Wisconsin Campground Ready for 3rd Year

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May 3, 2011 by   - () Leave a Comment

Buck Run Campground, Arpin, Wis.

Camping season at Buck Run Campground in Arpin, Wis., will be under way in just a few weeks and the family-owned recreation area is ready to host families for a third year, the Wausau Daily Herald reported.

The campground, 5591 County Road N., in Arpin, features 10 campsites with electricity and water hook-ups. They also have picnic tables, campfire rings, free handicap accessible showers, a sand volleyball court, horseshoe pits, disc golf and a basketball court.

Two years ago, Randy and Loretta Follen, along with their children, decided to open the campground because of their family's love of camping.

"Our whole family loved to camp and we got to the point where we had to reserve places over a year in advance if we wanted to camp together," said Loretta Follen. "The reservation fees are getting so high at other campgrounds that we decided to start our own as a family campground."

Buck Run does require reservations; however, there isn't a fee. One night is $21 plus tax and campers that stay four consecutive nights will get the fifth night for free. The Follens also offer monthly and seasonal rates.

"It is a small, quiet and relaxing atmosphere," said Follen. "Word of mouth has brought in a few more campers each year and most people come on the weekends. We're already full for Memorial Day weekend this year."

The campground also offers special events over the summer including a potluck breakfast May 14, free ice cream on Father's Day weekend and a recreational games weekend from July 15 to 17, Follen said.

"By camping all these years, it's really helped us to know what campers do want," said Sandy Marten, the Follens' daughter. All five of the Follen kids help their parents run the campground.

"We're keeping prices fairly low and we're lower than the county parks," said Marten. "There's activities and games that we let campers use to play with. It's been a learning experience."

The camping season at Buck Run is May 15 to Oct. 15, depending on the weather. For more information, contact (715) 652-2748.

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