Located on the very edge of the lake, and in the town of the same name, Shell Lake Campground in Wisconsin offers a surprisingly quiet and peaceful location. The 46 individual campsites are shielded from the town and the highway by a thick line of trees. It makes a perfect combination of beautiful scenery, overlooking the lake, and the convenience of the town on your doorstep.Every campsite at Shell Lake Campground has water and electric hookups, and the majority have sewage hookups, making it perfect for easy, stress-free RV camping. Around a quarter of the sites are on the edge of Shell Lake. Some are in full sun, and around half have full or partial shade from the trees, so you can book your perfect RV campsite. A good number of the sites are pull-thru, in case you need more time to practice reversing your rental RV! The campsite has a modern restroom with hot showers, a community center, access to a public swimming beach, and boat facilities.The lake is nestled in an area of low-lying farmland, surrounded by woods and many ponds and lakes. It is an ideal area for exploring in a rental RV, with a great road system and mostly easy rolling terrain. Should you be new to camping with an RV, or just want to avoid mountainous areas, then book an RV in Washburn County for a great vacation.Shell Lake Campground is midway between the towns of Eau Claire, WI to the south, and Duluth, MN, on the shores of Lake Superior in the north. For the bright lights of a big city, the metropolis of Minneapolis, MN, is to the southwest.
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There are several boat ramps around the banks of Shell Lake, giving easy access to the water, plus at Shell Lake Campground, there is a carry-in boat launching area. Marina services are available, including pontoon boat rental, kayak, and canoe rental.Shell Lake also attracts anglers with a wide variety of fish species available. Smallmouth bass and walleye are the most abundant species in the lake, but musky and panfish are also plentiful.Shell Lake Campground is surrounded by national forests and state parks, making it a perfect location for motorhome camping and discovering the local nature and wildlife. To the north is the Brule River State Forest, with all 44 miles of the Bois Brule River inside its boundaries. The river is well-known for its excellent trout fishing, and it is also great for kayaking and canoeing. Crossing the forest is 16-miles of the North Country National Scenic Trail, plus other hiking opportunities.To the west is the Saint Croix State Park, covering nearly 34,000 acres, making it the largest state park in Minnesota. Here you can find 127-miles of hiking, the St Croix and Kettle Rivers, that are perfect for exploring by canoe or kayak, and an abundance of wildlife, such as deer, coyotes, foxes bears and many more.If that's not enough to keep you busy, two more forests lay to the east, the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest and the Flambeau River State Forest.
With the downtown area of Shell Lake a short walk away, Shell Lake Campground is an ideal base for your RV rental. The town has grocery stores and a selection of restaurants within a few minutes’ of the campground. Connected to the campground is the town’s Memorial Park, with a pavilion that holds concerts throughout the summer, and plenty of green space to get out and enjoy.An interesting place to visit is the Potters Shed. Owned by a local artist and potter, the shed sells handmade pottery, but has the unique attraction of giving you the opportunity to design and create your own pottery art. The shed is an eclectic mix of art, music venue, and a cafe.For some local history, while camping with an RV at Shell Lake Campground, a visit to the Washburn County Historical Museum is a must. The museum consists of several original buildings and contains artifacts that the history of the area since the mid-19th century. The St Lutheran Church was built in 1888, while the former parsonage was completed in 1896. Various period rooms have been put together, containing clothes, toys, and other items, while other rooms contain farming and logging equipment dating back to the 1800s.