The name Sherwood Forest conjures up storybook images of Robin Hood, a legendary, medieval outlaw who made his home in Nottinghamshire Forest. It’s also the title of a wow-factor campground in Wisconsin that pays tribute to this likable rogue with an old English setting where un-fur-gettable family vacations happen.
Sherwood Forest has already reached the half-century mark as the go-to destination for fun times in the summer and a comfortable place to stay if you’re visiting family or friends in the area. The accommodations are incredibly versatile, with wooded tent sites complete with hookups (or opt for primitive) for a daily rate of $26 to $53.
RVs can drive onto a spacious gravel lot with grass either side and leafy trees for shade. Sites are easy pull-through with full-hook-ups to electricity (30/50 amp), water, and sewer, plus access to the Internet. The road in can be steep, with a little navigating required to reach your site. Once there, the ambiance is serene with a picnic table and fire ring for barbequing. The daily rate ranges from $39 in the off-season to $50 when the summer is in full swing.
Keeping with the traditional English theme, you can rent a furnished Tudor cottage and bring the silverware from home to entertain guests. The cottage sleeps a family of four and includes a microwave, fridge, and grill, while a rental trailer offers a bathroom, stove, and fridge. Restrooms, showers, and a paid laundry are super clean.
Kids are in for the best of times, with a cool playground and splash pad for hours of watery fun. There’s also a jumping pillow, and pedal cars can be hired for a nominal fee. Mom, Dad, and the kids can cool off in the sparkling swimming pool. The camp store also offers groceries and gifts. You might want to get the party started with a few tunes on the jukebox in the games room, where a pool table is a great way to meet other campers. Weekends have become something to sing about, thanks to fun events like treasure hunts for the children, a tempting chocolate fest, Mardi Gras carnival, and Halloween happenings.
Sherwood Forest invites four-legged friends and asks that dogs stay on a leash and that owners supply doggy bags to clean up after them. There is an area set aside for daily woofer walks. If you have any concerns regarding the park's pet policy, contact the hosts by phone or through their website.
Sherwood Forest Campground and RV Park is the ideal base camp base for folks wanting to explore the happenings in nearby towns. Peak months are May to September, so it’s wise to make a booking in advance.