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In addition, firewood that has been in an EAB quarantined area is not allowed on properties outside of the quarantined area. Please buy firewood nearby or at the property you are going to. Call the DNR toll-free Firewood Information Line 1-877-303-WOOD (9663) for information before packing for a trip.

COUNCIL GROUNDS STATE PARK, WI

Photo: COUNCIL GROUNDS STATE PARK Photo: COUNCIL GROUNDS STATE PARK
Located along the beautiful Wisconsin River near the site of Native American encampments, Council Grounds State Park is a favorite for water enthusiasts. The park offers many recreational opportunities including wooded trails, beach area, and an accessible fishing pier. A boat landing...
Status: Open through Wed Dec 31 2014   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Mon Sep 21 2015   Later Dates

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GROUP CAMPGROUND INFORMATION
  • On each site, there is a large grassy area for tents, a centralized fire pit, a water hydrant, and a grill along with several picnic tables. No hoses may be attached to these hydrants; they are for bucket fill-up only.
  • Showers and Flush Toliets are Closed for the 2010 Season on September 20, 2010. Water fountains and Dump Stations will remain open weather permitting. Vault Toliets are open.
  • The fill-up and dump station are located on the left side of the road before the Family Campground (see map); a dumpster and recycling bin are also located there. There is also a dumpster and recycling bin located near the entrance to the Group Campground on the north side of the road.
  • Vault bathrooms are located near the parking area for Sites A and B and near the parking area for Site C. Showers are available in the Bathroom Building in the Family Campground.
Reservations are available from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day each year. From Labor Day to October 31, sites are 1st-come, 1st-serve basis only. October 31 to May 1 the campground is closed to all camping. May 1 to the Wednesday before Memorial Day all sites are 1st-come 1st serve. All campers must register before setting up. All vehicles in the park must have a vehicle admission sticker which can be purchased upon arrival at the park. Click here for cost of the sticker. Vehicles in the campgrounds must park on the gravel driveways or in designated parking areas. Pets must be kept on a leash no more than 8 feet and under control at all times. They cannot be left alone at the campsites.

Campground is open from May 1, 2014-May 21, 2014 on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Reservation season May 22, 2014 through September 30, 2014
Campground is open from Oct 1-Oct 31, 2014 on a first-come-first-serve basis. Campground closes on November 1, 2014 for the season.
Shower/flush toilet buildings open approximately May 15, 2014.
Shower/flush toilet buildings close approximately October 15, 2014.
Dump station open approximately May 1, 2014.
Dump Station Closes approximately October 15, 2014.
These facilities are weather dependent and dates can change. Check with the property if you have questions.


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Footnotes: (applicable only where specifically marked above)
** Arrival dates less than 48 hours in advance may be available by walking in at the campground. You must occupy the site.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
Overview

Description

Located along the beautiful Wisconsin River near the site of Native American encampments, Council Grounds State Park is a favorite for water enthusiasts. The park offers many recreational opportunities including wooded trails, beach area, and an accessible fishing pier. A boat landing offers access to Lake Alexander plus there are several areas for shore fishing.

Booking Window
Thu Oct 23 2014 - Mon Sep 21 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 11 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Walk In Wed Oct 01 2014 Fri Oct 31 2014
Walk In Sat Nov 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Walk In Wed Apr 15 2015 Wed May 20 2015
Reservation Thu May 21 2015 Wed Sep 30 2015
Walk In Thu Oct 01 2015 Sat Oct 31 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Boat Launch
  • Comfort Station
  • Disabled Access Only
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Fire Rings
  • Fishing
  • Flush Restrooms
  • Handicap Access
  • Hiking Trails
  • Parking
  • Picnic Areas
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Pit Toilet
  • Ranger Station
  • Shelter
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Telephone
  • Toilet, Pit/Vault
  • Water Drinking
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Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A non-refundable $10 on-line reservation fee will be charged for each reservation.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard

Cancellation Policy
A non-refundable fee of $5.00 will be charged for any reservation cancellation. An additional late cancellation fee may apply to cancellations less than 48 hours prior to the scheduled arrival date, depending on your reservation.

Please read the Fee and Cancellation Policy for more information


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Walk In Season
Oct 01 2014 -
Oct 31 2014
STANDARD NON ELECTRIC $15.00-$17.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $15.00-$17.00
GROUP STAN ELEC $10.00-$135.00
Walk In Season
Nov 01 2014 -
Dec 31 2014
STANDARD NON ELECTRIC $15.00-$17.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $15.00-$17.00
GROUP STAN ELEC $10.00-$135.00
Walk In Season
Apr 15 2015 -
May 20 2015
STANDARD NON ELECTRIC $15.00-$17.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $15.00-$17.00
GROUP STAN ELEC $10.00-$135.00
Reservation Season
May 21 2015 -
Sep 30 2015
STANDARD NON ELECTRIC $12.00-$17.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $12.00-$17.00
GROUP STAN ELEC $10.00-$135.00
Walk In Season
Oct 01 2015 -
Oct 31 2015
STANDARD NON ELECTRIC $15.00-$17.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $15.00-$17.00
GROUP STAN ELEC $10.00-$135.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
Council Grounds State Park is located on the northwest edge of Merrill, on Council Grounds Drive. Exit Hwy 51 at the Hwy 64 Exit. Take Hwy 64 west 3 miles to Hwy 107 North. Take Hwy 107 north 1.8 miles to Council Grounds Drive. Take Council Grounds Drive south 1/2 mile to the park entrance.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

COUNCIL GROUNDS STATE PARK
N1895 COUNCIL GROUNDS DR
MERRILL  WI  54452

Phone Number:

Project Office: (715)536-8773
Additional Information