Campground Review: Farm Lake Campground, Madison, WI

By:  Kelly Barnett

7th Jul, 17

*Kelly Barnett (2PSNAPOD) is a contributor to Heartland RV's blog. All opinions expressed are her own.*

Name: Farm Lake Campground

Location: 3113 Lake Farm Rd, Madison, WI

Amenities: 30 amp, 50 amp, dump station, water nearby. Pull throughs, back-ins, big rig friendly. Nicely maintained shower house and restrooms.

Cost: $27 per night with a 'long stay' discount.2-week maximum stay.


Our youngest son lives in one of the small communities surrounding Madison, Wisconsin. While making plans to visit him we had a hard time finding a campground or RV park that was fairly close to his home.

After much searching we found out about Farm Lake Campground in Monona which was about 15 miles from our sons home…woohoo!

The campground is on the smaller side with just 50 or so sites but is in a great location.It is on the southern side of Madison and just two miles from the beltline, Walmart Supercenter and dining. Conveniently located to the Alliant Energy Center, Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Camp Randall, the Kohl Center, Overture Center, the Henry Vilas Zoo (which is FREE) and LOTS of other entertainment.

The campground is quiet and well-maintained with park rangers making a daily appearance and an on-site campground host. The biggest downfall is that there is no water or sewer at each site. However, we stayed two weeks; were conservative with our water and sewer usage and did just fine.We also made sure to take a site near a water faucet so that we could just fill up whenever we needed.

There's a small playground area (our grandkids were thankful!) plus miles of walking trails surrounding the campground and the Capitol City Bike Trail is close by. And if that's not enough the Lussier Family Heritage is a parking lot away.

If you're planning on visiting the Wisconsin state capitol (or even if you're not!) this is the park for you!

Matter of fact, we enjoyed our stay so much and it was so convenient to our son and his family and other sites that we decided to volunteer as camp hosts for the Dane County Parks next summer! Come and see us!

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Kelly Barnett

Kelly Barnett

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My husband, Michael, and I have been living fulltime in our 2011 Landmark Key Largo since April of 2011 and LOVE every minute of it. 

When Michael retired from the US Army in October of 2012 (after 29 years of service) we hit the road and haven’t looked back. 

We usually work in the south Texas oilfields in the winter and spend time with our two sons and their families in the summer. We travel and sight-see as much and often as possible.