Red Barn Campground | W6820 Cty Hyw B, Shell Lake WI 54871

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The Red Barn Campground is committed to high quality “farm oriented” family camping that promotes true leisure in an environment that is quiet and peaceful, clean and green.  One very important goal of the RBC is to provide opportunities for children to be in touch with nature and animals.

Lee’s grandparents purchased these 225 acres in 1917 and operated it as a dairy farm.  They opened a small tenting campground in 1965, making the unique barn a central focus of activities. The present barn, built in 1926, has undergone major restoration in the past 25 years. Lee’s parents expanded the campground and recreational possibilities from 1970-1983.  In the last thirty years we have further expanded and up-graded the campground for seasonal as well as daily camping.

2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the Red Barn, and we will celebrate this milestone throughout the summer (see our “news” tab for more information on summer events).  Whether you are a new camper to the RBC or 2nd, 3rd, or 4th generation camper, we look forward to serving you and celebrating together!

Come and enjoy the current “Grandpa and Grandma’s farm” in this special 50th year!  We trust you will leave the RED BARN rested, refreshed, and renewed in spirit,

Your Hosts,

-Lee and Dotty Swan

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The Red Barn offers you many opportunities to relax & enjoy the beautiful outdoors on the farm. There is something for everyone so bring the entire family.


Inside the Big Barn


For your enjoyment and use we offer everything from basic camp sites to full hook-up service, miniature golf, free WiFi, and more!


Horse Rides

Local Events

The Red Barn Campground is surrounded by many smaller communities offering year-round activities from swimming to golfing to rodeos and museums!