Dell Pines Campground

The Dells, a region along the Wisconsin River just north of Wisconsin's capital in Madison, is one of the most popular places to go RV camping in the state. Not only does it have some stunning natural beauty, especially the picturesque sandstone formations carved by the river that give the area its name, but the Dells also have loads of family-friendly attractions and is known as the “Waterpark Capital of the World” thanks to the half dozen or more indoor and outdoor waterparks concentrated within a few square miles.Thankfully there’s a bevy of campgrounds in the area to support the swarms of summer tourists visiting these waterparks - Dell Pines Campground near Baraboo is one of the best family-friendly Wisconsin Dells campgrounds. Many of the sites at Dell Pines have full hookups for your RV rental, including 30/50 amp electrical connections. There are also clean restrooms, hot showers, laundry facilities, a dump station, and a campground store where you can pick up all the essentials.Perhaps most importantly, though, are the recreational facilities at the RV park. You can swim in its heated swimming pool, though you’ll find no shortage of pools throughout the Wisconsin Dells area. There are also bike rentals, horseshoe pits, a volleyball court, walking trails, a small playground, and a game room to enjoy. Even with such fun things to do in Wisconsin Dells, you might have a hard time leaving all the great activities back at the park.

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The Great Outdoors

Before the waterparks brought in heaps of tourists, it was the beauty of the dells (rapids in Wisconsin River) that attracted the crowds. A short and sweet look at the Dells is the Witches Gulch walkway, which is accessed via the Upper Dells boat tour. Here you can wander limestone ravines carved by the Wisconsin River and run your hands along the moss-covered canyon walls.Another option is Rocky Arbor State Park, just up the river from Wisconsin Dells; it’s a lot less commercial and doesn’t require a boat ride to get there. Most of the park’s hiking trails are about a mile long and visit some of the same types of interesting rock formations found in Witches Gulch. The trails are considerably more rugged, so be ready with sturdy footwear and an eye for tree roots along the way.Mirror Lake State Park is just outside Dell Pines Campground and is over 2,000 acres in size. At its center is a tranquil pond that’s perfect for fishing (with a state license), swimming, or paddling. If you need a boat, rentals are available at the park office. Hiking trails encircle the pond and range in difficulty from an easy stroll to a challenging climb.Bird enthusiasts should also visit the International Crane Foundation outside of Baraboo. This wildlife sanctuary is home to all of the world’s 15 crane species. Walking trails meander the park, and guided tours are given by park staff explaining the crane’s habitat and behaviors.

Exploring the City

Wisconsin Dells and Lake Delton, collectively known as “the Dells” lie just 15 minutes' drive south of Dell Pines Campground. Its location amongst the plains of central Wisconsin is an unlikely one for the plethora of tourist attractions that grace the Wisconsin River’s shores. However, with so many tourists swinging through the Dells each year, there’s a big demand for quality restaurants at an affordable price. You’ll find everything from super-sized hamburgers to perfectly prepared steaks to authentic Mexican dishes when you stay at one of the RV parks near Wisconsin Dells.However, nothing could be more soothing on a hot summer day than a dip in the cool waters of one the Dells’ waterparks. Luckily, there’s quite a lot to choose from, with more than enough for you to visit a different waterpark every day of the week. Some specialize in thrilling tall slides while others do calmer tube rides - all of them are an absolute blast for the family. Prefer a dryer experience? Most of the waterparks also have theme park rides, roller coasters, and other ways to get the adrenaline pumping.If you really want to explore the Dells to their full potential, hop on one of the city’s amphibious “Duck Tours,” which navigate Lake Delton, the Wisconsin River, and the streets of the Dells with ease. Tour guides point out all the important sights, and you can sit back and relax, watching as the river flows past.The Dells also offers some fantastic shows, so you’ll never be bored come sundown. The Rick Wilcox Magic Theater is a Wisconsin Dells institution, providing family-friendly entertainment that is sure to be one of the most memorable experiences from your motorhome camping vacation. There’s also the Palace Theater, which produces Broadway-quality musicals along with renditions of Disney classics.

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