Area Vilas County Campgrounds
Tamarack Springs Campground
This campground is located at 5025 Tamarack Road off County Highway S, west of Conover. Campground is open May to October on a first come, first served basis, at a cost of $10.00 a site per night. The campground accommodates tents and small trailers. There are nine campsites. Each campsite includes a fire ring with attached grill and a picnic table. Vault toilets and water pump. There is a day use picnic area with grills and picnic tables. This campground has direct access to the Vilas County ATV trail and the Off-Highway Motorcycle Trail Head.
Torch Lake Campground & RV Park
Torch Lake Campground & RV Park is located at 5130 Torch Lake Road, 1½ miles south of Conover. The campground/RV park offers 21 campsites, with the Campground Host occupying one site. Each guest site includes water & electrical hook-up, a fire ring with adjustable cooking grate, and a picnic table. Free wi-fi is available. There is one comfort station building and a dump station. There is one dedicated ADA guest site within feet of the comfort station, this ADA compliant guest site includes an elevated fire ring with adjustable cooking grate. This Campground/RV Park has direct access to the Vilas County ATV trail system and is a short walk from Torch Lake Park & Beach.
River Road Equestrian Campground
This campground is located a half mile west of Conover at 5065 River Road ½ mile west of US Highway 45 in Conover. Camping is by permit only (on-site self-registration) and limited to 10 consecutive days. Sites are $10.00 per night. There are six primitive campsites around a large common area. The center common area has 2 picnic tables and a large fire ring/grill. The campsites accommodate equestrian trailers. There is a pump for fresh water and one toilet building (ADA compliant) located at this campground, as well as a manure bunker/pad for your 4-legged friends. The campground accesses the Equestrian Trail system.
Buckatabon Creek Campground
This campground is located near the junction of Buckatabon Creek and the Wisconsin River. The campground is for primitive camping, and includes two free standing cooking grills, a fire ring with attached grill, a picnic table, latrine and a small shelter. There is no motor vehicle parking at this campground. This campground is walk-in or boat access only. A self-registration station is located on premises. A camping permit of $5.00/night is required. Camping is limited to 10 consecutive days per site. The camping permit can be obtained by mail or in person at the Vilas County Parks & Recreation Department.
Rummels Road Camping
This campground is located on the east bank of the Wisconsin River just south of Rummels Road which is approximately 2½ miles north of Conover off US Highway 45. The campground is for primitive camping, and includes a free-standing cooking grill, a fire ring with attached grill, a picnic table, latrine and a small shelter. There is no motor vehicle parking at this campground. This campground is walk-in or boat access only. This campground is just a few miles south of the world-famous Headwaters of the Wisconsin River at Lac Vieux Desert Lake, where the County also maintains an historical marker, scenic park and picnic area. A self-registration station is located on premises. A camping permit of $5.00/night is required. Camping is limited to 10 consecutive days per site. The camping permit can be obtained by mail or in person at the Vilas County Parks & Recreation Department.
For further Vilas County Campground information please contact:
Vilas County Forestry, Recreation and Land Department
Area Privately Owned Campgrounds
Buckatabon Lodge & Lighthouse Inn
Three 2- and 3-bedroom cottages, fully equipped kitchens, color TVs, grills, picnic tables, lawn chairs, boat included. Pontoon, canoe, motor rentals. Sandy beach, playground, bar and game room. Open all year for fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, and relaxing. Camping available. Pets welcome. On Lower Buckatabon Lake.
Gateway Lodge, Restaurant & Lounge
Come back to tradition. Year-round family recreation center open to public. Adjacent to airport, golf course, ATV, bicycle, and snowmobile trails. Indoor heated pool, hot tub, and redwood sauna. Air-conditioned rooms (studios and suites). Lounge and restaurant on site. Perfect for weddings and banquets. RV hook-ups available. On site trap shooting and sporting clays course. Ski hills and casino nearby. Sorry, no pets.
Northern Waters Casino Resort
Northern Waters Casino Resort in Watersmeet, Michigan can provide an all-inclusive getaway in any season. Visitors may stay in the modern 132-room Dancing Eagles Hotel connected to the Casino, which features an indoor heated pool, sauna and whirlpool. Several room options are available including suites that include fireplaces and whirlpool tubs. In the heart of the Ottawa National Forest, the Casino is the perfect destination for weekend getaways. For those traveling by recreational vehicles, parking is available with electrical and water hookups at affordable prices welcoming all and any R.V.s.
It is located on Highway 45 approximately 8 miles from the Wisconsin-Michigan border, near many snowmobile and all-terrain vehicle trails.