As we come upon warmer weather, we’re all longing for the reprieve of the great outdoors. Relaxing on the water with a fishing pole in hand, alone or with the whole family, is a great way to enjoy the sunny days ahead. To help you plan for this camping season, we put together a list of our five favorite fishing campgrounds in Wisconsin.
This campground is great for boaters and RVers alike! They have pier slips for smaller fishing boats, and there’s a public boat landing adjacent to the campground. The lake has a variety of fish, including Panfish, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, Trout, Walleye and Catfish. But the main attraction for boaters is the beautiful sandbar beaches along the Wisconsin River. Drop anchor by the sandbars for beachfront fun and even a game of volleyball!
The blue waters of Green Lake are home to thriving communities of largemouth bass and bluegill. The large fish population provides line-casting fun for beginners and pro anglers alike at Whitetail Springs. Even better, no fishing license is required at the catch-and-release campground fishing hole. If you’re looking for a break from fishing, there’s plenty of swimming, sandcastle building and water sports on the spring-fed lake.
The rustic, non-electric campground is perfect for those looking to truly commune with nature. East Fork is aptly named for its location on the east fork of the Black River. It’s one of three state campgrounds in Black River State Forest, and is the best of the three for fishing opportunities. In addition to Black River fishing, soak up the Vitamin D with canoeing, kayaking, hiking, hunting and more.
Yellowstone Lake is home to healthy populations of crappies, walleye and other gamefish. You can also reel in bass, bluegill, channel catfish, muskies and northern pike, if you’re lucky. While there are limits to what you can bring home, there are hours of fun to be had on the lake. You don’t have to be a pro either, anglers of all ages can rent free fishing equipment from the camp office!
Hunting and fishing are popular on and around Devil’s Lake. The lake has both warm and cold-water fisheries, and is stocked yearly with brown trout and walleyes. Check out the complete list of fish available at Devil’s Lake here, and don’t forget your fishing license! While power boats aren’t allowed on the lake, fishing is easy along the south shore where you can cast from the sidewalk.
These five campgrounds are RV-friendly and great for fishing, but there are plenty of other opportunities throughout the state. This list from Travel Wisconsin has some of the best shoreline camping in Wisconsin. If you’re looking for a brand new or new to you RV for your adventures to the great outdoors, take a look at Scenic RV’s new and used online inventory or visit us in person at our Slinger and Baraboo locations.