Lake Emily Park

3968 Park Drive, Amherst Junction, WI

About the Area

Lake Emily Park, located just west of Amherst Junction, Wisconsin is just one of 24 areas managed by the Portage County Parks Department. This 143 acre park is adjacent to the 96 acre Lake Emily which provides easy access for fishermen, boaters, water skiers and swimmers. There’s a large picnic area, two picnic lodges, showers, boat ramp, trailer dump station, playground equipment, nature trail, swimming beach, and baseball field.

Camping Information

The campground is open from May 1st to October 31st. The north campground has 51 sites and the new south campground has 15 sites. All sites except the tent sites are provided with electrical hookups. Approximately half the sites are reservable.

The sites can be reserved by contacting the Parks Office. Reservations are made at the Portage County Parks office, either in person, through the mail or at the internet address with Master Card or VISA and must be made at least 7 days in advance of when a site is to be occupied. The campground also has two handicapped sites that can be reserved.

Camping Fees

North Campground
Camping Fee: $16.00/night
Electricity Fee: $6.00/night
Firewood Fee: $5.00/rick

South Campground
Camping Fee: $18.00/night
Electricity Fee: $6.00/night
Firewood Fee: $5.00/rick
Tent Sites w/o Electricity $16.00/night


Camping Rules

No camping party or camping unit shall occupy any campground more than 14 consecutive days. Exceptions may be authorized by the park manager.

Once the campsite is set up, registered and paid for, it does not need to be occupied for the first 48 hours. After that, the campsite must be occupied every 24 hours.

Camping permits expire at 3:00 P.M. Extensions must be made prior to 10:00 A.M.

Violation of any state law or any rules of the Portage County Park Commission by a member of a camping party is cause for revocation of the camping permit.

Juveniles (under 18 years) cannot register for a campsite and must have adult supervision at the campsite..

Map of Lake Emily Park Map of Campsites: North /South

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