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“The resort needs to rethink some of their ways of running things”

Wisconsin Riverside Resort
Reviewed June 26, 2014

We had a good time at our campsite itself but we were not too impressed with the employees or the way the camp was ran. They were not that friendly and it was almost impossible for us to find a way to do a float trip with our own kayaks. The first lady just flat out told us that they don't help with shuttling people with their own kayaks. Finally after asking for the fourth time about different possible options so we can still use our own kayaks, somebody gave us a phone number to a different company who would shuttle us. BEWARE!! THIS RESORT DOES NOT TRY TO WORK WITH YOU AT ALL IF YOU HAVE YOUR OWN KAYAK OR CANOE. They also charge you a dollar for five minutes of use of the showers. (Never saw that before) You would think that showers would be included in the camping price! There were also no trash cans near our campsite. I think they need to reevaluate some of the way they do things here.

4  Thank aleksandraetter
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

The last time we camped here it was Bob's Riverside Resort and the place was pretty dumpy. Of course, that was about 12-13 years ago. The new owners - still in Bob's family - have poured tons of money into making this a vacation destination. The trees in the RV area are young so there isn't any shade and the sites are quite close together. The concrete pad for the picnic table is a nice touch. The fire pit is a little too deep (one other reviewer mentioned that). The bathroom/shower building should have a fan to pull out moisture and this building should be cleaned BEFORE people get up in the morning, not during peak use time. Charging $1.00 for a 6-minute shower was a bit much considering that this is a pretty pricey place to begin with.
We had the Friday fish fry in the restaurant and that was spot on. The view of the Wisconsin River outside the dining room window was lovely. The camp store is well stocked. Staff is friendly.

2  Thank Jeanne E
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

I had canoed & camped along the Wisconsin River last summer, however this summer when planning our trip the river was quite swollen from all the rain, rendering us unable to camp on sand bars. We were advised by the lovely people whom work & run WRR that it would probably be better for us to rent a camp site & canoe through the company & the rentals that they offer. This was very favorable for us! They were extremely helpful & very kind. Mickey, the man who dropped us & the canoes off upstream was fantastic, he got us all really excited & ampt up to go on our canoeing journey! Would recommend in a heartbeat - very disappointed that I won't get another canoeing & camping experience with them before I head back home! The bathrooms were as clean as camp bathrooms will get, the portapottys near the camp sites were also fantastically tendered too.

1  Thank kaylam7
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

We visit several times every summer and unfortunately our secret is getting out. Great family run place that gets better every year with the Shifflet family constantly improving the resort. Close to art and theatre, right on the glorious river banks and far from city pretension with luxuries close enough by.

Thank MoneyMom72
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

This is a great place that offers so much to do! This is where a big group of my friends go camping every year. This June was our 3rd year camping here for a weekend, and we have had an excellent experience each time. This year there were about 18 of us, and the staff was very helpful and accommodating. They have canoes you can take out on the river and also tubes you can rent for $15 per tube. This is so fun.. you can bring coolers and chill out on the lake all day. There is a shuttle bus that brings you and the tubes up the river, then you end up right at the campsite at the end of it.
We originally had reserved tubes for Saturday, but it was chilly and ended up raining all day long. We talked to the front desk staff and they had no problem switching us to Sunday to tube because they weather was supposed to be much nicer. They really try to do everything they can to make your experience there a great one.
There is also a bar/ restaurant in the main lobby area. We didn't eat there at all, but it looks very nice and is very well kept. The restrooms and showers are SO clean and spacious. It is 1 dollar for a 5 min. hot shower. The campsites are also very well kept and big! There is also a swimming pool and volleyball net.
I recommend this campsite to everyone who is looking for a nice, friendly, beautiful campground.

Thank Allie P
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