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Eureka Dam Campsites: Where Nature Lovers Flock Year Round

By Elisha Neubauer

Eureka Dam Campsites has been a family-owned and operated business for over 65 years. Started by Earl and Norma Edinger back in the early 1950s, the site is now under the ownership of their daughter, Jan Clausen.

When the Eureka Dam Campsite first opened its metaphorical doors, it was marketed as a fishing resort. Over the years, as it began to gain popularity with tourists and residents alike, the campground evolved becoming what it is today.

Located directly on the Fox River, just below the Eureka Dam, hence its fitting name, it offers some of the best fishing in the area from spring all the way through autumn. Because of the unique direction in which the river flows, this particular area is warmer than other rivers in the nearby vicinity, making it a popular destination for those looking to fish or boat longer into the year. Over the course of the year, you can find Walleye Pike, Northern Pike, Perch, Crappies, White Bass, Channel Catfish, Blue Catfish, and Flathead Catfish. There are approximately 52 species of fresh water fish living within the waters of the Fox River.

For those not interested in fishing, there is plenty to observe without dipping a pole into the water. Natural wildlife is abundant, with visitors seeing everything from bald eagles and blue heron to songbirds, mink, deer, and otters.

The campsite is open from March until the end of October every year. It is available to both day and overnight visitors, and destination campers will always find themselves welcome at this Wisconsin treasure. The site offers 2,500 feet of river shore complete with a boat launch, night lighting, and dump station. Visitors can drop their own boat or use the boat rental available to explore the river. Other amenities include a fish table, ice, cold drinks, bait, water and electric, and fire wood.

For those looking to leave the campsite and explore the area, nearby attractions include shopping centers, public hunting, Oshkosh Country USA, Oshkosh, motels, golf, and many local churches. It is within 100 miles driving distance of Milwaukee, 195 miles driving distance of Chicago, and only 18 miles by car to Oshkosh.

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