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Where to enjoy an amazing camping adventure in Vilas County

Published: March 16, 2021

Vilas County is a camper’s dream, a place with vast wild forests, unspoiled glacial lakes and a night sky that explodes with stars. These campgrounds have a site waiting for you, whether you’re looking for a quiet rustic place for a tent, a spot loaded with amenities for your RV or something in between. Here’s a look at three great campgrounds that have a site perfect for your next getaway.

Lynn Ann’s Campground
If you’re looking for family fun and relaxation, look no further than Lynn Ann’s Campground. This welcoming campground on the shore of Big St. Germain Lake has grassy level sites for tents and RVs. Many of the sites have WiFi access and some have cable TV hookups. 

Lynn Ann’s offers many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, including a sandy beach. Dogs are welcome at the campground and kayak, boat and bike rentals are available. Amenities include clean hot showers, an on-site general store and more.  

Ideally located on Big St. Germain Lake, which is one of the county’s most popular lakes–it offers some great musky fishing and is big enough for boaters and water-skiers to find plenty of open water. There’s also some outstanding hiking and biking trails nearby. 

Downtown St. Germain is just minutes away which has a grocery store, a dozen great restaurants and many charming shops. 

Hi-Pines Campground

On the north side of Eagle River, Hi-Pines has a great mix of amenities, as well as water and trail access.

Hi-Pines is close enough to Eagle River to enjoy the conveniences of town but far enough to get away from it all. They have 147 sites, including 52 with full hookups, 77 with electric and water hookups and 18 tent sites. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring with free WiFi throughout the campground. 

Families will find plenty of things to keep the kids occupied, including an Aqua Play Zone water park, wagon rides, a Spiderweb climber and an inflatable bounce castle. They also offer bingo and movie nights and have access to the ATV trail. A comfortable clubhouse serves ice cream, beer and pizza.

Cabin and camper rentals with daily and weekly rates are also available–choose from pond sites or wooded sites. 

Torch Lake Campground and RV Park

On the edge of Torch Lake in Conover, the Torch Lake campground welcomes campers seeking outdoor relaxation. They offer 21 campsites that are sized with extra space for large rigs. There’s a campground host as well as an ADA-approved campsite.

Torch Lake offers numerous recreational opportunities, including a sandy beach for swimming nearby. Most notably, the campground is within close proximity to many area trails, including direct connectivity to ATV/UTV trails. 

Sites have water and electric hookups available as well as a fire ring and picnic table. Amenities include WiFi and showers, and there’s also a dump station on site.

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