South-central Wisconsin has a lot to offer motorhome camping tourists: beautiful scenery, quirky small towns, and easy access to big-city amenities in Chicago and Milwaukee. You’re also close to Lake Michigan, so watersports opportunities are abundant. If you’re renting an RV in south-central Wisconsin and are looking for a great place to stay, look no further than Wheeler’s Campground near Baraboo. Wheeler’s Campground is just a few miles south of Baraboo, giving you get the best of both worlds - the peace and quiet of the forest along with the entertainment options and cultural attractions of the city.Wheeler’s Campground campsites come with full hookups for your RV rental. Additional campground amenities include hot showers, flush toilets, and laundry facilities. The campground has a small store on the premises where you can purchase a limited selection of groceries, firewood, and ice. It’s also a very family-friendly RV park, with lots of entertainment options for the kids, like air hockey, ping-pong, and a small playground to run around.Adventure lovers will really appreciate all of the recreational opportunities available at nearby Devil’s Lake State Park. It has some of the best rock climbing routes in the state, and if you need to rent gear, Wheeler’s camp store has pretty much everything. The RV campground’s staff can even hook you up with a guide, so you don’t need to tackle those walls alone. If scaling sheer cliffs is a little too thrilling for your taste, Devil’s Lake also has amazing hiking trails that are suitable for every experience and fitness level.
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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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Arrange a pick up time with the owner or have it delivered to your driveway or destination.
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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.
Devil’s Lake State Park should be your first stop for outdoor fun when camping at Wheeler’s Campground. It’s the largest state park in Wisconsin and features some spectacular hiking trails, a few of which climb the 500-foot bluff that overlooks the lake. While those trails are pretty challenging, most of the other ones are easy enough for novice hikers and are well marked, so you won’t get lost.Don’t feel like driving your rental RV around Baraboo? There’s an excellent bike path on Walnut Street connecting Devil’s Lake State Park with the city, and it’s just outside Wheeler’s Campground. Rent a set of wheels in Baraboo if you don’t have your own.Birdwatchers should stop by the International Crane Foundation a few miles southeast of Baraboo; it’s home to all 15 of the world’s crane species. Guided hiking tours take visitors on hikes through the foundation’s extensive wetlands, pointing out and describing the habits of these majestic birds. This attraction is a must for animal lovers.If you want to get out on the water without driving all the way to Lake Michigan, you can rent a kayak in Baraboo and put in on the Wisconsin River, about ten miles to the southeast. This section of it is more lake than river, so it’s great for learning to paddle if you don’t have much experience. The little coves dotting the shoreline near Merrimac are great for fishing too, with abundant stocks of bass, pike, and trout.
The closest town to Wheeler’s Campground is Baraboo, one of the larger towns in south-central Wisconsin. It’s a lively community with several great attractions and an extensive restaurant selection. Those looking for a bargain will love camping with an RV in Baraboo; the Outlets at the Dells Shopping Center has dozens of name brand stores selling their wares at deeply discounted prices. If you prefer something a little more unique, there are several locally-owned shops stocking everything from jewelry to toys to home furnishings in Baraboo’s downtown area off Broadway Street. Gaming enthusiasts should check out the Ho-Chunk casino just off Highway 12 and a few miles north of Baraboo.The biggest draw for tourists, though is the Circus World Museum. The world-famous Ringling Brothers called Baraboo home and started their circus company here; several exhibits have been constructed to honor their contributions to the entertainment world. Ringlingville was the winter home of the circus, and its many barns and storage buildings are where all the animals and costumes for the shows were kept. It's now open to the public. While the touring circus is no more, you can still catch a local showing at the Circus World Museum’s Hippodrome.Despite Wisconsin’s notoriously cold climate, several wineries are operating in the Baraboo area, and each of them has tastings and tours that are sure to please the wine aficionado. Wisconsin’s growing season is considerably shorter than some of the more well-known wine-producing regions like California’s Central Valley, which has led the vineyards to grow hardier grapes that can tolerate colder temperatures. These varieties have unique flavors that aren’t seen in mass-produced wines, so be sure to pick up a few bottles after the tasting to take home to wine-loving friends and family.
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.
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