I am from Canada and head to the U.S. for camping, birding, and shopping and 'R&R. Our Provincal Parks are nice but the price is high. We have camped at many Minnesota Parks and wanted to explore another state. The campground at LWSP is beautiful with only 116 lots, some electrical, showers, flush toilets, and pit toilets. The lots are separated by trees and bush so privacy is no issue and you feel like you are out in the wilderness. There are a few sites which are open between sites to allow more than one trailer/family/group camping. They have a couple group camping sites, a decent boat launch and wilderness center. It rained heavy the second day of a six day camping trip, so we didn't do any walking trails due to the swampy, muddy mess we ran into our first trex out. Not sure if it's the result of the economy, but we walked to the ampitheatre (for a short walk) to find nothing. It opened up to a small clearing. An electrical box was sticking up from the ground, a few lumber pieces sticking up from the ground (as if something was mounted there) and that was it.
Said earlier we camp in the U.S. because it's ceaper...however I should have researched Wisconsin's Park Pass better. In Minnesota when you purchase a Park Pass, say in August, it is good for a complete year - till the end of the following August. You could purchase a pass on August 5th, 2014 and go camping again on August 20th, 2015. In Wisconsin however, when you purchase a pass it is only good till the end of the calender year, Dec. 31. Even the girl working the camp entrance had wished it worked like Minnesota. I would return to Wisconsin for future camping if it worked that way. That is the only negative I found. The camp is beautiful, the roads in and around are paved. Bike riding is nice because of the paved roads. For people traveling with a trailer, the lots look easy to back into or there are a number of pull-thru sites. We use a large tent and had no problem finding a somewhat level position for the tent.
The campground is a short 10-15 min. drive to Chippewa Falls - food, ice, supplies are not too far away. Also Eau Claire is about 30 min. drive away.
If I could use my park pass for next year I would return to Wisconsin and check out another park but will be returning to Minnesota next year...not that I am cheap, but just an added benefit to draw me back.
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