Ashland RV Park


We had a nice lakeside spot at Kreher Park, Ashland's RV Park
Kreher RV Park Campground
We had a nice lakeside spot at Kreher Park, Ashland's RV Park

Ashland-Bayfield RV Campgrounds

On a recent visit we learned Ashland’s Kreher RV Park has posted a rate increase, their first in a number of years. Their regular rate for water and electric is now $25 per night, which goes up to $30 in July and August. We checked some other area municipal RV campground rates and found they have remained the same: $20 for Bayfield’s Dalrymple CG, $22 for Washburn’s 2 Campgrounds, and $20 for Little Girls Point near Ironwood, Michigan. Of all the area campgrounds suitable for RVs, Washburn probably has the best deal because you can get cable TV hookup with water and electricity.

One benefit for travelers of the increased rates is that during the peak season you may have a better chance of getting into Kreher. In the past we’ve found during popular times locals would put a unit on a campsite for an entire week to have it available when they wanted to “go down to the lake.” Kreher does have a nice swimming beach and playground area for kids so you can see why it would be an attractive spot for locals as well as travelers with kids. In the past Kreher has been our #1 choice in the area because the RV park has nice lake views, is well-maintained, offers level parking pads with adequate gravel, and paved roads through the park. It is also served by an active and friendly host – AJ Johnson – who is sort of an unofficial Chamber of Commerce Ambassador.  AJ will happily help you enjoy your visit to Ashland. Go here for reservation info at Kreher: http://www.ashlandparks.org/parks–camping.html

explorer's point restaurant, Ashland, Wisconsin
Explorer's Point Restaurant, Ashland, WI

Interior of Explorers Point Restaurant, Ashland, WI
Handsome wood beamed cathedral ceiling, massive stone fireplace, large comfortable booths - an attractive dining atmosphere

On this trip we had a chance to stop in a fairly new restaurant that we’ve passed by on Highway 2 many times but have never had a chance to stop in. Explorer’s Point Restaurant is located on the western edge of Ashlandtown next to the Best Western Inn. We’d noticed the evening before on our way into town that there were a number of cars parked there for dinner. Being a weekday evening, before the usual tourism season, we figured this was a sign that the “locals” found this a good place to eat. So we gave it a try the next evening.

Our guess was right. Excellent friendly wait service, an attractive Northwoods Chalet interior with spacious and comfortable booths, and tasty food for a reasonable price. Jo had their deep-fried lake perch fillet that looked as big as a walleye. Garlic mashed potatoes, assorted steamed vegetables, and a good sized dinner salad. I had a large Veggie Wrap with swiss cheese+beer cheese soup and a nice cold stein of Nut Brown Ale. Total cost of dinner with a decent tip was about $36. We will be back here again!

Our Superior Trails website has more information on Things to See and Do in Ashland,  WI

Going to Ashland or Bayfield in the future here are some links to check out:

Bayfield, Wisconsin Calendar of Events

Ashland Events Calendar

Bayfield Area Campgrounds

–Ross

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