FAQs

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The answers to some of our most frequently asked questions can be found right here. If you have a question that isn't covered here, feel free to reach out to the office so we can help you prepare for your vacation with us at Wilderness Campground!

Booking Questions

Q: Do I need to make a reservation?

It is highly recommended to make a reservation. We start taking reservations a year in advance, and most weekends are already booked up a year ahead. Weekdays are usually pretty open other than June – August. To ensure you get your favorite campsite, even weekday reservations should be made in advance.

Q: How do I make a reservation?

To make your reservations online: Click the “BOOK YOUR STAY” button above the menu at the top right of our website. You will be directed to our online booking system. You can make a reservation (14 days or >) on our website. You will be automatically charged the full amount when you book and receive an instant reservation confirmation. Please Note: It is only a $30 deposit when booking a year-in-advance. 

Phone: Call our office at 608.297.2002 and press option 1 for Reservations. We recommend looking at a park map prior to calling for reference. If we do not answer when you call, please leave a voicemail including your name, requested dates, site preferences, and your call back phone number. If you do not leave a voicemail, you will not receive a call back.

Q: How far in advance can I make a reservation?

We always open our camping reservation one full season in advance. Reservations will always open for the following season the very first Monday in April. For example, we will start taking 2025 reservations Monday, April 1st, 2024. For year-in-advance reservations there is a $30 non-refundable deposit due at time of making a reservation. We invoice mid-January with balances due no later than February 15th of the upcoming camping season. Anything (3) nights or less needs to be paid in full. If 3-5 nights, the amount of the (3) nights will be due February 15th and any remaining balance will be due upon your arrival. If your reservation is 6+ nights, half of the reservation is due February 15th and the other half will be due upon arrival.

All Spring and Fall Special Balances are due in full on February 15th.

We highly recommend making a reservation in advance. Generally, we are full on weekends for most of our season. We occasionally have last minute cancellations and may be able to get you in if you are on our waiting list. Please note, a (3) night minimum applies for all Holiday weekends.

Q: What is your reservation deposit policy?

To confirm a reservation, we require the full deposit on stays (3) nights or less and 50% deposit required on reservations (6) nights or more, due at time of making reservation.

Group reservations: Once the first reservation is made, we will hold the others for payment for up to (7) days. All reservations in the group should be paid within (7) days or reservation request(s) will be canceled without notice.

Q: What is your cancellation policy?

CAMPSITE CANCELLATION POLICY:
There are absolutely NO cash, check or credit card refunds at any time. Cancellations placed 14 days or more prior to arrival date will receive a Camping Credit for future camping, less a $5 handling fee. All monies are forfeited if canceled in any less time. Camping credits are valid for up to one year from the original departure date.

RENTAL CABIN CANCELLATION POLICY:
Rental cabin cancellations must be made 21 days or more prior to the arrival date to receive a refund, less a $30 handling fee. Refunds will be issued to the credit card on file. If there is no longer a credit card on file, we will issue a check. Please allow 7-10 business days for the refund to be processed.
We do not charge for sunshine, nor do we refund for inclement weather.

Q: How do I change or cancel my reservation?

All changes or cancellations should be made via email at info@wildernesscampgorund.com or over the phone at 608-297-2002.

Q: How old do you have to be to rent a site?

To rent a campsite at Wilderness Campground in Montello, you do need to be 21+. If you are with a larger family gathering, we will make exceptions.

Q: What type of hookups are on RV sites?

All campsites have water and electricity. Sewer hookup is available on full hook-up campsites.

Q: When do you open and close for the season?

The campground opens mid-April and closes mid-October.

Q: Do you have golf carts to rent?

We do not allow golf carts in the campground, other than campground-owned golf carts for employee use. Modes of transportation allowed in the campground are by foot, bike, or regular vehicles. The speed limit in the campground is 5 mph.

Q: Can we bring our own golf cart or ATV?

We do not allow guests to bring their own golf carts or ATVs in accordance with our policy above. Modes of transportation allowed in the campground are by foot, bike, or regular vehicles.

Rates Questions

Q: What is included in your rates?

Our Daily Camping Rates include the campsite for (2) adults, their dependent children, (1) camping unit and pet(s). Water and electricity is included on all daily campsites and Sewer on Full Hook-up Campsites. All campground amenities are included in your camping stay other than those listed below. We keep rentals and paid amenities at a low cost to keep camping fun affordable for families. 

  • Mini Golf – $2.50/person
  • Rental Bikes and Boats start at $3.50/half hr. 
  • Shower – .25 for (7) minutes
  • Laundry – $1.75 to wash and $1.50 to dry
  • Activities and Crafts – Range dependent on the activity. Most are free. 
  • Bands and live entertainment are included in camping fees.

Q: Do you have any camping discounts?

Military/Veteran? We have a special weekend just for our Heroes! First Responder Nurse or Teacher? Guess what, we have a special weekend just for you too! Click here to view all our current camping specials. 

Want to participate in camping giveaways and contests? Join the Wilderness Campers Group today to learn more!

Q: Do you have seasonal site availability?

Please email info@wildernesscampground.com or call 608-297-2002 for seasonal campsite availability. Our seasonal sites rates are right around $3600 for the season. 

From time to time, seasonal campers will sell their campers onsite. Please click here if interested in purchasing a unit on site. 

If you would like to be added to our seasonal site waiting list to be contacted if something opens up or for the new sites, click here to fill out our form.

While You're here

Q: When is check-in and check-out time?

  • Campsites: Check-in time for Campsites is after 4pm and Check-out time is 2pm.
  • Cabins: Check-in time for Cabins is after 4pm and Check-out time is 11am. We do NOT allow early arrivals in cabins.
  • Campers may arrive between 2:30pm and when the office closes. We just do not guarantee your site is open and ready to go.  If you anticipate a late check-in, please contact the office before it closes.
  • Campsite Early Check-in – We do allow early check-in on campsites as long as the campsite is open and ready to go. It is a $12 early check-in fee for anyone coming in before 2pm.

Q: What activities are available during our stay?

We have planned activities every weekend, and weekdays from June – August. Activities change from weekend to weekend depending on the theme. Click here to view what’s happening at the campground!

Q: Do you have free wi-fi?

We do have wireless hotspots located at our main office, the pool area and the S’more Snack Shack for our guests to access the internet. WiFi can be accessed by selecting Wilderness Campground WiFi, which is our complimentary WiFi service. There is a four hour access period, after 4 hours you will be automatically logged out and you will have to sign back in. You may OR may not be able to access the internet directly from your campsite. Because we do not have a charge for this service, we do not provide any technical support.

*Weather, or other circumstances beyond our control, may cause the internet to be inaccessible intermittently. 

Q: Do you have a laundry facility?

Yes, we have (3) laundry facilities: one by the pool, one across from the office, and a third by the S’more Snack Shack. Laundry soap is available for sale in the office. Laundry facilities open at 10am and close at 9pm daily.

Q: What is your pet policy?

Pets definitely become a big part of our families, and we want them to experience the camping trip with you. We welcome you to bring your pet with you, but please be mindful and follow these simple rules to ensure everyone’s camping experience is pleasant. Also, we do have a Dog Park! Ask for directions when you check in. Please Note: Visitors (people visiting your campsite) are not allowed to bring in pets.

  • All pets must be leashed (restrained) at all times. If off of your campsite the leash must be no longer than 6ft. while on your campsite the animal must be restrained with a leash in a manner not to exceed 20’ in diameter or come within 6 feet of any roadway.
  • No pets allowed in the store, pool area, restrooms or playgrounds.
  • No pets allowed on the beach or in the swimming lake.
  • You must pick-up, and properly dispose of all of your pet’s waste immediately. Even if it is on your own campsite, but especially if it is off your site.
  • No visiting guests will be allowed to bring in a dog, only registered campers. If you are expecting company please make sure they are aware that they may not bring in pets.
  • Excessive barking will not be tolerated.
  • If your pet bites someone you must notify the campground office immediately and the Sheriffs
  • Department must be called. It is mandatory to report all dog bites.

It is a good idea to keep a copy of your pet’s rabies vaccine in your camper. (In the event your pet bites someone, we are obligated to call the sheriff’s department. They can & will take your pet. It will be impounded until you can prove to them your pet has a rabies vaccination.)

*IF YOU RECEIVE MORE THAN (1) VERBAL WARNING TO PET RULES YOUR PET WILL NEED TO BE REMOVED FROM THE CAMPGROUND FOR THE REMAINDER OF YOUR STAY.

Q: Where can I park my vehicle(s)?

Each campsite is allowed up to (2) vehicles to be parked at the campsite if they fit. Cabins are allowed (1) vehicles to be parked on site. If you have more than the allowed vehicles or you would like more room on your campsite please ask an office clerk where the overflow parking areas are. There are overflow parking areas across from the office, up by the swimming pool and by s’more pond.

Q: What time is quiet hours?

We are a family campground and want everyone to enjoy their stay. Our quiet hours are monitored and enforced by campground safety personnel. Fridays and Saturdays are 11:00pm – 8:00am and Sundays – Thursday are 10:30pm – 8:00am

Q: Where do we put our garbage?

Please place your garbage near the side of the road at your campsite before you check out. Our campground staff will pick it up from your campsite at 4:00 pm daily.

Q: Can we bring in firewood?

NO CARRY IN FIREWOOD PLEASE. Please buy it where you burn it by purchasing our bug-free, USDA certified firewood. To help prevent the spread of gypsy moth, emerald ash borer and oak wilt, USDA and WDATCP Certified firewood is sold here at minimal markup to cover our costs. This is a serious problem and we ask our campers to take it seriously too. Please help us protect our trees and protect the beauty of the campground. We are working hard to prevent loss due to these invasive pests and diseases that are harmful to Wisconsin’s trees. Wilderness Campground has contracted a firewood supplier that is certified by the Wisconsin Dept of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection and the US Department of Agriculture to provide “certified” firewood for our customers at the lowest cost possible. Please enjoy a campfire with your family knowing you are doing your part to protect the environment. Visiting or singing around a blazing campfire and roasting marshmallows are among the experiences that make for a memorable camping trip… in a nice wooded setting, of course.

Q: Is there food and groceries available for sale at the campground?

Yes! We have two on-site snack bars:The Main Office Snack Bar and the S’more Snack Shack located by the S’more Pond. Please call for the hours. The S’more Snack Shack is generally only open weekends from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Our menu usually includes all sorts of goodies like chicken strips, french fries, cheese curds, scoop ice cream and more! The main office does include some basic groceries like milk, eggs, s’more supplies and more. We have candy, drinks, some RV supplies, clothing and gifts for everyone in the family. There is also a grocery store within 7 miles from the campground.

Q: Can I purchase a gift certificate?

Gift certificates can be purchased over the phone, in person or via email.

S’MORE THAN JUST
A CAMPGROUND!