Wisconsin's Hi-Pines Campground Has New Owner
When the 2010 camping season began, Mark Weber of Turning Point Investments took over management of the Hi-Pines Campground, located just north of Eagle River, Wis.
The Business Bank of Appleton & S & L Management Inc. turned the keys over to Turning Point Investments on May 1.
Weber comes with vast knowledge and experience in the camping industry. For the past eight years he has owned and has run over six different campgrounds and resorts in Minnesota and currently is invested in Pine Haven Resort on Black-Water Lake in Longville, Minn., and Cokato RV Resort on Cokato Lake, also in Minnesota.
“I’m not afraid to make investments and improvements to bring revenue up for the campground and community," Weber stated in a news release. “I am definitely planning on adding more amenities and activities to make stays here more enjoyable for our guests. We are in this for the long haul and want Hi-Pines to be a top pick for campgrounds in the Eagle River Area.”
The 150-site Hi-Pines Campground is now in its sixth season. The campground features a large snack bar, firewood, ice, large entertainment patio, coffee nook, gift shop, laundry room and arcade. Guests and public are welcome to come down to the clubhouse to enjoy homemade pizzas, sit at the bar, or get a scoop of ice cream with 16 flavors of Kemps to choose from.
With new ownership at Hi-Pines, has brought many new improvements:
- A large water fountain and two new paddleboats have been added for guests to use at the pond.
- The playground area has been upgraded and has a new basketball court.
- The free Wi-Fi system is being upgraded and air conditioning is being installed in the clubhouse.
- Three-wheel cycles will be here in a few weeks for people to rent out.
- Within a couple of weeks the campground will have 33 new, state-of-the-art seasonal campsites, including metered 50-amp, water and sewer, all located in the forest.
Plans for the future include an outdoor heated pool, splashpark and a pavilion for special events.
Summer at Hi-Pines also brings events into the campground. Beer Fest is still held the second week of June, and once again the Eagle River Fire Department put on another fireworks display on July 4. Art Anderson holds his free fishing programs every Tuesday starting at 6 p.m.
The campground's website is www.hipines.net. The phone is (715) 479-9124.