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“Family fun with kids yet time to be an adult!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of River Bend RV Resort

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W6940 Rubidell Road, Watertown, WI 53094   |  
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Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
1 review
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“Family fun with kids yet time to be an adult!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

We have been going to Riverbend for the last 7 years. I love it! I take my 3 kids there and we have fun at the beach and the pool! Lots of activities for both and elsewhere on the property! Saturday nights usually always something fun at the Pavilion and DJ or Band! Not as dusty now the the roads have been redone! This is more of a resort than a campground! It is nice to have day activities also planned for the kids! Nice remodeling at the Inn which allows for adult fun with karakokee and more! Great remodel of the pool bar too! You can make memories with your kids and your friends!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Stayed with friends that own a site, We had a number of issues. The park has a event called "water wars" This event gives the ok for everyone to pelt fellow campers with water ballons. What we ran into with this event was water ballons filled with water and gravel, Pressure wash hoses and pumps blasting people, cars and Karts with high pressure water.
our 1 yr old baby boy was blasted in the face with gravel and water. Doesent seem to be any security or management at all anywhere. toilets overflowing, showers out of order. The resturant couldent open Sunday Morning (help dident show up for work) Our friends say the foods bad anyway. One site played loud music till 4 am. Girl at front office said nothing could be done, site with loud music belonged to park president.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Been going there for over 10 years with Family/Friends...but no longer. They have raised their rates so much it's just not affordable when there are so many other nicer campgrounds out there with the same or nicer amenites for half the price. $80 per night is not the "norm" for a campsite! They now allow the public to come in and use their pool and pond so the people that do pay $80 per night can't even get a place to sit because it's so over crowded. The rental units are dirty and falling apart and I believe you can get a very nice hotel room in the Dells for what they charge for those per night. The roads are dusty, dusty, dusty and the showers are less than desirable to say the least. Save your money...there's a LOT nicer out there for a LOT cheaper!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Livingston, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Many nice things to do if you can avoid all of the drunks. Many of them are condo owners in the park.
100's of golf carts, many driven by drunks.
Alcohol served by the pool, and the beach. Alcohol allowed in all areas of the park, morning consumption not unusual. Profanity and all that comes with many people under the influence and "driving cars and golf carts".
Many good rules that are not enforced.
All of the above makes happy family trips iffy at best.
However, if you want to party hearty...rules are not generally enforced. Sites can hold more than one family, so many, many people can mean a good inexpensive party.
Keep in mind the problems that can result from those who are partying hard, if you are willing to take that chance...go for it.
We had our belongings stolen from the beach before noon, the "Maintenance Man", chose to pick ours up, not touching many others at 20 or so other beach chairs. Hmmmm...do I smell a cover up?
The previous day, "condo owners", were drunk, and in violation of so many rules of the park it's ridiculous; were next to us on the beach. "Security", office staff, park staff, all drove by and did/said nothing. When I mentioned this, no complaints had been received, and in the next breath, they had all been spoken to!!!
Just my experience.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

We love Riverbend! Its a great place for families- lots of stuff to do. Not exactly roughing it so you camping purists may not enjoy it. Theres a very nice pool with slides and kiddie area but we LOVE the pond! Tons of inflatables and floaties and a nice beach to relax on. I like the restaurant/bar on site especailly if it rains and wrecks our fire! The store is awesome too if we forget something(a little expensive but they need to make money somewhere!) Sites are cheap with water and electric hook ups. We love the bikes you can rent there are so many different styles($5 deposit) theres a dog park and a frog pond and a fishing pond. The river that runs along the camp is beautiful. It can be loud after hours but who goes camping to sleep? and the dust and bugs people are complain about?!? C'mon its camping. If you dont like it go to a hotel!
We love the themed weekends especially Halloween!

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

I lived in the small town of Hubblton, which is about 7 to 8 miles by road and 4 to 5 along theCrawfish river. Back in the day, there was one weekend there had to be 4000 to5000 people,but everything ran smooth, yes and there was some dust ,get over it ,its the outdoors.People helped each other if needbe.I road my bike in the morning, didnt leave till it was pitch black .Yes there were all types of people ,but new friend over time ,became longlasting friend.Kids coudn't wate till next year to see there new friends.People like the "Hair-goddess1 well stay home ,you mit get a hangnail or something. All Im saying is, go out in the world try new thing.If someone gives you lemons ,make lemonade.Its a nice place to get away from "the big city"
Enjoy your self ,you never know you could meet your future Mrs, I did. Have fun and be safe.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2011 via mobile

There is lots to do at River Bend and the kids had a blast. But, it is not a place to go for peace and quiet. There are golf carts zooming everywhere and sounds of other campers went way into the night. The sites are a bit close together and the road is very dusty.

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: W6940 Rubidell Road, Watertown, WI 53094
Location: United States > Wisconsin > Watertown
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Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Watertown
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River Bend Rv Hotel Watertown

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