Wildcat Mountain Campground

Wildcat Mountain Campground is perfect for anybody looking for a simple riverside campground in western Wisconsin. Just outside the small town of Ontario, this heavily wooded campground is ideal for escaping the city. While there's not too much to do around camp except a playground for kids to enjoy, the nearby Kickapoo River is excellent for watersports, including fishing, swimming, and boating. The RV campground also offers boat rentals in case you don't have your own. You can also bring your dog along to this pet-friendly Vernon County campground.Camping at Wildcat Mountain is best suited to self-sufficient campers due to a lack of amenities. There are roughly 16 grass sites for use, which provide no hookups. All sites offer back-in access, and there are very few amenities around camp except a pit toilet.During your trip with a motorhome rental near Ontario, you'll have access to some of the best sights in Wisconsin. State parks surround Wildcat Mountain Campground, and it's only an hour's drive from the Mississippi River if you want to experience one of the most significant rivers in the country. The nearest major city is La Crosse, which is just over an hour's drive away, and if you want to see more of Wisconsin, the state capital of Madison about two hours' drive away and contains some of the state's best attractions.

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

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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 host in the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

Ontario campers looking to stay close to home will want to explore the Wildcat Mountain State Park. This park is connected to the Wildcat Mountain Campground and consists of verdant forests and rocky bluffs overlooking the Kickapoo River. These cliffs are marvelous for hikers, with over 20 miles of trails that afford hikers delightful views of the Kickapoo River and surrounding parkland. As one of Wisconsin's significant rivers, the Kickapoo River is excellent for watersports, including kayakers, canoeing, and fishing. Fishing is one of the park's best pastimes. There are over 40 different species of fish inhabiting the river, and it is especially great for catching brown trout. During the winter, there are seven miles of trails open to cross-country skiing.There are some magnificent lakes located close to Ontario, and one of the best can be found at Buckhorn State Park. This park contains part of Castle Rock Lake, which flows into the Wisconsin and Yellow rivers. This park has a diverse landscape and is perfect for hikers, with four miles of trails that run through woodlands, prairies, wetlands, and past a small fishing pond. By the water, swimmers can laze around on the 300-foot swimming beach, and several boat ramps accommodate all types of watercraft. Castle Rock Lake is also an exceptional fishing destination, and there's a 90-foot fishing pier for easier access to deeper water.Another waterway you may want to visit during your campervan rental vacation is the Mississippi River. Great Bluffs State Park is situated just across the Minnesota state line and is one of the best ways to see this magnificent river, thanks to stark clifftops that border the river. There are over ten miles of trails that lead up these cliffs and through the surrounding forests. During your hike, keep on the lookout for local wildlife, with several predatory bird species inhabiting the area, including great horned owls, red-tailed hawks, and the occasional bald eagle.

Exploring the City

While enjoying your RV rental near Ontario, you'll probably want to explore some of the wonderful nearby cities Wisconsin has to offer. It's worth making a trip to Wisconsin's capital, Madison, as it features some of the best family attractions in the state. Henry Vilas Zoo is one of Madison's most popular attractions and features over 115 species of animals, including over 20 endangered species. Some of the incredible critters you'll see at this zoo include red pandas, African lions, and meerkats. The zoo also has a free-flying tropical aviary, where you can feed and interact with a variety of colorful and exotic birds.If you're looking to visit one of Madison's exceptional museums, consider a trip to the Chazen Museum of Art. This well-respected art museum features over 20,000 paintings from around the world and from a range of mediums and genres.Madison even has a museum that is sure to satisfy condiment connoisseurs, the National Mustard Museum. This unique museum features over 6,000 variations of this beloved sauce from over 70 different countries. There are exhibits highlighting a variety of mustard-related topics, including Canada, the largest exporter of mustard seeds, and a display called The Great Wall of Mustard. You can even taste some of these sauces in the tasting room or buy some mustard-based merchandise from the gift shop.

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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.