Fall is just around the corner and Wisconsin campgrounds are setting the stage for an unforgettable season.
An array of autumn-themed activities has been planned, promising a range of family-friendly experiences to excite both regular and new visitors.
The Wisconsin Association of Campground Owners strongly encourages individuals and families planning camping trips to explore these campgrounds’ offerings.
From Halloween-themed weekends to chili and soup cookoffs, there is an abundance of entertainment in store.
“Wisconsin campgrounds have lots of activities planned every weekend heading into October,” said Lori Severson, executive director of the Wisconsin Association of Campground Owners.
The Dell Pines Campground, for instance, has a Halloween-themed weekend slated for late September.
The organizers have arranged a series of engaging activities for children, such as sowing magic pumpkin seeds and pumpkin painting.
Duck Creek Campground is all set to host three consecutive Halloween-themed weekends beginning mid-September, featuring spooky wagon rides and costume contests.
Evergreen Campsites’ itinerary for the season includes a Harvestfest Weekend in early September, complete with craft beer samples, a pumpkin patch ride, and a vendor craft fair.
The autumn fun continues with four back-to-back Halloween-themed weekends commencing mid-September. Similarly, the Holiday Shores Campground & Resort and Lake Arrowhead Campground are preparing to charm visitors with Halloween-themed weekends, barbecue competitions, campsite decorating contests, and much more.
Merrymac’s Campground in Merrimac is also hosting two Halloween-themed weekends, featuring campsite decorating contests and trick or treating.
Adding to the thrill of the season, several Wisconsin campgrounds are set to host visits from retired Green Bay football player, Gilbert Brown, and other football players. These celebrities plan to engage with campground guests, participate in games, and sign football memorabilia – all in a bid to raise funds for the Gilbert Brown Foundation. Established in 2005, the foundation has already positively impacted the lives of more than 150 children by providing assistance that ranges from gas cards to funding for life-altering surgeries.
Such innovative and community-focused initiatives not only amplify the enjoyment of Wisconsin’s stunning outdoor spaces but also underscore the pivotal role of private campground owners or operators.
The strength of Wisconsin’s campground industry lies in its diversity, and this well-planned roster of fall activities exemplifies the sector’s commitment to providing visitors with unique and engaging experiences.
The campground industry in Wisconsin plays a significant role in the state’s economy, contributing substantially to tourism revenues.
As such, private campground owners and operators strive to continually innovate and improve visitor experiences.
Their efforts often lead to increased visitor numbers, longer stays, and repeat visits, fueling the growth and sustainability of this industry. This year’s planned fall activities demonstrate the industry’s dedication to enhancing the camping experience, cementing Wisconsin as an ideal destination for both seasonal campers and vacationing families.
Featured image from Merrimac’s Campground.