Northern Oconto County where we live was hit by a significant storm in July of 2019 and currently many trails and National Forest Recreational areas are closed, please ask about conditions if outdoor fun is in your plans and we can steer you to areas that were not impacted as much. We thankfully lost just a few trees, and there is no noticeable impact to our hosting ability.
Living on a lesser traveled road, half of it borders the Nicolet National Forest, we have minimal road traffic, our guests enjoy that aspect.
Common campground rules apply.
Fire pit is available behind the house, some free firewood will be provided, but no big blazes please.
Our property has 3 acres in the woods with a trail for dog walking, if your dog does their business in the woods, you do not have to clean it up.
Road is paved and level and just 1/4 mile in from a county highway. Driveway and boondocking site is gravel. Depending on the length of one's unit, it might be necessary to back up 100 feet to the road when departing. A normal camper van, Class C or Travel Trailer under 30 feet should have no trouble driving out normally. Road has minimal traffic to deal with.
When arriving, we share the driveway with a neighboring weekend cottage. We are the house to the right. Just drive in normally and pull up to the garage, then back up into the campsite area.
We would be able to host a 32' Class C, but Boondockers only offers a 30 or 35' listing.
Parking is next to or in front of the rig. Site is pretty level and gravel and in the shade.
While we have winter blocked out as we usually have too much snow, check with us for November, December or April availability as the snow might be slow to arrive or early to depart.
Nicolet National Forest, several nearby lakes and rivers, Lakewood Trout Hatchery, Larry is a tour guide and can provide tours at any time, Mountain Fire Lookout Tower, Wabeno Logging Museum, Camp 5 Farms train ride and logging camp in Laona, Sweet Memories Candy Shoppe in Lakewood and the Nicolet State Trail for ATV'ing.
Nicolet Shade were excellent hosts.
They were right there to greet us when we arrived.
They gave us suggestions on local sites and activities in the area.
There was a nice level site that was easy to back our 26ft motorhome into amongst the pine trees.
We enjoyed there new puppy Sola.
Our stay at Nicolet Shade was our first Boondockers Welcome experience and we couldn't be more satisfied. We were warmly greeted and quickly made to feel welcome. The peace and quiet there is a pleasant relief after a day on the road. The next time our travels take us through their area, we'll certainly make plans to stay with NicoletPT.
Our hosts were very kind and accommodating. We loved meeting their dogs and got them to play with ours a little. We had errands to run so didn't get to spend a lot of time at this spot but we highly recommend it for boondockers looking for a peaceful place in the woods.
Our stay was wonderful! So quiet at night, and the host was friendly and easy to communicate with. Thank you :)
Our host was very gracious . The spot for the camper was like backing into the woods. The road was barely visible out the back window. Super quiet, I don’t think one vehicle went down the road. We would definitely stay again.
I was on a short solo trip and found this cozy and quiet location just perfect! Thanks for accommodating my request.
We enjoyed the conversation and the camping tips. Enjoyed your place in the woods.
The drive getting there was breathtaking. Greenery and vegetation all over the place. We're in a 33 footer and had no problem getting in or out. The hosts were kind and relaxed. Saw some wildlife and even a tree frog. We look forward to stopping here again some day. :)
Communication with the host was very easy. If you have a larger travel trailer may have a little trouble getting in the spot but with a smaller one pretty easy. The host were not going to be home when we arrived told us where to park and helped us with hook ups 30amp and H2O when they arrived. There is a good road with very little traffic to get in your morning walks. The host told us of some places to ride our dual sport and there are a lot of small lakes to view, enjoyed the ride very much. Cell service was limited but still able to talk and text not able to use a hot spot.
Thanks, very much Monroe
Thanks to Larry and Kim for a quiet stay. Friendly and helpful hosts. Beautiful property and friendly dogs. Larry was very helpful offering us electric. Kim was at work so we didn't meet until the morning we left. Highly recommend this
Boondockers Welcome host!
PineTreein the Nicolet was a great host. He offered electricity which I accepted. The site is very quiet and peaceful. Would not mind staying here again if I was on vacation instead of working.
Like being in the woods of a national park. Great people and recommend staying here. There dogs are very friendly also.
We had such a peaceful stay and great fellowship with our hosts. They were very accommodating and helpful in getting us settled in. The directions for finding it very good.
Very nice people. We talked about all kind of things. We had a very good stay!
Was able to adventure on a few of the Nicolet National forest lakes and trails while staying. Hosts provided info of the area and had firewood available. Delightful hosts and experience.