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Arkdale, WI 54613
GPS: 44.12, -89.956
|Last Price Paid:||$22|
|Number of Sites:||500|
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“Nice beach, average campsites”
Reviewed Aug 10, 2015
Petenwell is a County Park, but over half the sites were taken by seasonal campers. Some of the campers had obviously been there a while, making the campground look rundown. The campground is divided into two sections.
The older section is where you find most of the seasonal sites. Of the available sites remaining, a few are reservable. There are very few sites available on the lake shore of Lake Petenwell (a huge lake by the way). Most of those are already taken. So realistically, if you are going to camp here, you will end up in the treed part of the campground. The shade there is nice, the bugs aren't (including mosquitoes).
There is a newer expansion area that we would have stay in if we had known about it. It was definitely not as full, a lot less seasonal sites, and easy access to the shore of the lake.
Some sites have water and 50 amp electric, some don't, so ask. The main roads are paved, the rest are dirt. The sites can be grass if you are not under the trees, dirt if you are. The campground can accept big rigs, but you have to be careful about what site you choose. We ended up giving up our reserved site because we couldn't fit. We ended up across the street that we could fit into. The staff was very accommodating about us moving, friendly too!
Bathrooms are ok, nothing to cheer about. Showers require quarters to operate.
The beach was very nice, the marina excellent. The playground in the expansion area was new.
You can get Verizon 4G in the park, but it varied upon where you were. I ended up using my cell phone booster part of the time. A family member had an smart phone from one of the smaller local carriers and could only get a signal if she stood in the middle of the park. There were 6 OTA television stations.
All in all, if you go here, I would to the newer expansion area over the older area. But I doubt if we will ever go back to this campground.
This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com
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- 20 Amp
- Partial Hookups
- dump station
- water available
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