Backpacking campsites

See the Backpacking page for information on walk-to campsites and camping areas.

Car Camping

Day hikers will find many car-camping campgrounds (i.e., reachable by vehicle) located on or near the route of the Ice Age Trail.

While many campgrounds are located within public recreation areas such as national forests, state parks or state forests, county parks or county forests, etc., some campgrounds are privately owned. Amenities vary widely, but most have a fire ring, picnic table or picnic area, toilets, and drinking water.

Most campgrounds charge a fee for use. Depending on location and time of year, reservations may also be required. For most Wisconsin DNR campsites, reservations can be made at

The Ice Age Trail Atlas and Ice Age Trail Guidebook provide a thorough summary of camping options, with map locations and contact info for each campground.