Go Camping in Oshkosh

Camping is a great way to get outside and enjoy a relaxing weekend. Being nestled between Lake Butte des Mortes and Lake Winnebago, Oshkosh attracts both outdoor enthusiasts and visitors looking for an inexpensive place to stay during the summer season.

Hickory Oaks Campground

Hickory Oaks

Hickory Oaks is a prime camping spot for fishermen. The campground is located smack in the middle of Lake Butte des Mortes and Lake Winnebago. Both lakes are just a quick 10-minute drive away. If you don’t feel like wandering out too far, the campground has its own private, spring-fed lake and a sandy beach for swimmers. Paddle boats can also be reserved for use. If you’re more of a glamper, Hickory Oaks has two “cabinettes” and a brand new cottage equipped with A/C, a small fridge and microwave along with many other perks to make your camping experience a little more luxurious. What makes this place unique is the 2,200ft. private grass runway available for pilots to ride in and out with their planes!

Ford Festival Park Park: 8.6 miles
Downtown Oshkosh: 4 miles
EAA AirVenture Grounds: 7 miles
UW-Oshkosh: 3.5 miles

Sleepy Hollow Farm Campground


Sleepy Hollow Farm Campground is a campground with a lot of variety. Cabin rentals, tent and RV sites are available all season. The campground provides a large, open grassy field for recreational activities and a pavilion on-site to accommodate large groups. Sleepy Hollow has hiking trails throughout five acres of woods, laundry facilities, free WIFI hotspots and various amenities to keep you comfortable during your stay. If you’re coming for EAA AirVenture, Sleepy Hollow is one of the best places to camp – it’s located only 0.4 miles from the event!

Ford Festival Park: 3.5 miles
Downtown Oshkosh: 4.5 miles
EAA AirVenture Grounds: 0.4 miles
UW-Oshkosh: 4 miles

Kalbus Country Harbor


Kalbus Country Harbor is a boaters paradise. It’s the only Lake Winnebago camping area with lakefront campsites making it an extra special camping destination. The man-made channel offers easy boat launching and soft, sandy beach bottoms. Every campsite has a lakefront view including their cottages!

Ford Festival Park: 7 miles
Downtown Oshkosh: 7.4 miles
EAA AirVenture Grounds: 7 miles
UW-Oshkosh: 8 miles

Circle R Campground

Circle R Campground

Circle R Campground has everything you need and more. This 30-acre campground is equipped with a recreation room, it’s own camp convenient store, full-service bar, camping clubhouse and even a museum! The museum is a collection of one-of-a-kind memorabilia collected over the years and it’s open to the public from May 1 to October 15. Large groups can take advantage of the Camping Clubs to hold meetings, potluck dinners, family reunions and other activities for no extra charge. Enjoy a game of pool at the recreation room then head over to the bar for a drink, there’s never a shortage of things to do at Circle R Campground.

Ford Festival Park: 3.5 miles
Downtown Oshkosh: 8 miles
EAA AirVenture: 3.4 miles
UW – Oshkosh: 7 miles

Oshvegas Palms Resort


Oshvegas Palms Resort is the ideal spot to camp for Country USA, Rock USA and EAA AirVenture! The resort is located directly next to Ford Festival Park where it’s a short walk to the events and just a quick drive up the road to the EAA grounds. In addition to camping, Oshvegas provides 33,000 sq ft. of space to hold custom events including weddings, festivals and corporate/family cookouts. They even offer event planning services.

Ford Festival Park: 0.3 miles
Downtown Oshkosh: 5.5 miles
EAA AirVenture: 4.5 miles
UW-Oshkosh: 5 miles

Each one of these campgrounds offers a one-of-a-kind experience that any camper or glamper will enjoy. Whether you’re in town for an event or just looking for a relaxing getaway, Oshkosh has some great camping options for any occasion.

by Aly Catacutan