Door County Camping:
At Home Under the Stars

Find Yourself in Door County’s Wilderness

If sleeping under the stars next to a blazing campfire appeals to you, camping in Door County is a must-try experience. From remote, rustic campsites to campgrounds with full amenities to log cabin rentals, Door County offers a wide variety of options for getting your camp (or glamp) on.

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4 Ways to Camp in Door County

Camping in Wisconsin can take many forms, and the options are just as robust in Door County. Decide what kind of outdoor vacation appeals to you, find a campsite or campground in Door County, and brush up on your campfire-building skills.

  • Standard Campgrounds: Grab the tent, sleeping bags, and s’mores fixings and set off for a state park or one of the private campgrounds scattered up and down the peninsula. Rates vary from $15–40 depending on the amenities offered at the park. Standard campgrounds can include as little as a bathroom building and as much as a pool, game room, and basketball courts.

  • Rustic Campsites: Rustic, off-the-beaten-path campsites offer even the most adventurous of backpackers and woodsmen outdoor sanctuaries. These sites are typically those you must walk to, traversing woods and land and carrying gear on your back. Newport and Rock Island State Parks have the only rustic, walk-in campsites, and many of them are first-come, first-serve.

  • Camping Resorts: Take advantage of all that a relaxing Door County resort vacation has to offer while staying close to the great outdoors. Bring your RV or your big rig in tow and stay at one of many luxurious camping resorts that have everything you could need as you explore the peninsula.

  • Year-Round Campsites: Some campgrounds, including many in the state parks, keep campsites open throughout the winter months. If you’re looking for true solitude and don’t mind being bundled up, try winter camping. After all, the only thing better than a campfire is a campfire during a snowfall.

Buy Local: Firewood Transport & Safety

Before you start up that campfire, remember it’s always best to get your firewood locally to prevent the spread of disease. If you’re camping in a state park, any firewood must be cut within 10 miles of that park. State parks and private campgrounds typically sell bundles of firewood at their offices. Otherwise, many locals sell firewood in roadside stands.

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