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Camp Escape: Site overlooking the water


  • Wilderness campsite surrounded by forest, 10 miles from Merrill
  • A 20-minute drive to Underdown Recreation Area; 50 to Ice Age Trail
  • Secluded forest pitches with lake views, wooded hills and fishing

Deep in the backwoods of rural Wisconsin, Camp Escape is a fab spot to disconnect with the 21st century and get completely off grid. At this site, a handful of secluded pitches each come with spectacular lakeside views and shelter from pine trees for complete isolation.

Here’s a chance to test your wilderness skills. There’s 70 acres of private forest and four kettle lakes at your disposal, so getting to know your surroundings must be top of the list. You can potter around on the water in rowing boats and canoes (both free for guests to use) and fish for bass to grill over your campfire. Kids can safely run off energy, make new friends at the play areas, or go scavenging for raspberries in season.

Beyond the site boundaries, there’s a whole wilderness of 5,000 acres just begging to be explored; take a backpack and hike or ride horses into the forest, or rent an ATV or snowmobile for winter adventures in the hills. At the end of the day, though, there’s probably nothing better than sitting on a wooden dock overlooking a lake and contemplating the wilderness as the sun sets.

No-fuss amenities at this back-to-nature site include firepits, wooden tables and parking by each site. Gas cylinders are available, but there’s no drinking water so you'll need to bring your own. There’s one compostable toilet on the site as well as plenty of dirt (and trees to hide behind) for catholes.

Please note

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

Please note that the toilet facilities are unisex.

Units longer than 9 metres are not allowed.

At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.

This site has no on-site shower facilities.

Bookings must not be for more than 7 consecutive nights.

Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.

There are no bins onsite: all rubbish will need to be taken home with you.

Depart: (2 nights)

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24+ hour ventilation between accommodation guests

Activities/entertainment run in smaller groups

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: self check-in (unattended)

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Extra spacing in seated areas

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away



Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport


Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Tents for hire

Toilet block

Washing-up area


Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome


Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year




Lake and/or mountain


Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping


Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby



Small (11-25 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Watersports nearby


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  • W4093 Ackerman Road, Merrill, Wisconsin, USA, 54452
  • Timezone America/Chicago Central Daylight Time (GMT-05:00)   GPS 45.2843°N 89.6310°W


Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

A vast network of trails snakes its way around the campsite, so grab your walking boots and backpack for wilderness adventures in Lincoln County’s Underdown Recreation Area (20 minutes’ drive). Some sections of the Ice Age Trail (50 minutes) are spot on for kids, like the path up to Grandfather Falls, and there’s plenty of challenging hiking too.

Your days out don’t have to be on foot. Rent a mountain bike, discover the forest on a horseback ride, or paddle a canoe down river in George W. Mead State Wildlife Area (an hour). Logger's Landing Indoor Waterpark (half an hour) is a good alternative if you need something that's not weather-dependent.

Need to feed up for these adventures? Check out the local food with visits to Northwood Maple Farm (25 minutes) and Helen's Hilltop Orchard (25 minutes), or stop in for refreshing beers from the Sawmill Brewing Company (15 minutes).


Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  8 a.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  12 p.m.

Camp Escape cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to and is non-refundable.


Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Camp Escape will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Camp Escape have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Camp Escape dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Camp Escape? A vast network of trails snakes its way around the campsite, so grab your walking boots and backpack for wilderness adventures in Lincoln County’s Underdown Recreation Area (20 minutes’ drive). Some sections … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Camp Escape?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  8 a.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Camp Escape? From £50.80 (for 1 night, 8 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability


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