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Coming to Winding River Campground to enjoy the peace and quiet of camping life? Or coming to enjoy camping but indulging in those things that you don't have time for at home? Maybe some biking? How about a round of golf? Want to try paddle boarding on a quiet river? There are a lot of activities within a 30 mile radius of WRC.

Lake Fun & Fishing

Castle Rock Lake, the 4th largest lake in WI, is only 4 miles away and Petenwell Lake, the 2nd largest lake, is only 11 miles from WRC. Both lakes offer a large variety of fishing and all the summer water sports.

Castle Rock and Petenwell Lakes are nearby for fishing and water fun.

River Fun & Fishing

Wisconsin River is a very short drive from the Campground. The Yellow River that flows through Necedah offers kayak and canoeing.

  Kayak, Standup Paddle Board, and Canoe Rentals 

  Rentals available May thru September

  Rent for 4 hours or up to a week

  We deliver to the west side of the lake

  All rentals include paddle and life jacket


Yellow River is perfect for fishing, kayaking, and paddle boarding.


There are some tasty options for dining out around Castle Rock Lake, Necedah downtown, New Lisbon, and Mauston. Just talk to the seasonal campers, they'll tell you the best location for what you are looking for. The Campground Store has a menu binder of local dining locations.

ATV Trails

Here is a link for ATV UTV trails in the area

ATVing is a popular activity near WRC


Omaha Trails is a 12.5 miles long rail-to-trail bike trail from Camp Douglas to Elroy

Elroy-Sparta State Trail - 3 rock tunnels and 5 small towns along a 32.5 mile route (one tunnel is .75 mile long, recommended you have flashlights and a jacket)

400 State Trail is 22.3 miles long.


Necedah National Wildlife Refuge offers many trails


5 Good Hiking Routes in the Necedah Area


What could be better than to take in a local festival with the great food truck offerings, live bands, fun crowds of fair going people? There are so many options!

The festival logos are links for you to easily find more info.

Antique Shops

Red Hen antiques - Necedah

Northland Collectors Mart- Necedah

Yellow River Vintage Cabin Decor - Necedah

Little Cottage Decor and More - New Lisbon

The Copper Rose - Mauston

SuezQuez - Mauston

Necedah Flea Market - Necedah (every weekend)

Adams Flea Market - Friendship/Adams (every weekend)


Castle Rock Golf Course

only 9.5 miles from WRC

Mound View Golf Course

Friendship, WI

30 miles from WRC but a really nice drive.

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