Snuggled in the woods in the southeast section of Burnett County, you will find a rustic, minimally maintained, one-room camper cabin. Only accessible by foot, fat bike, snowshoes, skis, or horseback (during the summer & fall), the camper cabin provides a basic shelter for people that want the "camping experience" without having to handle a tent, or have the weather ruin their visit. Within walking distance of the Timberland Hills X-country ski area and the Ice Age Trail.
COVID-19 -- We want to be sure that everyone is aware that there are times we are unable to visit the Camper Cabin in between guests, which is why we ask that you tidy up the cabin before you leave. As a precaution, we recommend that you bring some sanitary wipes or sprays with you and simply wipe off the doorknobs, counter, table and any other area to help combat against the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), or for that matter, any other germs.
The camper cabin is 10x24 feet in size with an attached deck. Inside is a table, benches, wood stove, and wooden bunk beds with foam mattresses. No linens or pillows are provided, so be sure to bring your sleeping bag. No electricity or running water is available, however, there is a pit toilet and a wood stove for heat in the winter months. We do try to keep a supply of wood onsite for use in the wood stove. You are NOT allowed to carry in any wood. If the supply is depleted, there is plenty of dead and down wood around the cabin area that you are allowed to collect for your use. An ax and saw is provided for your use. Please keep in mind that the cabin is not heated when not rented. In cold temperatures, it will take a few hours for the cabin to warm up. You will want to get a fire going and take a hike or go skiing for awhile to let the cabin get comfortable.
Outside the camper cabin is a deck, fire ring with grate, log benches, picnic table, and outhouse. You'll want to be sure to clean up all your food so not to attract bears or other animals to the site.
Accessibility: The camper cabin is accessible only by foot, fat bike, snowshoes, skis, or horseback (summer and fall months only). No motorized vehicles of any kind are allowed. The hike to the cabin is about 1/2 mile, with some hills. The hike can be quite muddy in the spring or after heavy rain, and you will be walking through snow in the winter. Bring appropriate footwear. When hiking or snowshoeing in, please do not walk on the groomed side of the ski trail, staying on the opposite side in single file.
Capacity: Up to 6 people. There is a bunk bed with 2 full size mattresses and another bunk bed with 2 twin size mattresses. Additional overnight guests are not allowed. Your well-behaved pets are allowed. It is your responsibility to clean up after your pets.
Bathroom: There is an outhouse available year-round.
Water: There is no indoor plumbing or access to potable water. You will need to carry water in, so plan accordingly. The closest place to purchase water would be in the town of Barronett, which is appr. 8.5 miles southeast.
Electricity: There is no electricity in the cabin. Be sure to bring your battery powered headlamps or lanterns. Candles or any other open flames are not allowed inside the cabin (other than what you use to light the wood stove).
Cooking: There is a fire ring with a grate for cooking outside. You are in bear country, so be sure to clean up all food residue so as not to attract any unwanted, furry visitors. No open flames are allowed inside the cabin, however, cooking is permitted if the weather does not allow you to use the grate over the campfire ring and during the winter months with your pans or kettles on the wood stove. You may also bring a portable propane cook stove. Please use extra caution when cooking indoors.
Heat: There is a wood stove in the cabin. Matches, lighters or other ignition sources are NOT provided, so please plan accordingly. In cold temperatures, it will take a few hours for the cabin to warm up. You will want to get a fire going and take a hike or go skiing for awhile. Once it's warm, it's good and cozy!
Campfires: Fires are only permitted within the fire ring. All fires must be extinguished and cool enough to touch with your hand before leaving the site. You are responsible if the campfire gets away. You are liable for all expenses incurred in suppressing the fire and will be responsible for all damages caused by this fire. Campfires are not allowed when County or State emergency fire regulations are in effect.
Firewood: You are NOT allowed to bring in wood from another area. We do try to keep a supply of wood for the wood stove to heat the cabin. If that supply has been depleted, you are allowed to collect dead and down wood from the surrounding area for the campfire ring, or the wood stove if needed. No cutting of live trees or shrubs is allowed. An ax and saw will be provided for use.
Smoking: No smoking or vaping is allowed inside the camper cabin. If you do smoke, please do so outside disposing the butts in the fire ring or designated ash can.
The camper cabin is within walking distance to the Ice Age Trail, along with countless opportunities for hiking throughout the hundreds of acres of county forest land. Enjoy picking berries, mushrooms, tree seeds, or other edible fruits in the forest during their seasons! Just note that collection must not damage the plants or the natural features of the land. Know what you are consuming.
You will be in the Timberland Hills Ski Area: during the months of December through March, guests are able to use the 30 KM of groomed trails for cross country skiing. There is also an established trail for fat bikes and skijoring. Hiking, hunting, horseback riding (in the summer and fall), and biking are popular activities the rest of the year.
Mosquitoes, ticks, and bees do exist. You may want to bring along some repellent. Hearing loons, owls, coyotes, and other wildlife at night is quite common. Remember, this is bear country.
Approximately 26 miles northwest of the cabin is the town of Siren. Once there you will find gas stations, a grocery store, auto repair, numerous restaurants, a movie theater, shopping, beaches, parks, mini-golf, and a golf course just west of town.
About 3 miles from the cabin is a place where you can wet your whistle and get a bite to eat called the Timberland Bar & Grill.
About 8 miles east is the small town of Barronett. They have a gas station, a couple of restaurants, a tire shop, and an organic grocery store.
Cumberland Memorial Hospital is approximately 13 miles southeast in Cumberland, WI.
Burnett County has over 150 thousand acres of public land with over 111 thousand acres of that being County Forest Land. Hunters come from afar during various seasons to pursue their game of choice, including whitetail deer, black bear, Canadian geese, ducks, ruffed grouse, and wild turkey. Catch some fish in any of our rivers, streams, or from one of our hundreds of lakes. Burnett County is home to the Jordan Buck, the Wisconsin record black bear, and the state record Hook and Line sturgeon.
Barronett, Wisconsin, USA