Friday, July 12, 2019

Campsite Photos: Council Grounds State Park

Last weekend I finally had the chance to explore a new-to-me state spot in the wooded wilderness of northern Wisconsin called Council Grounds State Park. It's a quiet, charming little park a short drive away from Wausau near the town of Merrill with a few miles of hiking on six trails, paddling and water recreation on Lake Alexander, and a small campground with 52 campsites.

Of the 52 campsites, 19 are electric, and three separate group campsites located in a different part of the park can each hold up to 32 people. There's a shower building with flush toilets near sites 5 and 6, multiple water fill-ups, and firewood sold via cash or credit card at the park office for $5 a bundle.

All the photos below, are of what I think are the best sites you should consider when pulling the trigger on that reservation. Brenna and I stayed two nights at campsite 8, the photo with silver station wagon, which had a wonderful, home-like feeling thanks to a dense forest just outside our tent's door.

For reference, this is a full map of the family campground.
Make a reservation at Council Grounds.

Stay tuned for additional campsite photos from more state parks and a couple posts on the blog about Council Grounds.

I hope you too, get out and explore this under-the-radar state park.

Campsite 1E
Campsite 7
Campsite 8
Campsite 9
Campsite 10
Campsite 11
Campsite 19
Campsite 22
Campsite 23
Campsite 27A
Campsite 33
Campsite 40E
Campsite 44E