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William G. Lunney Lake Farm Campground

3113 Lake Farm Rd., Madison, Wisconsin 53711 USA

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23 people have reviewed this location

Ratings Summary

4.6 Access
4.7 Location
4.2 Cleanliness
4.1 Site Quality
4.0 Noise

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  • 150 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
June 04, 2015
Rated

We chose this location because of the closeness to downtown Madison on a busy Memorial Day weekend. We got there and in checking the posted list of campers realized that someone else's name was on our site for our second night! Turns out there was a miscommunication (probably our fault) and we were only registered for one night. The staff was fantastically helpful in finding us another place to camp for our second night. Basically this is an open field with two camping loops and no trees. The spots are pretty level and pretty large. The big draw for us was the bike trail to downtown that ran right through the park - 5 miles to downtown. Bathrooms were large, clean and tidy. Showers were individual rooms and felt a bit like solitary confinement when you closed the door (or what I imagine that might be like), but the water was hot and plentiful and they were clean. Cell services was fine.

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Nightly Rate: $27.00

Days Stayed: 2

Site Number: 41

5 Access
5 Location
5 Cleanliness
4 Site Quality
5 Noise

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Unknown_Normal

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November 07, 2017
Rated

On our way south for the winter, we wanted to stop in Madison. The 4 county parks are the cheapest and closest campgrounds to downtown, so after researching all 4, we chose Lake Farm because it had the best reviews and best location. We got the last available spot, so make sure you call ahead (there is a rez fee).

It is a public park next to a well-used bike trail, so there will be passers-by, and they are welcomed to use the facilities, but they were no bother. And, as other reviews have stated, we did see a couple of homeless people hanging out by the restrooms, but at no time did I feel uneasy about them. I noticed one Rv’er even stopped by to give them some leftovers.

There is an incredible dog park nearby with a very large open area, as well as an even larger ‘back area’ of fenced-in hiking trails. It is easily the coolest public dog park we have been to so far. There is a $5 registration fee to help upkeep the park (annual passes available too).

The park only provides electric, but has a dump and fill station on-site. We did not use the facilities.

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Nightly Rate: $27.00

Days Stayed: 2

Site Number: -

4 Access
5 Location
4 Cleanliness
4 Site Quality
4 Noise

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Verizon 4G

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Campendium

July 15, 2018
Rated

Camped in our 42 ft Motor Home with jeep tow. Drove to park to check availability in our jeep (there are sites that are “open” for walk-in only. Those sites can be used for up to four nights(as long as no one has reserved them for later dates). We came at nine am on a Sunday and found and signed up for a site and then drove our motor home to the park. There are several sites with 50 amp electric and we were able to get one. Water is available at several locations in the park. There is a dump station, restrooms and showers. There are hiking and biking trails around and through the park. Dogs on leash can go on the trails and there is a dog park adjacent to the campground We had everything we needed in a campground and will return! The site was fairly level. The ranger and campground hosts were very helpful. The showers and bathrooms are older and county park type-wear flip flops to shower(thus I dropped the overall rating to four stars) There is WiFi but weak at campsites, supposedly better at the Heritage House.

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Nightly Rate: $25.00

Days Stayed: 2

Site Number: 17

5 Access
5 Location
4 Cleanliness
4 Site Quality
5 Noise

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AT&T 4G

Reviewed by
leedanna

  • 91 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
September 19, 2018
Rated

With the rain and the proliferation of mosquitoes, we were wandering around southern Wisconsin without a plan when we stumbled across this county park. 50 sites, many with electric and very reasonably priced ($25 for electric/$18 non which includes a $2 senior discount). Spaces are generous in size although no privacy between them. Bathrooms are very large and clean. Showers but didn’t use so can’t comment on their condition. Dishwashing sink! Adjacent to the Lake Farm SRA and several multi-use trails. Note that it is in the flight path of the airport so you will hear planes.

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Nightly Rate: $25.00

Days Stayed: 1

Site Number: 50

4 Access
4 Location
4 Cleanliness
4 Site Quality
3 Noise

Cell Coverage Rating

Verizon 4G

Reviewed by
jwperry76

  • 5 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
September 25, 2018
Rated

Nice little campground that was close to Madison and many bike trails. They have 30A electric on some sites. It is self check-in and self-pay sites. Easy to get in and out and to town. Sites are okay (some on the small side) with fire rings and picnic tables but no barriers in between sites. Bit of noise from surrounding highways/traffic. Bathrooms were clean but showers were not so clean and had terrible shower heads.

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Nightly Rate: $27.00

Days Stayed: 3

Site Number: 11

5 Access
5 Location
4 Cleanliness
3 Site Quality
3 Noise

Reviewed by
natashaseitz

  • 21 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
August 19, 2019
Rated

This is a great campground if you want to spend time near Madison, WI! We went downtown almost every day and never drove longer than 10-15 minutes. If you want to walk or bike instead of drive, the campground sites adjacent to a long system of paved trails that lead all the way downtown.

It is also right down the road (<1 mile) from the most incredible dog park! The 24-acre, completely fenced dog area includes a gravel walking trail, picnic tables, and huge grassy areas for fetch. There is also an area for smaller dogs if yours doesn't like playing with the big dogs. And the daily fee is included in your campsite rental!

A couple caution notes:

1. Our site (#22) was beside the campground hosts, so everyone thought it was okay to walk through the middle of our site to talk to them (instead of, you know, on the road beside our site). If you want a quieter area, I would stick to sites 41-52 or 4-15.

2. The showers are terrible. Not only bad shower heads, but shower stalls are full of bugs. I would avoid using them all together.

Other than those two things, this campground is wonderful and we would stay again!

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Nightly Rate: $27.00

Days Stayed: 8

Site Number: 22

5 Access
5 Location
3 Cleanliness
4 Site Quality
3 Noise

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Reviewed by
Campendium

August 25, 2019
Rated

The location of this campground is great for its proximity to Madison and an infinite number of bike trails that run right in front of it.
The campground itself is pretty well kept and peaceful and only offers electric hook up, but we noticed that the rules didn't seem to apply to everyone as there are a few locals that enter empty sites without paying, occupying reserved spots and when the legitimate patrons show up, they scramble in a hurry.
This is a great place if you have a big self sufficient rig with big tanks that allow you to shower inside.
If, on the other hand, you have a small rig with smaller tanks and have to rely on the bath house for showers, you might be in for a shock! The shower facilities here are amongst the most disgusting we have seen in our yrs of travel! Nobody really cleans them and the dingy yellow panel walls are covered in brown scum! Same goes for the shower panel. It made us cringe just to step in there but couldn't avoid it. We were disgusted and it made for a very depressing shower.
We are appalled as paying customers to be subjected to such neglect and filth! What is the excuse for it?? No excuse can be good enough.

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Nightly Rate: $28.00

Days Stayed: 7

Site Number: 11

5 Access
5 Location
1 Cleanliness
3 Site Quality
5 Noise

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Verizon 4G

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Reviewed by
Campendium

August 29, 2019
Rated

Proximity is nice and if you’re in one of the RV sites further away from the tent sites, it’s better. When I first arrived I was in site 23, there was a big group of meth head looking folks that kept driving in and out of the site and running their car for hours and being loud and obnoxious. Camp host didn’t do anything. I moved to site 14, which is close to the road but still more peaceful than 23...
Showers are pretty gross. Couldn’t bring myself to use one. Going to stay at a hotel tonight to get a clean shower. WiFi is spotty but works sometimes, otherwise decent reception with Verizon and AT&T for hot spot.

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Nightly Rate: $28.00

Days Stayed: 5

Site Number: 14

5 Access
5 Location
2 Cleanliness
5 Site Quality
4 Noise

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Verizon 4G

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Reviewed by
Campendium

October 22, 2020
Rated

Nice park in a nice area with lots to do. Tent sites and bathroom currently closed. Advance registration online required 5 days before and that reservation fee makes it expensive for just electric sites. Most sites are pull through. It rained and we couldn’t access the dump site. Quiet at night except the dumpsters were emptied at 3 am and during the day there is a lot of air traffic. Wifi was pretty decent, some buffering. Make sure you enter by the heritage site.

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Nightly Rate: $33.00

Days Stayed: 2

Site Number: 21

4 Access
5 Location
5 Cleanliness
5 Site Quality
3 Noise

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Reviewed by
Campendium

June 15, 2021
Rated

This is our second stay here, and I love this campground. Camp host is always friendly, sites are nice, quiet and well maintained. Bath house is clean and the private shower rooms are great. Some road and airplane traffic but the views cannot be beat and access to Madison is great. This is a park of choice when we come back to the Madison area.
Wifi is available and works reasonably well.

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Nightly Rate: $33.00

Days Stayed: 7

Site Number: 44

5 Access
5 Location
5 Cleanliness
5 Site Quality
5 Noise

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William G. Lunney Lake Farm Campground

3113 Lake Farm Rd.
Madison, Wisconsin
53711 USA
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