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“Terrible attitude from owners”

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Baraboo Hills Campground
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Reviewed August 18, 2011

The poor review is strictly for the bad attitude the family that runs this place has. It is clear that they are burnt out. Never (never seems like an exaggeration but it's true!) was there a smile, a thank you or any pleasantries, not just with us but anyone they interacted with- I was watching their interactions with others while in line waiting to speak with them. The place itself is cheesy but fun. Kids love it. We've been coming here every summer of about 6 yrs. Each year the attitude is worse. We're going to do the owners a favor and go elswhere next year.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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5  Thank Diana M
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Reviewed August 16, 2011

This is definitely a place for kids. It’s like the Disney World of campgrounds. The beach and swimming pond are awesome! The kids had a blast with the dunk tank and bouncing pillow. There were so many things to keep kids busy, we hardly saw them the entire week.
One big draw back are the bikes on the bike route. We unfortunately had a campsite right on the route. There was a constant flow of bikes all day long. I wish we would have been informed of this ahead of time; it was not very relaxing dealing with all the bike traffic. This was not only a nuisance, but it was a real safety hazard. We had several crashes out in front of our site. Do not leave your vehicle near the bike route, it will likely get hit by bikes racing out of control. Three times that week, we had to get out of our car to move the bikes out of the road way so we could exit the campground. VERY Irritating!!!!
The sites are very private with woods between most of them. Some of these sites are very tight for bigger trailers to fit in. I would ask when making your reservations if the site is big enough to accommodate your size rig.
So, if you want a place to stay that is full of kids and activities this place is for you. If you want a relaxing peaceful camping trip, I’d go somewhere else

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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1  Thank Casey6969
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Reviewed August 14, 2011

Despite having intermittent rain, we had a great weekend at this campground! We found the facilities clean, the staff very friendly, the activities well planned, and the grounds excellent. With the purchase of wristbands they had about 30 fun bikes to use, a bounce pillow, & spaceball. Free activities included a nice pool, a FANTASTIC beach with tons of fun floaties, water balloon fight station, playground, & tractor ride. We liked the selection of the gift shop with ice cream and snacks. The sites were nicely spaced with lots of trees separating sites (we stayed at #146). Bugs were not a problem which was very surprising. The pond was definitely the highlight. My only suggestion was not charging a $5 deposit with wristband purchase & empty port-o-potties more often. Wi-fi was available near the office but not at our site. We plan to return to this campground and will recommend it to others.

Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 7, 2011

This is our second year up here and the kids LOVE this place. We decided to get the big cabin this year and liked it. Granted, it's still pretty bare bones (bring your own linens) but the A/C was nice to have, as was the shower, sink... We go up with other friends and my kids have so much fun. They loved the Water Wars this weekend, filling up on water balloons and soaking the staff as they drove by on the wagon. The whole campground is family themed so everyone is kid friendly. We have fun going up there with other families too; if it were just us, it would still be fun, but it's nice to have the adult company.

Room Tip: Book in the winter time to get a good spot if you really want a specific ara
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  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Thank Jennifer M
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Reviewed July 28, 2011

Nice campground...one suggestion, put in an outdoor shower, the indoor showers were full of sand, with an outdoor shower campers could rinse the sand off there.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 4, 2011

This was our first stay at baraboo Hill Campgrounds and it was not a disappointment. We have been staying another place for years and decided to switch it up and see what else was out there.

Instead of pitching a tent this year we opted for renting a trailer. How have we gone without all these years?? It was clean and very specious for four people. It was very nice having our own full bathroom and a full mini kitchen. The air conditioning wasn't bad on that 100 degree day either;-)

There's plenty to do at this place,

The have a small pond which used to be mainly for fishing and now has been turned into a swimming hole with a beach. There's tons of inflatable toys for small and big kids to enjoy. There's also a pool

The have free bikes to ride around the campground and fun weekend activities. There's a play ground, water balloon fight area, general store, giant bouncing pillow, small mini golf area, valley ball and basketball court.

The only thing is that not all of these activities are free. For $25 you can (or your kid) get a bracelet and than you can use the speciality bikes, giant bouncing pillow and mini golf.

The staff was great and so was our weekend!

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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1  Thank D're
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Reviewed June 24, 2011

Yurts are clean and spacious, with microwave oven. Linens should be brought by the guests.There is a common bathroom/toilet for the girls and boys. Free bikes are available and there is a playground for the kids. Bonfire can be set up at a cost.
The cottages are pretty small with microwave oven.

Room Tip: Be sure to set up a bonfire at night!
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  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with family
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Thank cresil
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Additional Information about Baraboo Hills Campground

Address: E10545 Terrytown Rd, Baraboo, WI 53913-8972
Location: United States > Wisconsin > Baraboo
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Ranked #3 of 9 Specialty Lodging in Baraboo
Number of rooms: 32
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