Northwood Shores Campground

Northwood Shores Campground is located on the shores of Upper Devils Lake in northern Wisconsin and surrounded by gorgeous wooded scenery. Upper Devils Lake is split into two parts connected by a narrow strip in between them, and the campground is surrounded by the lake on three sides. Although camping in an RV here feels like a secluded oasis, it's just a two-hour drive from the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area.The campsites at Northwood Shores Campground feature full hookups for your RV, with 20/30/50 amp power connections. WiFi access is available throughout the campground, and there is a shower house with restrooms, as well as a clubhouse with a game room for cooler days. You can purchase snacks like pizza and ice cream at the campground, as well as some basic camping necessities. There are a heated pool and a playground, as well as access to the lake via a swimming beach. There's also a handy fish cleaning station, so you can enjoy your catches after a day out on the lake.

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Camping with an RV

Have you ever wanted to sleep at the foot of a mountain or wake up to the sound of the ocean’s waves gently crashing on the shore? When on a road trip, do you like to stop at every weird and wonderful roadside attraction? Do you ever just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great outdoors? Then renting an RV is definitely for you.

Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.

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Choose your location, dates, and send the owner a request to book.


Delivery or Pickup

Arrange a pick up time with the owner or have it delivered to your driveway or destination.

Let us help

Most owners have the option to deliver and set up the RV right to your destination.


Adventure awaits!

Enjoy the freedom of the open road nd the assurance of 24/7 roadside assistance.

After your trip, return the RV to the owner on the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

When RV camping at Northwood Shores Campground, you'll have excellent swimming and fishing just steps from your campsite. The lake is only ten feet deep, so it's a good place for family swimming during the summer. There is a boat launch, so you can get out on the water and enjoy some fishing. In the lake, you'll find panfish, northern pike, largemouth bass, and walleye. Be sure to check the fishing regulations for the lake before you go.There are lots of other excellent lakes to explore when you book an RV in Barron County. There are a wide variety of water sports that are popular in this area beyond swimming and fishing, including kayaking, canoeing, paddle boating, water skiing, and so many more. The much larger Bear Lake is located across the road from Northwood Shores Campground. This lake is much deeper than Upper Devils Lake and has four boat landings. Bear Lake Sedge Meadow is located on the south side of the lake. It is a state natural area with preserved foliage and is home to several species of rare birds and other wildlife. Other large lakes nearby include Long Lake and Shell Lake.If you're looking for a bigger outdoor adventure, Northwood Shores is only an hour's drive from the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. This beautiful forest covers over 1.5 million acres and has an extensive network of hiking trails. Within the forest, there's also a network of biking trails and horseback riding trails. In the winter, you'll also find trails for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Certain areas of the forest do allow hunting, with designated areas for big game, small game, and waterfowl. There are several lakes in the forest as well, with areas for tubing, windsurfing, water skiing, and even scuba diving, as well as fishing, swimming, and boating.

Exploring The Area

Camping at Northwood Shores Campground is an excellent way to explore the beauty of the northern Wisconsin countryside. The campground is just outside of the small town of Haugen. Near Haugen, you'll find a country store with a gas station and market full of groceries, toiletries, and other essentials. There's also a very small market in Haugen. If you are looking for restaurants, coffee shops, banks, pharmacies, and anything else you might need while traveling, you can drive down to Rice Lake, which is a larger town south of the campground. Rice Lake is home to the Barron County Fairgrounds as well as small museums, theater companies, and other attractions.The city of Eau Claire is an easy day trip from the campsites at Northwood Shores Campground, at just an hour's drive south. It is a particularly excellent place to visit with kids, as there are many family-friendly activities there. The town has a charming children's museum as well as indoor water and trampoline parks. Eau Claire also has several beautiful parks, and when the weather is nice, you'll find farmers' markets and other fun local events to enjoy. The downtown area has several excellent breweries, charming boutiques, and cozy restaurants.The nearest urban spreads to Northwood Shores Campground are the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, about two hours' drive away. Although it is a large metropolitan area, the Twin Cities region is well-known for its beautiful parks with lush waterfalls and hiking trails. The area also has plenty of excellent museums and other cultural attractions, including the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden at the Walker Art Center, Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, the Science Museum of Minnesota, and of course, the Mall of America for shopping lovers.

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A formal-sounding name for camper van, but just as photogenic.

Class A

Drivers should be comfortable driving bus-sized vehicles and dealing with parking limitations. Great for delivery.

Truck Camper

If you can drive a truck, you can drive a truck camper. Makes roughing it significantly less rough.


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Questions about RVs?


What type of RV should I choose?


Start by determining how many people are planning to travel with you. Going on a solo-journey? Choose a camper van or a teardrop trailer. Bringing the whole family along for the ride? Consider a spacious Class A or five-wheel.

You’ll also want to consider amenities. For example, if you’re planning to cook on the road, you’ll want a kitchenette. If your campground doesn’t have public restrooms, you’ll want to search RVs with bathrooms. Check out full descriptions of our models to help you decide here.


Do the RVs have bathrooms?


Yes. Class A’s, Class B’s, and Class C’s and five-Wheels typically have bathrooms. Depending on where you plan on camping, you’ll want to double-check the availability of restrooms if selecting a rig without a bathroom. Nervous about renting an RV with a bathroom? Owners can help show you how to clean the tank or will offer to do it for you for a fee.


How does check-in work?


Once an Owner approves your RV reservation, you can coordinate a time to pick up your rig or have it delivered to your doorstep or campsite. At that point, the owner will do a key exchange with you and walk you through the RV and answer any questions you might have.