Rules | FAQ's | Pet Policy
Happy Acres Kampground is a privately owned campground which means that we reserve the right to refuse service and admittance to any person if actions are deemed malicious, inappropriate, and/or abusive towards staff and other patrons.
This is a family campground with lots of kids and a 10:00pm quiet time.
If a late night party is in your plans, this is not the place for you.
The rules and regulations are made for everybody's benefit and the protection of the camping facilities.
If you have any questions/comments, please call us at 262-857-7373
1. You must keep your receipt available at your site at all times, and your vehicle pass on the driver's side dash. This is your only protection when we question the validity of your registration. Our security staff members are instructed to "spot check" registrations for your safety.
2. Pets are welcome, but must be properly cared for, and kept on a short leash (15 feet or shorter). Small children are sometimes known to surprise animals, and are unaware of the dangers. "Watch" or "Guard" dogs are prohibited and must be left at home with a friend, or in a kennel. When making your reservation, honesty is the best policy. If we see the dog, you will be asked to leave.
3. All pet waste must be cleaned up immediately.
4. Absolutely no firearms of any kind are permitted in the campground! A concealed carry permit does not entitle you to carry any weapon on this property. This includes hunting bows, BB guns, Pellet Rifles, Paint Ball Guns, sling shots, ect... Violators will be evicted immediately with Police force!
5. Motor vehicle speed limit is 10 MPH through out the entire park. You may be denied admission, or ejected for violations. Cruising or joy riding the grounds is prohibited, and we are not a driver's education training site.
6. Motorcycles are discouraged, and are permitted in only limited areas of the campground. Mini bikes, dirt bikes, mopeds, motorized scooters, go-carts, personal golf-carts, or other motorized entertainment sport vehicles are not allowed.
7. We respect our neighbors, and expect you to do the same. Please do not trespass on adjacent private property. The property lines, where not obvious, are marked by signs or fences.
8. All visitors must register at the office. Day visitors must leave the campground before 10:00 PM. Overnight visitors must register as such, and an extra fee is required. See rule #1. Keep all receipts available at your site.
9. 10:00 PM is quiet time! We mean it, we enforce it, so don't be surprised when we tell you to leave for violating it! Our "Family Campers" are our repeat business, and trying to calm down a two year old can be maddening! All kids and young adults should stay at the camp site, and not be wandering around.
10. Anyone found destroying/damaging campground property could be charged for the damage and will be evicted immediately. No refunds will be given. In the case of a minor, this can affect his/her entire family.
11. We reserve the right to charge you for vandalism!
12. Camp fires are encouraged. Firewood may be purchased at the office. Fires must be of a reasonable size and contained within the furnished "fire ring". No burning full skids or other large items. Fire starter kits are available in the office. Many materials such as Railroad ties, Utility poles, Fence posts, and Pallets or skids, are treated with Creosote or Arsenic based chemicals that are known to be very dangerous. Painted scrap lumber also falls into this category. Be aware that you may be turned away for bringing in wood from outside the area as the Emerald Ash Borer has become a serious issue in neighboring counties.
13. See rule #12: Please DO NOT move fire rings!
Q. "My question is this, we have four very well behaved children but have kind of "grown out" of our pop-up. Would you have any objection to the placement of a small dome tent on our site (kind of like an extra bedroom) for our two oldest daughters?"
A. Sorry! We only allow "one" tent or camping unit per site. You could try to reserve the site next to yours to accomodate your children or try to make room in your camping unit for them.
Q. My sister and I want to take our kids camping using only one camper. Do we have to get 2 separate sites?
A. Our policy states that each site is available for two adults and four children. If you have an adult friend also come with and she has kids, under 18, then the third adult on the site would pay $15.00 overnight fee and $3.00 per child (Ages 17-3).
Q. "Hi, this is Bob Jones from Racine. A bunch of us went to Parkside together this Spring, and we're looking for a place to camp to celebrate the end of the school year."
A. We are a "Family Campground" and prefer not to cater to groups. While we understand that the Parkside students are probably very nice people, they would be camping for an entirely different experience than most families are looking for.
Q. "I would like to reserve 8 regular sites for next weekend for my card club."
A. Okay, but the rules still apply. One family per site. If your plan is to have a group of say 12 families camp together on a total of 8 sites, it won't work! Each family must be registered separately and their site of record should be accurate. Each site holder must also check-in before occupying the site. When making reservations for a group, you must have all names, addresses, phone numbers, and number of adults/ children, for each site. A one night deposit is required for each site you reserve. Please see our deposits/refunds page for more information. Groups that are camping often have a tendency to forget that other people are camping nearby, and for some reason choose to ignore the 10:00pm quiet time. Be sure that your group is very aware of it. Everybody else pays the same as you.
Q. "What time do you close? My husband doesn't get home from work until 11:00PM, so we can't get there before 1:00AM".
A. Please call the office at 262-857-7373- they will address your situation and give you instructions at that time.
Q. "What is the Check-in time?
A. For everything, the check in time is 12:00PM (noon) if available, because the check out time is 12:00PM, so if there is somebody on the site you may have to wait until they leave. This is usually not a problem, but you can call ahead if this is a concern.
Q. "We can't get there before 10PM on Friday, so we would like to check in around 9AM on Saturday"
A. Our check-in time is Noon. You may arrive earlier if your site is available, but you will be charged $5.00 for each hour you are early. Our staffing is geared to the Noon arrival time. The charge is to help discourage early arrivals.
Q. "My Wife is bringing the kids, and tents up this afternoon, but I will drive up later. Is there a problem with the second vehicle?
A. Not at all. The rate includes one tow or passenger vehicle, and one RV. More vehicles cargo trailers may be charged $5.00 per day. Please try to arrive before 10:00PM, and be very quiet. You are still required to check-in at the office and obtain a vehicle tag.
Q. "Are alcoholic beverages permitted? Do you sell beer in your store?"
A. Legal intoxicants are tolerated throughout the grounds. You must bring it with you. However, we do not have a license to sell any beer or cigarettes. It is up to the campsite patron to control his/her campers behavior. We will not tolerate loud, lewd, or otherwise foul behavior. The legal drinking age in Wisconsin is 21. We are watchful of this.
Q. "What do you have available in your store?"
A. We carry an array of hot foods such as hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza (which we can cook for you!) We have deep-fried foods like fries, poppers, onion rings... Firewood, bagged ice, batteries, charcoal. There is a large selection of Ice Cream and Frozen Treats, Soft Drinks, and Candy. We also stock a number of grocery items- the kind of things you forget or didn't have quite enough of (at convenience prices.) An assortment of clothing, beach toys, RV supplies, Gifts, and Souvenirs are also available. We even have Hot Coffee available at 9:00AM daily.
Q. "Do you have golf-cart rentals? Can we bring our own ATV, scooters, or kayaks?"
A. Sorry but we cannot allow anyone to bring in their ATVs, scooters, golf-carts, etc. due to our insurance policy. We do not want to be responsible for any injuries that could result. Our insurance does not allow us to rent the golf-carts out to anyone other than our employees. We understand other campgrounds have this, but it isn't worth the hassle for us.
We love animals, but the number of pets being brought along on camping trips is increasing rapidly. In the past we have simply said that "pets are welcome as long as they are on a leash." However, due to pressures from people with allergies and the related cleaning problems, we do not allow pets of any kind in the cabins and rental units.
This is a campground with a lot of kids. The problem is that when dogs are in a strange place, you never know when an innocent child might surprise a dog. Please leave the Rottweiler, Doberman Pincer, German Sheperd, and Pit-Bull with a friend or at a kennel. Since it's enforcement, customers appreciate that we haven't had any serious dog issues, so the policy will continue indefinitely.
We have a lot of animals ourselves, and understand that you want to bring some along. All we ask is that you take care of them, keep them on a leash, keep them happy, don't leave them alone, and don't let them bother the other campers. Aggressive behavior from dogs will not be tolerated!
If it is hot and your dog loves to swim, we suggest the upper small pond for this, not the public swimming areas please.
If you experience a problem with a neighboring camper or have any problems with violations of these rules, please don't hesitate to bring it to the attention of any staff members. Your anonymity will be protected. After-hour problems should be reported by phone to the campground number 262-857-7373 or "flag down" the Security patrolman. Don't put yourself through a night of torture, and then tell us about it the next day because then there is nothing we can do.