Door County Campground Retreat

4906 Court Rd.  Egg Harbor, WI 54209

Phone: (866) 830-5145   web:  http://doorcountycamp.com/

The campground is located a few miles south of Egg Harbor in the heart of Door County, a popular tourist area in northern Wisconsin.  The area is well-known for it’s fishing villages, wineries, cherry orchards, cheese, and shopping.  The campground is about an hour north of Green Bay.  There is a campstore that has very basic food supplies stocked, but a good number of Door County souvenirs.  Firewood and ice are available at a reasonable price. The wood is dry and good quality for $5.   The campground does not have cable, but does have free WIFI (hot spot, limited coverage area)  There is a laundry facility on the premises.  There is no change machine, however, and at the time only one of the two industrial sized dryers was operational. There are roughly 350 sites, with about 1/4 of those seasonal. The seasonal campers really take great pride in their sites with beautiful landscaping and flowers.  There are a wide range of sites including full-hook up. Cabins are available for rent. A nice feature of the website is that you can click on any site and see a color picture of the actual site.

 

Appearance:

We loved the fact that the campground was heavily wooded.  It felt like a state park setting, but with the amenities of a private campground.  The roads were well-maintained gravel and the sites were very shaded with gravel and some grass.  A few of the sites in the seasonal area were less wooded with more sun and grass.  The campground was very well cared for and clean.  We saw the owner frequently touring the campground and checking on vacant sites.  The campground is very quiet and peaceful.  Although there were several families at the campground they all adhered to the quiet hours.  We read some reviews prior to our visit that suggested the staff was unfriendly and/or strict.  We did not get this impression, and we certainly appreciated the way the campground was run.

Rating: (one to five lanterns with 5 being the highest)

5lanterns

 

 

Activities/Attractions:

We enjoyed visiting Egg Harbor and touring the shops.   We recommend Fat Louie’s Olive Oil shop.  They have tons of samples of olive oil, balsamic vinegar and other treats.  The walk along the marina is nice.  If you like to try local brews, be sure to check out the Shipwrecked Restaurant and try one of their several varieties of beer.  Bailey’s Harbor nearby has a nice ice cream shop – Custard’s Last Stand,  and in Sister Bay check out Husby’s. (husbysdoorcounty.com) We also liked Whitefish Dunes State Park and Peninsula State Park.  They both had nice trails and views along the lakeshore. After a long day in the sun it was nice to come back to the campground and enjoy a dip in the pool.

Rating:

5lanterns

 

 

 

Family/Pet Friendly:

There is a small pool and playground located at the front of the campground in an open field area with no shade.  The playground does have a gazebo for parents to use to get some shade while the kids are playing.  If you are at the pool count on full-sun.  There are only two lounge type chairs (the rest are plastic deck and Adirondack chairs).  We were surprised with such a large open area that there was not a baseball field, volleyball, etc. There is a game room and outdoor pavilion.  The campstore also has a nice lending library with books and movies.

It was also disappointing that there was not a fenced-in dog walk area.  There is a nice trail within the campground that we enjoyed walking with the dogs. Whitefish Dunes has a pet-friendly beach that we really enjoyed!

Rating:

4lanterns

 

 

 

Bathrooms/Showers:

The bathrooms and showers were very clean and nice.  The showers had hot water with good pressure and were not on timers.  There were separate, enclosed dressing areas for each shower and a shelf to put soap and shampoo.  There was also a ledge with mirrors and plenty of outlets for hair dryers, etc.

Rating: 

4.5lanterns

 

 

 

Overall:  This is one of our favorite campgrounds thus far on our travels.  If we are in Door County again we will certainly return to this campground.

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