Events

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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 Marquette County camping season! You'll love the variety of events we offer!

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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May 22-25 : Memorial Day 2020

A full weekend of events and activities awaits for this special Summer Kick-off weekend of 2019!

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

Sign up in the office for:

  • Volleyball
  • Bean Bags
  • Horseshoes
  • Goofy Golf

Friday Activities:

  • Movie & Popcorn – Bring your own beverage and lawn chair.

Saturday Activities:

  • Patriotic Glitter Tattoos
  • Bean Bag Tournament @11:00 am $10.00 per team-50% goes to Badger Honor Fight -50% is split between 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place
  • Wagon Ride @2:00 pm – meet at the office
  • Oil Can Harry – Live Band 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Sunday Activities:

  • Glow T-shirt Painting $5/T-Shirt
  • Horseshoe Tournament@11:00 am $10.00 per team – 50% goes to Badger Honor Flight -50% is split between 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.
  • Ladder Golf Tournament @ 11:00 am
  • Wagon Ride @2:00 pm – meet at the office
  • GLOW PARTY & KARAOKE PARTY (7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.) by Pool Weather Permitting
  • Kid’s Glow Parade

Monday Activities:

Please Join Us For A Memorial Day Service at the flag pole @10:00 am
Help us pay our respect to those who have died in our nation’s service

May 29-31 : Customer Appreciation Weekend - Camp 3 Pay 2

We appreciate all 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.

Wilderness Campground LogoJune

June 5-7 : Faith & Family Weekend

FRIDAY:

  • Movie & Popcorn

SATURDAY

  • Details to come

June 12-14 : Kid's Science & Exploration Weekend

Saturday

Bring your ticket (you receive this at check in) to the Pavilion to collect your “Wilderness Cash” to play with. Then enjoy a variety of Casino type games until 10:00pm. Then stay and “spend” your winnings at the auction!

*Bring a “White Elephant” item when you come down to the Pavilion to play and receive an extra $50,000 Wilderness Cash to bet with.

June 19-21 : Father's Day and 11th Annual Gilbert Brown's Custom & Classic Car Show & Benefit

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
For Class lists/Registration Form visit the website: www.gbfcarshow.com

  • Lil’ Wilderness Explorer Activity – Kid’s craft for Dad
  • Bob Viking DJ up by Pool weather permitting
  • Sunday – Donuts With Dad (while supplies last)

June 26-28 : Camp With A SPLASH Weekend

SATURDAY:

Camp With A SPLASH! Get ready to get WET!
Water Slide, Belly Flop Comp, Hydro Blaster, & Much More

Come Rock Out With the live band Hurricane Express 7:00 – 10:30 p.m.

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July 2-5 : HAPPY BIRTHDAY USA 4th of July Celebration Weekend 2020

Thursday, July 2
6:30-8:00 p.m — Light Attack Arena Race ($1/play or 6 for $5) Grab a friend!
7:30-10:30 p.m. — Karaoke with Krooner Karaoke @ New Pavilion Weather permitting

Friday, July 3
10:00-11:00 a.m. — Lil’ Wilderness Explorer Kids Activity
11:00 a.m. — Horseshoe Tournament $10.00 entry/team (50% to the Badger Honor Fight & 50% split between 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place)
11:00 a.m. — Goofy Golf/Ladder Golf Tournament
11:00 a.m. — Slip n Slide (Bonnie Lake Hill)
2:00 p.m. — Wagon Ride (Meet by Flag Pole)
1:30-2:30 p.m. — Patriotic T-shirt Painting & Glitter Tattoos ($5 ea.)
7:30-10:30 p.m. — DJ @ the Pool

Saturday, July 4
11:00 a.m. — Bean Bag Tournament $10.00 entry/team (50% to the Badger Honor Flight & 50% split between 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place)
11:00 a.m. — Round Robin Volleyball Tourney
12:00 p.m. — Decorate your bike for the Kid’s 4th of July Parade! Decorate your bike, Yourself, or Your Pet! (by office) 1:00 p.m. Parade (Meet By activity field)
2:00 p.m. — Wagon Ride
6:00-9:00 p.m. — Bob Viking DJ Entertainment Pre-Firework Show
Dusk | Watch the Firework Show over Bonnie Lake

July 10-12 : Totally 80's Weekend!

Friday:
  • Movie & Popcorn
Saturday:
  • TBD

July 17-19 : Tangled Tinsel Christmas in July

Friday Night:

  • Movie Night
  • Ice Skating & Play in the Snow with Frozen Hot Chocolate

Saturday: Be sure to bring your Christmas decorations & decorate your site! Prize to best decorated campsite!

  • Christmas T-shirt – $5
  • Rudolph’s Slip n’ Slide Fun
  • Lil’ Wilderness Explorer Kids Craft: Snowman Face Ornament
  • Cookies and Meet & Greet with Santa
  • Reindeer Games – Antler Ring Toss, Pin The Nose On the Snowman, Christmas Bingo
  • Tangled Tinsel Christmas Karaoke Party –
  • Ugliest Christmas T-shirt Party!!! Prize to best t-shirt

July 24-26 : Camp With a Splash II

Friday:
  • Movie & Popcorn
Saturday:
  • TBD

July 31 - Aug. 2 : Country Bumpkin Weekend

SATURDAY:

  • Kid’s Watermelon Eating Contest
  • Hillbilly Games
  • Lil’ Wilderness Explorer Kid’s Activity – Redneck Back Scratcher
  • Corn Boil Dinner – Come down by the office and enjoy an ear of corn, hot dog, chips and Lemonade as our thank you to for choosing Wilderness Campground to make your “Life-Long Memories” with!
  • Bring your best Redneck Invention to show it off
  • Evening Music Country Legends 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
  • Evening Music : Country Legends Band

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Aug. 7-9 : Blackbeard's Shipwrecked Pirates Weekend

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  • Cardboard Boat Races
  • Kid’s Buried Treasure Hunt
  • PIRATE GAMES
  • Pirate Party At the DJ – by the Pool weather permitting.

Boat Races:
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 corrigated cardboard) and 120 yards of duct tape! We provide cardboard through Great Northern Corporation. 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 BoatTech@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)
Viking DJ Entertainment 7:30 – 10:30 pm by the Pool (weather permitting)

Aug. 14-16 : Maui Wowi Hawaiian Weekend

FRIDAY:

  • Outdoor Movie

SATURDAY:

  • Slip n’ Slide Fun
  • Lil’ Wilderness Explorers Activity
  • Water Games on the Beach

Enjoy demonstrations, learn about the culture and enjoy the entertainment! Hale O’ Malo Productions. Music on the beach; karaoke in the evening.

Aug. 21-23 : Hometown Pride Weekend

Friday

Details to come!

Saturday

TBD

Aug. 28-30 : Camp With the Fam Weekend

Friday

7:30 pm – 9:00 Night at the Museum Secret of the Tomb

Saturday

  • 10 am – Sign Painting: Click here to sign up for this activity!
  • 11 am – Slip N Slide @ Bonnie Lake
  • 1:30 pm – Family Fun Minute to Win It Type Games (Sign Your Family Up Ahead In the Office) Games Across from Office or in Pavilion Weather Permitting
  • 6:00 pm – 7 pm Wagon Ride

Wilderness Campground LogoSeptember

Sept. 4-7 : Labor Day Weekend 2020

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

  • Friday Fish Fry $7.95 per basket
  • 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

Sign up in the office for:

  • Bean Bags
  • Horseshoes

Friday

  • 7:30 pm – Outdoor Movie @ the S’more Snack Shack

Saturday

  • 11:00 am Horseshoe Tournament $10/team
  • 11:00 am – 1pm Slip n’ Slide into Bonnie Lake
  • 1:00pm Tie Dye Shirts $5 per shirt.
  • 2 pm Wagon Ride (Meet By Flagpole)
  • 7:30 pm -10:30 Live Band – Country Crossfire

Sunday

  • 11:00 am Bean Bags Tournament $10/team
  • 1:30 pm – 3:00 Spin Art Frisbee ($5)
  • 2 pm Wagon Ride (Meet by Flagpole)
  • 7:30 pm – 10:30 DJ and Dance Party the Pool (weather permitting)

Sept. 11-13 : Wizards & Wands Weekend - BACK & BETTER IN 2020!

Friday
7:30 pm – Harry Potter in the Office Pavilion

Saturday
All Day Wizard Movies Playing in the Office Pavilion
11:00 am Come paint your Wizard Wand ($5/ per wand)
1:00 pm – Wizard Parade ( Meet on Office Deck)
1:30 pm – Best Dressed Wizard & Turn in your Best Wizard Spell for a prize.
2 pm – Ride the Hogwarts Express for a game of Quidditch – Wagon Ride (Meet By Flagpole) Regular Wagon Ride to Follow
2:15 pm – Wizard Quidditch Game @ the Baseball Diamond
7:30 pm – 10:30 Karaoke in the Office Pavilion

Sept. 18-20 : Spoooktacular Halloween Weekend #1

Details to come soon!

Sept. 27-29 : Halloween Weekend #2

Details to come soon!

Wilderness Campground LogoOctober

Oct. 2-4 : KAMPtoberfest Weekend - $30/Night

Come camp for only $30/ night on a water and electric site! It is an additional $7/ night for a full hook-up site. Help us end the season with a bang, with one more weekend of camping and making “Lasting Life-Long Family Camping Memories”

Oct. 9-11 : First Responder Appreciation Week/Weekend (Closing Weekend)

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.