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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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86 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

We stayed at the only campground on Washington Island. Looking at the pictures and going based off the information given to me over the phone it seemed like it was going to surpass expectations. It did not surpass expectations, and left us wondering what the heck by the time we left. We stayed from a Sunday - Friday (plenty of... More 

5 Thank Syurkus
Wales, Massachusetts
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77 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2015

We have stayed at the Washington Island Campground for many years around Columbus day. That is at the end of the season and it is always pretty empty. Over the past few years, it has shown signs of its age and some heavy use by campers who may not have been very respectful of others. This is the only campground... More 

Thank Gerry D
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2014

The campground itself is decent, shaded sites with pretty good privacy. The sites are not all that level... we had a difficult time getting our camper level. But once we were set up we enjoyed the site. The bathrooms however were not well-maintained. Stalls frequently out of toilet paper, crickets in the urinals, gross shower curtains, and just generally dirty.... More 

1 Thank bjkahansen
Omro, Wisconsin
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66 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2014

We rented a cabin here with our 3 teen children. There was plenty of room, and for the most part the cabin was perfect. (a few spider webs, but Wisconsin doesn't have any dangerous spiders). The swimming pond was pretty cool. They have a neat inflatable in the middle that we had a lot of fun on. The only down... More 

2 Thank sloppyjoes89
Appleton, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2014

We rented a cabin for one night at the campground on this beautiful Island. We had our three children with us and did not want to tent camp, so this was a great option for the family. The cabin itself was fine and what we expected. Lots of sleeping space. Refrigerator and microwave were clean as was the sink/changing room... More 

2 Thank Greta7750
Willison,, ND
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2013

Stayed over Labor Day weekend in one of cabins. Had stayed in it once before and the tented several years back. Always enjoy wondering the beaches and seeing the area attractions. Cabins are nice w/microwave and small fridge. A good (small) addition would be hooks in the sink/changing room. Also rubber matts in the public bathrooms so you aren't stepping... More 

2 Thank A P
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41 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2013

We stayed in one of their "park models' which had seen some heavy activity over the years. We did bring this to the attention of the owners who were very nice. We also stayed in our tent a few nights as well. Campground was quiet and all of the spaces available offer a decent amount of privacy. Our kids loved... More 

1 Thank Gwen H
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48 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2012

We stayed in one of the cabins with a family of five, and it worked out well. The cabin we stayed in was closer to the main building than most of the campsites. I believe our cabin was a little older than the others, but it was still nice. The floors could have used a good cleaning; the kids had... More 

1 Thank UsuallyHappyCamper
Milwaukee, WI
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25 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2008

This is a nice campground to stay at if you are looking to spend time on Washington Island. It is not the kind of place that has hiking or a beach, but it is a good spot to set up a homebase in order to explore and enjoy the island. Campsites are on the smaller side but they are wooded... More 

5 Thank Eastsider75
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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97 reviews
66 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2005

Washington Island Camping Retreat is a campground on Washington Island at the tip of Door County. The ferry ride across the lake to Washington Island takes about 30 minutes and the kids love it. You can get out of the car and sit up in the top of the boat and look at the islands you pass. The campground is... More 

10 Thank burkehouse

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Additional Information about Washington Island Camping Retreat

Address: East Side Road, RR1 Box 144, Washington Island, WI 54246
Region: United States > Wisconsin > Door County > Washington Island
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Washington Island Camping Retreat Hotel Washington Island
Washington Island Camping Retreat Door County, WI
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“Rates are decent, just do not expect a lot if you stay as far as cleanliness and service.”
 of 5 bubbles Syurkus, 11 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Wifi is only available at the lodge and it is not very fast.”
 of 5 bubbles gtdavies13, 19 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Get a cabin as close to the main building as possible.”
 of 5 bubbles sloppyjoes89, 6 Aug 2014 | Read review
“I don't think you can choose a "bad" camping spot-however if you need access to a bathroom try and pick a spot closest to the main lodge. There is another pit toilet farther in the campground also.”
 of 5 bubbles 630wenh, 28 Aug 2013 | Read review
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