Monday, September 17, 2018

Campground Review: Wilton Campground Wilton, WI

As I made my way through central Wisconsin I decided to spend a couple days at Wilton Campground in the tiny village of Wilton, WI (Pop.503).

The campground is near a famous biking trail along a converted rail line.

Given the tiny size of Wilton the campground and it's facilities are pretty impressive.  It boasts a swimming pool (closed for the season when I was there):

The pool, covered for the winter.

A laundry with a washer / dryer combo:

The laundry thru the center door $2.50 wash $2.50 dry.

Twin sanded volley ball courts:

One of the 2 volley ball courts.

Along with a covered pavilion, a kiddie playground and a fenced softball field.

Here's the data sheet on Wilton Campground:

Hookups:                                             20 & 30 amp                                      
Fire ring:                                              Yes                                                                             
Water Access:                                     Yes (Kickapoo River)                                                
Fresh Water:                                        Yes                                                     
Trash Service:                                      Yes                                                     
Toilets:                                                 Yes                                                     
Showers:                                             Yes ($.50 for 4 minutes)                                            
Dump station:                                      Yes                                                     
WiFi:                                                    No                                                      
Level sites:                                          Yes                                         
Laundry:                                              Yes                                                     
Store:                                                   No                                                                  
Pool:                                                    Yes (Open Memorial day to Labor Day)                   
Shade:                                                 Yes                             
Verizon reception:                               4G, 3 bars                               
Internet reception                                3 bars
Cost:                                                    $7 / adult, $3 for electric per site


So using the above costs I camped at this great campground with electric for $10 per night, a great value! 

The park's fee sign.


My first night there was one other camper in the park, the second night I had the park completely to myself, I regretted having to continue on south towards Chicago.

The Mini's shaded site at Wilton Campground.

The park has an off-site attendant who comes by about 6 PM your first night there to collect the camping fee and offer plastic trash bags if you need them.  He cleaned the laundry, bathrooms and  showers promptly at 8 AM both my days there.

Like I mentioned I would have stayed at least a few more days at Wilton Campground if my niece's wedding outside Chicago didn't beckon.  Why turn down my own "private" $10 a nite campground?

Thanks for reading!