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Rustic Timbers Camping, near Door County, Wisconsin

Rustic Timbers Camping, near Door County, Wisconsin

A Stop on the Phoenix's Grand Fossil Tour

By Jim Fulton

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Id Flights_GFT_2017_1017
Title Rustic Timbers Camping, near Door County, Wisconsin
Subtitle A Stop on the Phoenix's Grand Fossil Tour
Keywords Door County, Wisconsin, Rustic Timbers Camping
Author Jim Fulton
Author's URL https://fenixnest/Phoenix/
Copyright 2017
Status Published: 2018/3/27
Last Revised 2018-02-28

Door County, Wisconsin

Arrived 2017/10/17
Day of Tour 87
Nights Stayed 3
Departed 2017/10/20
Map miles from last stop 212
Mileage on arrival 24,320
Actual miles from last stop 270
Accumulated miles for trip 7,415

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The map shows you a previously uncharted route into a black hole. It started out quite lovely that Tuesday. The peak of the fall color seemed to have passed over during the gray, rainy weather that I experienced in Oakland, or maybe this is just a dry year. Northern Wisconsin was still showing a lot of color, but it was the dry greens and browns and bronzes shading to copper. Brilliant reds and golds and yellows were rare, probably non-native trees planted for the purpose.

I carefully loaded my GPS in advance, in order to avoid the “Can’t find server” message. And it worked well, routing me mainly over rectilinear county roads that in Wisconsin are well maintained. And that was just fine. The trip wasn’t all that long, and the back country was delightful. I even saw several large flocks of blue herons, not in the lakes where I would have expected them, but in fields where they apparently gathered to supplement their fishy diet.

The campsite I had selected was up in Door County, a long peninsula separated from the mainland by Green Bay, not the city at its southern tip, but the thumb of Lake Michigan. The county relies heavily on the tourist trade, along with the farming common to all the Midwest. But apparently it caters to travelers who want to get away from it all. The cellular connection on which my WiFi hotspots rely was almost non-existent, an information black hole that only solid objects can escape, earning the name Closed-Door County. Put me several days behind on my work. Ah well, I’m free at last.

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Rustic Timbers Camping

I spent three days at Rustic Timbers. The campground was lovely, especially with the lush fall colors. The lanes were wide enough to navigate my rig easily, and the site itself was reasonably sized.

It was a little pricy, but otherwise the only negative aspect was the near absence of celluar service, and thus of internet, given my reliance on a cellular hotspot. For me, that's a deal-breaker. I won't go back to Door County at all. You might have quite different priorities.

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Rustic Timbers Camping
Address 4906 Court Rd
Egg Harbor, Wisconsin 54209
Home Page https://rustictimbersdoorcountycamping.com/
Phone 920-868-3151
Associations
  • none
Rate (net US$) $55
Pros
  • Spacious and woodsy
Cons
  • POOR CELLULAR SERVICE, HENCE NO INTERNET
Reviews (as of 2018/1/27)
Reviewer Rating Out of
RV Park Reviews 7.4 (Good) 10
Good Sam 8 10
Tripadvisor 4.5 5
Phoenix 5 10
  Site Type pull-through  
  Site Size 8 10
  Ease of Access 8 10
  WiFiPhoenix 1 10

Onward

From Door County I headed to Madison, both to visit some well-regarded museums, and to see a long-lost cousin.

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