengosa, our first trip was a 4 day trip in 2016, and was Charlie’s first trip. We got there Thursday night, set up in the rain, and then had…

The Best Campfire Starter EVER!

I’m sure everyone has their own special way to start a campfire, but this is our preferred, tried and true way. Granted, we have one tool that ALWAYS does the job. Kyle knows I’m a bit of a pyromaniac and every year we typically get each other a “happy camping gift”. Yeah, I know, we’re…

Interstate State Park

Link to Wisconsin DNR’s Interstate State Park Site MosquitoesOkBathroomsNewerWildlifeVery LittleThings to doYes!PowerYesNoise levelLoud (freeway, trucks enginebraking)Places to GoNot reallyCell Service Ok (Verizon) Interstate State Park, Wisconsin’s first state park, AMERICA’s first state park. Yup, this one started it ALL! The scenery is similar to the dells of the Wisconsin River, this is known as the…

Copper Falls State Park

Link to Wisconsin DNR’s Copper Falls State Park Site MosquitoesOkBathroomsNewWildlifeSomeThings to doYes! Waterfalls!PowerYesNoise levelGoodPlaces to GoWith a little drivingCell Service Ok (Verizon) I had been wanting to go her for so long. Although my childhood camping experiences were more at private campgrounds, Copper Falls State Park was Kyle’s favorite campground he went to as a…

Buckhorn State Park

Link to Wisconsin DNR’s Buckhorn State Park Site MosquitoesNot BadBathroomsNewerWildlifeSomeThings to doNot muchPowerYesNoise levelMediumPlaces to GoNot muchCell Service Bad (Verizon) Kyle had been trying to get me to go to Buckhorn State Park for a while now. Located on the banks of Castle Rock Lake, a man made lake and park of the Wisconsin river,…

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