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Old 04-04-2005, 05:27 AM   #1
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We are trying to make up our minds whether we want to travel to the Chippeawa Flowage in northwest Wisconsin or to Land Between the Lakes in Kentucky.
If anyone has any information on campgrounds in either of these areas, we'd appreciate hearing from you.
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Old 04-04-2005, 05:27 AM   #2
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We are trying to make up our minds whether we want to travel to the Chippeawa Flowage in northwest Wisconsin or to Land Between the Lakes in Kentucky.
If anyone has any information on campgrounds in either of these areas, we'd appreciate hearing from you.
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Old 04-08-2005, 11:07 AM   #3
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We've never been to the Chippeawa Flowage, but we spent a week at LBL last June and had a great time. We brought our boat and stayed at Hillman Ferry CG on the north end. The campground was very nice, the lake was great for fishing and tubing (and even some cliff jumping!) and we had a good time. We're heading back again this year, most likely to the Canal Campground (COE campground in Grand Rivers). Don't take the switch of campground to mean we didn't like Hillman Ferry - we just want to try something new. There's plenty to do in the area. We visited the Planetarium, the Bison area, the Homestead, Patty's in Grand Rivers, and my nephew rode his dirt bike at the Turkey Run ORV area.
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Old 04-12-2005, 02:34 PM   #4
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I don't know how familiar you are with the area, so I don't know exactly what to tell you about.

The Chippewa Flowage is a huge area! Our favorite campground is Lake Chippewa. Here is their website: http://www.lakechip.com/index.htm

Herman's Landing is just across the street, and the food is very good there. There is a Famous Dave's BBQ restaurant in the area, and gangster Al Capone's Hideaway has a restaurant and is open for tours.

If you are going to be bringing a boat, Lake Chippewa has dock space. There are many resorts in that area. Trail's End Resort is another nice resort, anthough that is on Lac Courte Oreilles (La-coo-ta-RAY), a very large lake near the flowage. Both places are on the LCO Indian Reservation. There is a casino in the area, and I believe they have campsites there, although it is not on the water.

Hayward is the nearest town, and the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame is located there. The museum is housed in a 60 foot tall fiberglass musky. The area is also known for its lumberjack shows. There are several specialty shops in the downtown, and a fantastic fudge shop.

If you are looking for an easy day trip, Lake Superior is just a couple of hours away, a scenic drive through the Chequamegon Forest (Sha-wa-ma-gon). Bayfield is a nice little town on the shore, and from there you can take the ferry to Madeline Island, the largest of the Apostle Islands. There are several tours to many of the islands in the chain. Duluth Minn. is a few hours' drive from Hayward, too.

We've lived a few hours away from Hayward for over 20 years, and go there fairly often, so if there are any other questions I can help you with, please let me know!
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by turboladybug:
We've lived a few hours away from Hayward for over 20 years, and go there fairly often, so if there are any other questions I can help you with, please let me know! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Over the weekend I requested a reservation at this campground. The only thing I'm concerned about is that we feel like we're "in town." Hayward sounds like a pretty big town. We went to Eagle River a few years ago and felt like we hadn't left Naperville (population 130,000). Is the campground more "in the country" rather than in town?

We're also thinking of going to LBL in May.
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Hi!

We travel down to the Naperville area a few times a year. We have relatives in the Aurora/Oswego area. Believe me, there is a huge difference between the two areas!

Haywward's population is just over 2,000 people. Lake Chippewa is outside town, actually closer to New Post, an unincorporated village, than Hayward.

Lake Chippewa Campground is fairly large. There is lots for kids to do. We did not get up there during the peak summer months last year, and I honestly can't remember how close the sites are to each other.

I can tell you a lot of people in our area think Lake Chippewa is the nicest campground in the Hayward area.

Do you remember the old Hamms Beer commercials with the bear canoeing on the lake in "The Land of Sky Blue Water?" That's what it's like in that area. You will see an amazing number of stars in the sky at night.

Have a great trip!
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