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Alpine Valley Camping Info and Checklist - Every Little Thing

Alpine Valley Camping Info and Checklist

Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, Wisconsin, is home to more than 35,000 people during the summer months.  Travelers come from East and West, across valleys and plains, by plane, car and even ferry, to see their favorite bands, party in the parking lot, and reminisce to a soundtrack by their favorite band amidst the blue sky and cornfields of Wisconsin.

For those that travel from afar and need camping information, here is a list I’ve compiled to show your many, many camping options.  If there are more, PLEASE let me know!  Also, reviews in the comments would be outstanding.  Feel free to link this post wherever you please.

For hotel options, check the following cities:

*East Troy (very limited)
*Lake Geneva

Without further ado, your camping options!

*Update 01/2011 – news has spread that Alpine will be turning their Green Lot into an on-site campground for 2011. This article states the following: 

*450-person limit
*75 campsites of 4,000 feet each
*6-person, 2-car per site limit
*Amenities include: toilets, hand-washing stations, lighting, drinking water, security, and general store
*Guest passes available for purchase

*Regulations would include:
 *No barefoot walking
 *No bonfires or campfires
 *2 a.m. lights out policy
 *No vending
 *No charcoal grilling (gas allowed)
 *No water toys/pools
 *No pets
 *No glass or kegs

Of all the local campgrounds, Richard Bong State Park remains the most popular. The other three that I hear about consistently are Rome Riverside, Kettle Moraine, and Snug Harbor.

Some sites take reservations, others are first-come-first-serve, some change their policy just for large concert events. It’s best to check their website or give them a call.

Snug Harbor 

W7772-2C Wisconsin Parkway
Delavan, WI 53115

(608) 883-6999

Rome Riverside

N3780 W. Water Street
Rome, Wisconsin 53178
(262) 593-8663

Kettle Moraine State Park 

Multiple campgrounds, check website

Bark River
W.2340 Hanson Rd
Jefferson, WI 53549

(262) 593-2421

Richard Bong State Park

State highway 142, near highway 75
(262) 878-5600

Country View Campground 
S110 W26400 Craig Avenue
Mukwonago, WI 53149

(262) 662-3654

Naga-Waukee County Park
651 S.T.H. 83
Hartland, WI  53029

Other Southeast Wisconsin Camping 

Camping Checklist!
Everything you need to camp for Alpine

1. Tent
2. Sleeping bag/blankets
3. Pillow
4. Air mattress/camping pad
5. Warm clothes for day and cool clothes for night
6. Small grill (some grounds have firepits, some don’t)
7. Lighter fluid
8. Garbage bags
9. Twine to be used for a clothesline for hanging wet clothes, and other needs
10. Paper towel
11. Toilet paper
12. Wet wipes
13. Washable plates and silverware (less waste)
14. One bath towel
15. Flashlite
16. Tarp for underneath your tent
17. Camping/foldup chairs
18. Camping/foldup table
19. Water bottles
20. Lighter
21. Aluminum foil
22. Biodegradable dish soap
23. Kleenex
24. Deck of cards
25. Solo cups for drinking games
26. Umbrella
27. Coolers
28. Toiletries (including SUNSCREEN, BUG SPRAY, aloe vera, painkillers, allergy/asthma medicines, biodegradable shampoo and body soap, something to help you sleep)
29. Camara/charger
30. Phone/charger
31. Electricity converter to charge things in your car
32. Bathing suit
33. Poncho
34. Food: Booze, WATER, Gatorade, fruits and vegetables, meat for grilling, chips, good breakfast food)
35. Duct tape
36. Ping pong balls
38. Cash
39. Band-aids and other first aid supplies
40. Anti-bacterial stuff
41. Baggies, big and small
42. Your party pants!

Questions? Comments?


  1. this makes me glad that the one time I went camping for reals…Steve’s mom planned and packed pretty much everything (except for my own clothes and toiletries, lol)

  2. RJ Burchatz says:

    You are always the Queen of camping…

  3. Question? How do I get a campsite on the green lot at alpine valley music theatre? I go there all the time and never knew this… Help?

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