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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!

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: Monday, April 4 - 2023 Reservation Book Opens

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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 14 - 2022 Opening Day ( Seasonals Only)

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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.

 

: April 15-17 Opening Weekend - New Season Celebration

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FRIDAY

4pm – 8pm Friday Night Fish Fry (Fish, Shrimp or Chicken Meals $9.99 + tx) Call 608.297.2002 to pre-order.

4pm – 8pm Get a New Season, New Year Balloon at check-in for your chance to win a prize!

SATURDAY

9am Wilderness Kid’s Craft 

11am Wilderness Freeze Yo Butt Off Plunge – Meet at Bonnie Lake

6:00 pm – 9pm Welcome Back! Campfire and music across from the office. Beer. Cheese and Crackers (while supplies last)

SUNDAY

We hope you enjoyed your weekend with us! We look forward to seeing you again this summer! If you think we’re doing well, be sure to leave us a review on our Facebook page! If you think we have something to work on, please let us know in the office so we have a chance to make it right ASAP!

: April 22-24 Bring A Buddy Camping Weekend (BOGO)

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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 

: April 29 - May 1 May Day Celebration of Spring Weekend

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Spring Camp at Wilderness Campground- Montello for only $35/night on a w/e site. (Rates slightly higher on w/e/s site)

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: May 6-8 Down& Derby Mother's Day Weekend

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: May 13-15 Kid's Just Want To Have Fun

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: May 20 -22 Armed Forces (Free Weekend for Veterans and Active Duty Military)

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A full weekend of events and activities awaits for this special Summer Kick-off weekend of 2021!

Friday Night Fish Fry Including: (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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: May 27-30 Memorial Day 2022

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: June 3-5 School's Out Blow Out - Camp 2 Nights & Get 3rd Night Free

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Must call to add 3rd night. Reservations made online will not include discount and online reservations will  NOT be refunded for discount.

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!

*SUPER SAVER TUESDAY DISCOUNT CANNOT BE USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH CAMP 3 PAY 2 WEEKENDS.

: June 10-12 Camp Pink Out for Breast Cancer

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: June 17-19 Father's Day and 13th Annual Gilbert Brown's Custom & Classic Car Show & Benefit

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  • 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

 

 

: June 24-26 Camp With A SPLASH I

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Wilderness Campground LogoJuly

: July 1-7 HAPPY BIRTHDAY USA 4th of July Celebration Weekend 2022

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WEDNESDAY

  • Make Hay On The Wagon Ride @ 2PM
  • BINGO On the Office Deck @ 6PM

THURSDAY

  • Kid’s Craft on the Office Deck @ 1PM
  • Outdoor Movie across from the office @ 8:30 pm

FRIDAY

  • 4th of July Patriotic Scavenger Hunt – all day
  • Tie Dye in Activity Field ($5)2PM
  • Friday Fish Fry 5 – 9 pm
  • Kid’s Bubble Fun across from the office @ 6:30 pm

SATURDAY

  • Cornhole Tournament, Sign Up in office Pay @ boards 11AM $10/person
  • Bonnie Lake Slip’N Slide 11 – 1 PM
  • Kid’s 4th of July Bike Decorating @ 1:30 PM & Parade @ 2 PM – Meet at Activity Field
  • OFFICE CLOSES @ 8PM
  • Fireworks & Music over Bonnie Lake @ Dusk

SUNDAY

  • Horseshoe Tournament, Sign Up in office. Pay at Pits, 11 AM
  • Bonnie Lake Slip’N Slide 11 – 1 PM
  • Wagon Ride @ 6PM
  • Krooner DJ by the pool @ 7:30 – 10:30PM

MONDAY

  • Kid’s Craft on the Office Deck @ 1PM ($)
  • Candy Bar BINGO On the Office Deck @ 6PM one candy bar Per card

TUESDAY

  • Bonnie Lake Slip’N Slide 11 – 1 PM
  • LEGO Building in the office Pavilion @ 4PM

WEDNESDAY

  • Kid’s Craft on the Office Deck @ 1PM ($)
  • Build & Launch Your Own Rocket Activity Field (Weather Permitting) 5PM $$

: July 8-10 Battle of the Decades 60's, 70's and 80's

60s 70s 80s weekend at Wilderness Campground

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: July 15-17 Tangled Tinsel Christmas in July

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: July 22-24 Cajun Me Crazy Bead Bash Mardi Gras Weekend

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: July 29 - July 31 Tropic Like It's Hot Hawaiian Weekend

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: Aug. 5-7 Backyard Hootenanny Country Bash

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: Aug. 12-14 Blackbeard's Shipwrecked Pirate Party

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Boat Races:
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

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)
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!
8:30 am – noon/Pick up your cardboard and rule sheet
* 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)

 

: Aug. 19-21 Camp With A Splash II

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: Aug. 26-28 Hometown Pride Weekend & Wilderness HoCo Dance!

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Wilderness Campground LogoSeptember

Sept. 2-5 : Labor Day Weekend 2022

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: Sept. 9-11 Wizards & Wands Weekend

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FRIDAY:
7:30 pm – Outdoor Wizard Movie across from the office.

SATURDAY:
All Day Wizard Movies Playing in the Office Pavilion
11:00 am Come paint your Wizard Wand ($5/ per wand) Sign up ahead for a time slot

1:00 pm – Wizard Parade ( Meet near the office) Get a treat at the office when done.

1:30 pm – Best Dressed Wizard & Turn in your Best Wizard Spell for a prize.

1:45 pm – Harry Potter Approved Butter Beer &  Trivia on the Office Deck

7 – 10:30 pm  –

 

: Sept. 16-18 No Bones About It Halloween I Weekend

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FRIDAY:

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

SATURDAY:

  • Decorate a Pumpkin for The Great Pumpkin Decorating Contest
  • 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 announced at the DJ. Prize to 1st, 2nd and 3rd places

9:30 a.m. – Magical Pumpkin Garden (Pick up your pumpkin that was planted in the Magical Pumpkin Garden Friday Night) Grab Decorating Kits at office

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)

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 drinking alcohol 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.)

Prize to Pre-Teen / Teen / Adult 1st Place

SUNDAY:

9:00 am Winner of the Great Pumpkin Decorating Contest Announced.

 

: Sept. 23-25 All About The Boos Halloween II

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FRIDAY:

Kiddos get your special pumpkin seed from the office. Plant in it in the Magical Pumpkin patch. (While Supplies Last)

7:30 pm – Outdoor Movie in the activity field. Bring your blanket, lawn chair and treats

SATURDAY:

Decorate a Pumpkin for The Great Pumpkin Decorating Contest

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 announced at the

DJ. Prize to 1st, 2nd and 3rd places

9:30 a.m. – Magical Pumpkin Garden (Pick up your pumpkin that was planted in the Magical Pumpkin Garden Friday Night) Grab Decorating Kits at office

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)

4:00 – 6:00 p.m. – Halloween 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 drinking alcohol 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.

7:00 p.m. -10:30 p.m. Halloween Costume Party 

Costume Contest : Prize to Pre-Teen / Teen / Adult – 1st Place

SUNDAY:

9:00 am Winner of the Great Pumpkin Decorating Contest Announced.

 

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: Sept. 30 - Oct. 2 Camptoberfest Weekend

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FRIDAY

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

SATURDAY

11:00AM Kid’s Hammerschlagen Across From the office

5:30PM Beer Walk (Start at the office) ($10/person)

*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.

8:00PM STEIN HOLDING Contest – across from the office. Winner keeps the stein and gets a– 12 pack of beer. MEN & WOMAN

7:30PM MUSIC ACROSS FROM THE OFFICE

 

: Oct. 7-9 First Responder Appreciation (Closing Weekend)

MUST CALL TO MAKE RESERVATIONS FOR THE DISCOUNT! It is our privilege to host a special camping event for all Law Enforcement, EMS and Fire Personnel working tirelessly to keep their communities safe! Call (608) 297-2002 to reserve your FREE (2) nights of camping anytime during the week of October 5th – October 11th. Please keep in mind all campground ran activities are held during the weekends after Labor Day. Camping includes a site for (1) camping unit, 2 adults ( 19 & over) and dependent children (18 & under). Water & Electric sites only included. $7/night to upgrade to full hook-up.

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FRIDAY

6:30PM Movie in the Pavilion K9-PI

SATURDAY

10:00AM Kid’s Craft on the deck

10:00AM Cornhole Tournament – Sign up Ahead in the office – (50% split between 1st, 2nd, and 3rd & 50% to go towards the Marquette County K9 Unit

1:00PM – 2:00PM Tie Dye in the activity field

5:00pm Seasonal Dinner BYOB Cocktail & Social Hour with Dinner following at 6:00 PM. Sorry this event is for seasonals only.

6 – 9PM Music and Campfire Across from the Office