Merrick State Park in Wisconsin is one of our
favorite campgrounds. It is right along the
shores of the Mississippi river and reminds me much
of the campgrounds I used to enjoy as a child.
While the channel in the pictures is not along the
main channel of the river, you still get to enjoy
the river traffic that passes by, you have great
access to the river if you have a boat, and for
fishermen, you are in a great area for angling.
photos above are of the South and Island Campgrounds
taken over a couple different years. We spend
most of our time in the South Campground, which is
all non-electric, with primitive restroom facilities
and water facilities at a couple different
locations. The Island Campground has only
walk-in tent only sites, but they are not too far
from the parking areas. The North
Campground, depicted below, consists of mostly electrical
sites, and has the only modern restroom and shower
couple of other things to note, the
South Campground has a variety of campsites.
There are some that are relatively private and spaced
apart from other sites, and then there are several
that are great for group camping. A good
number of the sites are reservable, and I highly
recommend going that route if you wish to camp here;
especially if you have a ways to drive. Keep in mind, due to proximity of
the water, the
South and Island Campgrounds usually open later in the season,
once the spring waters have dropped. The North
Campground, which is on higher ground is usually
open year round, but the water is turned off
during the winter and early spring months.