Many reviews on here talk about lack of security to quiet people down, but this is one of the reasons I love staying here with a group of friends. Private campgrounds are different than State Parks in that security aspect, and if you sit around the fire in a State Park talking after 10:00, you're kicked out, so if you want to be asleep that early, stay at Devil's Lake. If you want to stay up around the fire and not get warnings from a security guard, this is a great place that let's you and your friends enjoy your camping weekend. It is right on Hwy 12 and a short drive to Devil's Lake, so it's fun to camp here and then spend the day at the State Park or in the Dells. I can't speak to any of the sites except the group sites in the far back, but I love those, they're quite private and heavily wooded/shaded. You can fit about 8 tents and 5 cars, a canopy or two, and have a fire going with 15 chairs around it where you can actually stay up talking and laughing after 10pm without being bothered by a security guard. I have been here about 5 times and love it every time. The lady in the office has always been great, and it's only $10 per person per night. There is a pool that looks well kept, although I've never been in there since it's usually crowded, and there's also a basketball court and a volleyball pit, so we had a great time rolling a cooler down to play volleyball with all our friends, met some nice people and played several games against them. They have clean bathroom facilities and free showers, and even from the distant group sites, it's not that far of a walk. I was here on Memorial Day weekend last year and as expected, it was packed and yes, there were a lot of idiots that were too drunk, but that was Memorial Day weekend, so a few sites had a few people out of control. However, if you have a group of 8 - 14 people and want to spend a weekend tent camping on one of the group sites, have drinks and good food and never be bothered, assuming you don't get too out of control, this place will be awesome for you and your friends. I wouldn't recommend it for kids. I wouldn't recommend you pull up with a huge camper and I don't even know if they have water or electrical hook-ups on some of the sites, but if you like tent camping and don't need electricity and water at your site, ask the very kind lady in the office for one of the back group sites, they're the best. Every time I want to camp in Baraboo with a group of friends, I always go Red Oaks.
- Also Known As:
- Red Oak Campground Hotel Baraboo