Last Updated on October 9, 2019 by Jody
Door County, Wisconsin has more than its fair share of great campgrounds – so what makes Wagon Trail Campground in Ellison Bay a firm favorite for new and returning campers?
It all begins with the campground's “good nature”.
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My stay in a yurt at Wagon Trail Campground was arranged by the Door County Visitor Bureau. All opinions are my own.
You won't find RVs lined up like they are at a dealership or tents clustered in an open field at this highly rated campground. Instead, secluded sites nestled in the tall pines welcome campers of all types.
Camping at Wagon Trail Campground in Door County
Located near the end of the Door County peninsula, Wagon Trail Campground offers easy access to hiking trails, a beach, and the restaurant, bakery, and pub at Rowley's Bay Resort.
The first thing you notice as you enter the campground is the lack of campers. Be assured, they are there, but each site is tucked away in the trees. As you catch a glimpse of the private sites a feeling of complete peace settles on you. You know this is going to be a great camping experience!
Types of Camping at Wagon Trail Campground
How do you like to camp? You'll probably find it at Wagon Trail Campground!
RVers will appreciate the spacious sites that are big-rig friendly (average site size is 30'x50′). Though there are less than a dozen full hook-up sites, you'll find plenty of electric & water spots, as well as loads of seasonal sites.
Want to try a camper before you buy into the lifestyle? Two travel trailer rentals are available.
Tent sites are huge and set back in the trees. It almost feels like you're alone in the woods.
A handful of yurts have their own private plots near the tents. These super cute round dwellings sleep 5 and have heat and electricity. You'll find Adirondack chairs, a fire ring, picnic table, and water spigot outside.
Video Extra: A tour of my yurt at Wagon Trail Campground
Or take your camping experience up a notch in one of the rental cabins! These two-room units sleep 6 and have an outdoor food prep space and fire ring with a grill.
New to camping?
Check out our Camping 101 page for all the tips you need!
Extra Amenities at Wagon Trail Campground
If you read Trip Advisor Reviews for Wagon Trail Campground the first thing you notice is that people rave about the clean restrooms and beauty of the grounds.
But there are plenty of other amenities worth mentioning.
The camp store has everything you might need- as well as fun items you didn't realize you needed.
Attached to the store and main office are a laundry room, game room, and adult sitting room with a fireplace. Just outside you'll find a charming sitting area and a playground.
Want to fish in Lake Michigan? You can purchase bait and rent fishing poles; then bring your catch back to the campground fish cleaning table and store your fish in the available freezer.
If you didn't get a full hookup site you don't have to unhook to dump- a honey wagon service is available!
If that weren't enough, the staff at Wagon Trail Campground is friendly and helpful. And this, probably more than all the terrific amenities and options, is what brings people back year after year and creates firm fans.
Wagon Trail Campground Yurt, Cabin & Trailer Rental Packing List
Don't forget these camping items when staying in a rental unit at Wagon Trail Campground!
- Bedding or sleeping bags (confirm bed sizes of rental unit)
- Towels (microfiber towels dry quickly and are great for camping)
- Personal toiletries
- Baby wipes for quick cleanup in the yurt
- All food and drinks- including water
- Pans, mixing bowls, knives, cutting board, spatulas, serving utensils
- Plates, cups, and eating utensils
- Cooler of ice for cold food & leftovers (yurt & cabin only)
- Containers for leftovers
- Charcoal and grilling utensils if you plan to utilize the grill
- Need camping recipe ideas? Pinterest is a great resource!
For outdoor comfort:
- Camp chairs
- Outdoor blanket
- Flashlight or electric lantern
- Bug spray
- Lighter (for lighting your campfire)
- Roasting sticks and all the goodies you need to make smores
- Baby wipes for quick cooking clean up
- Biodegradable dish soap (yurt & cabin only)
- Dishwashing cloths and hand/ drying towels
- Light cleaning supplies (broom and dustpan are provided but you do need to clean any messes and tidy up before leaving)
One final tip for camping at Wagon Trail Campground
Book early. This is one of the most popular campgrounds in Door County. Reservations are often made a year in advance so pre-booking is essential, especially in the busy summer season or during one of the Lighthouse Festivals.
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