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Best Tent Camping: Wisconsin,
now completely updated for a third edition, continues to lead tent campers to the best of Wisconsinand#8217;s varied recreational sites. Each profile includes a detailed campground layout map, GPS coordinates, descriptive text, and ratings for security, quiet, and beauty.
Imagine camping in lush forests or on bluffs overlooking Minnesota, this book is perfect to help you plan an excellent camping trip suited for you. Updated and re-organized for ease of use, and containing new campgrounds, The Best in Tent Camping: Wisconsin continues to lead tent campers to the best of Wisconsin's best. This guide is a must-have for every tent camper's library!
Best Tent Camping: Wisconsin,
now completely updated for a third edition, continues to lead tent campers to the best of Wisconsins varied recreational sites. Each profile includes a detailed campground layout map, GPS coordinates, descriptive text, and ratings for security, quiet, and beauty.
Wisconsin is rich in both human and natural history. Originally settled by aboriginal Americans who used the ample rivers and lakes for travel, French voyageurs and United States pioneers followed, exploring a land shaped by glaciers and time. Green Bay and Prairie du Chien were settled first as furs, lead, and lumber attracted more settlers. The vast and varied landscape was evident to all who came to the Badger State. They saw sand duneladen shores of Lake Michigan, lake-studded highlands of the North Woods, the ridges and valleys of the southwest, where the Wisconsin and Mississippi rivers cut deep swaths through the land, and the deep gorges cut by dark, fast-flowing rivers forming waterfalls striving for Lake Superior.
Today tent campers can enjoy these parcels, each distinct regions of Wisconsin. You can explore the surprisingly hilly terrain of Sidie Hollow, near the Illinois border. The bluffs of Perrot State Park overlook Minnesota. The central state has the remote and wild Black River State Forest, where timber wolves have reclaimed their old domain, with the quiet of East Fork campground returning you to nature. Here also are the big waters of Castle Rock Flowage, where Buckhorns numerous walk-in tent camping sites await. A tent camper has to take two ferries to reach Rock Island State Park, Wisconsins "furthest northeast" point. So many lakes dot Wisconsins North Woods that you can literally camp on two lakes at once, such as Birch Grove campground in the Chequamegon National Forest, or Luna Lake/White Deer Lake campground in the Nicolet National Forest. And then there are the waterfalls of the North Woods. Marinette County calls itself the waterfall capital of Wisconsin. Two campgrounds in this book are situated along falls in Marinette County, with many other cascades nearby. Yet other falls are featured at other parks in this book.
All this spells paradise for the tent camper. No matter what destination you have in mind, Best Tent Camping: Wisconsin is your indispensable guide.
About the Author
love for the outdoors came from frequent childhood fishing trips and hikes in the woods of northern Wisconsin. He is the author of The Yogurt Man Cometh: Tales of an American Teacher in Turkey, The Wisconsin Beer Guide: A Travel Companion, 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Madison,
and coauthor of Best Tent Camping: Wisconsin.
He has written for Rough Guide
guidebooks, and his articles and photography have appeared in a variety of publications including Chicago Tribune, Caribbean Travel and Life, Miami Herald,
and the New York Times.
He has lived abroad in several places including Turkey, Italy, Guatemala, and Panama, but currently makes camp back in the homeland in Madison, WI.
Johnny Molloy's first camping trip in Great Smoky Mountains National Park was disastrous, but in spite of that he developed a life-long passion for the outdoors, which he continues today. He has published numerous books including hiking guides to Virginia, West Virginia, and Tennessee as well as tent camping guides to Florida, Colorado, West Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, and the Smokies. He is a resident of Johnson City, TN.