Are you looking for a place to camp for the night?
Would you like to be close to lots of amenities without paying a lot of money?
Primitive overnight sites are available May 1 through October 31!
Now available to the general public for camping
$15.00 per night
Primitive style camping with dumping station and firewood available
Pets are welcome
Rules and Regulations
- Camper fee is $15.00 per campsite per night. An additional $5.00 fee for anyone who fails to pay the fee before using the campsite will be enforced if there is a self-registration station available. There are 13 regular and 12 pull through camp sites currently available. Availability of sites is at management's disgression.
- Hours 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. May 1st through October 1st. Management reserves the right to establish different hours for special events and programs.
- Campers of legal age may bring alcoholic beverages along for their camping meals. No glass beverage containers are allowed outside of individual campsites.
- Campers must be considerate of others and the environment, not noisy, disruptive or destructive in any way. Management reserves the right to determine if and when such behavior is considered disruptive.
- All campers must register upon arrival. No advance reservations will be taken. Available sites are distributed on a first come first served basis. Registrations hours are 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. A self-registration station is available at the Sunnyview Expo Center Campground site. See map.
- A site may not be occupied by more than a "non-family group" of six persons or a "family" of parent(s) with their dependent children and not more than 2 guests.
- Checkout time is 1:00 p.m. No refund will be given for the current night after the 1:00 p.m. checkout time.
- The campground is closed to non-campers between 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. All visitors must leave the campground by 10:00 p.m. During closed hours, campers must be at or in route to their campsite. No camping party may set up or take down a camping unit between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
- At no time may the noise on a campsite create a disturbance or interfere in any manner with other people’s enjoyment of the facility or use of the facility for a scheduled event.
- Firewood from more than 50 miles away or from other states may not be brought into Wisconsin recreational sites as per WDNR regulations. If you bring it, it will be confiscated. Firewood is available for sale at the Expo office. All state statutes and local ordinances concerning open fires will apply. Every fire must be a contained fire. This means on legs, above ground with covers on top and bottom and a screen around the center. All fires must be out by 11:00 p.m. Dimensional lumber such as two by fours or two by tens that have been dried in moisture and temperature controlled kilns are exempt from the out of state rule. Burning of pressure treated lumber or other type of treated lumber is prohibited. Do not leave fires unattended; extinguish all fires before leaving the campsite. Burning of household refuse is prohibited.
- Campsites do not have trash cans. Carry In/Carry Out policy.
- Campers may not switch sites without prior approval.
- Motor vehicles are restricted to the designated parking area on each campsite. No more than two motor vehicles are allowed per campsite. Alternative off site parking may be available for an additional fee. Campers towing an animal trailer or another vehicle must use drive-thru sites. Semi trailers are not allowed.
- Please collect and dispose of dish and hand washing water at the sanitary dumping station located to the west of the campground. Dump station hours are posted at the dump station site and tokens are available for $10.00 from the Covered Arena token dispenser. It is against health and safety rules to dump gray or black water on the ground. Violators will be cited and/or expelled from the campgrounds without a refund. (A potable water source is available to fill water containers and campers holding tanks on the grounds.) Non-potable water is available at the dump station.
- Campsites must be vacated by 1:00 p.m. on the last day of the permit period.
- Violation of any County, City or State law, or Department of Natural Resources rules by any member or guest of the camping party is cause for revocation of the camping permit and eviction from the property.
- Payment for sites is cash or check only. An ATM machine is available inside the Exposition Building within the Sunnyview Expo Center.
- No hunting is allowed in lands adjacent to the campground. See section 19.17 of Winnebago County Ordinances regarding firearms on County properties.
- No metal detectors are allowed within the grounds of the Sunnyview Expo Center.
- Use of any sound truck, loudspeaker, or other device that produces excessive, sound or unusual noises is prohibited.
- Generators with mufflers are permitted within the campgrounds at all times. Please take precautions when locating within the area of exhaust from adjacent campsite generators.
- No one may engage in violent, abusive, indecent, profane, unreasonable loud or otherwise disorderly conduct, or conduct which tends to cause or provoke a disturbance or create a breach of the peace. Management reserves the right to determine what constitutes the above behaviors. Violators will be expelled from the premises.
- Pets are permitted within the campgrounds. Pets must be kept on a leash no longer than 8 feet at all times. Pets must be under control at all times. Pet owners are not allowed to let their pets interfere in any manner with the enjoyment of the facility by others. Pet owners who fail to properly control a pet or whose pet creates a public nuisance or other disturbance may be asked to leave the site or be issued a citation. Leaving a pet unattended for periods of time is not allowed. Loose pets may be seized and are subject to local laws pertaining to stray animals. Owners of loose pets may be ticketed. Horses are allowed within the campgrounds. Horses should be tied or picketed at all times. Horses are not to be tied to any object permanently located within the campground. Grazing must be contained within the designated campground area. Pet owners are responsible for proper removal and disposal of their pets’ waste products. Waste should be disposed of in dumpsters. An off leash dog park is available within the Winnebago County Community Park.
- No motor bikes, ATV’s, Segways, or any other personal mobility device may be operated within the campgrounds except those for handicapped individuals. Bicycles are welcome throughout the grounds.
- The toilet shower building located within the grounds of the expo center is not to be used by overnight campers within the campground.
- In case of inclement weather, alternative campsites may be designated for use if the current campground sites are not usable due to weather conditions. Such alternative campsites will be determined by the Parks Director.
- Group camping is allowed if prior notification is given. Rates and campsites used for group camping will be determined on a per group basis depending on the amount of campsites used and number of campers on site. For information on group camping call the assistant expo manager at 920-236-4921 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.