We were in town for the annual geocachers Cache Bash. We chose this property because it had some of the best reviews and was closest to the location of the event that we were attending. The rules are terribly strict and evidently don't apply to everyone. Several people had 2 cars to a site when we were told that we could not park our 2nd vehicle onsite. We were even told how to park the one vehicle that could remain on our site. When I called to reserve we were told we wouldn't have to pay for all 4 children to stay, but when I reserved the site, I had to pay. $68/night is ridiculous for something that hasn't been updated since 1970. The pay shower was horrible: the water smelled like rotten eggs. We will be in town again, but will never stay at this campground. The only thing it has going for it was the location and it was maintained fairly well. Update the facilities if you're going to charge a premium to camp at your facility and don't be so crazy about the rules. You have to sign a piece of paper saying you understand and have read the rules. The owners seem to be control-freaks. After getting home and taking two of the children to the doctor for an illness that was caught while in the campground, we found that the smell from the hot water in the showers was actually from bacteria in the water. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Lenwood is a very large campground that surrounds a lake with a good-sized recreational beach and playground areas. There were a large number of seasonal campers. Overall, Lenwood's location is good, but is not a very well kept or organized campground for the price they charge. W/E/S site cost $41. Lakeside sites were $10 more. Our utilities worked OK as did the Wi-Fi. Our campsite was on a treed hillside, but a number were located in a lower marshy area by the lake. If this summer had not been the drought of the century, I'm sure the mosquito population would have been quite intimidating. The worst pests while we were there were the biting deer flies that would land on your legs, arms or neck. They were especially bad if you tried to go outside in early morning or where there was no breeze. There was a small restroom/shower building with one side for men & the other for women. Each consisted of 2 toilets, 1 sink and 1 shower that cost a quarter for 10 minutes of hot water. The windows were always shut so the water heater on the wall made the place feel like a sauna. The water had that rotten egg smell when hydrogen sulfide gas seeps into rural groundwater systems. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I only have good things to say about the owner and the park. Owner even offered a hose so I could clean the dust off my coach. I could not find the swamp that the other reviewer talked about. I only saw a sweet lake. I would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed here several times before when visiting West Bend and we've never been disappointed. This time we were back to visit relatives and attend the West Bend Cache Ba$h. The owners are helpful and friendly and they are meticulous about caring for the park. Wi-Fi is strong and the utilities are solid. There are many trees to provide shade, but several sites are open enough for satellite reception. Verizon, Sprint and ATT were all strong. This park is, by far, the best in the area and we'll be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were pleasantly surprised to visit this campground. The office staff was very friendly and helpful. The park was quiet and lovely. We had to add blocks to get level, but the setting made up for the inconvenience. We decided to stay another night and enjoy the West Bend activities. We camped here in a Motorhome.
When we read the reviews on here we were worried that we had made a wrong choice but it really wasn't bad at all. The sites are a little on the small side and lumpy but the trees give nice shade. The beach is pretty nice and the lake was pretty clean. There was a playground for the kids which was well maintained. The bathrooms were very clean and cleaned often. The owners do drive around on a regular basis and check car passes and enforce quiet time which starts at 9:30. That's a bit excessive, but being a family with a 2 year old it was nice to be able to put him to bed in a quiet campground. Overall it's not a bad place as long as you follow the rules. I would recommend it for families with small children, older couples or adults. It's not a place for a party camper at all. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Campground has view of small lake. Short-term sites are tight, and tightly packed when busy. Sewer connection to site next to us was right outside door. Fortunately no one occupied this site while we were here. BE AWARE: There are MANY strict and strictly enforced rules. Although I appreciated and understood need for some of rules, there some were that were extreme. Not dog or guest friendly. Dogs NOT allowed to bark. Guests MUST register and pay - $6 per person, then MUST leave by 7:30 pm. Holiday weekend was very crowded, although not to capacity. Week days mostly empty. (I suspect due to the strict rules, not a desirable place for most to stay.) If owner wants to keep short-term occupancy level low, he is succeeding. Will not return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We were looking for a site for Memorial Day weekend on short notice. We were given the choice of multiple sites - the red flag should of went up there. The sites are too small and too close together. The endless rules and strict enforcement were too much for a relaxing weekend. I was constantly on edge - it was more like being at daycare. We will not be returning nor would we recommend this campground to anyone we care about. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Lake Lenwood. Where to start? First of all the word LAKE is being generous. Large smelly swamp pond would more suitable. Our first clue that this was not going to be a good experience was how empty the camp was when we arrived. This being a gorgeous fall weekend we checked into our first site and sank to our ankles in oozing mud upon exiting our vehicle. The fire pit was filled with 6 inches of brackish water. There hadn’t been rain in the area in over a week. The small drainage ditch that ran the entire length of the site was overflowing with bug larvae filled brackish water that smelled suspiciously of human waste. We requested a different site. Not a problem – the owners moved us down the “shore” (swamps have shores?) a few spots and we set up camp. Just as we were finishing up and ready to settle in and try to make the best of being swamp monsters for the weekend the owner zooms up on his ATV to check on the first site. Possibly to see if we left it “clean” for the next campers? He nearly runs over one of our dogs who was tied to a nearby tree that was well off of the gravel drive. Of course the poor dog barks in fear of being crushed by the large machine. The owner proceeds to chastise us for not having bark less dogs and that they would not under any circumstances tolerate any more disruptions of this sort. He insisted we take care of the problem immediately. Take care of the problem? Our dog barked in fear of being killed and we were to take care of the problem? What did he expect us to do? We were over 2 hours from home. Every camp in the area was filled to capacity – see notes in first paragraph. Were we to rip our dogs vocal cords out? Enough was enough. We immediately packed up to prepare to leave. We had disconnected water already when my husband decided to use the camp facilities before we hit the road. When he returned a few moments later he refused to describe the condition of the bathhouse and lavatories. His only comment was that I didn’t need to know how awful they were. My husband is former military and has served in some of the harshest conditions known and for him to say they were awful I dare not think of had bad they were. We drove our two hours home and were glad to finally pull into our driveway where we could try to salvage at least some of the weekend. Lake Lenwood – not recommended. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A lovely quiet campground around a small private lake. Sites are large enough, grassy sites with some large shade trees, but we didn't see any site that came very close to being level, including ours. We recommend that you go to their website, and REALLY read through all the rules and restrictions before coming here -- and there are a LOT of rules and restrictions. The owners seemed very nice and very helpful, but in our humble opinion, they're way too long on rules. If you come to this campground in the dead of summer you must pay for any visitors, and they must leave the campground by 7:30 pm. We won't be coming back, and the friends we drove cross country to visit won't be recommending the campground to anyone, either. Oh well. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice campground and about the only game in town if you want to be close to West Bend. The park is well-maintained and managed. We found the staff to be very friendly and helpful. They have the usual rules, which they enforce, but we think that is a good thing. It insures that everyone respects each other's privacy. We enjoy camping here and we will return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A campground, not an RV park. Close sites, mostly hard to get positioned, not level, some gravel but mostly grass. A ton or rules and every thing you want is an extra expense. Attitude of owners is very dictator based but appear pleasant. Lots of trees so if you want satellite be sure to say so when registering. Facilities are very old but they work at being tidy. One of only 3 that I found in the vicinity of suburbs north of Milwaukee, and I am afraid it may be the better of those. Beautify lake with a fair amount of day campers. This is our home town area so we may have to stay here again when again visiting friends and relations. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Older campground. Owners friendly and helpful. Sites a bit uneven. Restrooms old, but clean. Very quiet and nice views of lake. A few sites have access to a clear view for satellite connections. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We would not recommend this RV park to anyone because of the harsh rules that are simply ridiculous. We could not even have friends or family come out for dinner because of the 7:30 pm rule that all guests leave the park. I sure don't see how anyone could say this is a family park . It is a shame because the park is quite nice just needs different management and fewer rules. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground claims to be pet friendly, yet they wouldn't let me stay because my miniature schnauzers MAY bark. OK I know that schnauzers have a reputation, but not all dogs fit the profile and my dogs may bark when they are excited, but they always calm down. And since I am attending an AKC agility trial, I would be gone most of the day: WITH MY DOGS! Do they kick someone out for sneezing? Or kids for screaming, as they do when they get excited, just like dogs bark when they are excited? I camp quite a bit with my dogs and I have never had anyone complain about my dogs barking too much. I am very respectful and keep my dogs quiet, on leashes and clean up after them. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Seems we are the only transients in CG at this time with several seasonals also. Friendly owners that were helpful as to what to do in the area. Being longtime locals they knew a lot about the history of the area. While rules sounded a little onerous they are what you find in most parks. We would stay again as we didn't get to see all we wanted to in the area. WI-FI free with good signal. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here for 2 of the 3 nights we had reserved. Had to leave because of problems not related to camping. Overall was very pleased with this campground and will be going back next year. We were in site C-1 since we planned to be coming and going with our motorhome, no towed vehicle. Greeted at office and they were very helpful. Recommended places to eat and when M/H developed problems on Saturday AM, they made several calls to try to locate an open service facility to work on motorhome. Did not find their rules anything that I wouldn't expect any camper to follow, just common sense. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park does not allow visitors unless they pay an entrance fee. My son and his family came to see our newly purchased motorhome (after we traveled here from Arizona.) My son had been here less than 10 minutes and the owner came to our campsite and ordered them to leave in two minutes or he was calling the law. When I confronted him about it he stated that was his rule that they must register and pay...go figure. We are new RVer's but this surely is not the standard. By being so impolite he just cost himself a lot of business, as we will hopefully be coming to this area for quite a few years. Difficult owners make for an unpleasant visit. Never again at this place! We camped here in a Motorhome.
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We stopped here but did not stay. The rules and regulations are lengthy and capricious. For instance, if you bid your neighbor in the next campsite a good night, you have violated the quiet time if it is after 9:30 pm. Pets are NOT WELCOME and are subject to even more onerous regulations which are subject only to the interpretations of the owners. If you truly try to abide by these nuerotic laws you will spend your stay looking over your shoulder. Check the website before you arrive, all regulations are at the discretion of the management without refunds. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a nice park that is well maintained. There is a clean beach area on the lake, with a pier for fishing. Rentals of canoes and paddleboats are available. There is a nice play area with some older but safe equipment near the lake. There are also good trails to hike on. They are not paved trails, just dirt trails, but it's fun to explore the area. This is a very quiet, low key campground, and as noted above, one of the owners is..um..a bit obsessive..about keeping it that way. If you like to party, or even listen to your radio turned up in the evening, you should camp elsewhere. The rules are the rules, they aren't unreasonable--actually, pretty standard for any campground--but, you should know, they're enforced. If you're here with a family and want a quiet, safe place to camp, hike, and hang out, then this is a good place. We stay here once or twice a year and have never had any trouble with the owner. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The campground is clean and quiet. That being said; the owner seems to only want to rent campsites to those people who want to be in bed before 9pm. On our last night there(8-7-03) the owner came to our campsite and started yelling at our guests.(They were leaving only 10 min. past time...7:30pm) When we asked him to settle down he only got louder and then told us to pull out. When we asked for a refund, He said we wouldn't get one because we were commiting "boisterous misconduct". We said something about not recommending this campground to anyone he said,"Good! Anyone you know, I don't want here". Needless to say, we will never go back there even if we need to drive an hour out of our way to visit our
family in West Bend. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
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Beautiful lake setting for weekenders, but seasonals lack leeway to improve sites creating a shopworn look of park. Amenities of sewer, cable, telephone and hiking trail however are a huge plus, despite over-regulation of seasonals. We camped here in a camper.
We stayed here 6 weeks while visiting friends in this area where we used to live in a stick house prior to full-timing. So the rate was monthly. They include ALL your electric usage plus water and 2 honey wagon pump outs per week, Monday and Friday. They do have seven pull-through sites with sewer hook-ups, however that area is in the busier area close to the restroom/showers. They also have a nice laundry room. The place is on Green lake, it's very pretty and the fishing is good, However none of the sites are directly on the lake. The park staff is very nice and friendly. The restrooms and showers are clean however we never used them as we prefer to use the ones in our own place. The roads are narrow and gravel, however I had no problem negotiating them with the 1 ton truck and 37' trailer. There are quit a few seasonal trailers parked in various places through the park and they do allow older units to stay so when you first come in you may think it looks junky. we parked all the way towards the west of the park away from the lake and it was very nice , and very very quiet. Lots of nice shade trees but I was still able to set up my dish and get a strong signal the whole time we were here. The sites are very big 40' x 60'. They only open from mid April to late October, as many parks do in this area. Overall we did really enjoy our stay here and will be back next year when we return to the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The land was nice. We spent 6 weeks there and got to know things pretty well. Lots of shade trees. Roads are small for getting your rig in certain sites. Lots are not level at all. Hookups are practically dangerous! You can feel the power surges inside your unit from outdated hookups. No dumping, only a honey wagon twice a week. Sites are not marked well and very confusing to find an available site because of this. The lake is a nice feature. They have miniature golf for smaller children. Play equipment doesn't seem to be much. People are friendly and helpful. You will pay for everything there though. If you opt to shower, you pay .25 cent for 3 minutes or something like that. Overall, it "could" be nice, but needs some serious upgrades. I would not stay there again, unfortunately. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Unlike the previous reviewer, we stayed here, but never again. The owners need to spend more time maintaining the park. The sewer connection was just a hole in the ground, in fact I had trouble finding it because the grass hadn't been cut for weeks. Water and sewer were together, but the electric was on the other side. The sites are not level, are narrow, and not clean. The best sites (and there weren't many) are taken by seasonal renters. The owners made sure you knew if any rules were broken, they would not hesitate to kick you out. Yet, the family next to us had 2 dogs, that left their "calling cards" on our space. The old campers, motor homes, and broken down cars made us feel like we were camping in a salvage yard. We're new to RVing, so we haven't stayed in a lot of parks, but this one was the worst (so far). We camped here in a Motorhome.
Like the previous reviewer, we did not actually stay here, but checked it out on a drive through before making a reservation. Scary! Seeing the field-like setting, we asked if there was an area that had more trees. The area that we were directed to was down the road and around a curve. Some areas were flooded, the entire area was overgrown, and every site was filled with old campers. Think battered, rusty with parts hanging off--not vintage and well maintained. We had to drive slowly to avoid bottoming out the truck on the rutted roads here. We high-tailed it out and will not be returning! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I have to say that we did not stay here. We drove through, and drove right on out. The
property looks as though it could have potential. That said, it has to be noted that it looks awful right now. We don't consider ourselves to be terrible snobs, but we drove all through this campground, up and down every road, and after seeing the seasonal sites and how they were kept, we left. We saw garbage on the ground, junk piled up outside seasonal sites, it really gave us the creeps. This did not appear to be a place where our two and 3 yr old would be safe. The "playground" was actually an old tire surrounded by weeds. I have never before locked my doors traveling through a campsite, but we did here, and my husband didn't even laugh at me for doing it! It doesn't look anything like it looks on the website. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This campground was nice for the most part. We camped here with our 2 kids. The park has 40 year old equipment and some of the toys were fixed with duct tape. The site we had was nicely shaded, but not very level. Our septic did not work we wanted a site with w/e/s but we did not get that we got w/e. The owner gave us the rate for w/e due to the problem. It was supposed to be fixed on the Monday. But our pipe was still having problems. So when we got back to the site at 9pm we tried to dump and it did not work. My husband went to the owners home and asked him kindly what he was going to do about it because ours was full. He got the BIGGEST attitude and then came to empty us. So the owner was not very kind. He also came on Monday to open the septic tank cover to get pumped and left it opened. Mind you the tank was right in front of our site and the neighbor and us all have kids. He did not tell anyone that he did that. My husband said that the bathrooms were old and smelly. Our site was not mowed. We were also not told about the rules and garbage pick-up. It's an OK place to stay over all the pool was really nice and heated. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very quiet, rustic campground where most of the campers are seasonal. Friendly, courteous staff. Campground is a bit hilly and the narrow gravel roads have some tight curves. Sites are mostly dirt; lots of tall trees, felt like camping in the woods. I had to use 3 boards to level my camper. Electricity was 113-117 volts without a load, but dropped to 105 with the water heater and microwave on together. Wi-Fi is an additional $2 per day. Pool looked sparkling clean. Restrooms at the office are reasonably clean, but it was difficult to get in and out of stalls due to limited space between door and toilet (I weigh 150). The shower stalls are outside next to the pool in the open air, not practical for inclement weather. The dump station is on a slight hill and tight curve. I do not recommend this CG for a big rig or anything longer than a 24-foot travel trailer. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Wow!! Where to start. This is one of the nicest places we have ever camped. The campground itself is large and spacious with areas of luxurious green grass and secluded wooded areas. Set in the midst of the Kettle Moraine it has so much to offer. Even the group sight areas are well groomed and pleasantly spaced. The rec center is large and full of activities - planned events or just game tables and arcades for both adult and children. There is a "bar" area fully stocked with beer, wine coolers, sodas, candies and all kinds of other treats to satisfy everyone! The swimming pool is huge, heated and perfectly maintained. To go with it - there is a relaxing hot tub to sooth those aching bones. So much for the actual campgrounds - The people are tremendous! The owners are pleasant and informative - you can tell the pride that they have for their "home". The staff in the rec center are all quick to jump up and serve you and always willing to listen to those "campground stories" and share their own. Bathroom, showers and all facilities are immaculate - including the portalots set up in certain areas. This campgrounds rates OFF the scale!!! We will return MANY times and hope that others will check it out too. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
My family and I stayed here for memorial day weekend (Fri, Sat, Sun). I'm not usually a gushy person but this campground was great. On the drive up our first impression of the landscape was that the grass was neatly trimmed and the roads were paved or evenly graveled (if that's a word). The sites were beautiful. Shaded, spacious, clean, somewhat private. They have a crystal clear pool and hot tub. They had entertainment planned for all ages which included hayrides. The bathrooms were spotless. The recreation area has billiards, games, snacks, beer, and great pizza. The staff were always friendly and helpful. We've already made reservations for labor day this season and we cannot wait to go back. I've been to many campgrounds and this one is close to the top of my list. Definitely the best in the area! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.