A Quiet Place With Lots of Space

We are truly a campground that centers on a peaceful environment for our campers.

Family Owned and Operated

The Playful Goose Campground is located on the Rock River and offers 156 acres of fun and relaxation. The Playful Goose Campground is nearby the Horicon Marsh. Here you can observe its famous population of hundreds of thousands of Canadian geese in the spring and the fall. The Rock River is also a great place to see rare herons and egrets. With a new family of eagles growing up here, you have a unique opportunity to see these majestic birds as they glide through the beautiful landscape.

This varied congregation of birds began thousands of years ago with geese, egrets, and herons. The pelicans were introduced just recently as the last birds to arrive. The combination of these amazing birds and the vast, unobstructed natural areas of the Rock River and Horicon Marsh feels like a step back in time – a time before urbanization and man-made busyness, the way things used to be. The Horicon Marsh, Rock River, and their inhabitants are must-sees when you visit the Playful Goose Campground.

  We are a pet-friendly campground!

Water Features

Indoor Pool

Indoor Pool

Opens Friday, May 27th @ 5pm

River trailer

Rock River



Why we're different than your typical campground.

We don’t try to entertain our guests with waterpark rides, planned activities, or other outlandish ways to entertain the children while the parents have time alone. We offer activities for the whole family to share in. The Swimming pool, game-room, shuffleboard, horseshoes, 2 playgrounds, fishing along the shore, and taking a canoe ride are the activities a family can do together. But the most rewarding experience here is the vast amount of wildlife that abound. This property is a wildlife sanctuary and all the deer and turkey know this. We have over 60 deer and 40 turkey, and thousands of different birds from humming birds to egrets and blue herons. Many campers are amazed to see these animals up close. Often it is the first hand exposure to nature and wildlife in it’s natural state they experience that brings them back.

Campers are first attracted to our spacious sites… like having their own yard to stretch-out, hang a hammock, play Frisbee with the dog, or cook-out on the grill… all without bumping into their neighbor. Our plan was to give plenty of space on a site and never “sardine” campers close together.

Campground Amenities

Just some of the fun things to do at The Playful Goose Campground

Paddle Boats, Kayaks, Rowboats & Canoes

Bicycle trail (The Wild Goose State Trail) 3 miles West

Hiking Trails - Indian Trail, Ridge Trail, and Shady Oaks Trail

Completely furnished game room

Shuffleboard, Horseshoes, Volleyball, & Playgrounds

Fishing with a pier on the Rock River

Large, well-maintained indoor heated swimming pool


What do our customers think?

I had a really nice camping spot with a beautiful view. The staff were all very friendly and the atmosphere was quiet and peaceful. The owner/operator worked very hard to keep the grounds nice and the young woman was dedicated to providing a wonderful camping experience. There is an indoor pool as well and a camping store which has just about every item imaginable that one might need while camping. The showers cost a quarter but well worth it as the spray lasts for 10 minutes which is more than I need for a good shower. Plus, the water temperature is just right and the pressure is fantastic. I will definitely be staying at The Playful Goose Campground again! Loved it!!!!

Terry M. (Pitch-Up Review) 2019

What a peaceful campground. Fishing was tremendous for Pike! Started off with a tour & the kindest customer service. Nindy and Gary gave us a great location, and their staff was just as helpful and courteous. We will never forget our seasonal stay. We highly recommend this campsite for seasonal or every now & then camping. Thanks to the Playful Goose staff, it was appreciated.

Mike K. (Google Review) 2020

There is nothing about this campground we didn’t like! They called us Friday morning to tell me our site was somewhat wet from recent rains and they gave us a full hookup at a different site at the same price. Very spacious sites and a very clean, quiet campground. Lots of different rentals for the river. Extremely friendly staff wanting to make sure you have a great time. And one of the only places I’ve been recently where the Seasonals were very friendly. We are already planning our next trip here and bringing friends with us!

Kelly M. (Google Review) 2020
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