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Use the Wilderness Campground Events Calendar to plan your next stay! We have tons of fun theme weekends, special deal weekends and much more all throughout our camping season! You'll love the variety of events we offer, and all the fun things to do around the Marquette County area!

Please Note:
All Events & Theme Weekends at Wilderness Campground are subject to change without notice. Make sure your choice weekends are booked at the Wilderness Campground!

Wilderness Campground LogoApril

: Monday, April 3, 2023 - 2024 Reservation Book Opens

View the 2023 Activities & Events Calendar! 2023 Wilderness Campground Activities & Events Calendar

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View the 2023 Activities & Events Calendar! 2023 Wilderness Campground Activities & Events Calendar

Book online at https://www.campspot.com/book/wildernesscampground

or call (608)297-2002.

E-mail: info@wildernesscampground.com

: April 20 - 2023 Opening Day ( Seasonals Only)

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Thursday, April 20

  • Gate Opens at 9:00 am
  • Seasonals please stop in the office to register for the season and pick up your welcome back packet, prior to driving back to your site.
  • Free Coffee & Donuts! 9 am – Noon
  • Come on in for your chance to win a prize!

 

: April 21-23 Opening Weekend - Bring a Buddy Camping Weekend

Must call in to make reservation for the FREE buddy site. Reservations made online will NOT be refunded for discount as discounts cannot be applied online. Please call (608) 297-2002 to make your reservation for the buddy site. You Can also send an e-mail to info@wildernesscampground.com 

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FRIDAY

4pm – 8pm Friday Night Fish Fry (Fish, Shrimp or Chicken Meal) Call 608.297.2002 to pre-order.

SATURDAY

10am Wilderness Kid’s Craft –  on the office deck – Make an Easter Bunny Name Tag ($5) and/or paper bag Easter Bunny

11:30 am Hippity Hoppity Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt – Start in the office

Noon Wilderness Freeze Yo Butt Off Plunge – Meet at Bonnie Lake

6:00 pm – 7pm Welcome Back! Campfire and music across from the office. Beer. Cheese and Crackers (while supplies last)

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: April 28-30 Celebrate Spring

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: May 5-7 Cinco de Derby

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: May 12-14 Mother's Day Weekend

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SATURDAY:

Mother’s Day Craft & Vendor Fair 2022

  • 9am – 2pm – In the Office Pavilion

SUNDAY

9 am – Free Coffee & Muffins for mom – while supplies last – Office

: May 19-21 Honor Armed Forces Weekend (Free Weekend for Veterans and Active Duty Military)

Must call in to make reservation for the FREE site. Reservations made online will NOT be refunded for discount as discounts cannot be applied online.

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: May 26-29 Memorial Day Weekend

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Friday Night Fish Fry (Be Sure to Call Ahead. Orders Can Be Placed as Early as Thursday Afternoon 608-297-2002)

  • 3-pieces of Icelandic Cod, Brew City Fries & Coleslaw
  • OR Shrimp Basket, Brew City Fries & Cole Slaw
  • OR 3-pieces Chicken Tender Basket, Brew City Fries & Cole Slaw

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: June 2-4 School’s Out Blow Out - Camp 2 Get 3rd Night Free

We appreciate all of our camping friends! Stay 3 nights for the price of 2! Add Thursday or Sunday nights to your reservation at no cost to you!Must call to add 3rd night. Reservations made online will not include discount and online reservations will  NOT be refunded for discount. *SUPER SAVER TUESDAY DISCOUNT CANNOT BE USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH CAMP 3 PAY 2 WEEKENDS.

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Wilderness Campground LogoJune

: June 5-11 Camp Pink Week

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SATURDAY

: June 12-18 Checkered Flag Race Week - Father's Day

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SATURDAY:

  • Gilbert Brown Custom & Classic Car Show & Benefit

10:00 am – 3:00 pm – Open to the public
$10.00 Donation to enter Custom & Classic Car (pre-registrants accepted by mail or phone – pay registration fee day of show)
OR pay $25.00 to get an autographed picture with Gilbert Brown and your car
Registration/Check-In – 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Dash plaques to the first 100 registrants
Trophy presentation at 2:30 pm

10 am – 2 pm Enjoy the Gilbert Brown Foundation Car Show & Benefit

11 am – Enjoy good food & Friends at the car show food tent – Enjoy a Pulled Pork Sandwich or nachos $

: June 19-25 Camp With A Splash Week

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: June 26 - July 4 Happy Birthday USA Week!

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Wilderness Campground LogoJuly

: July 5-9 Battle of the Decades - 60’s, 70’s and 80’s Week

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: July 10-16 Cajun Me Crazy Mardi Gras Week

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: July 17-23 Tropic Like It's Hot Hawaiian Week

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TUESDAY:

1pm – 2:30pm Slip’N Slide

WEDNESDAY:

2 pm – Christmas Craft 

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: July 24 -July 30 Twisted Tinsel Christmas in July Week

 

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: July 31- August 6 Backyard Hootenanny Country Fun Week

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: August 7-13 Blackbeard’s Shipwrecked Pirate’s Week

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Saturday:

We have Cardboard and Duct Tape available for sale in the office.

We have four different age groups :

  • 5 – 7 years
  • 8 – 12 years
  • 13 – 17 years
  • 18 & adult

Construct a boat out of nothing but cardboard (NO tubes or waxed cardboard allowed, only corrugated cardboard) and 120 yards of duct tape! Then, get ready to race. Paddles and life vests are supplied. Paddle out and around the buoy and back. First one in wins! Two Man Boat – you still only use 120 yards duct tape.  All Two Man Boats MUST have at least one person that is 15 years or older. (No separate age group categories)

Starting Friday @ 4pm  – Saturday Morning @10am – Pick up your supplies and rule sheet. You can build your boat at home and bring it in. All rules must be followed and boat must pass tech to race.

*12:30 pm Boat Tech @ Bonnie Lake
ALL boats MUST be present to be eligible to race
* 1:00 pm – The Races will start at 1:30 PM sharp
(a portion of the beach will be closed during the races)

: August 14-20 Camp With A Splash Week

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: August 21-27 Hometown Homecoming Week

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: September 1-4 Last Call Before Fall - Labor Day Weekend

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Wilderness Campground LogoSeptember

: September 8-10 Back 2 School Kid's Just Want To Have Fun Days

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: September 15-17 No Bones About It Spooky Spooktacular I

 

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: September 22-24 All About the Boos Spooktacular II

Printable Halloween I Activity Schedule

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FRIDAY:

4pm – 8 pm Kiddos get your special pumpkin seed from the office. Plant in it in the Magical Pumpkin patch. (While Supplies Last) $1 per seed – for Ages 3-10

7:30 pm – Outdoor Movie across from the office. Bring your blanket, lawn chair and treats. (The Witches)

SATURDAY:

  • Decorate a Pumpkin for The Great Pumpkin Decorating Contest
  • Daily Campers – Decorate Your Site for the Site Decorating Contest. Sign up ahead in the office. Sites will be judged at 8:00 p.m. Saturday evening and Winners will be announced in the morning at the office
  • SEASONAL AREA DECORATING CHALLENGE Everyone votes in the office – Winning Area Will be announced Sunday, Sept. 25th of the 2nd Halloween Weekend

11:00 a.m. – Design & Color Your Own Trick or Treat Bag ($5)

3:00 p.m. – Pumpkins Should Be Turned In For The Great Pumpkin Decorating Contest (Winner Announced at DJ)

3:30 p.m. – Kid’s Costume Jam – Come to the office for a special Halloween Treat

4:00 – 6:00 p.m. –  Trick or Treat. If you’re handing out treats be sure to sign up for a chance to win $50 Wilderness Bucks Gift Certificate. Click here to sign up. 

  • If you are only handing out candy, you have the option to leave your trick or treat station unattended on the “Honor System.” DO NOT LEAVE ALCOHOL UNATTENDED.

  • Please make sure you check folks you are serving alcohol to that they are over 21. You are responsible for making sure that you are not serving minors as adult Liquor Treating is NOT a campground sponsored event.

7:30 p.m. -10:30 p.m. Halloween Costume Party with DJ @ S’More Snack Shack (Costume Contest @ 8:30 p.m.)

SUNDAY:

9:00 am – All Contest Winners Announced

 

: September 29- October 1 Camptoberfest

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FRIDAY

7:30 pm – Outdoor Movie across from the office. Bring your blanket, lawn chair and treats

SATURDAY

10am – Kid’s Craft in the office Pavilion

11:00am Kid’s Hammerschlagen & Schokoladenessen Across From the office

2pm – BIG PRIZE BINGO (Designer Purses, Men’s Watches, Wilderness Camping Bucks and apparel.(1 for $5 or 5 for $20) All proceeds to benefit the Gilbert Brown Foundation

4pm Beer Walk (Start at the office)

*PLEASE BRING YOUR ID TO THE OFFICE

Sign up to have a craft brew, microbrew or home brew at your site for walkers to sample for a chance to win $100 Wilderness Bucks! Must be 21 or older to participate.

7:30pm Stein holding Contest In the Office Pavilion. Winner keeps the steins and get A – 12 pack of beer. Men  & Women 

Adult Hammerschlagen – Outside the Pavilion ($1 donation to participate) * all proceeds go to the Badger Honor Flight

 

Wilderness Campground LogoOctober

: October 6-8 Closing/First Responders Weekend

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