Town of Russell Campground
Apostle Islands Lakeshore
Campground Visit / Stay Information:
Stay: September 2007
Site type: Nice campground with a mix of full shade to full sun spots
Site amenities: Electric hook-ups at each site, and a few had water. There is a comminity well head at various locations around the campground. Fire ring with BBQ grill attached and a picnic table on each site. There is also firewood and ice for sale on the honor system.
Extra Charges/night (Pets, Children, A/C, etc): Unknown
First or Return Visit: First visit
Your Rating (1 Low – 5 High): 5
Campground Facilities Information:
Hook-ups: Electric at every site, a dumpstation, and heated showers and bathrooms onsite
Credit Cards Accepted: No
Discounts Accepted (Good Sam, KOA, other): No
Roads: Paved roads to the campground, then a gravel road along the
Level Sites (Yes/No; rating: 1 low – 3 high): Yes, rating: 3
Wide/Open Sites (Yes/No; rating: 1 low – 3 high): Yes, rating: 2
Restroom Cleanliness (1 low – 3 high): 2 - restrooms were clean and well maintained.
Store (Yes/No; rating: 1 low – 3 high): No
Game Room (Yes/No; rating: 1 low – 3 high): No
Pool (Yes/No; Heated/Not Heated; Clean, rating: 1 low – 3 high): No
Kid Friendly (Yes/No - Activities): Yes, it is adjacent to a park that has a small play structure
People Friendly (Yes/No): Yes
WiFi Friendly (Yes/No; - Charge?/Service Provider?): No WiFi, and we couldnt get a signal on our Verizon Broadband Card
Cell Phone Coverage (Yes/No - Service Provider?): No/Verizon
Pet Friendly (Yes/No): Yes
We came into the area to Kayak the Apostle Islands. The area is really beautiful and the local town of Bayfield is georgous with tons of B&B's and many antique shops. This is the closest campground to the main put-in for kayaking the caves section on Lake Superior.
The campground itself is small, quiet and across from a boat launch. Most of the people staying in the campground looked like they would put their boats in, and use the campground as Base Camp.
We plan on coming back in teh summer to paddle the Apostle Islands againn and this will be the campground we will stay in again.
Pat & Cindy Bonish