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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 4:35 am    Post subject: Wisconsin, Michigan camping? Reply with quote

I'm looking for info about camping in N. Wisconsin area maybe S.W. Michigan.(not UP) I would like to have it near the big lake so I can go hiking on the beach or a nice size lake to go fishing. Any thoughts?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bump. Anyone?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 5:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i usually camp in illinois, so i wont be of much help picking / recommending a site. are you looking for a state park type of campgroud, or more of a private campground. the DNR page will have state parks mapped out, and will identify which ones have campgrounds.

hope you can find something to suit your needs.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 5:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been camping at most of the Ill sites around I80.

.I was look for suggestion of campgrounds that you have stayed at and had a great time. I like back to go nature as possible with heavy woods between sites. One thing that would be nice is a bathroom and shower for the wife. I'm just wanting to expand my camping to other states.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll ask around here at work. There seems to be quite a crowd of cheeseheads around here at times. I'll kkep you guys posted.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 7:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, been kinda of busy. I'll post any info shortly.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, I've been looking at N.W Illinois near Rockford area as well.

Gonzo, Were in Chicago Land are you? Im in New Lenox
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 5:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Captain caveman wrote:
Thanks, I've been looking at N.W Illinois near Rockford area as well.

Gonzo, Were in Chicago Land are you? Im in New Lenox

check out Apple River Canyon. went camping there last year. rained like hell the weekend i was there Crying or Very sad . otherwise, its a nice place.

i used to go to Lowden State Park, but Blago shut the gates. Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, I really like the Apple river. I will make a trip out there soon. My wife is a photographer and will love the park. Thanks.






Side note: How do you guys like having a Great Lakes Forum? So we can discuss this type of topics.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Captain caveman wrote:
Thanks, I really like the Apple river. I will make a trip out there soon. My wife is a photographer and will love the park. Thanks.
Side note: How do you guys like having a Great Lakes Forum? So we can discuss this type of topics.

ive been going to the apple river area since i was a kid. my grandparents have undeveloped land out there. so we would always go out there with the entire family, pretty much every year. we would stay in the condos, or rent a house. last year, my buddies and i went out there for our moron camping weekend (moron camping: last weekend in april, lots to drink, good food, general stupidity, etc). the campground was less secluded than we prefer, but it was decent.

Side note: i like the regional forums. nice to get info for your specific area.

side note 2: what gear does your wife shoot? is she a pro or amateur? what subject matter? i finally bought a dslr this year. im definitely an amateur, but trying to get better. Smile

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

might be kind of a haul, but door county (WI) has some good stuff. i have camped at peninsula state park before (good stuff) and have spent some time up on washington island. if you want a treat, spend some time up on rock island, but be aware, the pathy can't go with you (no wheeled vehicles) Sad

you have to take a car ferry to get to washington and then another boat to rock island...very worth it.

aside from those, i always just stayed at friends places up near Rhinelander or in the Oconomowoc area (so sure about camping around there, but plenty of fishing)
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MonkeyMike wrote:


side note 2: what gear does your wife shoot? is she a pro or amateur? what subject matter? i finally bought a dslr this year. im definitely an amateur, but trying to get better. Smile

~mike

Thanks, I like really sites that are well spaced with lots of trees. One good Spot is Lake Shabbona but looking for something new.

As to my wife. I bought her a Nikon D60 with a 18-55 lens with a very nice Tri-pod. Shes been shooting for 2 years now and she completely kicks ass at it. She just picked it up like she was born with a camera. She likes taking pics of land scape's, babies, night ( stars)

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Side note- Im glad you like this new forum. I asked for it and was given a very large responsibility with it. If you have any questions just shoot me a pm.
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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Captain caveman wrote:
Thanks, I've been looking at N.W Illinois near Rockford area as well.

Gonzo, Were in Chicago Land are you? Im in New Lenox


Sorry Capt. I forgot about this portion of the forums. I'm in the Aurora area. It seems that not alot of these guys do the camping thing around here. Not much help from here.

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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 6:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well Guys I'm heading out to the woods today when the wife get off work. I'm going to Lake shabbona is off RT30 and I39.

After this trip I am looking to go near Two Rivers Wis. I have a friend that has some land
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 5:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello guy, Took a couple of days to get back on here. Camping was a blast, the weather was a little cold but the rain was the killer. On Thurs. we set up camp and had a great dinner of hot dogs and hamburgers. Latter that night it started to rain and did not stop till 5pm Fri.

The entire time we did not have tarps over the tents but after some talking we decided to put them on for Fri night. Right after we put the tarps on it stopped raining. Laughing Sat morning it was nice and sunny but the wind was freezing. After making a fire to keep warm I wanted to go fishing. What was nice is that we were right on the river bank so I didn't have to go far. Cought some nice Chanel Cats from 15-27"long to 6-15lbs. I was going to keep them for dinner but the wife's said no way so I put them back. On Sunday packed up after some more fishing and came home to sleep.

Got pics but not sure if there up yet from the wife's camera.
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