Wisconsin’s Top Ten Campgrounds #9

It’s been awhile but I haven’t forgotten. So now that the snow has melted (and hopefully stays that way) and we can see the grass it’s time to get our Wisconsin camping minds ready. As if they haven’t been ready for a few cold months now.

Number 9 Diamond Lake Campground, Porterfield, WI

Located in Northeastern Wisconsin in Marinette County, just off highway 41.

We have only been here once. But we loved it and every year we try to go back. But we have so many places that we want to go and some places get pushed off. Especially when they are the ones that you need to book a year ahead.  Booking ahead is key for the prime summer weekends here. It’s not a huge campground but we were spoiled with a site across from the pond and really enjoyed that so we are now picky.

The sites at Diamond Lake are of varying size to accommodate all sorts of rigs and tents, well wooded and have ample separation from the next site. They have full hook up sites, water/ electric sites, pull-thru sites and back in sites. They even have cabins, a bunk house and a Yurt you can rent.

The pond is huge and located across from a handful of sites, the cabins and the Yurt. It has large inflatables and a slide down the hill to enjoy, as well as a small sand beach to hang out on. The playground is located next to the pond as is a large activity field/ grassy area and a group pavilion. There is also a group site that can be reserved at one end of the pond. If all of this is not enough to keep one busy there is a mini golf course to enjoy as well.

The campground does rent golf carts for you to use. We did not do this since we were so close to everything but it is always a great option to have.

They also have theme weekends all summer long. They utilize the pavilion and field near the pond to host things like karaoke, cook offs, and tournaments.

My mom did have to make a drive up here to deliver one of the kids who had a party of some sort on Friday night. No problem with her driving in and visiting for a short amount of time with everyone. I’m sure if she had stayed for an extended period there would have been a day fee but it was one of the easiest drop offs we have ever had.

Best of all the owners are friendly and know how to make a weekend enjoyable for a group of families with a ton of kids!

It’s hard not to have a good time when you are with several families that all get along well. Adults and kids alike meshing together in nature is always promising. But a great pond and playground led to a great afternoon. Which then led to an excellent group dinner while watching a Brewer game. All of this is possible due to a great well run family campground.

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