As the state of Wisconsin’s oldest settlement, Green Bay is a true treasure of the Midwest.
While today it’s best known as the home of the Green Bay Packers, it’s actually one of the largest camping and outdoor recreation attractions in the region. Not only do our fellow Wisconsinites love visiting Green Bay to spend time in the great outdoors, but it’s also a popular vacation destination for people from the Chicago area and those from Michigan, Minnesota, and beyond.
If you’re arranging a visit to Green Bay — whether with your spouse or partner, family, or friends — here’s what you need to know about outdoor recreation and camping in the area!
Outdoor Recreation Options in Green Bay
Green Bay is a Wisconsin community situated at the head of Green Bay in Lake Michigan. Visitors to the area will find a thriving outdoor recreation scene, complete with organized activities such as golf, baseball, parks, and watercraft rentals, plus perfect locations for enjoying your own recreation — whether that’s boating, camping, hiking, fishing, or more.
Top Campsites in Green Bay
- Bayshore Campground in Brown County Park
This park is located on Sturgeon Bay Road and features electric and water for hookups. Pets are also allowed. There is a place to swim in the bay as well as an ample-sized boat launch. Come to camp in your own site (with ample room away from other sites), kayak or boat on the water, swim, hike, and more.
- Oneida Casino RV Park
Located on Airport Drive in Green Bay, this campsite features approximately ten sites, all well-lit and patrolled. You get a site and pay inside the nearby casino & bingo hall. There is big rig access with electric hookups. Pets are allowed at the site.
- Cecil DePeau Bay Shore Park Campground
The Cecil DePeau Bay Shore Park is a county park. The campsite is on Sturgeon Bay Rd and features both tent camping and big rig access. All sites are spacious, and you’ll definitely find beautiful views of Green Bay here. Water and electric hookups are available, and pets are welcome.
- Brown County Fairgrounds
Come to Fort Howard Avenue in Green Bay for pull-thru access. The campground features tents and big rig access with both water and electric hookups. There is a boat launch on-site as well as shady campsites. Pets are allowed.
Recreational Vehicles You May Consider Bringing to Campsites in Green Bay
- Tents: To get the true “outdoor experience” in Green Bay, many people prefer tent camping. Most campsites in the Green Bay area accommodate tents of all sizes.
- Motorhomes: There are three classes of motorhomes. First, class A motorhomes are the largest. These have the most amenities and living spaces. They look like buses. Next, class B motorhomes look more like vans, so they’re smaller and easier to maneuver when driving. Finally, class C motorhomes are mid-sized. They are attached to a truck chassis and feature an over-the-cab sleeping area.
- Travel Trailers, Fifth-Wheel Trailers & Teardrop Trailers: These are actually containers, not vehicles. They can be towed by trucks and, depending on their size, can feature some or all of the amenities of motorhomes.
- Hybrid Trailers: These vehicles are essentially hybrids of tents and trailers. Pull-out tent portions of the vehicle will pop out upon parking and can accommodate more space for sleeping and/or storage.
Are you planning to camp with more than just a tent this year? Be sure to contact Pagel & Associates Insurance Agency to learn more about getting insurance coverage for your camper, boat, or other recreational vehicles. We serve many campers in the area, providing comprehensive coverage and first-rate service. Contact us today!