Area Lodging & Camping

Early September is a beautiful time in the Chequamegon Bay area. It is the very end of the Big Top Chautauqua performance season. It is also a very popular time of year to visit, and unfortunately motel rooms are more expensive at this time. We recommend making lodging reservations early. Also listed are a number of camping options in the area.

Potters Farm – spiritual retreat center
75900 Potters Farm Road
Washburn, Wisconsin 54891-6809
www.pottersfarm.org

We have made special arrangements for WGF member lodging at the farmhouse for $50 / night or outdoor camping at $35 / night. To reserve a spot at Potters Farm, please contact Karen Kozie, WGF annual meeting planning committee at kkozie@centurytel.net. Potter’s Farm is alcohol and illegal drug-free.

Crest Motel
115 Sanborn Ave, Ashland WI 54806 (on west side of Ashland near Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center)
On Highway 2 on west side of Ashland
715-682-6603

North Coast Inn on Highway 13 in Washburn
715-373-5512 (2 night minimum)

Super 8 Ashland
1610 Lake Shore Drive Ashland, WI 54806
715-682-9377

Washburn Inn on the Lake
Harbor View Drive, Washburn, WI 54891
715-373-5671 (2 night minimum)

Quality Inn
30600 US Hwy 2 Ashland, WI 54806 (near Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center)
715-682-5235

Legendary Waters Resort and Casino
Red Cliff, WI 54814
1-800-226-8478

Best Western / Hotel Chequamegon
101W. Lakeshore Drive, Ashland, WI 54806
1-800-946-5555

AmericInn
3009 E Lake Shore Drive, Ashland, WI 54806
715-682-9950

Please visit the following sites for additional information on area lodging.
https://www.visitashland.com/plan-your-visit/lodging/
http://washburnchamber.com/
https://www.bayfield.org/

Camping in the Area

City of Ashland – Prentice Park (near Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center (NGLVC)
Prentice Park, located on the western edge of Ashland, offers 10 tent camping sites and 6 New RV sites with water, electric, showers and Wifi. Prentice Park has artesian wells, 2+ miles of ADA trail, playground, pavilions, and easy access to US Hwy 2 and Lake Superior. Nestled in a boreal forest, camping at Prentice Park provides privacy and is only a short walk from Maslowski Beach. Tent and RV sites available on a “first come, first served” system. RV rates $30 nightly, Tent rates $17 nightly.
https://www.ashlandparks.org/Default.aspx?id=9

City of Washburn
http://www.cityofwashburn.org/parks–campgrounds.html
No reservations – first come first served

Thompson’s West End Park has 45 campsites, boat launch, fishing pier, dump stations, artesian well, electric hook-ups, handicap accessible bathrooms, showers, sandy beach, picnic tables, pavilion, and playground. $27 nightly for site with electric.

Washburn Memorial Park Campgrounds has 48 campsites, showers, sandy beach, picnic tables, electric hook-ups, pavilion, playground, shaded sites, flush toilets, dump station, electric service, wi-fi. $27 / nightly for site with electric. $22 for non-electric site.
Near Washburn:

Big Rock Campground – 3 mi northwest of Washburn. Take County C to Big Rock Road. For more info contact Bayfield County Tourism – 715-373-6125

City of Bayfield (20 miles from NGLVC):
http://www.cityofbayfield.com/dalrymple-campground.html

City of Bayfield – Dalrymple Park and Campground
86070 State Hwy 13, Bayfield, WI 54814 on Dalyrmple Park Road – Located on waterfront one mile north of Bayfield on Hwy 13
No reservations. Rates $25/ site. 28 rustic tent and RV sites (RVs less than 30 ft long recommended) overlooking Lake Superior. Vault toilets, no showers, showers available at Bayfield Recreation Facility for a fee.

Commercial Campgrounds

Apostle Islands Area Campground & RV Park
85150 Trailer Court Road Bayfield, WI
715-779-5524
http://www.apostleislandsareacampground.com/reservations-prices/

Red Cliff: (24 miles from NGLVC)

Buffalo Bay Campground Adjacent to casino and marina, RV and tent sites
Info and reservations 1-800-226-8478

Point Detour – Rustic campground a few miles north, overlooking Lake Superior and Apostle Islands. First come, first served. Pay camping fee at casino hotel desk.
http://legendarywaters.com/campground/

Chequamegon – Nicolet National Forest: Birch Grove Campground on Bayfield Peninsula remains closed due to storm damage.

Potato River Falls – Iron County Park, Gurney, WI 54528 (about 20 miles east of NGLVC)
East on Highway 2 to 169, south to Potato Falls Road. Five primitive campsites, pit toilet. Waterfall, hiking trails.
http://ironcountywi.com/recreation/campground-and-parks/

State Parks

Copper Falls State Park near Mellen (28 miles from Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center)

Big Bay State Park on Madeline Island (requires ferry from Bayfield, WI)