During the Memorial Day weekend, we spontaneously felt the itch to immerse ourselves in the sunny warmth of Apple River State Park in Illinois. With all the campsites in Wisconsin fully booked and Apple River Canyon’s family campground bursting at the seams, we weren’t about to let our spirits be dampened. So, with a little determination and the help of my trusty Hipcamp App, I embarked on a search for the perfect campground near Apple River, IL. And guess what? I stumbled upon the hidden gem known as Linden Campground!
(The Hipcamp App link above provides you with a $10 credit towards your first trip.)
We had a great time at campsite #5 at Linden Campground. The site did not have a lot of shade so we set up our screen porch for shade. Our site was on the end of the campground, with only 1 neighbor, ample privacy and so relaxing. The Campground host, John, is a fine and friendly man who we enjoyed his company. Ask John for firewood and eggs!
Other Linden Campground Features
Gazebo with chairs
Frogs and ducks
Stocked panfish pond
Small swimming Beach
Delivered firewood and eggs
10 minutes from Apple River State Park
The beat sunsets in northern IL
30 minutes from Galena, IL
Stop by Sullivan’s in Stockton for great groceries and beer!
If you looking to enjoy the beautiful outdoors during winter months in southern Wisconsin, look no further! Many campgrounds offer year round camping and in 2021, the WIDNR announced reservations only requirements for winter camping is Wisconsin State Parks! Check out our favorite winter campgrounds, located near Southern WI, below.
Governor Dodge State Park -Twin Valley Lake Campground, Dodgeville, WI