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“Miserable, miserable, miserable!!!”

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Sherwood Forest Camping & RV Park
Sheboygan, Wisconsin, United States
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Miserable, miserable, miserable!!!”
Reviewed 28 May 2013

The sign says established in 1967, and let me tell you the place has not been updated SINCE 1967. Stayed over Memorial Day weeked and it was far from memorable. They claimed to have free wi-fi which they did not. They claimed to have local TV channels available which they did not. Upon complaining for TWO DAYS about no wi-fi they attempted to fix it which they did not. The shower & bathroom facilities were terrible, waited forever for hot water to come out, and when it did it was barely a trickle. Zero water pressure. Several times, when using the open water hookups near our sites, black dirty muck came fying out!!! Overcrowded sites, only one dumping station causing major traffic backups, this place just needs to be torn down. Had to ASK for quarters for the laundry room, the change machine was broken.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Detroit, Michigan
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96 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2012

The Wisconsin Dells is quite a scene. Surprisingly calm and quiet campground for such a lively environment. I enjoyed one night at the Sherwood Forest. Service was excellent. Lots of kiddos running around, but not chaotic at all.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled solo
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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51 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2012

When I first looked up Sherwood on Google and how far it was from the water parks I was a bit nervous. It seemed in the middle of no where. But when I checked in and later drove into town I realize it was extremely close to just about everything!!! It was close enough to be walking distance, but far enough to avoid lots of traffic and noise. We stayed in a camping spot and it was gorgeous. It had tons of trees and privacy. We were close to the water spout and the bathroom. It was extremely peaceful!! Will definitely come back in the future! The price was also extremely reasonable for how close it was to the city/water parks.

Room Tip: For a more quite section I would aim for the back of the park.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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Waukesha, Wisconsin
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2012

This was our second visit to Sherwood Forest. We found the office staff to be very friendly and happy at checkin. The front desk girls always seem to be so happy whenever we go in. Makes you feel very welcome!!!

Found our site with no problems. We wished we would have brought a rake since the group before us left lots of junk behind.... q-tips, napkins, bottle tops, paper garbage, etc. The worst thing left behind was a tent stake. We found this AFTER we had our tent set-up---ouch on the bare foot. Thank goodness we had our mini shovel along so we could dig it out.

We had an electric site since we do enjoy sleeping on air matresses. OUr electrical box had two spots for regular extension cords and one for a camper. Both of the regular spots were full so my husband asked the office girls what to do. They radio'd for someone to bring us a convertor. This seemed to take for ever to come. We did set-up in the dark and the kids were ready for bed so time probably didn't go by as fast as it felt. A young man brought over a convertor and realized it was not the right kind and said he would find another. Again, had to wait. FInally we all walked over to the camper next to us and the worker asked if we could move the cord to the camper outlet, but we found out his cord wasn't long enough. The worker went to get one and we talked with the guy and decided to just plug our cord into the extra spot on the camper. Problem solved!!! Not sure if there is a way around this.... just glad it was resolved.

Didn't get to use the pool this time, but have loved it in the past.

Lower bathrooms were clean and floor was dry. Used a shower on our last day and was a little frustrated that I had to keep pushing the button every few seconds.... but yet the water was nice and warm and worked, so I will take pushing a button several times during a shower :)

We will be back next summer. So glad we found this campground!

Room Tip: We stayed at #11 last year and didn't hear much road noise. This year we were at #18 and could...
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 July 2012

Nice wooded, level, gravel sites. Lots of birds and squirrels. There was a lot of dirt where there should have been grass, but this summer has been very hot and dry. Good pools with lots of seating, and some shade, and good playground. The camping area was quiet even though there were a number of well behaved kids and bikes and playing. Unlike some of the reviews, we found the staff very cordial and helpful, including the guy that helped us with an electrical problem which brings us to the bad.

We were at Sherwood when the temps were unusually high (95+), and were at the end of an electrical run that had most of the sites occupied. Voltage dropped to 100V during the hot part of the day when all the A/C's were running. Our A/C's on our two sites complained bitterly, kicking out repeatedly, then restarting after 5 or 10 minutes, which is not good for the A/C unit. The campground "guy" hooked us up to another electrical run with fewer sites occupied, and the voltage went up to 110V, still quite low, but our A/C's quit complaining. I suspect voltage on that run would drop to 100V also if all the sites were full. They clearly have an electrical distribution problem that would be quite expensive to fix.

The other problem, which would be much easier to fix, is the WiFi. It is interminably slow. Tethering to my 3G phone was actually noticeably faster than the campground WiFi.

As others noted, the showers could be improved, but were OK.

All in all, I would recommend this campground to others, particularly if anticipated daytime temperatures were below 90 degrees.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Thomson, Illinois
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 26 June 2012

After 4 nights at this location I'd give the campground a C. The location was GREAT! The campground itself was good. The complaint would be, as some others I've read, with the bathroom. There are 2 but we used the lower of the two since that was closest to our site. The bathroom/shower room were not kept very clean. They were only cleaned once a day and the park was so crowded that it got really gross between cleanings. Both the showers and the sinks worked only if you kept pushing the gadgets to make them go so you could never have a steady stream at either. The water in the shower was so hot that I couldn't use it, but it was fixed after my husband and I both complained. We would consider staying here again, though, because of the location.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Deerfield, Wisconsin
Level 6 Contributor
80 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2012

My family, 2 adults and 3 kids, just stayed here for a couple nights over Memorial Day weekend. We had tent site #64, great spot, shaded, good level spot for the tent, this spot was very roomy and was on the corner near the porta potty, which was nice being that we had little ones that needed the bathroom more often. It was a bit of a walk up to the playground and the pool area, so we just drove our vehicle up to the office area and parked when we used the pool. The pool was great, plenty of room lots of comfortable chairs, table & stools. The snack bar was open and was surprisingly affordable, slush puppies for 75 cents, nachos with cheese & jalapenos for a couple bucks. My husband had a couple beers from the snack bar, $3.17 for a tall can Heineken, we thought it was fair, not the usual $8 for a beer you see at the big waterparks :) The park office also had many groceries and just about anything you might need, tons of candy, toys, ice cream, beer, soda, you name it, again, all very reasonably priced, which was so surprising to us. The only thing I thought was a little pricey were the bundles of wood, 5 bucks a bundle and they were pretty small bundles, lesson learned, we bring out own next time :) The game room, had about 10 or so games, a pool table, jukebox, which were anywhere from 25 cents to 50 cents to play, they also had a change machine. Laundry room was next to the game room, didn't really check that part out though. The showers and bathrooms were very clean, the water was nice and hot in the showers. The splash pad area was fun for everyone, adults and kids were walking around in there. The campground at night quiets down pretty soon after 10:30pm, didn't hear a peep all night, that was nice. The website for the campground notes that it is a 3 block walk to the downtown stores area, I think that might be a bit of a stretch, we just drove, there was plenty of parking. There is a Dunkin Donuts, McDonalds, IHop, Taco Bell, Jimmy Johns, Starbucks, Applebees, Walgreens, and some other stores all within a 1 minute drive from the campground, though you never seen them or hear them from the campground, the hill helps :) The campground seemed like mostly RV's, pretty cramed in there, but the tent areas were very spaced out and private, which we liked. They also had many little cottages you could rent, we plan on doing that next time we stay, they have a/c :)

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Sherwood Forest Camping & RV Park
Address: S-352 Hwy. 12 & 16, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
Region: United States > Wisconsin > Wisconsin Dells
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Ranked #15 of 24 Speciality Lodging in Wisconsin Dells
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 214
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