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Old 02-07-2017, 01:45 PM   #1
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Wisconsin or N Illinois Guys Weekend

I am trying to plan a Guys weekend for 2017 with a couple buddies. We want to drive up to New Glaurius Brewing in Wisconsin at some point to highlight the weekend with a tour. Unfortunately, I am finding that MANY campgrounds post "No Alcohol" on their details. Where as this is normally fine when traveling with my family, we have every intention of some fireside brews will we are up there.

Can anyone suggest a good campground that allows for mostly responsible drinking on site?

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Old 02-07-2017, 02:01 PM   #2
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I am trying to plan a Guys weekend for 2017 with a couple buddies. We want to drive up to New Glaurius Brewing in Wisconsin at some point to highlight the weekend with a tour. Unfortunately, I am finding that MANY campgrounds post "No Alcohol" on their details. Where as this is normally fine when traveling with my family, we have every intention of some fireside brews will we are up there.

Can anyone suggest a good campground that allows for mostly responsible drinking on site?

There is just nothing in that area, and from what I've heard, the tour there isn't really a "tour" at all...it's self guiding. I understand the "Spotted Cow" fascination, but there are a ton of other breweries in better locations. My suggestion would be to pick another brewery and then get yourselves a few twelve packs of Cow for by the fire.

There are more campgrounds in this area (If you're looking to stay in that general area of the state)
https://www.google.com/#q=campgrounds+near+potosi%2C+wi

And this is a highly respected brewery in the state with good beer, a good tour and you can visit a brewery museum to boot!
http://www.potosibrewery.com/
http://www.potosibrewery.com/museums/

And honestly, I'm not sure where you're looking and finding these No Alcohol campgrounds in Wisconsin......I've yet to find one
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Old 02-07-2017, 02:40 PM   #3
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Well, they may be posting it on their sites and not enforcing it, but I am seeing it all over. Your suggestion will be a bit too far west for one of the guys to drive in. But thanks for slamming my plans anyhow.
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Well, they may be posting it on their sites and not enforcing it, but I am seeing it all over. Your suggestion will be a bit too far west for one of the guys to drive in. But thanks for slamming my plans anyhow.
I'm not sure how I slammed your plans....I would honestly hate for you to plan for a weekend in New Glarus expecting something cool and ending up disappointed. I was merely pointing you in a more fun direction with easier access to a place to stay in the same general area you asked about.
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There's 2 WI state parks fairly close to New Glarus. Links:
Blue Mound State Park - Wisconsin DNR
Governor Dodge State Park - Wisconsin DNR

There is also New Glarus Woods state park but lists all their sites as primitive:
http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/ngwoods/

I didn't see anything about them having alcohol restrictions.
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Old 02-08-2017, 01:13 PM   #6
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Illinois State campgrounds I think are no Alcohol. All WI state parks are fine with drinking..it's Wisconsin afterall. Governor Dodge is kinda over there but that may be booked well in advance. Only place I've been over in that area.
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New Glarus SP has more than a few sites that will accommodate your rig. We stayed there a few years back in a 30' Jayco. We dry camped but water and sewer dump were on property.

No problems with beer and campfires but there are families and ranger patrol.

New Glarus is a great town for Swiss and German cuisine and beer. The brewery had just opened when I visited and there wasn't the traditional tasting room at that time. I am sure their website would settle the issue.

Bring bikes. Easiest way to get to town and there is also a State bike trail nearby.
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Dont be upset with JUSTB_RAD. He likes slamming mostly every post. Week ago i replied to a other post and he did the same to me.. i think he enjoys always being right, should have sent him those pencils for christmas without erasers. Just saying. Enjoy your outing its your time and friends, suggestion do in life what ferls goid as long as its safe and harmeless to others
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Most campgrounds will post this sort of thing. It gives them justification for kicking out the rowdies. If I'm sitting around the campfire with a can coozie covering the label I have yet to be even asked about it. They are really after the party crowds that keep everyone up well past quiet time.
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