Magazine’s Favorite Midwestern Campgrounds

May 2, 2013 by   - () 1 Comment

Editor’s Note: The following information appears in the current issue of  Midwest Living, which selected the top campgrounds in the Midwest.

There’s a certain community that flourishes within the grill smoke of a campground. Kids shout as they toss footballs among the trees. Old friends reconnect under starry skies. Spend even one night at the 24 campgrounds we’ve identified as the Midwest’s best, and you start to see the appeal.

Keeping in mind the popularity of RVs, we researched hundreds of RV campgrounds in the region, visited dozens and interviewed avid campers in all 12 states. We picked our favorites in categories for scenery and for amenities — then crowned 5 “supercampgrounds” that have an amazing combination of both.

These campgrounds scored big for the ultimate combo of creature comforts and unbeatable views.

• Hayward KOA in Hayward, Wis.

• Brown County State Park in Indiana.

• Indiana Dunes State Park in Chesterton, Ind.

• Eugene T. Mahoney State Park in Ashland, Neb.

• Sibley State Park Campground in New London, Minn.

19 more picks

Natural wonders: Quiet fishing coves, standout hiking, wildlife viewing and pretty vistas set the scene for relaxation at these campgrounds:

• Sibley State Park Campground in New London, Minn.

• Blue Bell Campground in Custer State Park, Custer, S.D.

• Canning Creek Cove Park in Council Grove, Kan.

• Dolliver Memorial State Park Campground in Lehigh, Iowa.

• Hueston Woods State Park Campground in College Corner, Ohio

• Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park Campground, Middlebrook, Mo.

• Lewis and Clark Recreation Area in Yankton, S.D.

• P.J. Hoffmaster State Park Campground in Norton Shores, Mich.

• Platte River Campground in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Honor, Mich.

• Wilderness State Park Campground in Carp Lake, Mich.

• Silver Dollar City’s Wilderness in Branson, Mo.

• Starved Rock State Park Campground in Utica, Ill.

Entertainment central. You’ll find cool ways to spend your days at these family-friendly spots:

• Elkhart County/Middlebury KOA in Middlebury, Ind.

• Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park Campground in Mandan, N.D.

• Lighthouse Point and Camper Village at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio

• Merry Mac’s Campground in Merrimac, Wis.

• Mount Rushmore KOA/Palmer Gulch Resort in Hill City, S.D.

• Old Barn Resort in Preston, Minn.

• Smokey Hollow Campground in Lodi, Wis.

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One Response to “Magazine’s Favorite Midwestern Campgrounds”

  1. Chaussure De Foot on May 31st, 2013 1:47 am

    Appreciate the recommendation. Let me try it out.