Red Barn Campground

Red Barn Campground
W6820 Cty Hwy B
Shell Lake WI 54871

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

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  In 2022 we are open for seasonal and long-term camping of two weeks or more.  Daily camping is ONLY accommodated under our “friends and family” program  with reservations and full payment at least one week prior to the camping: please see “rates page” for explanation of  this camping option.  Your hosts:  Lee Swan and family, along with a friendly support 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 a peaceful, expansive, and clean environment for adults and children to enjoy, appreciate, and reconnect with nature and our beautiful farm that seems uniquely suited for outdoor recreation.

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 35 years. Lee’s parents expanded the campground and recreational possibilities from 1970-1983.  In the last thirty-eight years of ownership, Dotty, now deceased,  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 your camping experience will provide you with a refreshed and renewed 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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