Petenwell Park

County Park

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2016-2024 Bighorn Drive Arkdale, WI 54613 608-564-7513 Official Website

GPS: 44.12, -89.956

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Overview of Petenwell Park

Weekly Rate Yes

Monthly Rate Yes

Number of Sites 500

Reservations yes

Open Seasonally April 15 to Oct. 15

Elevation 918 ft / 279 m

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Reviews of Petenwell Park 2 people have reviewed this location.

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Verizon 4G
Confirmed by 2 Users
Last reported 7/18/2018
Mike & Robin 2.0
Mike & Robin 2.0
35' Dutchmen Northshore
Chevrolet 2013 3500 Dually 4WD
10 reviews
“Wonderful sunsets.”

Reviewed 7/18/2018

Nightly rate: $22
Days stayed: 11
Site Number: 103
Overall Rating

This was our first home as we started our RV living lifestyle. The campground has several distinct sections. Some are more shaded and some are more open. Next year there will be a section for people with ATVs. We really enjoyed our time there and enjoyed the many beautiful sunsets over looking Petenwell Lake.

Site Quality
Verizon 4G

Mike & Robin 2.0 would stay here again

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of

136 reviews
“Nice beach, average campsites”

Reviewed 8/10/2015

Nightly rate: $22
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 50
Overall Rating

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.

Site Quality
Verizon 4G

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  • 20 Amp
  • water
  • Partial Hookups
  • dump station
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • water available


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