Red Barn Campground

Red Barn Campground
W6820 Cty Hwy B
Shell Lake WI 54871

Call to make a reservation today!
(715) 468-2575

NOTICE: We are NOT open for daily camping for the 2021 season because of Covid-19 concerns and related safety of our campers.   We are open for seasonal camping, with a limited number of sites for a minimum of two weeks, but ONLY by advanced reservation and payment. Finally, for the information of our many past campers, we are saddened to report of Dotty’s death in February because of pancreatic cancer.  Her love for the campground and campers were noteworthy, and she will be very much missed.  Your Hosts:  Lee Swan, family, and staff

The Red Barn Campground is committed to high quality “farm oriented” family camping that promotes true leisure in an environment that is quiet and peaceful, clean and green.  One very important goal of the RBC is to provide opportunities for children to be in touch with nature and animals.

Lee’s grandparents purchased these 225 acres in 1917 and worked the farm as a large dairy operation through the early 1940’s.  They opened a small tenting campground in 1965, making our unique barn a central focus of activities. This iconic barn, built in 1926, has undergone major restoration in the past 25 years. Lee’s parents expanded the campground and recreational possibilities from 1970-1983.  In the last thirty-eight years of ownership, Dotty and Lee invested significant resources and time to enhance the RBC, and those efforts will continue with family ownership into the future.

Whether you are a new camper to the RBC or 2nd, 3rd, or 4th generation camper, we look forward to serving you and celebrating life in the outdoors together!

Come and enjoy the current “Grandpa and Grandma’s farm”!  We trust you will leave the RED BARN rested, refreshed, and renewed in spirit.

Red Barn Campground Local Activities


The Red Barn offers you many opportunities to relax & enjoy the beautiful outdoors on the farm. There is something for everyone so bring the entire family.

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Red Barn Campground Local Events

Local Events

The Red Barn Campground is surrounded by many smaller communities offering year-round activities from swimming to golfing to rodeos and museums!

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Red Barn Campground Facilities


For your enjoyment and use we offer everything from basic camp sites to full hook-up service, miniature golf, free WiFi, and more. You'll feel right at home! Come visit us today.

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